MCC and The Alden Award Fine Arts Scholarships to Local Students
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by BWW News Desk
Twelve local high school students received scholarships for successfully competing in the 2012 James C. Macdonald Fine Arts Scholarship Competition, sponsored by the McLean Community Center (MCC) and the Alden Theatre, located at 1234 Ingleside Avenue.
MCC Governing Board Chair Kevin Dent and Performing Arts Director Sarah Schallern presented the awards at the final competition-performance, which was held on Thursday, May 24, in the Alden Theatre.
The James C. Macdonald Fine Arts Scholarship Competition encourages artistic achievement and promotes study in the arts by high school students who reside or attend school in the McLean district (Small Tax District 1A, Dranesville District). Scholarship prizes of $1,200 are awarded to students placing first in each of four categories: Dance, Music, Theatre and Visual Arts. Second-place winners are awarded $800 and third-place winners win $400. This year’s competition did not include the Dance category, as there was not the required number of qualified competitors in that category.
This year’s winners were:
Second Place Danielle Wertz, Vocal Music
Third Place Larissa Converti, Vocal Music
Second Place Michelle Park, Piano
Third Place Jennifer Wang, Piano
Second Place Seung Yoon Lee, Visual Arts
Third Place Ivy Lim, Visual Arts
Second Place BrIan Patterson, Theatre
Third Place Rachel Mayman, Theatre
The judges for the competition were: Anthony Brock, Peggy Feerick and Rebecca Kaman (Visual Arts), Seyon Lee, Wendy J. Conte and Jim Scopeletis (Music), Dana McLeod, Melissa Richardson, Jim Scopeletis and Tracey Stephens (Theatre). For more information, call the Alden Theatre at 703-790-0123, TTY: 711.