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Salem Community Chorus Scholarship Recipients

Riesland Vocal Memorial Scholarship

SCC awards the Riesland Memorial Scholarship each school year to a high school junior in the Mid-Willamette Valley. The scholarship pays for instruction with a voice teacher of the recipient's choice during the student's senior year.
Kayla BaudreeKayla Baudree - Our 2019 winner, student at Salem Academy Christian School, takes a demanding course load of honor and college classes and is looking forward to graduation in 2020. Kayla’s goal is to become a math teacher, so she is taking advanced math classes. Kayla was inducted into the National Honors Society last year. She also held a position as a class representative for two years to help give her class a stronger voice. In preparation for a future position a worship coordinator, she is in choir. She is so dedicated, that when a class schedule conflict left her unable to take choir, she arranged to learn all the music through independent study so that she could still be part of the choral group.  The Salem Community Chorus is pleased to award the Kayla Baudree the Riesland Vocal Instruction Memorial Scholarship for 2019 !
Kayla is a good candidate for both academic and music scholarships in being active in several school and community activities including Choir, has achieved several honors.
Phoebe Jade Allen Our 2018 winner, a gifted South Salem High School student. Jade attended Howard Street Charter School, where she was a dedicated competitive gymnast. Gymnastics involves commitment and poise in front of an audience, characteristics that serve her well now as she pursues excellence in vocals and theater. She further challenges herself by participating in cross country and track at school, and through Crossfit and dance lessons. In her work at CET (Children's Educational Theater) she has honed her skills as a singer, dancer and actor. Director Robert Salberg observes "one of Jade's strongest characteristics is that she gives 110% to everything she does, that's inherent in who she is." We at Salem Community Chorus look forward to helping Jade as she continues to develop as a vocalist.
Phoebe  Phoebe Jacobs Our 2017 winner. Besides capturing numerous lead roles in West Salem High, Pentacle and Enlightened Theatrics musical productions, Jacobs has won three OSAA State Solo Championships—2015 Alto, 2016 Alto and 2017 Mezzo.  As a dedicated theater, dance and music student, she has shared her talents with local middle school students teaching and mentoring weekly.  Jacobs has also performed locally at many public and private events including singing “Somewhere Over the Rainbow “ to Gerry Frank on his 93rd birthday.  Additionally, she has learned American Sign Language and enjoys visiting with the deaf community.
DelfinoDelfino Cervantes Our 2017 winner. In addition to being a member of McKay High’s Scotsapella, concert choir and men’s chorus, Cervantes played the lead role in the school’s production of High School Musical.  He also was a member of the All-State Chorus and ACDA Nationals.  Cervantes is an active volunteer including his church worship team, stints at Union Gospel Mission and LA Dream Center.  An all-around musician, he plays the drums, guitar and piano to complement his vocal talents.