3 Childbloom teens reached the semi-finals in the prestigious Stroud Competition in Cleveland. There were 41 applicants and 15 were chosen. Aytahn Benavi (17) is from Austin, Tx.. He is a student of Kevin Taylor. Kassandra Hughes (15) is from St. Charles, Mo. Her teacher was Chris Peleshenko. Nate Hill (17) is from Spartanburg, SC. His teacher is Michael Miller. This is an outstanding achievement from these young players. We are proud that the Childbloom Program is represented so well by these young artists.

We are also proud to report that Aytahn Benavi received the 1st prize of$10,000 in the Stroud Competition! Aytahn will be attending the University of Texas, where he will major in guitar performance and aerospace engineering.