Bluebird Foundation Scholarships to Date
Schultz Music Award ($500)
2014: Rebecca Lund-Cloquet H.S.
2015: Grace Owens-Proctor H.S.
2016: Erik Aas – East H.S.
Ruth Yates - East H.S.
2017: Lilli Kovaleski and Jessica Patnaude
Rose Mary HarmeierHoene Dance Award ($500)
2014: Emily Ballard-Home School
2015: Rachael Fuchs-Lakeview Christian Academy
2016: Madison Sweeney – Proctor H.S.
Elliana Vesely – Cumberland H.S.
2017: Karlyn Nessa and Taylor Tuura
John D. Munsell Theater Award ($500)
2014: Corey Reilly-Duluth Denfeld H.S.
2015: Elina Walchuk-Harbor City International School
2016: Robert Sobczak –Cloquet H.S.
Lyric Lekander – Barnum H.S.
2017: Abby Peddle
Big Daddy’s Brass Award ($500)
2015: Cody Aplin-Duluth East H.S.
2016: Nick Bostrom – Hermantown H.S.
2017: Madeline Roberts
Ray Wolffe Award ($500)
2016: Kaylee Matusak-Hermantown H.S.
2017: Ethen Wilson
Audrey Lundeen Bluebird Scholarship ($1000)
2014: Stephanie Britz-Harbor City International
2015: Anthony Ferguson – Denfeld H.S.
2016: Brianna Williams – Denfeld H.S. ($1,500)
2017: Natalie Blevins ($2000)
Bluebird Misc. Grants
2016: Music Resource Center (for expanded music
2016: Darin Bergsven –Music Instructor at Harbor
City to attend an African Music Ensemble Course
2017: Mackenzi Stenstrom (Bluebird Vocal)
Spring Scholarship Winner, Natalie Blevins
Spring Scholarship Winners
Ethen Wilson, Ray Wolffe Award Winner with Tracy
Lundeen, and with his mom.
Daddy Brass Award winner Madeline Roberts with Kynze
And receiving award from Tracy Lundeen
C.M. Bud Schultz Award winner Jessica Patnaude with
C.M. Bud Schultz Award winner Lilli Kovaleski with
Denfeld winners Madeline Roberts and Mackenzie
Audrey A Lundeen Scholarship
The Bluebird Foundation announced the
recipient of the Audrey A Lundeen Scholarship at
their Christmas by the Lake CD Release Party last
night Clyde. Brianna Williams was selected for the
$1500 scholarship. Brianna is involved in Dance,
Theater, Vocal and Instrument Music.
Eight area high
school students were each awarded $500 scholarships
from the Bluebird Foundation. The reception was
held Sunday, May 1st, at Clyde Iron Works in Duluth.
This year two awards were presented in each original
category plus the Ray Wolffe Award was presented as
a new scholarship this year.
Robert Sobczak with Sheryl Jensen Lyric
Lekander with Sheryl Jensen
Robert Sobczak from Cloquet High School Senior and
Lyric Lekander from Barnum High School, were
awarded the John D. Munsell award for theater. The
award is named after the late Munsell who was
the director of theater at UWS for over 25 years and
directed over 70 theatrical productions
"Bud" Schultz Music Award
Erik Aas with Austan
Ruth Yates with Austan Lundeen
Erik Aas and Ruth Yates from Duluth East High School
were awarded the C.M. Bud Schultz Music Award. The
award is named after Bud Schultz, the long-time band
director at West Junior High School in Duluth.
Rose Mary Harmeier
Hoene Dance Award
Madison Sweeny with Rose Hoene
Elliana Vesely with Rose Hoene
Madison Sweeney and Elliana Vesely were awarded the
Rose Mary HarmeierHoene Dance Award. HarmeierHoene,
a long-time area dance instructor, is the late
mother of Bluebird Foundation Board Member Rose
Hoene. Madison attends Proctor High School and
Elliana attends Cumberland High School.
Big Daddy's Music
Nick Bostrom with Kynzee Lundeen
Nick Bostrom from Hermantown High School was awarded
the Big Daddy’s music award. The Award is sponsored
by Dave Gonhue, owner of Big Daddy’s Burgers
in Duluth’s Piedmont Heights. Gonhue studied
trombone under the late Jim Stellmaker, performed in
college and toured with United States Air Force Band
before entering the restaurant business.
Ray Wolffe Award
from Hermantown was announced as the first ever
winner of the Ray Wolffe Award.
In addition, two
grants were awarded, one to the Music Resource
Center to expand their lesson program in the amount
of $500 and one to Darin Bergsven, Music Instructor
at Harbor City to attend an African Music Ensemble
Course this summer. Bergsven instructs kids
throughout the area.
To date the Bluebird
Foundation has awarded nearly $10,000 in
Scholarships and Grants.
Scholarship - Past Receipient
Antony Ferguson, a Duluth Denfeld H.S. Senior, was
awarded the $1000 Audrey Lundeen Scholarship
from the Bluebird Foundation at Clyde Iron Works
today. Antony is involved in dance, theater, vocal
and instrumental music. He has been a student of the
Minnesota Ballet for fifteen years and has been
involved in a number of their productions including
The Nutcracker which is currently touring.
(Pictured with the Bluebird Foundation Board left to
right: Rose Hoene, Tracy Lundeen, Antony, Austan
Lundeen, Kynze Lundeen and Jim Caesar. Missing from
photo Sheryl Jensen)
Sales from Christmas by the Lake CD’s are the
Bluebird Foundations major fundraiser. CDs are
currently available at Super One Foods, Engwall
Florists, Pam's Hallmark and Schmitt Music in the
Miller Mall and Big Daddy’s Burgers.
CD’s can also be ordered