2012 Vaughn Performing Arts Scholarship recipients
The 2012 George and Icy Vaughn Performing Arts Scholarship Competition was held Sunday, March 18th at the HJ Ricks Centre for the Arts. Fifteen high school seniors representing the four Hancock County high schools performed in the areas of vocal music, instrumental music and dance.
Allie Watson, a senior at New Palestine High School, won first place for her clogging routine to the song “This is the Remix” choreographed by Dustin Stephan. Allie was awarded a $7,000 scholarship.
Emily Barga, a senior at New Palestine High School, was awarded a $4,000 scholarship and second place for her alto saxophone performance of “Improvisation et Caprice” by Eugene Bozza.
Kathryn Brock, a senior at Greenfield-Central High School, won a $3,000 scholarship for her vocal performance, which earned her third place. Kathryn sang “Sad Eyes” by Jean Laughlin.
Sydera Theobald, a senior at Mt. Vernon High School, was awarded fourth place and a $2,000 scholarship for her vocal performance, singing “I’ll Make a Man Out of You” by Matthew Wilder and David Zippel.
Marilla Miller, a senior at Eastern Hancock High School, won fifth place and a $1,000 scholarship for her vocal performance, singing “Defying Gravity” by Stephen Schwartz.
The following performers received a $250 scholarship for participating in the competition:
George an Icy Vaughn were Hancock County residents who loved the arts. They lived on a farm in rural Vernon Township where they loved to garden and tend to their horses. Icy loved to write poetry and sketch, and George loved music. After Icy passed away, George moved to a nursing home, where he was often entertained by local high school students who came to sing and dance for the residents. Because the Vaughns wanted others to be able to share their appreciation of the performing arts, they established a scholarship fund with the Hancock County Community Foundation to recognize the youth in Hancock County who enrich our lives.