Box 3, Folder 17, Document 22

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Two Thomas Students Win
EOA Music Scholarships

Phyllis Carter and Sheila’

White, beth students at Thom-
as High School in College
Park, have been named win-
ners of Economie Opportunity
Atlanta’simmer music schol-
a¥ships to attend the Eastern
Music Festival.

The festival will be held at
Guilford College near Greens-
boro, N. C. June 20 through
Aug. 1. Participantswill re-
ceive private instruction from
professional musicians.

Phyllis, 13, and Sheila, 16,
are both students of James H.
Patterson, band director at

The girls, who live just two
blocks apart, are among eight
winners in the entire city.
Scholarship recipiants were
selected after auditions be-
fore a panel of professioxal
musicians and poverty area
residents, according to Dr.
Benno Frank, director of
Creative. Atlanta, EOA’s
summer arts program.

During the summer festival
participants will present
Numerous public concerts.
Arrangements have also been

made with an educational te-
levision channel in North Car-
olina to film a program fea-
turing the young musicians,
and plans are being made for
a special White House per-
formance this fall.

Scholarships include tui-
tion, living expenses, clothing
allowance, transportation and

Phyllis, who plays the bas-so
dent. She was an alternate on
the junior high all-state band
and plays saxaphone during
the football season. She has
also been playing the piano
since she was six and began
her band instruction on the
clarinet as a fourth-grader.
Patterson beean pecs her



to play the bassoon two years

Sheila, who also started
with the clarinet, now plays
oboe and hopes to learn to
play the saxophone or flute.

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