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Choral Guild awards scholarship to those pursuing musical degrees.

The Covington/Conyers Choral Guild has awarded $500 scholarships to two local high school graduates who intend to pursue vocal music degrees.

One of the scholarship winners is Samuel Ming Hai Potts, a graduate of Eastside High School. He will attend Mercer University to study music education. Along with accolades including four years of All-State Chorus, the Oxford Youth Singers, and the Eastside High Show Choir, Potts is an outstanding scholar. The award was made during the Choral Guild concert, held on May 8 in Covington.

The other scholarship winner is Patricia Clark, a graduate of Salem High School. She will be attending Columbus State University where she will pursue a degree in vocal performance with emphasis in musical theater. Clark has been active in the Salem Mixed Chorus, Advanced Women’s Ensemble, and Show Chorus.

Clark’s love of musical theater led to a part in the Georgia Thespian Opening Number production and All State Show, “In the Heights,” as well as other Salem productions. She is also an outstanding scholar. The award was made at the May 9 Choral Guild concert in Conyers.

One of the goals of the Choral Guild is to support and encourage young people wishing to pursue the arts by studying vocal music. The scholarship program is supported entirely by community donations. For more information about the scholarship program, visit www.choralguild.org.