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Four young musicians win Pitcher scholarships

From left are Kaileigh Krosse, Lora Starr, Jillianne Fazakerley and Hana Lee Oshima. Photo by Gail Klein.

Four Ketchikan students have been selected to receive 2013 Sam Pitcher Music Scholarships. They are 11th grader Jillianne Fazakerley; 10th grader Hana Lee Oshima; 9th grader Kaileigh Krosse; and 9th grader Lora Starr.

The Sam Pitcher scholarship started after Sam’s death in 2003 at age 16. Sam was passionate about music, and participated in Ketchikan High School and community bands. The scholarships are open to Ketchikan students in grades 7 through 12 to attend summer music programs.

The $500 scholarships are awarded on the basis of merit, goals and musicianship. Jillianne plans to attend Interlochen Arts Camp in Michigan, and the other three plan to attend the Sitka Fine Arts Camp.

Over the past decade, the program has awarded 43 scholarships, totaling more than $20,000.

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