Wilton High School fine and performing arts students awarded
More than $10,000 worth of scholarships were awarded to theater, visual arts and music seniors for their outstanding work and efforts during Wilton High School’s Fine and Performing Arts (FAPA) awards ceremony in the Clune Center on Wednesday, May 25.
Local community organizations like the Wilton Children’s Theater, Wilton Woman’s Club, Ambler Trust, The Greens at Cannondale, Wilton Meadows, Fairfield County Community Foundation, and the Wilton Singers donated many of the scholarships.
Among the awardees were Wilton High School seniors and Middlebrook Music Department interns Tristan Clark and Tessa Markham, who received the FAPA Scholarship Award and John Rhodes Award, respectively.
The Ambler Trust and GRAMMY Foundation's newly-established Chip Gawle Scholarship Award, named after Wilton High School band director Frank ‘Chip’ Gawle, was awarded to band students Elliot Connors and Rachel Pak.
Each year, the Wilton Singers presents Wilton Singer Scholarship Awards to two outstanding seniors who have demonstrated leadership in Wilton High School’s choral program. This year’s founding Wilton Singers member Ed MacEwan presented the scholarships to Griffin King and Jacqueline Yee.
The 2016 Wilton Singers Scholarships are awarded in honor of long-time Wilton High School art teacher Ed Mack and his daughters, Jean Mack and Oskar Bollwahn, who were original members of the Wilton Singers. Since 1985, the Wilton Singers have awarded more than $70,000 to Wilton High School students.