The SCOT 2016 Senior Scholarship Winner is Elaine Hinkel of Raleigh, NC.
Elaine Graduated from Longleaf School of the Arts and will be attending
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro with a major in
Elaine has been involved in Scottish activities all her life as a Highland Dancer and through her extended Family.
She is one of the most dependable volunteers when running competitions,
classes, camps and workshops, She has the kind of eye and technical
understanding that will serve her well as she continues with
professional exams, Elaine has passed her full teachers examination in
Highland Dancing with the goal of becoming a Highland Dance judge.
Elaine has managed to balnce highland classes, competitions and
performances with an active involvement in competitive gymnastics and
the rigor required of a student at a performing arts high school. She
has excelled in all three.Every one of Elaine's letters of
recommendation from her high school dance teacher, her gymnastics coach
and from her Highland Dance teacher emphasized her work ethic and her
role modeling and mentoring for younger dancers or gymnasts. She is a
leader in all her classes, helpful with other students while continuing
to be hard working and dedicated to all of her activities. SCOT was
pleased to award Elaine Hinkel a $1000.00 scholarship to apply to
her future education.