This year the event featured a performance by young pianist Carter Woodson, a ninth grade student at Greenbrier East High School (GEHS), Lewisburg, West Virginia.
Britt Ludwig, CASA President, introduced Carter who played a collection of Chopin Preludes.
Carter's music teacher Mr. Philip Fife says that Carter is self motivated and excels in both his academic and music studies. Carter studies piano and organ with Mr. Fife, and plays marimba in the GEHS band. What is a marimba ?
Carter participated in the 2008 West Virginia Solo and Ensemble Festival and received a superior rating for his performance of the Hungarian Dance by Brahms on the Marimba. He also played marimba in the 2008 regional honor band and the WV Youth Orchestra.
In the 2009 festival, he received a superior rating for his performance of the "Raindrop Prelude on the piano. Carter is a member of the Old Stone Ringers Bell Choir and an active participant in the Old Stone Presbyterian Church Youth Choir.
He is highly respected by his peers, teachers and advisors. Carter is the example of the excellence that our youth can achieve when motivated and cared for by family, friends and community.
His parents are Stephen Carter and Monique Woodson Ramond.
The Mission of CASA of the Eleventh Judicial Circuit, WV, Inc., is to train and administer volunteers to advocate for the best interests of abused and neglected children through the collaboration with social service agencies, legal counsel and other resources to obtain safe permanent homes.
The Vision of CASA of the Eleventh Judicial Circuit, WV, Inc., is that all children, residing in the area we serve, will have safe, permanent and nurturing homes.
To learn more about the history of CASA, local programs, and how to help support this worthy cause, go to the CASA website.
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