WYO Student Ambassadors
Louanna Colón, Violin
Louanna Colón is currently a high school senior who is homeschooled. She has been a member of WYO since 2015. She is elated to have the honor of being a WYO Student Ambassador because she is able to contribute her time and help an organization that has brought her much joy. Along with playing the violin, her other hobbies include her other musical pursuits such as voice and piano.
Jessica Shi, Viola
Jessica Shi is a sophomore at Jamestown High School in her 6th season with WYO. She is really happy to be a Student Ambassador and represent this organization that has been a huge part of her life. Besides playing the viola, Jessica also plays the violin and plays in the JHS Tennis Team. Additionally, she enjoys participating in multiple academic extracurriculars, painting, and volunteering.
Hannah Weiss, Bass
Hannah Weiss is a junior at Lafayette High School and at the Governor’s School for Science and Technology. She is in her third season with WYO as a bassist in the Symphony Orchestra. In addition to the double bass, Hannah plays cello, piano, and ukulele. When she’s not practicing her many instruments or doing homework, Hannah spends time hiking, volunteering, and traveling the world. Hannah is immensely grateful to have the privilege of getting to represent WYO and share her love of music with the community.
Hunter Lafreniere, Clarinet
Hunter LaFreniere is currently a junior at Warhill High School and has entered his second year with WYO. He has been a part of numerous ensembles including District Band and Senior Regional Orchestra. Outside of playing clarinet, he also plays guitar on the side for the Warhill Jazz Ensemble as well as electric bass for his school’s Pit Orchestra. In addition to his many ensembles, he is heavily involved in his school’s marching band as Drum Major for the past season. While music is his main interest, he also enjoys being with friends, watching Netflix, and spending time with his cat.
Ellie Kang, Cello
Ellie Kang is a freshman at Jamestown
High School. She has been playing with
WYO for two years, and is honored to be a
student ambassador. Outside of WYO, she
plays with the Jamestown Honors Orchestra
and the Tidewater Cello Ensemble. She also
enjoys playing tennis and reading.
Keri McCourt, French Horn
Keri McCourt is a junior French Horn player at Warhill High School and has been in WYO for the past three years. Aside from WYO, Keri has participated in jazz band, District Band, Senior Regional Orchestra, and All-Virginia band. She is also the mellophone section leader for the Warhill Marching Lions and President of Warhill’s Tri-M. While the band is where Keri spends most of her time, she is also an active member of the Lions Roar Theatre Company and National Thespian Society.