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2017 Helen Wright Scholarship

The Woodstock Fine Arts Association awards the Helen Wright Fine Arts Scholarship to graduating seniors to recognize their abilities in the Fine Arts. Any graduating senior accomplished in the arts, planning to continue her/his education following graduation and residing in McHenry County may apply. The arts include performing, visual, and literary.

Talent Showcase Performances by Scholarship Winners
Thursday, April 20, 2017
Woodstock Opera House 5:30 pm

On April 20, 2017, WFAA Helen Wright Scholarship recipients will perform on the Opera House stage at the annual Talent Showcase. Free to the public, this annual event is not to be missed. Reservations are not required. A reception immediately follows the performance. Please join us for this inspiring display of talent and grace.

The Scholarship Committee of the Woodstock Fine Arts Association thanks all of the students who submitted applications for the Helen Wright Scholarship. We are proud of all the seniors from throughout McHenry County who took the time to apply, and more importantly, who found time in their busy high school lives to pursue their love of the arts. We hope the students who were not awarded scholarships will continue to pursue their artistic talents.

2017 Woodstock Fine Arts Association
Helen Wright Scholarship
Awarded to these 10 Outstanding Students


Ryanne Anderson ~ Ballet ~ Keystone National Online High School
Corey Barlow ~ Musical Theatre ~ Cary Grove High School
Emily Cyr ~ Visual Art ~ Crystal Lake South High School
Haley Gustafson ~ Musical Theatre ~ Cary Grove High School
Mariel Lopez ~ French Horn ~ Johnsburg High School
Rachel McClanahan ~ Musical Composition ~ Richmond Burton High School
Anna Stenzel ~ Violin~ Homeschool
Madelyn Vogel ~ Percussion ~ Cary Grove High School
Peyton Wood ~ Flute ~ Woodstock North High School
Nicholas Woodhouse ~ Jazz Bass ~ Marengo Community High School



2017 Helen Wright Scholarship Donors


Platinum Level
Paulette Gitlin, In Memory of H. Joseph Gitlin, Lawyer, Woodstock
Robert F. Hall, MD, Northern Illinois Orthopaedics, McHenry


Silver Level
Edward and Darlene LeCrone - Marengo
Mark Mitchell State Farm Insurance Agency, Inc., Woodstock


Bronze Level
Scott & Kathy Finke, Woodstock
Golden Eagle Community Bank, Woodstock
Martin & Juliana Grant, Woodstock
Jim & Gay Mather, Woodstock
Peter & Becky Medins, Woodstock
Kristi Moynihan, Barrington Hills
Janie Aitken Wolf, Huntley


Other Donors
BDF (Balasa Dinverno Foltz) LLC, Itasca
Benoy Motor Sales, Woodstock
Blue Ribbon Millwork, Woodstock
Caring Transitions Estate Sales, Woodstock
Debby Franks, Marengo
Francis X. Gosser, Lawyer, Woodstock
Dennis & Joyce Henrickson, Lake Geneva
Steve & Joan Rost, Bull Valley
Annette Sather, Woodstock
Zoia Monument Company, Woodstock

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The WFAA has awarded scholarships to talented students since 1964.
We continue to leave our creative imprint on the community we serve.