Cannon Summer Music Camp awards for full scholarship

Published 9:14 pm Tuesday, March 5, 2013

The Laurel Lake Music Society Inc. at Tryon Estates has announced the names of the local high school students who have been selected for a full scholarship to the Cannon Summer Music Camp at Appalachian State University in Boone, N.C.
Students receiving scholarships this year include: Dakota Cox of Landrum High School (LHS), who plays the piano; Emily Gage of Polk County High School (PCHS), who plays percussion; Lee Jackson of LHS, who plays piano; Colby McGuinn of PCHS, who plays the baritone saxophone; Jessica Woods of PCHS, who plays percussion; and Spencer Taunton of PCHS, who plays percussion.
The camp will be held from June 29 to July 20. The scholarships are made possible by the generous donations of residents of Tryon Estates in Columbus. The Laurel Lake Music Society has awarded scholarships totaling more than $112,000 to Landrum and Polk County high school students during the past 11 years.
Attendance at the summer camp will enhance the music skills of these students and increase their understanding of music. This is shared with other students upon their return, thus enhancing the overall school music programs.
These students participated in an audition in January and completed a recital for family, friends and residents of Tryon Estates on Feb. 26.
Music society members are proud for the parents and families who have encouraged the students’ musical talents and are confident these students will excel at the summer music camp. Al and Stella Hart of Tryon Estates are the co-chairs of the scholarship committee.

– article submitted by Al Hart

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