The Bluebird Foundation announced their annual spring grant recipients today at a reception at the Black Woods event center in Proctor.

The Bluebird Foundation has many short and long-term goals in its arts advocacy. Scholarships are awarded annually in May and November.

Grants were awarded to these area students in the following categories:

C.M. “Bud” Schultz Music Awards (2 at $500 each)

  • Alexander Goodlet-Northwestern High School, Maple
  • Ben Janicki-Superior Sr. High School

Big Daddy’s-Jim Stellmaker Brass Award (2 at $750.00 each)

  • Austin Engelhardt- Homeschool, Two Harbors
  • Samuel Sadlowsky-Aitkin High School

Rose Mary Harmeier Hoene Dance Awards (1 at $500)

  • Savannah Ernst-Hermantown High School

John D. Munsell Theater Award (1 at $500)

  • Kelly Killorin-Denfeld High School

Bluebird Vocal Award (1 at $500)

  • Sophia Brenner-Cloquet Sr. High School

Ray Wolffe Award (1 at $500)

  • Tristan Erspamer-Harbor City International School, Duluth

Michael Baker Percussion Award (1 at $500)

  • Gabriel Ehlers-Nelson-Marshall School, Duluth

Bob Schroeder Entrepreneur Award (1 at $500)

  • Karlyn Nessa-Hermantown High School

JCC Services Twin Ports Award. (1 at $500)

  • Quinn Muhich-Eveleth-Gilbert High School

To date the foundation has awarded over $40,000 to area high school aged kids in the performing arts.