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Annie Liu, a junior at Maumee Valley Country Day School, is one of two winners of the Perrysburg Symphony Orchestra's Young Artist Competition.

Annie will perform Youth Concerto No. 3, Op. 50, by Dmitri Kabalevsky, at the orchestra's Spring Celebration concert Saturday at 7 p.m. at Owens Community College's Toledo-area campus in Perrysburg Township.

Annie, who began studying music at age five in China, has received superior ratings in OMEA competitions for both piano and violin. Last summer she attended the piano academy at Indiana University. Her teacher is Anne Weaver of Bowling Green State University.

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Cassie Okenka of Toledo, a senior at Baldwin Wallace College in Berea, Ohio, is a music theater major involved with the Ars Nova theater community on the college campus. She is scheduled to perform in the regional premiere of Brooklyn the Musical tonight through Saturday at Playhouse Square, a performing arts center in Cleveland. She will play the major role of Brooklyn, a young girl in search of fame in the city.

Ms. Okenka is a 2004 graduate of the Performing Arts School of Metro Toledo.

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Four students of the Glass City Academy in Toledo have won ribbons and stipends in the recent Cleveland Clinic Literary Expressions state competition.

The students are Orrin Hitt, Tranell Moody, Cherish Witcher, and Takara Kinnebrew. Megan Luke was awarded an honorable mention.

The students were required to choose a research topic done last summer by interns at the Cleveland Clinic, do further research on the topic they chose, and interpret the scientific research in a literary form.

Participants in the writing competition received three college credits from Kent State University for their work.

David Walton, a graduate of Oak Harbor High School and a junior archaeology major at the College of Wooster, attended the 85th annual meeting of the Central States Anthropological Society (CSAS) in Indianapolis. He and eight other students from Wooster successfully presented and defended their research before professionals in the field.

David's 20-minute presentation was on "Archaeology and Public Communication."

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