Cedar Ellis, right, accepts his first-place prize Saturday at the Bagaduce Young Composers Competition from festival organizer Deborah Reinke. The festival was held at the Bay School in Blue Hill. PHOTO COURTESY OF EMILY ELLIS

Ellis scores three-peat at composing competition



BLUE HILL — Mount Desert Island High School freshman Cedar Ellis won first place in the 14-18 year-old division Saturday at the Bagaduce Young Composers Competition with his orchestral piece, “The Beaches of Green Water.”

This was Ellis’ first year in the older age group, but his third year in a row to win first place.

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