The Choir School community extends its congratulations to Joseph Stokes (Class of 2011) upon being chosen as Valedictorian for the Judge Memorial High School Class of 2015. Joseph is the oldest son of Christopher and Catherine Stokes and one of five family members who are or have attended the Choir School: Maria (Class of 2012), Michael (Class of 2016), Peter (Class of 2019) and C. J. (Class of 2020). Joseph’s grandfather, Dr. Glenn Olsen, is a faculty member at the University of Utah and serves on the Choir School’s Board. We applaud Joseph for this great accomplishment and wish him well as he continues his studies in the fall at the University of Dallas.
Robert Herold, a Professor at Gonzaga University and commentator for Inlander, delves into aspects of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math in his April 29, 2015 article, and recognizes The Madeleine Choir School as a leader in balancing the necessary rigor of these subjects with a curriculum inclusive of foreign languages, the performing arts and visual arts.
The Corroon Family (Peter, Amy, Sophie, Peter Jr., and James) was featured in a story by KSL Religion Specialist, Carole Makita, highlighting various faiths being practiced in Utah. Makita interviewed the Corroon Family, and three other families in Utah from the Jewish faith, Islamic faith, and Hindu faith, respectively. The story originally ran on Easter Sunday, April 5, 2015.
Eighth-grader Olivia Hanson won first place in the Plant Sciences category at the Salt Lake Valley Science and Engineering Fair. Click on the headline to read her well-written abstract.
President and CEO of the Utah Symphony, Melia Tourangeau, announced the Utah Symphony’s 2015-16 75th anniversary season agenda from the historic Salt Lake Tabernacle, the original home of Utah Symphony last week. After years of collaboration with the Utah Symphony, The Madeleine Choir School is honored to be included among four other major arts organizations in partnering with them once again during this year of celebration. Other local arts organizations collaborating with the Utah Symphony include: Ballet West, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, Utah Opera and Utah Shakespeare Festival.