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Pomona High School Junior a Musical Marvel

Pomona High School Junior a Musical Marvel
Posted on 04/12/2018
Pomona High School junior Olivia Walt has simple advice to students, “do things that you enjoy.”As Pomona High School’s Principal Andy Geise states, "Olivia Walt completed the Grand Slam of music this school year."

The Pomona junior was named to the Jeffco All-County High School Band, All-State Orchestra, All-State Band, and 2018 University of Colorado Honor High School Band.

“It has really made me enjoy music even more,” Walt said of the four tremendous honors she has received this school year. “It has actually made me consider more maybe pursuing music as a career more after I graduate. It’s really special and I’m really thankful to be given these opportunities.”

Walt has become a star in Pomona’s tradition-rich music program the high school has had over the years.

“Olivia is a fantastic student. She takes everything seriously and does her best in everything she does,” Geise said. “She is the type of student you want walking your halls.”

Walt’s mother, a Pomona graduate herself, has been one of the many influences during Olivia’s musical career. She started playing the French horn in the fifth grade through her elementary school.

“I’ve always been pretty involved with music. My Mom actually went to Pomona and was in the choir. I’ve always been exposed to music and really enjoyed it,” Walt said. “I get a lot of support from my family and teachers, my band teachers over the years, and my private horn teacher have really been encouraging and inspiring me to do better.”

Some advice Walt would give to ainspiring young musicians or elementary and middle school students looking for their own path is simple.

“Continue to do things that you enjoy,” Walt said. “You are only going to be in middle school and high school once in your life. I think it’s important to fill that with things that you enjoy, whether it be music or something different.”
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