November 24, 2020

Taunton Civic Chorus Awards Scholarship to D-R Senior

Posted by BarbQuill22

The Taunton Civic Chorus has awarded its 2020 Bob Keith Memorial Scholarship to Ashley Damon, a graduating senior at Dighton-Rehoboth Regional High School.

The $500 scholarship is awarded to a graduating senior from a greater Taunton area high school who has been an active participant in an organized musical activity such as chorus, band, drama club, or dance, and has been accepted into a 2 or 4-year degree program. TCC acknowledged Damon for her participation in D-R’s Select Choir, as well as the Southeastern Massachusetts Music Educators Association (SEMMEA), and the Southeastern Massachusetts School Bandmasters Association (SEMSBA).

Damon, the daughter of Richard and Kathleen Damon of Rehoboth, graduated in the top five percent of her graduating class. She was also the President of the Dighton-Rehoboth National Honor Society, a three-sport Varsity captain and athlete.

While she will pursue a Nursing major at Saint Anselm College in the Fall, Damon says she will continue singing because, “It is more than just a hobby, but rather a passion that gives me purpose.”

Each year, the Taunton Civic Chorus presents its scholarship to the recipient at the Spring concert and the recipient performs; however, the concert was cancelled this season because of the Covid-19 Pandemic. It is the first time in TCC history that a season has been cancelled. The Chorus celebrated its 60th birthday last year.

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