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A Day in the Life of a Cellist

The daily Routine of Sarah Dawson, 10

5:45 a.m.: Wake up and get ready for school while listening to my favorite artist Lana Del Ray


7:00 a.m.: Arrive at school


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7:20 a.m.: Go to orchestra class and play music on my cello


11:58 a.m.: Go to lunch and socialize with my friends at our table outside the cafeteria


12:34 p.m.: Go to my favorite class, Ceramics 2, and work on my projects


2:20 p.m.: Get picked up from school and head home


2:45 p.m.: Get home and eat a snack while doing my homework 


-3:30 p.m.: Take a nap


-4:30 p.m.: Go swimming in my backyard pool with my family or friends


-5:30 p.m.: Make dinner and eat. My favorite meal to make is any kind of pasta


-6:30 p.m.: Practice my cello and work on any pieces I’m having difficulty with or just playing songs I like


-7:15 p.m.: Take a shower and get ready for bed


-8:00 p.m.: Lay in bed and watch a show like Dance Moms or scroll through social media on my phone


-10:00 p.m.: Go to sleep


This is just a snippet into a day in the life of Sarah Dawson, 10, who plays the cello in the orchestra. She has been playing for 6 years total. She first joined orchestra in 4th grade, and the first instrument she played was the violin. She went on to play the bass in 6th grade, then the cello in 7th, which she has been playing ever since. She was second chair in her class freshman year, and she hopes to be this year as well. 

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Kaylie Strange
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Kaylie Strange is a senior at West Orange High School and is a member of the Magazine staff. She has been a part of the Magazine team since the end of her sophomore year and she loves to write articles the most. Her favorite color is purple and she enjoys playing tennis in her free time.
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