Council recognizes student winners of Edmonds Arts Commission scholarships

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Frances Chapin of the Edmonds Arts Commission congratulates scholarship winners Hannah King and Todd Hollenhorst at the Tuesday Council meeting.

The Edmonds City Council Tuesday night recognized the recipients of this year’s Edmonds Arts Commission Literary and Performing Arts Scholarships. A total of $2,500 was awarded to Todd Hollenhorst and Hannah King, both Meadowdale High School seniors, who were introduced by Commission member Joanne Otness.

Hollenhorst has played the piano since the age of 7. When he was a freshman he began playing jazz piano, and accompanied the award-winning Meadowdale Jazz Band. In addition, he sings in and accompanies the Impressions jazz choir and plays French horn in the Wind Ensemble. Hollenhorst plans to attend Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle in the fall. Hannah King has studied dance since childhood becoming proficient in ballet and contemporary dance. In addition she is an honor student, takes voice lessons, has entered artwork in the Edmonds Arts Festival and volunteered with Special Olympics. King has applied to both George Mason University and the Boston Conservatory.

Since 1986, the Edmonds Arts Commission has awarded 55 scholarships to Edmonds students planning to pursue a course of study toward a career in the literary or performing arts.

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