An award-winning cellist from Clinton was the only student from Utah performing in a gala concert put on by the National High School Honors Orchestra. Patty Ito, a 16-year-old from Northridge High School, was scheduled to perform with 146 other musicians in Arizona Friday at the conclusion of the Music Educators National Con-ference.

Ito has received numerous awards and recognitions for her musical talent, including winning first place in 1997 and 1998 in the high school division at the Weber State University American String Teachers Association competition.