Paul Pugh, a Junior at Burley High School, has been selected for the 2021 All Northwest Honor Orchestra. All Northwest, a prestigious honor, takes place every three years and is accessible via auditioned recording. Paul began practicing in June 2020, submitted his recording in November, and was notified of his selection to the orchedstra in January.
All Northwest was scheduled for February 2021 in Spokane, Washington. Due to Covid, the students will not get to perform as an orchestra. The students selected from Idaho, Washington, Wyoming, Montana, and Alaska will receive a plaque and a certificate.
Being one of 40 cello players selected across five states is a great honor for Paul, who wishes to thank his private teachers Mrs. Deana Christiansen Of Burley Junior High and Dr. Eleanor Cox of Idaho State University, Pocatello.