NCS Awards Betty Gillette Scholarship

The Newburyport Choral Society was delighted to award its Betty Gillette Scholarship for 2017 to Madison “Maddie” Aitken, who will graduate from Beverly High School in June. Maddie plans to attend the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where she will major in music education. The NCS Scholarship Committee was struck by Maddie’s desire, as expressed in her essays, to share with her future students the beauty that music has brought to her. She also spoke powerfully of “the power of music to bring people together.”At Beverly High School, Maddie has sung in the chorus, served as flute section leader, and played in the marching band, pit orchestra, and concert band. She has also performed in the Salem Youth Philharmonic Orchestra, UMass High School Honor Band, Honors Wind Ensemble of Northeast Massachusetts, and MMEA Junior District Festival—all of these activities while also serving as student council secretary, running on the cross country and indoor track teams, and participating in the book club.

Click here for additional information regarding the NCS Betty Gillette Scholarship.

Author: ncsadmin

Comments are closed.