Teagan Whitaker is awarded the 2020 ACA Scholarship
The Board of Directors is pleased to announce the Addison Center for the Arts' 2020 Scholarship of $1500 has been awarded to Teagan J. Whitaker. Ms. Whitaker is a dedicated and accomplished performing arts scholar. She has performed in many Addison Trail High School theater productions, band, choir, and an acapella group. In addition, to her theatrical studies on stage and behind the scenes, Ms. Whitaker has excelled in all of her academic classes including many Honors and AP courses. “This past winter, she earned the leading role in Rock of Ages: High School Edition, and working with her was such a delight. She was constantly prepared, and always pushed herself to be better while learning and supporting those around her. Her desire to better herself also prompted her to audition for community theatre outside of Addison Trail. I am amazed at her independence, and she is by far one of the most mature students I have had the pleasure of teaching.” --Anna Louise McSweeney, English/Theater Teacher, Addison Trail High School Teagan will continue developing her performing skills at Illinois State University in the autumn. The Addison Center for the Arts is very proud to nurture promising local talent like Teagan J. Whitaker. We can all expect great things from her!
Kristopher Kusnierz Awarded 2019 ACA Scholarship
The Addison Center for the Arts is always proud to have the opportunity to award a $1500 scholarship to an Addison Trail graduate who is going on to study the arts in college.
In 2019, the ACA awarded the scholarship to Kristopher Kusnierz who is going on to study music education at Elmhurst College. Kristopher was an exemplary high school student and an Eagle Scout. With his leadership, he will inspire future generations of children to enjoy and create music.
The Addison Center for the Arts strives to continue to nurture students like Kristopher Kusnierz who aspire to a career in the arts. We encourage Addison Trail seniors to apply for the scholarship next Spring for the 2020 scholarship program award.
Photo: Elmhurst College student, Kristopher Kusnierz, receives a scholarship certificate from the Addison Center for the Arts' President, Mark Turk in August 2019.
Addison Center for the Arts Awards Ethan Macaraeg 2019 Scholarship
In early August of 2019, The Addison Center for the Arts presented Ethan Macaraeg with a $1,500 arts scholarship. Ethan is going to attend Illinois State University in the fall where he will study Theater.
Pictured in the photo from left to right are" Mark Turk ACA President, Ethan Macaraeg and Julie Mars, ACA Director of Communications.
Congratulations to the 2016/2017 scholarship recipients
Alec Montgomery and Ryan Cabildo with
board member Susan Cargill.
We are proud to announce the scholarship winners for the 2016/2017 school year, each of whom will receive $1,000 to apply toward their continued education.
The scholarship for music is awarded to Ryan Cabildo. He is a saxophonist and has earned many honors in his field. He was selected several times for the Illinois Music Education All District Band and Jazz Ensemble. He was also selected to the All State Jazz Ensemble, and he has been an outstanding musician throughout his high school career. Along with music, Ryan is academically gifted and is near the top of his class.
The scholarship winner for art is Zachery Michaliska. (not pictured)He plans to attend Ball University in Muncie, Indiana. His goal is to receive a Bachelor's Degree in architectural studies and then work toward a Master's in architecture. His high school activities included music and art, and he was a student athlete. Zachery attained academic honors. The scholarship winner for theatre is Alec Montgomery. He has worked on many productions throughout his high school theatre career. Along with theatre, Alec has been a part of the school's student council, marching band and Tri-M. He has been described as dedicated, creative and artistic. He is an academically, creatively and theatrically inclined student who plans to attend the University of Iowa. His goal is become a playwright.
The Addison Center for the Arts awards lucky Addison Trail High School students scholarships to apply toward continued education in the arts. The application form includes general information such as submission details and eligibility requirements. The application is available for downloadhere. The deadline to submit the 2018 application will be announced shortly.
Board members Mark Turk, Harry Theodore and Susan Cargill present a scholarship check to 2015/2016 winner Angelene Ori.