Nathan Kinard of Signal Mtn., TN, is an accomplished competitive pianist with superior ratings in numerous state auditions. As an Eagle Scout, he's a regular volunteer in service opportunities, from clearing a tree from the house of a needy family to refurbishing a local historical site in his hometown, and he has represented the Cherokee Area Council before the state legislature.
He's served on several mission trips to aid Hurricane Katrina Victims, as well as a ministering in Nicaragua through translation, teaching children, and construction. He's a parliamentarian for the ESA National Honor Society and a regional and national champion in Mock Trial competition. An active member in his youth group, he also serves as a synthesizer for both the youth and adult bands, accompanies the Children's Choir, plays at nursing homes and is a member of his church's family camp music team. Nathan interests for the future revolve around law, physics and music. He has applied to Yale, Harvard, Vanderbilt and Emory.