The Black Swamp Arts Council recently recognized the recipients of their Summer Arts Scholarships for 2015. On June 8, at a reception at the Archbold Community Library, 24 students from 11 different schools, were awarded a total of nearly $4,500 in scholarship money to attend summer camps or workshops related to the arts.
This year’s recipients will attend camps and programs at sites including Joffrey Summer Dance Lab, Pennsylvania Ballet Summer Intensive, Cleveland Institute of Art, BGSU Summer Music Institutes (which includes Brass Camp, Strings Camp, and Double Reed Camp), Harmony Camp at Ohio Wesleyan University, Ohio Ambassador of Music to Europe, West Coast Nationals Elite Dancer Program, Ohio Scottish Arts Camp at Oberlin College, HFCC Performing Arts Camp, Wooster College Music Camp, and Private voice, piano and strings lessons. “Once again, we were so impressed by the talent in this group of students and their passion for their art area. They are going to be participating in some very enriching, highly-regarded and exciting programs this summer and will return to their schools and communities as leaders in their bands, choirs, dance and art departments. I have no doubt that the arts will continue to play an important part in their lives”, stated Diane Tinsman, BSAC Board President. Since 2002, students in grades 7 – 11 from all four counties have attended camps throughout the U.S. through the help of scholarships from BSAC.
Local recipients are:
Sean Baker, 12, Wauseon HS; BGSU Brass Camp
Karli Callanan, 10, Wauseon HS; BGSU Double Reed Camp
Lauren Garrertt, 12, Hilltop HS; Joffrey Summer Dance Lab, Chicago, IL
Paige Moden, 10, Wauseon HS; BGSU Brass Camp
Ivan Moor, 12, Montpelier HS; BGSU Brass Camp
Katelynn Moor, 8, Montpelier HS; University of Akron Band Camp
Elijah Thomas, 12, Homeschooled (Wauseon); BGSU Strings
Anna Thomas, 8, Homeschooled (Wauseon); Private Violin
Mia Wenger, 12, Wauseon HS; West Coast Nationals Dance Convention Elite Dancer Program