Student lands Twin Cities scholarship |

Student lands Twin Cities scholarship

The Union StaffMackenzie Hild has studied violin for three years.
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Twin Cities Concert Association awarded its annual Autumn Youth Scholarship award to Mackenzie Hild. The 12-year-old Mackenzie is a sixth-grade student attending Yuba River Charter School. She has studied violin for three years with local private teacher, Nancy Hill and plays in her school orchestra. The scholarship is for $250.

She has also enjoyed three years of recorder lessons available at the charter school. Mackenzie’s goals are to purchase a full-sized violin and continue her private music lessons.

She says, “I would like to always enjoy music and violin as much as I do now.” When asked why she should like this scholarship, Mackenzie stated, “to continue playing and enjoying the violin. I enjoy the violin so much. You can not imagine how much. It’s one of my favorite times in the day, after dinner, when the sun is setting I climb the stairs to play my wonderful violin….”

Nancy Hill stated, “The focus of this family (the Hild family) is music. All three children are enthusiastically dedicated to music, attending concerts and rehearsals when possible. This is a large financial commitment. Mackenzie has an unusual tenacity and will to accomplish”.

Twin Cities Concert Association has awarded an annual scholarship since 1999. The scholarship is awarded to a music student who may lack the financial resources to fund private lessons, buy their own or an improved instrument, or attend an important music opportunity. The student may have been overlooked in previous scholarship competitions. The scholarship is awarded based on a written application and recommendation by their teacher.

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