|Photo: Alicyn Goodman|
Each year, the Jon Sigurdsson Chapter IODE presents several scholarships to deserving students pursuing post-secondary education. Scholarships for the 2015-2016 academic year were presented last October 17th at the chapter’s annual scholarship event. Natalie Denesovych, who was then president of the Jon Sigurdsson Chapter, offered opening remarks and the featured speaker was Laurel Anderson McCallum. Alicyn Goodman presented the scholarships on behalf of the chapter.
In addition to the speeches and scholarship presentations, the evening was punctuated by three musical presentations: Erin Thorleifson performed Wie Melodien ziehtes mir by Johannes Brahms; Artur Kivilaht performed The Days of Wine and Roses by Henry Mancini; and Rebecca Paulding, accompanied by Nicola Davies, performed Animal Passion and Joy Alone from the set Natural Selection by Jake Heggie.