Emilie Becker, a 7th grade student at Campbell County Middle School, received honorable mention as part of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra’s Express Yourself! Melody Contest. Emilie’s 8-bar melody titled “Ring it Well!” is based on the poem “The Bell Ringer’s Song” by Cincinnati-based poet Mark Flanigan. Her work incorporates text from the poem and depicts the importance of speaking out in a world plagued by social injustice and inequality. Ms. Becker’s recognition will be published on the CSO Educator Network’s Facebook page. Emilie plays alto saxophone in the band at Campbell County Middle School and plans to participate in extra-curricular programs such as Jazz Band and Marching Band in the future. Congratulations Emilie!