November 2021 Music Student of the Month – Hazel McKenzie

Hazel’s dedication to her musical instrument of choice at 5th grade, the cello, has meant adapting to learning on a computer screen (due to Covid19 restrictions) not long after first picking it up—a challenging task even for more experienced music students. Her efforts have paid off and Strings Director Mrs. Wright noticed a huge improvement when she returned to in-person music class, along with other Strings student musicians, this Fall. We are so proud of Hazel for sticking with it. Congratulations on being November’s Music Student of the Month!

The Music Student of the Month series recognizes Orcas Island Public School musicians who work hard at their musical skills and whose love of music is an inspiration to their fellow student musicians.  Thank you so much to the Orcas Island businesses who are sponsoring this monthly series throughout the 2021-22 school year that recognizes the efforts of student musicians and the value of school music!

–as published in Islands’ Sounder November 2021