Students awarded arts scholarships
Six Queen Anne’s County this year Zellmer’s wife, students recently complet- Sharon Lipsius Zellmer. ed their first semester at Zellmer was a strong supporter six different colleges with of all art media and partial assistance from the owned many pieces done Queen Anne’s County Arts by local artists. Council. The scholarships for
Three of the applicants Brandt and Spik were funded graduated from Queen from the arts council’s Anne’s County. Tyler Clara Simmons Fund. Schmidt is attending West Clara Simmons was patron Virginia University to of the arts and an pursue a degree in visual active volunteer in Kent arts. Kendall Lee Brandt County before her death has her sights set on a 2008. Simmons worked in degree in art and graphic Counter Intelligence for design from the University both the OSS and CIA in of Florida, and Robert World War II. She moved Miller is planning a career to Chestertown in 1951 and in art with a degree from began her life of community Virginia Commonwealth and volunteer service. University. Her service spanned 60
Two Kent Island High years and her interests School seniors are pursuing included service to many their careers in the Chestertown organizations, arts. Samuel Pomerantz the Smithsonian, the is attending Towson State library, and the arts organizations. University following his She is best known interests in theater and as the inventor and initiator voice, and Lily Spik is majoring of the first Chestertown in music and voice at Tea Party. Boston University College The Clara Simmons Fund of Fine Arts. Wye River Upper was first funded through School graduate Kate memorial contributions Draper is a student at St. in 2008 and her family John’s College in Annapolis has continued their commitment with an eye toward a to Queen Anne’s degree in music and voice. County Arts Council. The
The partial scholarship fund has provided more for Pomerantz was funded than $13,000 in scholarships by the Jeffrie Zellmer to Queen Anne’s Scholarship fund offered County students.
Queen Anne’s County High School students participate with the Department of Natural Resources in tree planting, part of a project to create wetlands for stormwater runoff from the school grounds, which had been causing sediment and erosion problems to the nearby Corsica River. About 120 students worked to plant the native trees, which will help hold soil in place and protect wetlands.
The Maryland Department of Natural Resources joins Queen Anne’s County High School students Nov. 14 to plant 65 trees at the school. The project was funded by the DNR with a $44,000 grant from the Chesapeake and Atlantic Coastal Bays Trust Fund.