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Our Palos Fine Arts Scholarships 2013 Winners


Alex Bratsos

Donna OBrien Scholarship:
Alex Bratsos, jr. at Morgan Park Academy from Palos Park.

Alex will attend the five week National High School Film and Video Production Program at Northwestern University this summer. An Academic Merit Scholar at MPA, Alex's portfolio already displays her artistic talents in film making, drawing, photography and with the written word. The Assistant Dean describes her as a young woman with incredible raw talent, wit and a true passion for the arts.

Jacqueline Lewis

PFA Scholarship :
Jacqueline Lewis, sr. at Marist High School from Orland Park.

Jacqueline will attend DePaul University to study Management and Art History while continuing her dance studies at Lou Conte's Hubbard Street Dance School. An honor student at Marist she began dancing at three and has taken classes that include ballet, jazz and tap. She adds that she's a lover of all types of art but her greatest talent lies in the "beautiful world of movement".

Cati Forman

PFA Scholarship:
Catherine Foreman, sr. at Stagg High School, from Palos Park.

Catherine will attend the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) and seek a Piano Performance Degree.

She's been a vocalist and has played the piano since she was very young. As well as participating in band and choir throughout high school, she was the Alto Section Leader of the Varsity Choir and the Low Woodwind section leader of the marching band and played the piano in the Jazz Band and Pit Orchestra. She also plays clarinet, teaches piano, plays piano at St. Alexander and is part of Jazz Trio.

Maggie Miller

PFA Scholarship:
Maggie Miller, jr. at Stagg High School, from Palos Hills.

Maggie will put her scholarship money toward her future goal of majoring in Fine Arts. She's already looking at colleges in New York and California. At an early age Maggie began to dance at Stage Door Dance Academy and hasn't quit. She's competed in a number of dance competitions, won several titles and earned an intensive summer scholarship to Retter's Academy and Clifton Dance (both in LA), she's also attended Tap University in North Carolina and Elevate in Chicago. Her ultimate goal is to open her own dance studio and be able to move people.


2014 scholarship offerings will be due April 20, 2014
Contact 708-448-0425 for details.



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