Arts competition offers scholarships

GREENFIELD — The Hancock County Community Foundation will host the 2015 George and Icy Vaughn Performing Arts Scholarship Competition on April 10.

Seven local students will perform in the competition, and the public is invited to attend the free event.

The competition starts at 7 p.m. at the H.J. Ricks Centre for the Arts, 122 W. Main St., Greenfield.

The first-place vocalist and instrumentalist will each receive a $4,000 scholarship. Second-place winners will receive a $3,000 scholarship; third will get $2,000; and fourth will receive $1,000. 

Participating students are Derek Bond and Courtney Cochard of Mt. Vernon High school; Emily Burden and Marissa Miller of New Palestine; Tristian Holzhausen of Eastern Hancock; and Sara Langengerger and Ben Maynard of Greenfield-Central High School. 

Students were chosen to participate through school auditions and have already received a $500 finalist scholarship. 

Audience members will have the chance to vote for the People’s Choice Award recipient, who will receive a trophy and be able to recommend an area of funding for a $500 grant for the performing arts department at his or her school. 

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Samm Quinn is a reporter at the Greenfield Daily Reporter. She can be reached at 317-477-3275 or