Bright Scholarship awarded to Julia Rogers of Romney
The Bright Scholarship in Music or Science for 2012, in the amount of $1,000, was awarded to 17-year-old Julia M. Rogers of Romney in Hampshire County. She will use it to pursue piano studies with Martin Berkofsky in Casanova, Va.
Rogers is a home-schooled student, now in her senior year. She has played in the Tri-State Youth Orchestra as principal second violinist and as first chair in the Patrick Henry Youth Music Academy Orchestra.
The 2013 Bright Scholarship, administered by the Eastern West Virginia Community Foundation (EWVCF), will again be worth $1,000. While high school students (grades nine-12) in Hampshire and Morgan counties are encouraged to submit their own ideas as to how they might use the Scholarship, here are some examples.
Student instrumentalists could use the Scholarship to advance their performance skills in classical music by studying with an esteemed teacher or by attending an outstanding summer music camp.
Interested students should consult their school counselors and ask for a Bright Scholarship information sheet and a 2013 Application Form, which must be postmarked by April 1. Additional information is available from Amy Pancake at EWVCF (304-822-7200).
The Bright Scholarships were funded by Dr. Harold J. Bright and Janice W. Bright of Largent to honor the gifts and dedication of schoolteachers everywhere, but especially those of their three children Deborah Bright, Leslie Bright and Christopher Bright.