WSA Young Artists Awards

From left, Logan Augustine, Kaily Cloud, Young Artists Awards chair Winnie O’Donnell, Kamerann Burney and Madison Zandt. 


The Waxahachie Symphony Association presented its Young Artists Awards scholarship winners at Saturday evening’s concert.

Four awards were presented: first and second place instrumental, and first and second place vocal, with the first place honorees receiving $1,500 each and the second place honorees receiving $1,000 each.

The first place award winners also each performed a piece prior to the concert performance by pianist Sean Chen.

The honorees included:

• First place instrumental – Logan Augustine, marimba

Logan is a senior at Midlothian High School, where he is a member of the marching band, theatre orchestra, all-region band, state solo and ensemble, and percussion ensemble, serving as percussion leader. He plans on pursuing a bachelor’s and master’s of engineering for aerospace engineering at Texas A&M University. He is the son of Shanta Luedecke.

Logan performed “Caleidoscopio” by composer Gene Koshinski.

• Second place instrumental – Kaily Cloud, alto saxophone

Kaily is a senior at Maypearl High School, where she is in the marching band, concert band and solo and ensemble. She is an NHS member and received an excellent rating at solo and ensemble three years in a row. 

Kaily plans to attend Sam Houston State University and study music therapy. Her parents are Tammy and Shane Cloud.

• First place vocal – Kamerann Burney

Kamerann is a senior at Waxahachie High School, where she is a member of the show choir and involved in musical theater. 

She was cast as Mrs. Banks in the recent production of “Mary Poppins” and is cast as Roxie in the upcoming production of “Chicago.” 

She received a class I rating in UIL solo and ensemble contest, making her a state qualifier. Kamerann plans to pursue a bachelor of arts with an emphasis in musical theater. Her parents are Lori and Derek Burney.

Kammerann performed “o mio babbino caro,” by Giacomo Puccini.

• Second place vocal – Madison Zandt

Madison is a senior at Waxahachie High School, where she has been a member of varsity choir for three years, show choir for one year and musical theater for four years. 

She was selected as the theater vice president her senior year and treasurer her junior year. She was cast as Mary Poppins in the recent production of “Mary Poppins” and is cast as Velma in the upcoming production of “Chicago.” Madison will attend the University of Central Oklahoma and major in musical theater. Her parents are Jennifer and Erick Zandt.

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