15 Local Students Awarded Fine Arts Scholarships by The Alden

15 Local Students Awarded Fine Arts Scholarships by The Alden

Fifteen high school students received scholarships for successfully competing in the 2014 James C. Macdonald Fine Arts Scholarship Competition. Sponsored by The Alden at the McLean Community Center (MCC), the final competition was held at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 27. MCC Governing Board Vice Chair Susan Bourgeois and Alden Director of Youth Programs Kathleen Herr presented the awards at the final competition-performance.

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

1st Place Xiang Yi, Traditional Chinese
McLean High School

2nd Place Madeleine Walker, Ballet/Lyrical
McLean High School

3rd Place Sotiria Sgouros, Ballet/Lyrical
Langley High School

Theatre

1st Place Alexander Stone
McLean High School

2nd Place Hayley Wenk
Langley High School

3rd Place Jamie Joeyen-Waldorf
Langley High School

Music - Instrumental

1st Place Sean Lim, violin
McLean High School

2nd Place Lyric Yu, piano
Langley High School

3rd Place Jennifer Wang , piano
McLean High School

Music - Voice

1st Place Alexander Stone
McLean High School

2nd Place Lily Lord
McLean High School

3rd Place Claire Hungar

Homeschooled

Visual Arts

1st Place Kyle Kirkpatrick
Langley High School

2nd Place Jeong-in Seo
Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology

3rd Place Jennie Kim
Langley High School

The judges for the competition were: Melanie George, Cynthia Lin and Dana McLeod (Dance); Seyon Lee, Jim Scopeletis and Ethan Watermeier (Instrumental Music); Dana McLeod, Wendy J. Conte and Jim Scopeletis (Theatre); Ephraim Schum, Peggy Feerick and Anthony Brock (Visual Arts); and Wendy J. Conte, Jim Scopeletis and Ethan Watermeier (Vocal Music).

Photo by Lisa Helfert Photography

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