Fifteen high school students received scholarships for successfully competing in the 2014 James C. Macdonald Fine Arts Scholarship Competition, sponsored by The Alden at the McLean Community Center on Feb. 27. MCC Governing Board Vice Chair Susan Bourgeois, at far right, is pictured above with the first-place winners in each of the contest’s five categories. They are, from left to right, Alexander Stone (Theatre and Vocal Music), Seam Lim (Instrumental Music), Xiang Yi (Dance), and Kyle Kirkpatrick (Visual Arts).
The James C. Macdonald Fine Arts Scholarship Competition encourages artistic achievement and promotes study in the arts by high school students who reside or attend school in the McLean district (Small Tax District 1A, Dranesville). Scholarship prizes of $1,200 are awarded to students placing first in each of five categories: Dance, Instrumental Music, Theatre, Visual Arts and Vocal Music. Second-place winners are awarded $800 and third-place winners win $400. (Photo: Lisa Helfert Photography)