Students earn national honors

Three students of Kilsun Kim, Williamsport, have earned five-year national honors following 2013 guild auditions.

Hannah Zurich, 14, is the daughter of Kellie and John Zurich, Montoursville. She has studied piano with Kim for five years. She is an eighth grade distinguished honor roll student at Loyalsock Township Middle School, where she plays flute in the school band and is a member of the chorus.

Zurich enjoys playing both travel and middle school soccer and golfing with her family.

Collin Payne, son of Tammie and Jeff Payne, is a freshman at Montoursville Area High School. He has been studying piano with Kim since January 2008.

Payne is an honor roll student and plays trumpet in Montoursville Area High School’s marching, concert and jazz bands. He also plays taps at various events including a ceremony for the crew of the USS Salem and at the Montoursville cemetery on Memorial Day.

In addition to music, Payne enjoys playing tennis on the varsity team and recreationally with his family. In his spare time, he loves to work on computers.

Hannah Waltz, 14, is the daughter of Deborah and Richard Waltz. She is a home schooled freshman and has been a piano student of Kim’s since she was five. She is involved in the CHEF home school co-op of Montoursville and plays volleyball with the Maranatha Tippers and is a babysitter.

When not doing schoolwork, Waltz likes to listen to music, read and spend time with her family.