Here are the Charles O. Gordon Memorial Scholarship Recipients for 2021! Congratulations!
This year without competitions many of our youth have had few opportunities to participate in classes and competitions and improve their skills. Although last year’s recipients were limited in what they could do, they all worked hard to build their skillsets, and many put aside money for camps to use when the COVID crisis is behind us.
This year we had few applicants for obvious reasons. We did have two outstanding highland dancers that the Board was excited to sponsor.
Audrey Trawick of New Port Richey, Florida
Audrey is a repeat recipient and we are thrilled to report is a newly fully certified Member of the British Association of Teachers of Dance which is to say, a fully certified Highland Dance Instructor! She had this as her previous goal, and we awarded Audrey a $500.00 grant.
Sage Tousey of Studio City, CA
Sage is an 11-year old Highland Dancer who had applied before and while we were impressed with her spirit, talent, and progress, at that time she was underage to qualify for our scholarship.
We are excited she applied this year and we were even more impressed with her hard work and determination.
We’re also happy to see that a former recipient of our scholarship, Emma Schiff, is her dance instructor. We awarded Sage a $500.00 grant.