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Pictured (left to right) is bronze award winner Sean Weber, silver award winner Carol Weirich and gold award winner Benjamin Wiebe. These students competed Sunday, Jan. 13, in the Elkhart County Symophony Orchestra's Concerto competition (photo provided).
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Posted on Jan. 9, 2014 at 12:00 a.m. | Updated on Jan. 9, 2014 at 3:58 p.m.

ELKHART — Eight local high school students will compete in the 28th annual Student Concerto Competition Sunday, Jan. 12.

The competition will begin at 2 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church of Elkhart, 200 E. Beardsley Ave.

The contestants will vie for cash prizes and a chance to perform with the Elkhart County Symphony at their “The Power of Love” concert at the Lerner Theatre on Feb. 15.

This year’s entrants are Thomas Wheeler, a home-schooled cellist; Carol Weirich, a pianist from Elkhart Central High School; Lauren Weirich, a violinist from Elkhart Central High School; Abigail Alwine, a violist from Concord High School; Abigail Greaser, a violinist from Goshen High School; Alexis Barton, a violinist from Goshen High School; Raina DeVries, a violinist from Penn High School; and Anton Gillespie, a French horn player from South Bend Adams High School;

Third place in the competition will win $50 and second place will take home $100.

The student that wins the competition will receive $200 and the opportunity to perform with the Symphony.