Rotary Club of Blacksburg recognizes outstanding fine arts students in Mont. Co.
In April, The Rotary Club of Blacksburg recognized outstanding graduating seniors from Montgomery County with scholarships for continuing education.
Students are nominated by their teachers for their art in vocal, instrumental, visual, theater, dance, or literary. Students were selected based upon their demonstrated excellence in the art following personal interviews, portfolio presentations, and auditions with each nominee. These students were recognized:
• Melissa Carlier, Blacksburg high School, Vocal Art. Melissa is a senior who will be attending UVA in the fall as a Political Science Major. She has spent 13 years studying the art of the Violin.
• Ashley Underwood, Christiansburg High School, Vocal Art. Ashley is a senior who will be attending Virginia Tech in the fall to study Music Education. She excels in her Band participation with honors and awards from 2008 till present day. She served as Drum Major 2011-2012 for the CHS Blue Demon Marching Band
• Claire Cannon, Blacksburg High School, Vocal Art. Claire is a senior who will be attending University of Maryland in the fall to study Violin Performance
• Emilee Tu, Blacksburg High School, Vocal Art. Emilee is a senior who will be attending Princeton in the fall to study Molecular Biology. She has studied the piano for the previous 12 years through the Renaissance Music Academy
Rotary Scholarships are awarded by the Blacksburg Noon Club to graduation seniors enrolled in accredited secondary programs in Montgomery County who are pursuing further education in the fall of 2011 at the college or university level. The $750 cash award is accompanied with a framed certificate.
– Submitted by Rotary Club of Blacksburg
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