Band director remembered through leadership scholarship

Band director remembered through leadership scholarship

PARAGOULD, Ark. (KAIT) - Greene County Tech High School held its annual scholarship ceremony Thursday.

Seniors were rewarded with multiple scholarships based on their hard work and academic achievements.

This year, a special scholarship was given to two individuals based on leadership.

The award is in honor of band director Keith Dortch, who passed away in March.

Madison Robinson was one of the two that received the award, and she realizes how special this certain scholarship means to her.

"It's just an honor to be able to receive it because I know that the life he lived was an amazing life," said Robinson.

The Keith Dortch Leadership Scholarship came together through his own graduating class of 1991.

They began a Facebook page and were able to raise $2,000 dollars in just three weeks time.

Both the school and 91' graduating class hope to continue the award in the future.

If you would like to donate to next years scholarship fund based on this award, click here.

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