Sixth-grade violinist Mika Misawa won the prestigious Joseph Herbison Scholarship from the Suffolk County Music Educators’ Association.

Mika, who has been playing violin since the age of 3 and studies privately as well as in school, will use the $500 scholarship toward a summer study program at Point CounterPoint Chamber Music Camp in Vermont.

Mika earned the scholarship based on her performance at SCMEA, her teacher’s recommendation and an application process.

“Mika is not only an outstanding violinist, but she makes all the students in her grade better players,” said middle school music teacher Linda Jutting.