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4/1/20 COVID-19 Response Update 
Effective Friday, March 27, at 5 p.m., all Fairfax County Government buildings are closed to the public. This closure will remain in effect indefinitely in an effort to reduce the risk of COVID-19 virus transmission. Additionally, Fairfax County strongly urges residents to follow the stay-at-home order issued by Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam on Monday, March 30. The governor’s action remains in effect until June 10. For more information, visit: https://bit.ly/2yljg5S

A Resource for the McLean Community
Want to help others or need help yourself? The Fairfax County Community Covid Aid Project is a charity started at McLean High School to connect volunteers with those in need in our community during this difficult time. The organization runs a database where McLean residents can access services, like grocery shopping and online tutoring, by requesting help from a group of dedicated volunteers. All volunteers are Fairfax County residents, who have signed up through the website, https://www.fairfaxcountycovidaid.org.

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The 2020 James C. Macdonald Performing Arts Scholarship Competition

Annually, the McLean Community Center recognizes the hard work and talent of young performing artists through the James C. Macdonald Performing Arts Scholarship Competition. Following a preliminary round and final round of competition, prizes (1st - $1,200; 2nd - $800, and 3rd - $400) are awarded in each of four categories: dance, theater, instrumental music and vocal music.

Beginning in 2020, the 1st place Instrumental Award will be named in honor of Anita Lamkin, a longtime friend of young musicians and supporter of music performances in McLean.


Who can apply: High school students who reside or attend school in the MCC tax district (Small District One A-Dranesville) are eligible to apply.

  • Students may enter in more than one category, but must submit an application form for each.
  • A nonrefundable, $20 fee is required for each application form submitted.
  • Fee may be paid via check using the check payment form or credit card using the links below.

Application Deadline: Friday, January 24
Preliminary Round:
Week of February 3
Final Competition:
Wednesday, March 18, 8 p.m.
Dance Fee credit card payment

Instrumental Fee credit card payment

Theatre Fee credit card payment

Vocal Fee credit card payment

 

Application Guidelines

Frequently Asked Questions

Check Payment Form

Preliminary Round Information

 

Questions? Contact The Alden's Youth Theatre Programs Director, Danielle Van Hook, at Danielle.VanHook@fairfaxcounty.gov.