Smithfield student performs at Kennedy Center

Posted July 27, 2009 1:31 p.m. EDT

— Kate Pearson, of Smithfield, joined 69 other high school students from across the country in a performance at Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., Sunday.

Pearson, a violinist, is the only North Carolinian this summer at the Summer Music Institute Orchestra at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.