From left to right: Adrienne Sula, Meghann Sweeney, Emily Reninger and Magda Beme.
From left: Front: Laura Melone, Mari Adams, Christina Knox; Middle: Katie Owen, Jessie Nay, Tamra Novinska, Amy Truax, Suzie Reiman, Jessica Loos, Kate Dahl; Back: Katy Ryan, Cait Hicok, Stacie Bendixen, Amanda Nunn, Molly Langston, Miranda Bane.
- Principal clarinet, 2004 Iowa All-State Orchestra
- Winner, 2006 Meyer Chamber Orchestra Concerto Competition
- Winner, 2006 Masterworks Festival High School Concerto Competition
- Winner, 2006-2007 Drake University Soloist’s Competition
- National Finalist, 2005-2006 Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) Senior Woodwind Competition
- National Finalist/2nd place, 2006-2007 MTNA Senior Woodwind Competition
- National Finalist/3rd place, 2007-2008 MTNA Senior Woodwind Competition
- International Finalist, 2008 International Clarinet Association High School Solo Competition
- Winner, 2008-2009 Drake University Soloist’s Competition
DRAKE LAW STUDENT WHO SURVIVED 9/11 TALKS TO MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS ABOUT COURAGE
Drake University law student Darren Harkins of Waukee, Iowa,
recently spoke to ninth-grade students at Johnston Middle School about courage.
Harkins, a native of New York and former New York City firefighter,
was the only survivor from Ladder Co. 2 on Sept. 11, 2001.
In his talk, Harkins told students about the terrorist
attacks and the aftermath at ground zero and encouraged them to serve their