At the June 30th monthly meeting, the Gem & Mineral Society was gratified to meet one of their recipients for the 2011 $500 scholarships.
After an arduous search by Jean Emerson, the Scholarship Chairman struck gold in the person of Klara Ledford. This poised and intelligent lady is striving to get a Major in Secondary Education with a focus on Earth Science, and a minor in Geology.
Ledford is a fifth year senior, having transferred from a private college to Western Carolina University. A premium on double major course costs had made her only minor in geology. Her scholarship funds came at a good time.