A2 Symphony awards scholarships to two Pinckney grads

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Remedios Montalbo and A. Michael Young, and the Ann Arbor Symphony (A2SO) presented $2,500 scholarships to two graduating senior from Pinckney Community High School.

The one-year scholarships were awarded based on merit, need, the student’s written essay, letters of recommendation, and an interview. There are two categories of scholarships: one for study in a music- or arts-related field, and another to pursue general studies. The scholarships will be used to attend a Michigan college, university, or technical school.

· Cassidy M. Chambers, who will be attending The University of Michigan on a neuroscience or pre-med track.
· Sean B. Miller, who will be studying Business or Communications at Grand Valley State University, and will be playing saxophone in the GVSU Marching Band.
· Josie C. Griffith, Grace M. Reynolds and Angela G. Wagner were Pinckney Community High School finalists.

The scholarships were awarded at the spring 2018 Awards Ceremony by Remedios Montalbo and A. Michael Young, and Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra Executive Director Mary Steffek Blaske.

The scholarships, now in their second year, were inspired by the Young’s deep pride in their community, their respect for education, their belief in the potential that is part of every youngster, and their abiding respect for the spirit of volunteerism. The A2SO, a resident, professional orchestra which serves Southeastern Michigan, provides concerts and music education, for all ages and in venues including concert halls, school auditoria, libraries, day care and senior centers, and farmer’s markets.

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