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McLean Student-Artists Invited to Enter Scholarship Contest

High school students who want to further their interests in the fine arts are invited to enter the 2013 James C. Macdonald Arts Scholarship Competition. Sponsored by McLean’s Alden Theatre, the scholarship competition encourages artistic achievement and promotes study in the arts by high school students. The deadline for applying for this year’s competition is Monday, April 1.

The competition is open to ninth- through 12th-grade students who reside or attend school in Dranesville Small Tax District 1A. A $1,200 scholarship prize will be given to first-place winners in each of the following categories: dance, instrumental music, vocal music, theatre, and visual arts. Second-place winners in all five categories will receive $800. Third-place winners each receive $400. There are no restrictions on the use of the award money. Finalists must be present and prepared to perform at the final competition in the Alden Theatre at 8 p.m. on Thursday, May 23, to be eligible to receive an award.

Application forms are available online and at the reception desk of the McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave. A non-refundable, $15 fee is required for each application form submitted. For more information visit or send an email message to Alden youth programs director Kathy Herr at