Symphony Orchestra Augusta and the Augusta Symphony Guild held the SOA Concerto Competition on Jan. 22. Alan Cooke was master of ceremonies. Golda Nguyen, a junior at Davidson Fine Arts High School, won first place for the first movement of Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 1 in C Major, op. 15 and Lakeside freshman Sophie Li won second place for her performance of the first movement of Mozart's Piano Concerto in D minor. Shown are competition sponsor Micah Gangwer (from left), Nguyen, Li and Maestro Kuwahara.
Chantal Germany, shown with her mother, Mildred Rolland, graduated with a masters of science degree in nursing Dec. 14 from Georgia State University. She has worked as a registered nurse at Northside Hospital for six years and is currently working as an RN case manager with United Healthcare.