Regional Orchestra Audition Opportunity (7th and 8th Grade Eligible Only):
Here is the Regional Orchestra Festival site. Click on Junior Regionals for your age group.
http://www.ncvro.org/Home.html - print off the piece. Make sure to look up the piece and listen to it regularly to ensure you are playing with accurate tempos.
Here is a link to 2 octave scales. http://stringskills.com/two-octave-scales-and-arpeggios/ - refer to the previous link for the correct scales.
If you are interested, start working on this over the summer. It is an audition-only 2-day performance opportunity with culminating concert conducted by a guest conductor. Many students audition, so prepare well. Look up recordings for the piece with the correct arranger name.