ACMC Awards Scholarships
The Arts Council of Moore County announces the 2011 recipients of the Barnes-Travis Arts Scholarship.
With a record of 26 outstanding applicants and requests for more than $18,000, the scholarship committee faced a big challenge this year with only $2,200 in funds to award.
The Barnes-Travis Arts Scholarship winners for 2011 are:
n Jacob Daniel, of Whispering Pines, was awarded $375 to march with Drum & Bugle Corps' Carolina Crown. He is in the 12th grade at Union Pines High School.
n Daniel Gualteros, of Pinehurst, was awarded $375 to take private piano lessons with Sue Aceves. He is in the ninth grade at School of the Sacred Heart.
n Chase Johnson, of West End, was awarded $375 to take private cello lessons with Nancy Green. He is in the 12th grade at Pine Grove School.
n Brandon Lopez, of Vass, was awarded $375 to take private piano lessons with Nancy Eaton. He is in the seventh grade at Crain's Creek Middle School.
n Shannon Marley, of Robbins, was awarded $250 to take private flute lessons with June Infantino. She is in the 10th grade at North Moore High School.
n Elizabeth Underwood, of Southern Pines, was awarded $450 to attend the Contemporary Art Museum Design Camp at N.C. State University. She is in the 10th grade at Pinecrest High School.
The Barnes-Travis Arts Scholarship was established in 2000 with the goal to provide funds to Moore County middle and high school students with a demonstrated talent in the arts. The funds may be used for attendance to a summer arts program or private lessons with an art, music or dance instructor.
Awards are given in memory of Harry Barnes and Vaud A. Travis III. An additional fund was set up in memory of artist Carol Lawson Rouhier to award scholarships to the visual arts applicants. All three people were avid supporters of the arts and the Arts Council of Moore County. Since the scholarship was created, the Arts Council has kept their memories alive by awarding $18,695 to 61 talented middle and high schools students.
The Barnes-Travis Arts Scholarship Fund, a component fund of the North Carolina Community Foundation, is a convenient way to support the Arts Council of Moore County and the talented youth in our community. Donations to this fund may be pledged and gifted over several years and a variety of gift options are accepted.
Any and all gifts will help grow the scholarship fund and the artistic growth of a future musician, artist, dancer, actor and writer. For additional information, call the Arts Council at (910) 692-2787 or visit www.mooreart.org.
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