The Westlake High School String Orchestra received the top rating of “Superior” at the OMEA State Orchestra Contest held at Lakewood High School on Feb. 21. The orchestra of 50 students was entered in Class A, the top and most difficult class, and received the top Superior rating from every adjudicator at the competition. It is the highest achievement in the OMEA in the state.
This is the largest string orchestra in the history of WHS. The orchestra is conducted by Raymond Walczuk. More than 30 orchestras in the northeast part of the state attended the competition at Lakewood High School.