Club awards FHS seniors for artistic endeavors

The Three Arts Club highlighted and awarded the creative arts accomplishments of three Findlay High School seniors at its April 9 meeting at Fox Run Manor.
Makenna Fox, daughter of Tonya and Jim Fox, received the award for dramatic communication. She explained that having a part in a play in third grade introduced her to acting. She later participated in Findlay Youtheatre and St. Michael’s middle school productions. During her four years at Findlay High School, she has had a role in each fall play and spring musical. She plans to continue her interest in acting at Bowling Green State University while pursuing a major in marketing.
Mara Wallace, daughter of Tamara and Michael Wallace, received the award for music performance. Accompanied by her mother, she played Handel’s “Allegro” on the bass, sang in Italian “Seben Crudele” (“Tho Not Deserving”) by Caldara and reprised “It’s Possible” from her recent performance as JoJo in the high school production of “Seussical.” She plays bass in the high school orchestra, tuba in the concert band and sings in the Findlay First Edition. She plans to continue her music performance education at Indiana Wesleyan University.
The award for visual arts went to James Shoemaker, son of Michelle and James Shoemaker. He explained the background of five pieces of his original art, including one in charcoal depicting a single eye, two in graphite of a fantasy character, two- and three-dimensional designs of a broken square and a dragon, and a self-portrait in acrylics. He plans to attend Bowling Green to major in art education.
Members of the Three Arts Club raise money annually to grant awards to three artistically accomplished Findlay High School seniors nominated by their teachers.The goal of the club is to reinforce the time and effort that students have devoted toward positive achievements in their artistic endeavors.
Findlay Family YMCA
Denise Thomas, a YMCA board member and an employee of First Federal Bank, will serve as the 2014 annual campaign chairperson for the Findlay Family YMCA.
All of the proceeds from the annual campaign go toward making sure that the Y is available to all who need it. No one is turned away due to the inability to pay.
Donations can be made to the Findlay Family YMCA by contacting Jennifer Treece, development coordinator, at jtreece@findlayymca.com or 419-422-4424.
Online: www.findlayymca.org

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