Leander ISD is proud to recognize Vista Ridge High School senior Charles Otte as the LISD Fine Arts student of the week.

Otte, standout member of the top performing vocal ensembles at Vista Ridge (Ovation and Chorale) is also a talented violinist. After speaking with a few other VRHS students with a common string background last year, he founded an informal string group within the choir department. Through his organization and advocacy, the VRHS String Orchestra Club has taken root with 18 members. The club meets and rehearses twice weekly, bringing students throughout the campus who share a love for playing in string ensembles.

“Charles shares a passion for both string ensemble music and choral music,” VRHS Choir Director Steve White said. “The efforts he has put forth to provide a string ensemble outlet for his colleagues here at VRHS have been inspirational.”

Congratulations to Charles Otte for being named LISD Fine Arts Student of the Week!