Student artist in the spotlight: Kyle Savikko

Posted: Friday, October 21, 2005

Age: 17

Grade: 12

School: Juneau-Douglas High

Art of choice: Kyle has been playing the baritone saxophone since the sixth grade.

Making more music: Rumor has it that he is proficient at more than one instrument.

Favorite artists: Douglas Adams of "Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" is Kyle's hero and author of choice.

Other activities: Numerous music ensembles, National Honor Society and soccer.

Brotherly pride: His youngest sister started to play the flute and seems a natural. Kyle's proud of her.

Future plans: He plans on being a professional musician. He wants to succeed and enjoy his life.

His teacher, Ken Guiher, says: "Kyle recently decided to give up his chair at Southeast Honor Band on baritone sax so 'someone else could have a chance at it.' Instead, he auditioned on a second instrument and was selected for that instrument. These kind of selfless acts are typical for Kyle."

• Student Artist in the Spotlight is a new weekly feature on the Neighbors page and is in collaboration with the Juneau School District. To have your student art included, contact your school office.

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