The recipients of the 2010 P. Buckley Moss Endowed Scholarship, are Zachary Hastert and Fallon Crossman.
Zach Hastert, a graduating senior at Buffalo Gap High School in Staunton, Virginia, and the Shenandoah Valley Governorís School Arts and Humanities Program, is the recipient of a $1,300 award. Each morning Zach takes courses in art history and appreciation, humanities, and studio production. Then he returns to Buffalo Gap High School for afternoon classes. Zach states, "Although I am labeled with a learning disability, it does not make me a slow learner. I am very well-versed in current events, have traveled, and love history. I have to get books on audio and study longer hours. I am a visual learner and have a vivid imagination. In a unique way, my learning disability has made me a stronger artist. I work harder on my art to overcome all deficiencies in other areas."
Zach will be attending the Delaware College of Art and Design, where he wants to experience all mediums, investigating the mix of art and sound design.
Fallon Crossman, who will be in her senior year at Mount Ida College in Newton, Massachusetts, will receive a $500 renewal scholarship. Fallon has received awards from the P. Buckley Moss Endowed Scholarship for the past three years, making this her fourth such award.
Each semester, the Interior Design Project at Mount Ida includes a Design Studio. This semester Fallon says, "Design Studio VI consists of Institutional Design, History of Furniture, Lighting Design, and Introduction to Design Theory & Criticism." She will also take liberal art courses in Major American Writers and History of Civilization II. Fallon will also have an Interior Design Internship. Fallon states, "By being placed in the professional work environment, I will gain first-hand experience in my preferred area of Interior Design."
As in past years, Fallon continues to participate in The Learning Center, a program which supports students with learning disabilities. Her academic coach has helped her figure out the best ways to learn and be successful, such as taking on-line quizzes in paper form.
Fallon will be graduating from Mount Ida in 2011 with a degree in Interior Design and will have reached her goal of becoming an Interior Designer. Always aiming high, Fallon is already setting her future goals. She wants to take the NCIDQ (National Council for Interior Design Qualification) exam. The NCIDQ certificate demonstrates that an individual is highly qualified through education, experience, and examination to competently practice interior design.
We support Zach and Fallon in their endeavors and wish them the best of luck.