North seniors win Brown Music Competition scholarships

Columbus North High School seniors were the winners in the Brown Music Competition held Saturday at First Christian Church.

Alex Farrar and Julia Iorio will each receive $3,500 scholarships.

Farrar placed first in the Betty F. Brown Awards for Instrumental Excellence, playing the alto saxophone . Iorio, won first place in the Anna Newell Brown Awards for Vocal Excellence.

Eli Heichelbech won second place in the instrumental competition and Rosa Hernandez and Leah Rodriguez tied for second place in the vocal competition.  Heichelbech received a $2,000 scholarship, while Hernandez and Rodriguez each received $1,250.

Robert N. Brown served as chairman of The Republic’s former parent company and he established the Betty F. Brown Awards for Instrumental Excellence in 1992 in memory of his wife, Betty.

Robert and Betty Brown established the Anna Newell Brown Awards for Vocal Excellence  in 1985 b to honor Mr. Brown’s mother.

Both competitions are administered by Heritage Fund – The Community Foundation of Bartholomew County.