The Island School Council for the Arts announces the scholarship recipients for 2013. Each of these southern Beaufort County high school seniors exemplify excellence in the arts and are planning to pursue a four-year degree in an arts-related field. Bluffton High School graduate Christina Andrews received a $500 Ann Light Scholarship to study studio art and theater at the College of Charleston. Hilton Head Christian Academy graduate Gabriela Guidobono received a $500 Marilyn Bowler Scholarship to pursue a degree in fashion design at the College of Charleston. Hilton Head Island High School graduate Ross Dungan received a $500 Tim Doughtie Scholarship to pursue a fine arts degree at Savannah College of Art and Design. Hilton Head Prep graduate Gracie Anderson received a $1,000 Plumb Scholarship to pursue a degree in art therapy at Northeastern University in Boston.
The Island School Council for the Arts announces the winners of the Promising Picassos Summer Student Art Exhibition. Bluffton High School senior Ryan Hess was named Best of Show for "El Camino De Santiago." Bluffton High School senior Ariyanne Colston won first place for "Old Truck." Bluffton High School junior Mirco Cavallarin won second place for "Harbor Town Evening." Bluffton High School sophomore Ashley Midence won third place for "Watermelon Slices." Heritage Academy junior Lizzy Tumpamahu received an honorable mention for "Garden with Red Umbrella." Bluffton High School junior Yariela Blanco received an honorable mention for "Waterfall at Perez Zellezon."
The free exhibition featuring more than 60 selected southern Beaufort County student works of art is open to the public through Aug. 9 in the Bank of America Room in the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina.
BLUFFTON HIGH SCHOOL
The Bluffton Rotary Club has awarded a $1,000 scholarship to graduating senior Sarina Etheridge. Etheridge will attend the College of Charleston in the fall and plans to work on a double major in astrophysics and physics. At Bluffton High, she had a grade point average of 4.248 and finished 22nd in a graduating class of 316.
H.E. McCRACKEN MIDDLE SCHOOL
The summer reading program is in full swing. Students should visit the "Features" section of the website for more information: hem.beaufort.k12.sc.us. Summer reading information is also available in the front office.
HILTON HEAD ISLAND HIGH SCHOOL
Daniel Ruegamer received the 2013-2014 Civilian Marksmanship Program Youth Scholarship. Daniel participated in the NJROTC and will receive a one-year, $1,000 scholarship based on marksmanship participation, grade point average and merit, to be used toward pursuit of higher education.