Student Spotlight: Ainsley Western ’20

Congratulations to senior Ainsley Western on being selected to participate in the Rising Stars Piccolo Spoleto Program! The selection process was arduous with over 1,000 talented students from Florida to North Carolina auditioning. This incredible honor can be attributed to Ainsely’s passion and dedication.

The goal of Rising Stars Piccolo Spoleto series is to provide classical artistically talented youth with a high-profile performance venue that recognizes their exceptional talent. The performances will be presented during the 2020 Piccolo Spoleto Festival in Charleston, SC, May 25th through June 5th. All programs will be presented at St. Matthews Lutheran Church Auditorium, which is located in downtown Charleston on the corner of King and Vanderhorst Street across from Marion Square.

In addition to Ainsley’s accomplishment as a Rising Star, she was awarded Distinguished Scholar, a $25,000 a year scholarship at Southern Methodist University. The SMU Distinguished Scholar Committee selected Ainsely based on her academic and personal achievement, admiring her leadership as captain of the golf team and dedication to the performing arts.

Congratulations to Ainsley! We’re all proud of her accomplishments at Bishop England High School.