2013 Scholarship Recipients
Alexis Young is graduating from Escondido Charter High School and plans to pursue a BFA in music theatre at Oklahoma City University. She has taken private voice lessons for 4 ½ years and is known for her warm lyric soprano voice with a command of a “belt” voice far beyond her young age. A talented actress, she approaches each role or song with discipline and courage.
Rachel Danielson attends Poway High School and plans to attend the Chapman University Hall-Musco Conservatory of Music in the Fall. She has studied piano for 13 years and enjoys accompanying other musicians and teaching beginning piano. She holds the distinction of participating in both the orchestra and the marching band. Her interests include violin, art, and creative writing.
Chase Cullen, of Poway High School, plans to attend Palomar College for 2 years then transfer to a four-year school. A performer since an early age – his middle name is Manhattan – who would be surprised if his singing and dancing takes him to The Great White Way. He auditioned and was accepted for the prestigious Southern California Honor Choir his junior and senior years, as well as sings tenor with the PHS Barbershop Quartet.
Annelle Gregory attends Greater San Diego Academy Charter Home School and has been accepted at the USC’s Thornton School of Music majoring in violin performance. Her ultimate goal is to become a concert violinist, and she has won numerous state and national competitions as well as performed at Carnegie Hall as a member if the Sphinx Virtuosi.
Emily Kerrigan will graduate from Poway High School and pursue a major in vocal performance at UCLA in the Fall. She has been blessed with a beautiful voice, loves classical music, works very hard academically, has performed with the Southern California Honor Choir for 3 years, and attended the National Opera Institute for Young Singers in 2012.
Chase Fischer attends the Coronado School of Arts while living with his family in Poway. He will be heading to New Jersey’s Montclair State University to study for his BFA in musical theatre. Since age 5, he has participated in 31 theatrical productions and still finds time to sing in his church youth choir, volunteer locally and at a Tijuana orphanage, skateboard, and body surf.