This year we are happy to announce that we have awarded our scholarships to four outstanding applicants. The Board had a very difficult time deciding on who to award our scholarship to this year as we had several worthy applicants for our scholarship. Each one had very real needs and each one showed an incredible amount of dedication and talent with clearly defined goals. The Charles O. Gordon Memorial Scholarship was founded at the 2006 AGM at Grandfather Mountain Highland Games by vote of the membership and we set out the goal of furthering the Scottish Arts and our rich cultural heritage by giving a helping hand to our youth who wish to hone their talents and accomplishments in the traditional arts of Scotland.
The recipients this year have already shown a strong bent to perpetuate the Scottish Arts through their goals of teaching and honing their craft to the highest levels and by volunteering.
We are very happy to award: Audrey Trawick of New Port Richey, FL; Sonoma Rushing of Cary, NC; Gus Schnee of Charlotte, NC; and Gemma Briggs of Clearwater, FL.