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Movie night at Swenson Hall

RE middle school strings students transported the audience at Swenson Hall to a night at the movies, performing a host of popular movie theme songs during the Middle School Strings Concert on March 15. As they played technically challenging movie music from Mission Impossible, Star Wars, SpongeBob SquarePants and others, students showed their progress well into the second semester at Ransom Everglades. At the end of the evening, several students received awards from middle school strings director Jessica Carrasquillo.
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The evening included performances by the Beginning Orchestra, Intermediate Orchestra, Advanced/Chamber Orchestra and the eighth-grade students – Gianna Carvalho '26, Edwin Carr '26, Tariq Maduro '26, Alicia Medina '26 and Charlie Reizenstein '26 – who will be heading to the upper school in the fall. 

Carrasquillo and fellow strings teacher Scott O'Donnell each directed and participated in several pieces.

Beginning Orchestra

Fawaz Abu Tayeh ’28, violin
Noah Alce ’28, violin
Edwin Carr ’26, viola
Harlan Hoenig ’28, cello/bass
Joshua Khohayting ’28, violin
Brayden McDaniel ’27, violin
Andrea Medina ’28, violin
Ivan Reyna ’27, cello
Jeffery Tong ’28, violin
Ronald Williams ’28, violin
Intermediate Orchestra
Samuel Bussel-Alonso ’27, viola, Best Smile award
Zachary Corbin-Cheah ’27, violin, Orchestra Spirit Award
Andres Fonseca ’27, violin, Orchestra Spirit Award
Nicolas Motoki ’27, violin, Orchestra Spirit Award

Advanced/Chamber Orchestra
Ivanna Barroso Ruiz ’28, violin, Best Laugh award
Edmond Baudin de la Valette ’27, violin, Most Likely to Succeed award
Gianna Carvalho ’26, violin, Outstanding Player award
Eva Cunningham ’27, violin, Orchestra Spirit Award
Emma Fayad ’27, violin, Outstanding Player award
Tariq Maduro ’26, cello, Outstanding Player award
Sloane Mason ’27, violin, Most Improved award
Alicia Medina ’26, violin, Outstanding Player award
Ethan Moskovitz ’27, cello, Outstanding Player award
Charlie Reizenstein ’26, violin, Most Likely to Succeed award

Ransom Everglades Orchestra Directors
Jessica Carrasquillo
Scott O’Donnell

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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 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.