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Liam Umbs hits the right notes at Carnegie Hall

Umbs plays piano during the Crescendo Competition at Carnegie Hall, Jan. 27, 2018.

Kaitlyn Delaney

March 15, 2019

At the age of four, sophomore Liam Umbs of Monmouth Beach sat at the piano and plucked random notes, acquainting himself with the keys in front of him. Much to the surprise of his parents, Umbs quickly taught himself how to play nursery rhymes like “Old MacDonald.” Umbs’ mother realized her sel...

Vetter shines on ice and at Carnegie Hall

Photo courtesy of Ainsley Vetter

Jacqueline Geller

November 9, 2016

Ice skating for 12 hours a week is only part of the after-school life for freshman Ainsley Vetter of Wall. At 14 years old, Vetter has already competed in ice dance on a national level and performed at Carnegie Hall as a pianist. Vetter started skating when she was 6 years old. After a couple years, her co...

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