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Award winning students entertain Tryon Estates residents

Front row left to right: Dietrich Jackson (Polk County High School), Emily Hogan (Polk County High School), and Sarah Woods (Polk County High School). Back row left to right: Melissa Hernandez (Landrum High School), Quincy Snyder (Polk County High School), Mary Eargle (Polk County High School), Colby McGuinn (Polk County High School), and Alex Harrelson (Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy). Not pictured: Jordan Connelly (Landrum High School).

Front row left to right: Dietrich Jackson (Polk County High School), Emily Hogan (Polk
County High School), and Sarah Woods (Polk County High School). Back row left to
right: Melissa Hernandez (Landrum High School), Quincy Snyder (Polk County High
School), Mary Eargle (Polk County High School), Colby McGuinn (Polk County High
School), and Alex Harrelson (Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy). Not pictured:
Jordan Connelly (Landrum High School).

On March 24, eight students participated in a recital for Tryon Estates residents. The recital was well attended and many parents and relatives were present. All students are from Polk County High School, Landrum High School, or the Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy.

Al Hart, president of the Laurel Lake Music Society, presented them with certificates, photos, and DVD recordings, confirming their award of a fully paid three-week music workshop at the Cannon Music Camp at Appalachian State University. This award covers their tuition, room and board for the acclaimed School of Music in Boone, N.C. during June and July of 2015. The students were selected based on their excellence in performing during an audition conducted on Jan 17. The awards are made possible by the donations of Tryon Estates residents.

– Submitted by Al Creasy