SCF Music Students Recognized by Board of Trustees

(Bradenton, Fla., March 17, 2010) — State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) District Board of Trustees recognized SCF music students at a March meeting for their award-winning performances in recent Florida competitions.

SCF music students Amy Folkert, piano, and Cameron Vaadi, horn, were among the winners in the Student Artist Competition at the Florida Community College Activities Association Winter Music Symposium held at the University of North Florida in Jacksonville in January. Both students were featured in an artist concert at the symposium. Each received a $1,000 renewable scholarship to attend any Florida college or university.

In the future, Vaadi plans to attend University of Florida, and Folkert will take a mission trip to Uganda or Haiti next year. She plans to attend University of North Florida.

Samone Hicks, an SCF dual-enrolled student and senior at Westcoast School for Human Development in Sarasota, was the first place female vocalist winner of the Florida Grady-Rayam Prize in Sacred Music from the Negro Spiritual Scholarship Foundation. The foundation aims to preserve and promote Negro spiritual songs and provide college scholarships for minority youth.

Hicks won a $3,000 scholarship assistance grant and a $300 cash prize for her performance. She also will be featured in several concerts around the state in 2010. She plans to attend SCF in Fall 2010.

Melodie Dickerson, SCF's director of choral and vocal studies, accompanied the students to the board recognition.

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