Alex Williams, a senior at NHS, recently won The Missouri Composers Orchestra Project! The project is an effort by the Sinquefield Charitable Foundation, the Mizzou New Music Initiative, and the Columbia Civic Orchestra to bring attention to orchestral works written in the state of Missouri. Only one high school student was eligible to win this award. He was awarded $500, and his piece "Firelight" will be performed on Sunday, March 16th at Columbia College's Launer Auditorium. The music composed had to be a recent piece for symphony orchestra up to 10 minutes in duration.