2017 Scholarship Recipient Announced. Diamond Talley.

Congratulations to our first-ever recipient of the Justin Croach Memorial Scholarship, 2017 Massac County High School graduate Diamond Talley. He has plans to major in music education at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Illinois.

Throughout his high school career, Diamond served as a member of the National Honor Society, a member of the drama club and a member of the marching, concert and jazz band. He attends Mt. Horeb Church in Metropolis and is involved in their music ministry and nursing home ministry.

In his scholarship essay, Diamond wrote, “Having the privilege of helping students find and pursue their musical passions is an honor… As a music teacher I do not plan on molding students to a certain standard or style of playing but help them be effective and efficient in finding out how to express themselves musically. Like Justin Croach, I have realized how much the arts have changed my life and without them, I would not be the person I am today.”

Learn more about the Justin Croach Memorial Scholarship at this link ~ click here