2015 Macdonald Scholarship winners (from left) Madeleine Walker (Dance), Alex Stone (Theatre and Vocal Music), Jennie Kim (Visual Arts) and Eric Lin (Instrumental Music) with MCC Governing Board Cahir Chad Quinn.
Photo by Lisa Helfert Photography
The Alden in McLean awarded scholarships to13 local high school students for successfully competing in the 2015 James C. Macdonald Fine Arts Scholarship Competition.
Following a preliminary audition and a final completion at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, March 25, the prizes were presented by MCC Governing Board Chair Chad Quinn and Performing Arts Director Sarah Schallern. The Alden is housed in the McLean Community Center, which is located at 1234 Ingleside Avenue.
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). Scholarship prizes of $1,200 are awarded to students placing first in each of five categories: Dance, Instrumental Music, Theatre, Visual Arts and Vocal Music. Second-place winners are awarded $800 and third-place winners win $400.
This year’s winners were:
Dance First Place: Madeleine Walker, McLean High School; Second Place: Xiang “Mia” Yi, McLean High School; Third Place: Savanna Hunter, McLean High School.
Theatre First Place: Alex Stone, McLean High School; Second Place: Jack Posey, McLean High School; Third Place: Claire Hungar, Homeschooled.
Visual Art First Place: Jennie Kim, Langley High School; Second Place: Catherine Park, Langley High School; Third Place: Suhyun Yoon, McLean High School.
Vocal Music First Place: Alex Stone, McLean High School; Second Place: Nicole Sheehan, McLean High School; Third Place: Lily Lord, McLean High School.
Instrumental Music First Place: Eric Lin, Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology
Wendy J. Conte (Theatre/Vocal Music), Peggy Feerick (Visual Art), Melanie George (Dance), Adriana Hardy (Theatre), Rebecca Kamen (Visual Art), Pamela Lassell (Instrumental Music), Seyon Lee (Instrumental Music), Cynthia Lin (Dance), Sarah Markovits (Vocal Music), Ephraim Schum (Visual Art) and Jim Scopeletis (Theatre/Vocal Music/Instrumental Music) were judges for the completion.
For more information, call The Alden at 703-790-0123, TTY: 711, or visit: http://bit.ly/1yd1tHS.