The individual who nominated Ava for this award says of her: “Ava is an extraordinary young musician. Among her accomplishments: winner of the Lyric Youth Celebration, the Treasure Coast Symphony Concerto Competition, concert master of the Treasure Coast Youth Symphony, member of the New World Symphony Side-by-Side competition, numerous performances for local arts organizations including the Arts Foundation/Council and its Gala and Sunset Concerts, the Atlantic Symphony Orchestra, Jureit Musicales, and Treasure Coast Music Teachers Association Honors Recitals.” Ava is a student at Clark Advanced Learning Center and has maintained a very high academic record. She plans to double major in college in business and violin performance. This will enable her to fulfill her career goals to open her own music studio and teach violin. “Not only am I hoping to instill a love of the arts and performing among my students, but I hope that they will turn around and give back to the generation after them.