LYME/OLD LYME — The Ruth Ann Heller Music Foundation Board of Trustees has announced that it has awarded private study music scholarships for the 2022-23 academic year to students from both Lyme-Old Lyme Middle School and Lyme-Old Lyme High School.
Award recipients from the Middle School are: Cassidy Buckley, Jonah Filardi (winner of the Doc Mirliani Jazz Scholarship), Gavin Gray, Alistair Hampton-Dowson, Sophia Huang, Avery Zbierski, Ceciley Buckley, and Morgan Buerger.
Award recipients from the High School are: Oliver Wyman, CJ Zapatka (winner of the Stephen Crites Low Brass Scholarship), Dominic Clark, Chloe Datum, Andrew Liu, Natalie Buckley, Stella Geromino, Douglas Griswold, and Jacob Derynioski.
As a supporting organization for Region #18 Schools, the Ruth Ann Heller Music Foundation awards scholarships to be used for private music instruction to students participating in the Lyme-Old Lyme Schools Band programs.
The 501(c)(3) non-profit foundation was formed in 1999 after the retirement of Ruth Ann (King) Heller from Lyme-Old Lyme High School, with a mission to strengthen and improve the instrumental music program in our schools.
Donations to the foundation in any amount are gratefully accepted. The mailing address is the Ruth Ann Heller Music Foundation, PO Box 298, Old Lyme, CT.