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Indian Creek Band Boosters present awards, scholarships

WINTERSVILLE — The Indian Creek Band Boosters presented their annual awards and scholarships through a virtual ceremony on May 15.

The program was created by Band Booster President Jennifer Barnett and featured video and photos provided by Newbrough Photo, band photographer Angie Belock, Assistant Band Director Kim Howell and drone footage from Tom Fitzgerald.

The video presentation enabled band Director Donald R. Llewellyn Jr. to offer commentary on the marching, concert and jazz bands and to present the annual senior awards.

The program also afforded the band booster scholarship committee the opportunity to award its four scholarships, and senior band members passed on their senior roles to underclassmen. The video, which ended with a tribute to the Class of 2020 ICHS band members, can be viewed on the Indian Creek Marching Band Facebook page.

Scholarships and awards presented during the banquet program included: Arion Award, Lainie Hagerty; Loius Armstrong Award, Rachel Barnett; Director’s Award, Erin Beegle; John Phillip Sousa National Award, Madolyn McDonald; Mary Key Means Fundraising Award, Nathan Zink, four-time winner; and L’Tanya Martin Concession Award, Emily Bickerstaff, three-time winner.

Band Booster Scholarship recipients include:

≤ The Tom Dohnal Band Booster Scholarship was awarded to Rachel Barnett, the daughter of Bob and Jennifer Barnett of Wintersville. She has been a member of the Indian Creek Band for seven years, playing the clarinet and trumpet, and has been a section leader for one year and a squad leader for two years. She has taken honors band all through high school and has taken six solos to competition. Barnett has been a member of concert and jazz band as well as the softball team, swim team and a statistician for the wrestling team. She is a member of the Key Club, National Honor Society and Foreign Language Club and was selected as the Indian Creek Ambassador to the Hugh O’Brien Youth Leadership Camp. She has been the team captain of the Envirothon Team and Academic Competition Team for two years. Shel plans to attend Miami University of Ohio to major in psychology with a co-major in neuroscience and a minor in Spanish.

≤ The ICHS Band Booster Scholarship recipient is Lainie Hagerty, the daughter of Sean and Tamara Hagerty of Bloomingdale. She has been a member of the Indian Creek Band since sixth grade as a clarinet player, has taken honors band for four and has taken four solos to competition. Hagerty has been a squad leader and section leader for three years and has participated in concert, jazz and pep band. She served as president of the National Honor Society and vice president of the Key Club and Student Council. She plans to attend the University of Pittsburgh to major in mathematics to pursue a career in secondary math education.

≤ The second ICHS Band Booster scholarship was awarded to Madolyn McDonald, the daughter of Rob and Nicole McDonald of Steubenville. She has been a member of the Indian Creek Band since sixth grade as a flute player and as a senior was transitioned to piccolo. She has participated in honors band throughout high school and has taken four solos and one ensemble to competition. McDonald has been a squad leader for two years and has been a member of the pep and concert bands, the tennis team and the cross country team as well as cheering on the varsity football, basketball and competition squads. She is a member of the National Honor Society where she is the reporter and also serves as the secretary of the Key Club. She plans to attend Ohio State University to major in biology with a pre-med track and minor in music.

≤ The Dr. and Mrs. Lewis Band Booster Scholarship was presented to Erin Beegle, the daughter of Jeffrey and Sandra Beegle of Wintersville. She has been a member of the Indian Creek Band for five years in the flute section and two years as field commander. Beegle has taken honors band all through high school and has taken four solos and one ensemble to competition. She is a part of the pep, concert and jazz bands and has been a member of Key Club, National Honor Society and Student Council, serving as treasurer. She plans to attend West Virginia University to major in biochemistry.

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