Tina Li, 17, a senior at Carnegie Vanguard High School, has been studying violin since the age of 5. She has earned a position in Region 23 orchestra every year since 6th grade and has won numerous accolades in Texas UIL Solo and Ensemble Contests. Tina is returning for her 7th year as a Virtuosi of Houston member. She has attended the Virtuosi of Houston Small Ensemble Workshop coached by Houston Symphony’s Fidelis quartet and has been an active chamber musician throughout the city. Most recently, Tina was awarded a CITGO distin-guished scholarship in performing and fine arts. Outside of the arts, she writes part-time for Buzz Magazine as one of their School Correspondents. Tina has been invited to numerous University research seminars and internships in the fields of economics and political science, including a two-week seminar at Rice University, where she developed interests in economics, ethics, and public policy. She won first prize at the month-long Young Leaders Institute at the Asia Society for her work and is looking forward to further studying these areas in college.