Science Hill students selected for Senior Orchestra Clinic

Science Hill had seven students selected for the Senior Orchestra Clinic. From left, Gabrielle Odom, Josiah Skitt, Michael Hu, Logan Smith, Elisabeth Huber and Kaylee Rogers. Not Pictured – Olivia Simmons. Photo by Collin Brooks

Science Hill had seven students selected to the East Tennessee Band and Orchestra Association Senior Orchestra Clinic. The students submitted recordings of assigned music and competed against students from high schools across east Tennessee.   

The seven students selected include Olivia Simmons (5th Chair Violin), Gabrielle Odom (12th Chair Violin), Elisabeth Huber (18th Chair Violin), Kaylee Rogers (35th Chair Violin), Josiah Skitt (12th Chair Viola), Michael Hu (2nd Chair Cello) and Logan Smith (4th Alternate Cello). 
Simmons, Odom and Hu were also named to the Tennessee Music Educators Association All-State Orchestra, which qualifies them for a Diploma of Distinction. 

Johnson City Schools’ Orchestra teacher Susan Sterling Lambert said that she was proud of her students for their accomplishments, especially given the difficult circumstances the pandemic has presented. 

“As their teacher I am extremely proud of these orchestra students and all of the Johnson City School Orchestra students for persevering and excelling during this pandemic,” Lambert said. “Our orchestra students have given up so many of our normal activities, but they continue to use their musical talent to express themselves.” 

For more information about the Science Hill Orchestra, please visit the Orchestra Guild website at


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