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March 23, 2012

ULM's Pi Sigma Epsilon and Monroe Symphony announce winners of coloring contest

ULM's Pi Sigma Epsilom, in partnership with the Monroe Symphony, recently announced the winners of the Monroe Symphony Coloring Contest.

Jouri Williams, a fourth grade student at Clark Elementary (teacher: Samantha Hano), won first place. Jouri wins free admission for his whole school to the Monroe Symphony Orchestra concert "Pines and a Premiere," on Saturday, March 24, at 7 p.m. at the Monroe Civic Center's L. Jack Howard Theater.

The prize includes students, parents, family, faculty, and staff, up to 1,500 admissions.

Second place went to Tyrai Washington, a first grader at Jones Elementary (teacher: Nettles).

Cortavious Carter, a sixth grader at Faulk Elementary, won third place.

Honorable mentions went to: Dothiava Brown, a fifth grader at Faulk Elementary; Brook Lyn Davis, a first grader at Grace Elementary; Allicia Williams, a third grader at Clark Elementary; and Zyla Dickens, a kindergartener at Berg Jones Elementary.

The concert will feature four pieces of music: "Festive Overture" by Shostakovic; "Pines of Rome" by Respighi; "Live Oak," by Roger Jones; and "Violin Concerto in A minor" by Glazunov. Jones' "Live Oak" is the premiere presentation of this work.

Tickets are available from the Monroe Symphony Orchestra Office by calling 318-812-6761.

For more information about the performance or the symphony, or for an interview, contact Symphony Board Member and the Emy-Lou Biedenharn Chair of Music at ULM Alex Noppe at or at 318-342-1597 or visit

Pi Sigma Epsilon is a marketing and sales student professional fraternity at the University of Louisiana at Monroe. Pi Sigma Epsilon was instrumental in organizing the contests for the Monroe Symphony Orchestra.

Pi Sigma Epsilon does fundraising and community service projects with local businesses and nonprofit organizations.

For further contest information contact Pi Sigma Epsilon President Ankita Patil at or Claire Stammerjohan, advisor to Pi Sigma Epsilon, at or at 318-342-1187.

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