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February 20, 2019 Page 7A JR orter e By Diane Glidewell Mary Persons senior Zachary Potts was selected to spend this weekend, Feb. 23-25, in Los Angeles in a three-day intensive work- shop with 12 other musi- cians, ages 14-18, that will culminate in two studio recordings for "From the Top" the nationwide program distributed by National Public Radio (NPR) that showcases young classically-trained musicians. Potts, 17, a horn player, will perform "Legend( by Robert Planel. Potts is one of the 2019 "From the Top's" Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist Award win- ners. Since 2005, the award has given more than $2 million in scholarships to exceptional musicians with financial need and given them opportunities to perform on national broadcasts. There were 20 pre-collegiate musicians ages 8-18 selected for the 2019 award. It is provid- ing $10,000 for Potts to participate in the three-day residency this weekend. Potts' biography on the Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist Award site says he current- ly studies French horn with Achim Reus. He began playing the French horn when he joined sixth grade band. After participat- ing in festivals such as the Georgia Music Educators Association All State Band and University of Georgia's MidFest, he deepened his commitment to the study of music. The biography says Potts was a member of the. Atlanta Youth Wind Sym- phony for two years and has been a member of the Emory Youth Symphony Orchestra for two years. He attended the Kendall Betts Horn Camp, Georgia Governor's Program and Boston Tanglewood Insti- tute. His hobbiesjn addi- tion to music affl