For Immediate Release
Spring Scholarship Recipients
Eight area high school students were each
awarded $500 scholarships from the Bluebird
Foundation. The reception was held Sunday, May 1st,
at Clyde Iron Works in Duluth.
This year two
awards were presented in each original category plus
the Ray Wolffe Award was presented as a new
scholarship this year.
Robert Sobczak from Cloquet High School Senior and
Lyric Lekander from Barnum High School, were
awarded the John D. Munsell award for theater. The
award is named after the late Munsell who was
the director of theater at UWS for over 25 years and
directed over 70 theatrical productions
Erik Aas and Ruth Yates from Duluth East High School
were awarded the C.M. Bud Schultz Music Award. The
award is named after Bud Schultz, the long-time band
director at West Junior High School in Duluth.
Madison Sweeney and Elliana Vesely were awarded the
Rose Mary HarmeierHoene Dance Award. HarmeierHoene,
a long-time area dance instructor, is the late
mother of Bluebird Foundation Board Member Rose
Hoene. Madison attends Proctor High School and
Elliana attends Cumberland High School.
Nick Bostrom from Hermantown High School was awarded
the Big Daddy’s Brass music award. The Award is
sponsored by Dave Gonhue, owner of Big Daddy’s
Burgers in Duluth’s Piedmont Heights. Gonhue studied
trombone under the late Jim Stellmaker, performed in
college and toured with United States Air Force Band
before entering the restaurant business.
Matuszakfrom Hermantown was announced as the first
ever winner of the Ray Wolffe Award.
In addition, two
grants were awarded, one to the Music Resource
Center to expand their lesson program in the amount
of $500 and one to Darin Bergsven, Music Instructor
at Harbor City to attend an African Music Ensemble
Course this summer. Bergsven instructs kids
throughout the area.
To date the
Bluebird Foundation has awarded nearly $10,000 in
Scholarships and Grants.
The Bluebird Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) founded in
For additional information contact Tracy Lundeen at
218-727-1177 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.