Stu­dents awarded arts schol­ar­ships

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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.

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