How do you get to Carnegie Hall? Practice. Practice. Practice.

Superintendent’s Artist of the Week: Musician Julia Roome, Sanfordville Elementary School

10 Feb 2020 | 12:48

Julia Roome has so much to be proud of as a fourth-grade student at Sanfordville Elementary School.

Her eagerness to learn and her passion for the violin is so evident in all that she has accomplished this year.

“Julia is one of the hardest working students I have ever met," music teacher Keely Blaikner said. "She wants to do well and strives to do her best in everything she does; she is such a joy to teach. Besides her interest in athletics such as skiing and softball, she also played the part of Ursula in the recent Sanfordville play, 'The Little Mermaid.'

Elementary All-County Orchestra

"Recently, Julia also auditioned for the Elementary All-County Orchestra," Blaikner added. "She was one of two fourth grade students from across the county and one of about 30 fourth, fifth, and sixth- graders from across the county who auditioned for second violin. She was one of the 23 students accepted for second violin and one in 46 violinists accepted overall.”

These are significant accomplishments to achieve in just the first semester of one’s fourth-grade year. It was a strong work ethic and dedication that allowed Julia to achieve these successes.

'She knows how to take advice and improve'

"Each week that I worked with her, I saw her improvement and upward advancement toward the audition day," Blaikner said. "She knows how to take advice and improve each and every week."

Julie has even decided to learn a secondary instrument in addition to the violin. She has been learning the viola in school lessons while simultaneously playing the violin in full orchestra rehearsals.

Her enthusiastic energy helps her to excel in everything she does.

“Julia is such a hard worker," Sanfordville Principal Johnna Maraia said. "We are so proud of her courage, grit and persistence. Julia is not one to give up.”