Oct 27, 2021, 08:00 AM
Rhythm Scene Staff
“Musicians Making A Difference” Scholarship Recipients Announced
In May, Pearl Corporation announced the opening of a new college scholarship, annually awarding two $5,000 scholarships to high school musicians who have demonstrated the ability to impact positive change in their community. After careful review from a diverse panel of Pearl/Adams staff and artists, Pearl is proud to award this year’s scholarships to Emmanuel Wade and Isabel Michaelides.
Since age 14, Emmanuel Wade (Clarksville, Tenn.) has dedicated many years to the non-profit organization I Am Invisible Bullying and Suicide. As an active musician, songwriter, and rapper, Emmanuel wrote a song titled “I’m Invisible,” which is used by the organization and the community to spread encouragement and positivity to at-risk youth. To date, I Am Invisible has reached over 3,500 students ages 8–17 in middle Tennessee. In 2021, Emmanuel was awarded the City of Clarksville Mayor’s Certificate of Recognition, as well as Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Clarksville Alumnae Chapter’s Academic Excellence Award. Emmanuel looks forward to attending Alabama A&M University, where he plans to continue his work helping those affected by bullying and suicide.
Isabel Michaelides (Valencia, Cal.) has spent much of the past year volunteering at Oakmont of Valencia Senior Center, where every Sunday she could be found performing an arrangement of ’50s/’60s music for senior citizens. Oakmont specializes in seniors with Alzheimer’s and Dementia, a personal impact to Isabel, as both her grandparents suffer from memory loss. Having been accepted into the University of California Irvine’s Biomedical Engineering program this fall, Isabel looks forward to participating in further research related to Alzheimer’s and Dementia, while volunteering in the local community and providing support to individuals and their families who are affected by these diseases.
To learn more and apply for next year’s scholarship, visit: pearldrum.com/en/about- pearl/internships-scholarships.