* Several area students recently earned ribbons in the Scale Olympics, a piano event held by the Central East District of the Ohio Music Teachers Association at Otterbein University.

* Several area students recently earned ribbons in the Scale Olympics, a piano event held by the Central East District of the Ohio Music Teachers Association at Otterbein University.

Local students who participated include Bella Abrams, Toni Abrams, Nathan Ballay, Ini Bankole, Jack Blank, Gavin Bonny, Laird Bonny, Ferguson Daniel, Nethra Dendulari, Luke Fivecoat, Akaash Ganga, Akash Girish, Anna Greenlee, Marin Greenlee, Jack Hainrihar, Lucas Herbei, Lucas Hoyt, Maxwell Latshaw, Akhil Madala, Laura Marks, Audrey Martyna, Cecilia Martyna, Isabella Miller, Sophia Miller, Breana Nash, Caroline Niekamp, Willow Renshaw, Annahita Riazi, Prasanjit Sahoo, Vdur Senthilnathan, Vidyud Senthilnathan, Dhwani Sitaram, Nikhil Sivastana, Sara Sun, Sharanya Sunil, Ashlyn Walter, Deepak Warrier, Divya Warrier, Nithya Warrier, Cory Wu, Norah Xu and Sophie Zhong.

Students were judged in nine areas of musicianship: scales, cadences, arpeggios, triads, transposition, sight reading, harmonization, ear training and written theory. They received ribbons according to how well they performed in each event.