The Voice: Summer 2002
Musicians earn awards
Four Dordt students were recently awarded $400 scholarships from the Iowa Federation of Music Clubs for excellence in performance on their instruments. As local winners, all are eligible to enter the regional competition next fall. Winners were:
Carolyn Langley, French horn;
Andrew Schaap, organ;
Erika Van Den Hul, violin;
Tricia Van Ee, voice.
Vocalists honored at NATS
Dordt vocalists performed well at the Lewis and Clark National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) auditions on April 6. Dan Zylstra (Lansing, Illinois), Joe Hoksbergen (Tracy, Iowa), Becky Boender (Oskaloosa, Iowa), Kara Bentz (Platte, South Dakota), and Brenda Janssen (Beamsville, Ontario) advanced to the semi-final round in their categories. Erin Houtsma (South Holland, Illinois), Liz McPherson (Lincoln, Nebraska), and Tricia Van Ee (Pella, Iowa) advanced to the final round and sang in the honors recital.
Three new scholarships funded
The Pella Corporation Engineering Scholarship, an annually-funded $2500 award, has already been awarded for next year to junior engineering major Travis Burgers of Sioux Falls, South Dakota. The agreement stipulates that the applicant have a grade point average of at least 3.0 and encourages recipients to participate in a summer internship at Pella Corporation.
The Simon and Lena Prins Memorial Scholarship is an endowed award, funded by Gerrit and Carol Zylstra of Michigan. The scholarship will be awarded for the first time in 2002-2003 and will go to a graduate of Southwest Christian High School in Edgerton, Minnesota. The recipient must be a full-time student in good academic standing and of good Christian character.
The Len and Lee Rhoda Womens Basketball Scholarship agreement has been signed and will be awarded when funding is completed, within the next few years. The applicant may be a current or prospective student and must have a grade point average of at least 2.5.