- Mary spring into music scholarship
Congratulations to the 2018 Mary Spring Into Music Scholarship winner, Ian Shasha!
Ian is currently a freshman at Jackson High School. He has studied violin at the JSO Community Music School since he was four and half years old. He currently studies under Dr. Ji Hyun Kim, and has previously studied under Dr. Fanye Sun and Mrs. Anne Fleming. Ian has played violin in the Jackson Youth Symphony Orchestra since he was in 4th grade and in the church orchestra of Spring Arbor Free Methodist Church since he was in 6th grade. At the SAU Solo & Ensemble festival, he received a rating of I. He has attended Blue Lake Fine Arts camp for 6 years, been featured as a guest soloist with the JSO at different schools during outreach concerts in 2011, and volunteered at Allegiance Hospital in 2012. During his free time, Ian likes to read, play video games, and practice violin. In 2017, he was the champion of Jackson county Spelling Bee competition and won 1st place in the Jackson county Mathcounts competition.