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Sophomore Leif Atchley earned a shout-out from the NBC affiliate in Atlanta for his history-making run to the semifinal round of the National Trumpet Competition. Atchley, who two years ago reached the semifinals in the high school division, was one of only 40 undergraduate soloists nationally – and the first-ever from Berry – to qualify for the live rounds of the competition, held on the campus of Denver’s Metropolitan State University. He is a student of Dr. Adam Hayes, associate professor and chair of Berry’s fine arts program.

“I owe my success to the fantastic faculty, facilities and opportunities I am graciously afforded here on campus as well as the amazing Berry community that is a constant source of love and support,” Atchley said.

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