Jeanny Jung has won the University of Western Ontario Gordon Jeffery Endowment for Strings and Chamber Music Award ($4,000 per year over four years), as well as a general academic achievement award of $10,000 over a four-year period, and an additional $2,000 from the Saskatoon Youth Orchestra.
Jeanny is a Grade 12 student at John Paul II Collegiate in North Battleford. She formerly attended École Monseigneur Blaise Morand. She will graduate from the French Immersion program in June.
Jeanny has been playing the violin since the age of four. Her training has been in both North Battleford and Saskatoon.
In addition to keeping a high academic achievement record, Jeanny also studies piano, flute and voice. She has been the principal second in the Saskatoon Youth Orchestra for four years, she just returned from the Saskatoon Youth Chamber Orchestra rehearsals, she is a student volunteer teacher for the Saskatoon Strings program, she participates in the music ministry at St. Joseph Calasanctius Parish, she teaches private violin lessons and is a tutor of both music and other academic subjects.
Jeanny will attend the University of Western Ontario in the September where she will major in violin performance and minor in psychology as she hopes to achieve a degree in musical therapy.