19-year old Megan Poppe of Riley, KS placed third in the 2010 Walnut Valley Old Time Fiddle Championship. Megan is a college student attending Washburn University in Topeka, KS. She is studying violin performance. Her good friend, Mike Minihan, urged her to attend and compete. Her parents always dreamed that their daughters would play the violin and they got their wish with Megan. Math and dancing are her sidelines when she doesn’t have a fiddle/violin in her hands. In addition to the violin she also plays the piano, mandolin and bass. Megan won a Victor Kreske Violin from Budapest, Hungary, represented by Keller Strings of Lawrence, KS.