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  • Evan Pittman Honored Among City of Phoenix 2016 Outstanding Young Men of the Year

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    Evan Pittman was recognized Friday, April 29, during the City of Phoenix 2016 Outstanding Young Man and Woman of the Year luncheon, held at the Phoenix Country Club.  Evan was among 19 outstanding high school students recognized from all eight districts of America’s fifth largest city.  The luncheon and awards ceremony was presided over by Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton. “I felt special just being […]

  • 2016 Valley Youth Leadership Class Completes Philanthropy Program

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    A group of 19 Phoenix high school students, including Phoenix Country Day School junior Evan Pittman. recently completed the 2016 Valley Youth Leadership program. Representing multiple high schools across the Valley, the teenagers came together over three weekends in March and April to learn about philanthropy and non-profit giving.  They were collectively given $8,000 through the Valley […]

  • Evan’s Recommendation for “Teachers We Love” Award is Recognized by Arcadia News

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    On Tuesday, April 12, “The Arcadia News” local newspaper honored strings teacher Maurine Fleming as a “Teacher We Love” at the recommendation of her student Evan Pittman. Evan submitted a recommendation online for Fleming to the Arcadia News in December 2015, highlighting Fleming’s contribution to her classroom. “She is a great teacher,” Pittman wrote.  “She really cares about students and […]

  • World’s Strongest Violinist Evan Pittman Featured on Channel 3 Varsity Zone and Good Morning Arizona Programs

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    World’s Strongest Violinist Evan Pittman is again in the news, this time featured on KTVK Channel 3 in Phoenix.  Pittman was featured on both the “Varsity Zone” and “Good Morning Arizona” programs reading his national award-winning essay “A Proud American – What It Means to Me,” working out in the gym, and playing the violin. The news […]

  • Evan Pittman Awarded Presidential Volunteer Service Award for Musical Ministry Outreach

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    World’s Strongest Violinist Evan Pittman today was awarded the Presidential Volunteer Service Award for volunteer service hours he logged in 2015. Throughout the year, Evan completed more than 140 volunteer service hours through his Musical Ministry program, his “Lift for Heroes” campaign with the Bob Woodruff Foundation, and a service trip to Northern India.  Phoenix Country Day School subsequently […]

  • Evan Plays at 2016 Arizona West Regional Music Festival

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    World’s Strongest Violinist Evan Pittman today joined high school musicians from across the City of Phoenix, including three classmates from Phoenix Country Day School, as part of the 2016 Arizona West Region Festival Orchestra. Evan, along with classmates Annalise Bracher, Zoe Bienert, and Anita Sheih, were all selected as members of the regional orchestra through an audition […]

  • World’s Strongest Violinist Evan Pittman Joins National “Musicians on Call” Program

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    World’s Strongest Violinist Evan Pittman today joined team members from the Nashville-based national non-profit organization “Musicians on Call” http://www.musiciansoncall.org to play for ailing children at Phoenix Children’s Hospital. After undergoing a multi-step qualification process, Evan today met with Musicians on Call National Music Director Dana Sones and had the opportunity to travel from room to room, […]

  • World’s Strongest Violinist Evan Pittman 2015 Year in Review

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    2015 was another busy year!  Here’s how it went: Continued on his powerlifting record-setting tear, breaking 14 world powerlifting records in three national/world meets, raising his powerlifting world record total to 97, and winning his seventh Junior Olympic Games and seventh world powerlifting titles. See powerlifting world record list:  World Records Set Since 2009 Varsity springboard diver:  Continued with a strong varsity […]

  • Three Holiday Concerts in the Books; Back to Training

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    During the week of December 20, 2015 World’s Strongest Violinist Evan Pittman played three holiday violin concerts, while also focusing on his powerlifting and springboard diving training.  On Tuesday and Wednesday, Pittman played a half-hour concert of holiday classics and old favorites at Morningstar Assisted Living Facility and the Phoenix Veterans Home, and on Christmas Eve, he joined the […]

  • Phoenix High School Student Selected as 2015 Academic All-American

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    World’s Strongest Violinist Evan Pittman is among more than 20 elementary, middle and high school students selected nation-wide as 2015 Amateur Athletic Union Strength Sports Academic All-Americans. The Phoenix high schooler was the only Arizona student named to the Academic All-American list. In addition to taking a full schedule of Honors and AP classes at […]