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This annual scholarship in the amount of $1000.00 is intended for a Sandusky High School senior who has excelled in arts or music.

The SHS Arts Impact Award

This annual scholarship in the amount of $1000.00 is intended for a Sandusky High School senior who has excelled in arts or music in their time at Sandusky High. We hope to increase the amount of this award in the future.

The purpose of this award is to commemorate the careers of two beloved SHS faculty members who have recently retired, Mr. Ronald Albert and Mr. Kenneth McFarlan, who spent their teaching years helping students understand the importance and beauty of music as a part of the high school experience. They taught music as an important part of achieving excellence in all subjects, and reaching out to the community. It is our hope that the scholarship will continue the legacy of Mr. Albert and Mr. McFarlan's careers, by helping students achieve excellence through the arts and music. With this award, the winning student will use the money to fund his or her higher education toward a degree where the student's talents in arts or music (or both) will lead to a rewarding career.

The greater impact of this award will be both reminding society of the importance of artistic endeavors and encouraging creative people to be involved with their community in creative ways.

The U.S. Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan, stated in August 2009 that only 57% of 8th graders have the opportunity to study music, while only 47% have access to studying art. These numbers are saddening, so we feel it is vital to offer financial encouragement to a young SHS grad who is creative, successful and immersed in arts or music.

The student who receives the scholarship each year will be selected by the SHS Scholarship Committee and must meet the following criteria:

1. Selected student will have a GPA of at least 3.2 overall

2. Selected student must be involved in any of the following: Choir, Band, Orchestra, Fine Arts, Graphic Arts, Photography, Commercial Arts, or any other artistic for-credit courses, whether general or vocational, that may be added to Sandusky High School's curriculum in the future.

3. Selected student will not receive funds until he or she can prove acceptance to an accredited institution of higher learning for the study of arts or music. The student will have 6 months from the time of selection to prove acceptance and receive funds.

4. Although not required, involvement in extracurricular activities like the annual musical, art club, jazz band, drama club and other creative non-credit outlets available at SHS will be considered in high regard at time of selection.
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