The Black Swamp Arts Council recently recognized the recipients of their Summer Arts Scholarships for 2014. On June 12, at a reception at the Archbold Community Library, 20 students from 10 different schools, were awarded a total of nearly $4,000 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 Interlochen Ballet Summer Camp, Ohio Northern University Music Camp, 3 different BGSU Summer Music Institutes (which includes Brass Camp, Strings Camp, and Super Sax Camp), University of North Carolina Dance Summer Intensive, Wooster College Music Camp, Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp, Lambec Music Camp in Pennsylvania, Lisa Kelly Summer Master Class in Georgia, Summer Dance Intensive in Massachusetts, and Private voice lessons. “We had another exceptional group of applicants for our scholarships this year. It was wonderful to meet with them and hear the enthusiasm and excitement in their voices as they described their upcoming summer camp opportunities. Several students described how much they improved as a musician and in their overall confidence from attending an art camp in prior years, and they looked forward to developing even more at camp this year”. 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.
Receiving awards in Fulton and Williams County were:
Alicia Barhite, Pettisville HS, Private Voice Lessons; Lauren Garrett, Hilltop H.S., University of N.C. School of Arts Dance Summer Intensive; Bailey Hardy, Wauseon H.S, BGSU Brass Camp; Paige Moden, Wauseon H.S., BGSU Brass Camp; Ivan Moor, Montpelier H.S., BGSU Brass Camp; Mia Wenger, Wauseon H.S., Summer Dance Sessions – Prindle Dond Conference Center, MA.