Cascade Symphony awards 3 scholarships

Jun 05, 2013
Courtesy of: Veronica Ho Cascade Symphony scholarship winners Susan (Soobin) Dokko, David Miller and Jennifer Shinn backstage with Cascade Symphony’s Director Michael Miropolsky.

Cascade Symphony Orchestra recently awarded scholarships to two Kamiak High School seniors to continue their music education in college.

Kamiak’s Jennifer Shin, flute, and Susan (Soobin) Dokko, cello, each won a $2,000 scholarship. Jennifer will be a student at the University of Washington in the fall and Soobin will attend Whitman College.

A third senior, David Miller, a percussionist from Shorecrest High School, is the first winner of the $2,500 scholarship in honor of Cascade Symphony’s founder Robert Anderson. David will be attending Central Washington University next fall.

Cascade Symphony’s Music Director Michael Miropolsky presented the scholarships on stage during the orchestra’s season finale concert on May 13.

Other awards:

Anders Staume, another Kamiak senior, was recently selected as the 2013 Youth Leadership scholarship recipient by the trustees of the Leif Erikson Lodge 2-001, Sons of Norway, Educational Foundation.

Anders currently is enrolled in many Advanced Placement classes, is an active participant in DECA, and is involved in serving his community. He will be attending the University of Oslo Summer School program in June prior to beginning college in the fall.

Two Mukilteo School District students have been awarded the Mukilteo Arts Guild Scholarship for excellence in the arts this spring.

Amber Gray from Mariner High School won for her evocative and creative art and Larisa Hockert, from ACES High School, won for her photography.

Each year the guild helps fund continuing education in the arts for graduating seniors at any of the three area high schools.

Proceeds from yearly events, such as the Waterfront Arts Festival and sales of the Writers' Group yearly anthology, “The Driftwood Chronicles,” go to the scholarship fund.

-Edited by Beacon staff

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