Si Wachsberger Art Award
As a lifetime resident of Beachwood, Si Wachsberger was a founding member of the Beachwood Arts Council. He is best known for holding elective office in Beachwood for 38 years. Si was raised in East Cleveland and graduated from Miami University with a degree in journalism. He owned the Oxford Shop for men’s clothes for 29 years in Shaker Heights. As a longtime member of both the Beachwood School Board and the Beachwood City Council, he was elected as president of each body. In addition to the BAC, Si helped to start the Voters League, the Beachwood Museum and the Little League. He is survived by his wife, Shirley, sons Donald, Kenneth, Jeffrey, Robert and their wives as well as three grandchildren. In order to honor Si, the BAC Board decided to establish the Si Wachsberger Art Award for graduating high school seniors who plan to pursue the arts by further developing their skills in college. A $1000 scholarship or two $500 Awards are given to a student(s) entering college. The final decision regarding the winner(s) is left to the discretion of the Art Award Committee. The Award may be given in the following areas (but are not limited to): the visual arts, the performing arts and the musical arts. The Award(s) are presented to the winner(s) at the BAC’s annual June meeting. The recipient(s) are requested to make a presentation at that meeting. The Beachwood Arts Council is proud to honor Si Wachsberger by offering this Art Award to deserving high school graduates.
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