Five Ransom Everglades students were named to four different all-state music ensembles. Connor Munroe '21 was selected for the Florida All-State Jazz Band for the sixth straight year, this time on tenor saxophone, clarinet and flute. Violet Martin '24 earned a place in the Florida All-State Concert Orchestra on viola. Adam Chopp '22 was selected for the Florida All-State Guitar Ensemble. And middle schoolers Sirja Joeveer '25 on violin and Mateo Heitner '25 on cello were named to the Middle School All-State Honors Orchestra.
"Please join me in congratulating the students for their artistry, commitment, and hard work in pursuing this opportunity," said Jon Hamm, Performing Arts Department Chair. The students have been taught by faculty members Hamm, Scott O'Donnell, Jessica Carrasquillo and Cathi Leibinger.
Founded in 1903, Ransom Everglades School is a coeducational, college preparatory day school for grades 6 - 12 located on two campuses in Coconut Grove, Florida. Ransom Everglades School produces graduates who "believe that they are in the world not so much for what they can get out of it as for what they can put into it." The mission of Ransom Everglades School is to provide an educational environment in which the pursuit of honor, academic excellence and intellectual growth is complemented by concern for the physical, cultural and character development of each student. The school provides rigorous college preparation that promotes the student's sense of identity, community, personal integrity and values for a productive and satisfying life, and prepares the student to lead and to contribute to society.