ETVA ANNOUNCES SCHOLARSHIP
Louise Stephens Scholarship Recipient
Zoe Stiles, William Blount HS
Chris Clift, Choral Director
Throughout high school, I have been heavily involved in music and have put much time,
dedication, and focus towards it. In my freshman and sophomore years, I was one of two
students to make All East Choir; I was the only student at my school to make All State Choir.
I’ve made All East Choir and All State Choir all four years of high school. I was voted Most
Improved Female Singer in my choir sophomore year, and was voted Most Outstanding Female
Singer my junior year. I have been heavily involved in musical theatre as well--my most recent
role was Mary Poppins in Mary Poppins Jr. with Primary Players Children’s Theatre Group. In
my junior year, I received First place in the Broadway Vocal Solo, and Third place in the
Classical Vocal Solo.
I am very passionate about bettering myself and constantly learning about music, so my
plans for the future are to do exactly that. I’m still uncertain on which grade level I want to teach,
but I’m leaning towards high school music education. Thinking long-term, I would love to share
what I have learned on a more personal scale, and perhaps eventually open my own music
studio for private voice lessons.
Thank you very much for the award of the 2021 ETVA Louise Stephens scholarship! It is such
an honor to receive it.
Congratulations, Zoe! ETVA wishes you the best in your future musical endeavors!