Fairytales do come true. . . it happened to Paula Thompson, a Clarksdale, Mississippi high school student who came to Berklee this summer for the Five-Week Program on a full scholarship. (Publicist Allen Bush blogged about Paula here and here.) The singer was the first female Five-Week scholarship recipient from the Delta Blues Museum music program for youth.
Only 15 years old, Paula was a little nervous about coming to Boston by herself, Allen says, but by the end she was comfortable with Berklee and Berklee, well, loved her: She’ll be coming back next summer on another full scholarship, announced this week. And maybe after that. . . she can start to think about college?
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Congratulations, Paula! We are so proud of you here in Clarksdale. Wish everyone could come join us Thursday, July 7th at The Den for a major Summer Blow-Out Blues Jam to help defer some of her expenses for her SECOND Full Scholarship Summer Five-week program. Thank you Berklee for your support of one of our outstanding youth.
We will have photos of Paula along with the musicians and guests at the Blow-Out Blues Jam posted next week on The Delta Bohemian.