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Northwood High School Arts Education Foundation presents 2009 Arts Scholarships

Posted Monday, June 15, 2009

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Pittsboro, NC - The Northwood High School Arts Education Foundation (NHSAEF) presented its second annual college scholarships to talented performing and visual arts students during the Northwood Baccalaureate Service Sunday on June 7, 2009. Recipients of the $1000 awards were Wilhelmina Cole, Travis Mann, Miranda Pister, Aubrye Carr, and Julia McClernon.

Wilhelmina Cole received the award for achievements in Instrumental Music. An honor student, as are all this year’s recipients, Cole has played clarinet in Northwood Concert Band for three years. She has also taken classes in each of the other arts disciplines at Northwood. Cole will attend Appalachian State University this fall.

Travis Mann was the recipient of the award for visual arts. Mann is an officer in the school art club as well as the National Art Honor Society and attended NC Governor’s School for Art in the summer of 2008. He worked extensively on the sets & auditorium for both Grease! and the 2009 Northwood spring musical, Into the Woods. He will attend Savannah College of Art & Design.

Miranda Pister received the scholarship for her achievements in dramatic art. She is a member of Northwood Dance Company and Dance Ensemble as well as the Acting Ensemble. Pister has appeared in both fall plays and Northwood musicals, Beauty & the Beast, Grease! and as the Baker's Wife in Into the Woods. She will attend Liberty University.

The 2009 award for choral music was presented to Aubrye Carr. Carr is a member of Northwood Voice Ensemble, Concert Choir and the Northwood Singers. She is also a prize-winning poet and appeared as Cinderella's mother in Into the Woods. In her single year at Northwood, she has been extensively involved in all aspects of the arts program. Carr will study at Gardner-Webb University in the fall.

Julia McClernon was awarded the scholarship for achievements in dance. In addition to her many appearances on the Northwood stage as a member of the Dance Company and Dance Ensemble, audiences may remember McClernon from her comedic roles as Marty in Grease! and as one of the blind stepsisters in Into the Woods. She will continue her studies in both dance and theatre this fall as a student at UNC-Asheville.

The Northwood High School Arts Education Foundation was formed in the fall of 2007. This community initiative is "dedicated to ensuring excellence in arts education by identifying, creating, and supporting programs that enrich learning, foster student achievement, and increase community involvement." For more information, visit the foundation website at

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