South High's Oved Rico Receives Musical Honors

Oved Rico

The Worcester Public Schools wishes to congratulate South High School junior Oved Rico, who was recently named Principal Horn in the Worcester Youth Orchestra and the Worcester Youth Wind Ensemble. He will also play Horn with tho WYO Honors woodwind quintet and is the recipient of the Artistic Director's Scholarship award and a merit scholarship from the Robert Booth Fund from the Greater Worcester Community Foundation.

Oved is a member of the South High Community School Band and the All-City Summer Music Camp. He studies with Ms. Johnetta Smith (South High) and Ms. Deborah Cole (Burncoat High).

Worcester Youth Orchestra Artistic Director Jonathan Brennand had this to say about Oved's audition:

"You have represented yourself and your band program at South High incredibly well and are a testament to music program in the Worcester Public Schools and to what hard work can accomplish. We are tremendously grateful to Ms. Smith and Ms. Cole for giving you such a good musical foundation and training. We at WYO are extremely lucky to have two such dedicated educators in our city."

If you would like to attend a Worcester Youth Orchestra concert to hear Oved and several other WPS students, please see their season schedule here: