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Letter: A missed opportunity

Editor, Gazette-Journal:

Gloucester High School’s Senior Scholarship Night was not as well attended as in the past and there were fewer chairs on stage for members of the guidance department and directors, but the numbers representing scholarship support of graduating seniors are impressive. More than 70 individuals and institutions from Abingdon Elementary School PTA to Virginia Tech Pamplin Leadership Award gave more than $1.3 million to help the selected seniors finance their college education. The Gloucester Community gave more than $83,000 and donations ranged from $100 to $140,720.

Besides the various athletic and academic activities, art was also recognized with three scholarships to graduating seniors. In the Gloucester County Library during May, numerous high school art students displayed painting, sketching, drawing, ceramics, photography, plaster of Paris human forms, showing their creative diversity, If you count the number of graduates—357—it would seem...

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