School: Mendenhall River Community School.
Art of choice: violin.
Recognition: She received an honorable mention in the Juneau Public Libraries bookmark contest.
Reason: "I choose to play the violin because I thought it would be fun."
Experience: 5 years.
All in the family: Her grandmother plays the flute and is really good at it, according to Rhys.
Favorite artist: J.K. Rowling, Michael Hoey, Vincent Van Gogh, Lloyd Alexander and violinist Regina Carter.
Future plans: "I will definitely keep playing the violin. My mom and Dad won't let me quit; they say, 'You have gotten too far to quit!'
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Sometimes I don't like practicing, but I like playing violin most of the time."
Future plans: She wants to be on the U.S. women's soccer team, keep playing violin and write a book.
Other activities: She is involved in soccer club, art, piano, Juneau Student Symphony, ski team and Heartstring Violin.
Wacky art: She believes the wackiest thing an artist could do is be normal.
Student Artist in the Spotlight is a weekly feature on the Neighbors page and is in collaboration with the Juneau School District Elementary Art Program. To have your student art included, contact your school office.