Interlochen Announces 2014 Virginia B. Ball Scholarship Winner

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Gorham, Maine writer impresses with powerful and distinct voice

INTERLOCHEN, MI – The Interlochen Arts Academy is proud to announce that Gorham, Maine sophomore Elizabeth Lemieux has won the 2014 Virginia B. Ball Creative Writing scholarship contest.

According to Dave Griffith, Director of Creative Writing, Elizabeth’s portfolio stood out because “her writing has a strong and mature voice, and is filled with fresh, powerful, original, distinctive imagery, and a vivid sense of place.”

Elizabeth was chosen from a pool of applicants that spanned 15 different countries and 42 states. She will receive a $30,000 scholarship for each year she is enrolled at Interlochen Arts Academy.  Elizabeth, 16, had been a finalist in 2012 and attended Interlochen Arts Camp in 2014

The contest is a bi-annual contest generously endowed by the Virginia B. Ball Foundation. It is a way to encourage exceptional young writers to pursue the development of their craft. For more information about the contest, please visit write.interlochen.org/contest-home.

About Interlochen Center for the Arts

The nonprofit Interlochen Center for the Arts is a recipient of the National Medal of Arts and the only organization in the world that brings together: a 2,500-student summer camp program; a 500-student fine arts boarding high school; opportunities for hundreds of adults to engage in fulfilling artistic and creative programs; two 24-hour listener-supported public radio stations (classical music and news); more than 600 arts presentations annually by students, faculty and world-renowned guest artists; a global alumni base spanning eight decades, including leaders in the arts and all other endeavors. For information, visit Interlochen online at www.interlochen.org.

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