HS Students Can Apply For Macdonald Arts Scholarship By 3/31

High school students who want to further their interests in the fine arts are invited to enter the 2009 James C. Macdonald Arts Scholarship Competition. Sponsored by the Alden Theatre and the McLean Community Center, the scholarship competition encourages artistic achievement and promotes study in the arts by high school students who reside in or attend school in Dranesville Small Tax District 1-A. The deadline for applying for this year's competition is Tuesday, March 31.

The competition is open to students, grades 9-12, who are enrolled in and attending a local high school on a full-time basis. A $1,200 scholarship prize will be given to first-place winners in each of the following categories: Dance, Music, Theatre and Visual Arts. Second-place winners in all four categories will receive $800 and third-place winners each receive $400. All finalists will be required to show proof of age and residence or school affiliation before they can proceed to the final stage of competition. Finalists must be present and prepared to perform at the final competition in Alden Theatre at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, May 19, to be eligible to receive an award.

Application forms are available online and at the reception desk of the McLean Community Center. For more information, or for an application form, call the Center at 703-790-0123/TTY: 711, or visit: www.mcleancenter.org/alden.

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