Geordie Hearn, a recent high honors graduate of Willsboro Central School, has accepted the Lawson and Clint Allen Leadership and Academic Scholarship. He intends to enroll in the Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam. The Allen Scholarship, a program of the Essex Community Fund and administered by the Adirondack Foundation, seeks “to empower the life goals of deserving Essex students with the expectation that they will ‘pay it forward’ through their contributions to their community and the nation.” The Allen scholars receive $3,500, and if they maintain a solid academic record and make normal progress toward a degree, they can renew the scholarship for up to three more years.
Three previous Allen scholars have renewed their Scholarship for the 2015-16 academic year. Luke Barns will attend the University of Vermont, Tyler Bridge will continue at Paul Smith’s College, and Lilly Kelly will begin her second year at SUNY Plattsburgh.
In accepting the Scholarship, Geordie Hearn wanted to go to the Crane School of Music to “know more about music history, music theory” and to improve “my performance level as a pianist.” He hopes “to inspire future generations to have music to be a big part in their lives whether as a hobby or profession.”
Lawson Allen’s family have come to Essex for a century, and she and Clint have made a substantial commitment to the Essex Community.
- Willsboro Mentors & Mentees Reflect at End of the Year Celebration (www.essexonlakechamplain.com)