The Alden in McLean has awarded scholarships to nine local high school students through the 2020 James C. Macdonald Performing Arts Scholarship Competition.
The competition began with a preliminary audition in February, but the final competition was canceled due to the Covid-19 containment efforts.
To recognize the hard work and creativity of these young artists, MCC opted to present Finalists Awards of $800 to each participant rather than the traditional first ($1,200), second ($800) and third ($400) places.
This year’s finalists from local schools are:
Instrumental Music: Ethan Hsiao, BASIS Independent McLean
Theater: Rebecca Blacksten, McLean High School
Vocal Music: Tracy Waagner, McLean High School