The Hancock County Community Foundation will host the 2013 George and Icy Vaughn Performing Arts Scholarship Competition on Sunday, March 17, 2013 at 2:00pm at the HJ Ricks Centre for the Arts, 122 W. Main Street, in Greenfield. This free event is open to the public.
Sixteen high school seniors representing the four Hancock County high schools will be performing in the areas of vocal music, instrumental music, theater and dance. First prize is a $7,000 scholarship, second prize is a $4,000 scholarship, third prize is a $3,000 scholarship,
fourth prize is a $2,000 scholarship and fifth prize is a $1,000 scholarship. Each remaining participant will receive a $250 scholarship. The competition is judged by collegiate faculty and industry professionals representing the areas of music and dance. Wilkerson Dance Studio will provide special entertainment at the event.
Because George and Icy wanted others to be able to share their appreciation of the performing arts, they established a scholarship fund through their estate with the Hancock County Community Foundation to recognize the youth in Hancock County who enrich our lives through performance. Students need not be pursuing a post-secondary degree in the arts to participate.
The 2013 lineup includes performances by:
Emily Hiland, New Palestine High School
Cameron Hansen, Mt. Vernon High School
Allison Rader, Eastern Hancock High School
Patrick Stutz, Greenfield-Central High School
Lauren Prazeau, Greenfield-Central High School
Kaytlin Eastes, Eastern Hancock High School
Perry Flaugh, New Palestine High School
Erin Hays, Mt. Vernon High School
Tricia Edwards, Mt. Vernon High School
Ali Kern, Greenfield-Central High School
Jamey Sell, New Palestine High School
Edna Hunt, Eastern Hancock High School
Lauren Bailey, Mt. Vernon High School
Taylor Watts, Eastern Hancock High School
Adam Wu, Greenfield-Central High School
Marci Kreutzer, New Palestine High School
The Community Foundation invites all to share in this wonderful event and enjoy performances by students who are willing to share their exceptional talent!