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As parents and artists we were so excited to receive the following email from the Interlochen arts camp!

Dear Grace,
Congratulations! The Admission Committee is pleased to notify you of your acceptance to:
Program: Musical Theatre Production
for the Intermediate division, 6 weeks 6/22/2013 thru 8/5/2013.

This promises to be a summer to remember, full of creative opportunities to learn and share your art. You

will study with remarkable teachers and be surrounded by hundreds of dedicated peers. You will also

interact with astonishing guest artists and attend exciting performances!

The Admission Committee considered thousands of applicants from more than 50 countries. This summer

we will welcome more than 2,500 exceptional young artists.

Thank you for your application, Grace. On behalf of the Interlochen faculty, I am so pleased to send you

this personal invitation to attend. We are excited to see you this summer and again congratulate you on

your acceptance!

Warm Regards,

James R. Bekkering

Director, Admission & Financial Aid

Our daughter Grace is getting the opportunity to live out her dream to attend this prestigious and magical summer arts camp that accepts only 20 children from 50 countries into her area of specialty.

We immediately scraped together the $1000 deposit to hold her spot. Now comes the hard part!

As working artists and parents of 3 we need to ask for assistance to raise the funds for the remaining $4530 enrollment fee. My wife Shelly works tirelessly in the community as drama teacher to nearly 600 children in the Healdsburg school district. She teaches a total of 22 classes a week working in her position as Artistic and Producing Director of the non-profit theatre company we started H-town Youth Theatre ( ). We are proud to be the only fee free children's theatre in Sonoma county, however as with any arts educator we are definitely not in the business of arts education for the money!

Grace is one of those rare talents that lights up any stage with her presence. She works harder for her art than any child we have ever had the pleasure to coach and direct in our 25 years of teaching. She spends hours researching audition pieces, in dance and music lessons all while keeping up with her school work and maintaining her GPA.

Grace is a quirky, smart and energetic 14 year old girl who longs for an opportunity to expand her knowledge and skills with the mentorship and training this program has to offer.

We are humbly asking for your help to send our daughter to interlochen for their summer program. Even after her needs based scholarship and her merit award we still need to raise $4530 to make her dream come true!

Any help will be greatly appreciated!

Please make checks payable to Interlochen Arts and mail your donation to:

Office of Admission & Financial Aid,
P.O. Box 199,
Interlochen, MI 49643, USA.
Matthew and Michele Proschold
911 Universty Street
Healdsburg, CA 95448

Please remember to indicate that your donation is earmarked for Grace Proschold.

Thank you in advance for helping our daughter to receive the incredible gift of an arts education,

Matthew and Michele Proschold
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