West Liberty-Salem Band, Choir and Art teacher’s sent 20 students to study at the OHC Fine Arts Festival at First Christian Church in Springfield, Ohio on Tuesday, February 21st.  The event is organized each year by Cedarville High School, as well as OHC Art, Band and Choir teachers, Superintendents, Principals and parents.  Mr. Jakob Schaufelberger, Mr. Paul Waibel, and Mrs. June Seymour accompanied their students who worked with more than 200 area students selected based on their excellence and effort in art, band or choir. Organizers of the event said, “It should be viewed indeed as a noteworthy honor to collaborate with the best our conference has to offer.” Students arrived shortly after 8 a.m. reporting to their respective areas of study where they worked with guest conductors, artists and students from Cedarville, Fairbanks, Greenview, Madison Plains, Mechanicsburg, Northeastern, Southeastern, Triad and West Jefferson.  After breaking for a quick lunch, they went back to work preparing for an evening art showcase featuring works from each student and a group project.  Choir and band students closed the day with a concert featuring four pieces selected and directed by guest conductors. The following WL-S students were selected:

Art with Mrs. Seymour

Arianna Chapman

Maddie Cole

Aubrey Laing

Sidney Larison

Hanna Schwaderer


Band with Mr. Waibel

Ellie Cheetham

Lilly Weaver

Reagan Simpson

Gabbi Hudson

Phillip Marr

Lena Kauffman

Karter Spriggs


Choir with Mr. Schaufelberger

Trinity Floyd

Abigail Miller

Allie Bolton

Emma Kauffman

Anna Byrd

Elijah Adkins

Michael Jones

Evan Cook