The Okanogan County chapter of the Washington State Music Teachers Association (WSMTA) has awarded its yearly Elma Curry Memorial Scholarship to Omak graduate, Melissa Fry. It will be presented at the chapter’s Variety Recital, 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 18 at the Ellisforde Church of the Brethren, at which Melissa will perform.
This fund is named in memory of Elma Curry, longtime member and encouraging supporter of Okanogan County musical endeavors. To qualify, Fry must have studied with a chapter teacher(s) for a minimum of three years, entered adjudications, performed at chapter events and displayed a consistent attendance and practice record.
Fry began piano studies in 1997 under Angie Sheets, continuing her studies with Elma Curry, Georgea Dovich, Roz Nau and is currently a student of Kathleen Christensen, Omak. She was chosen by various adjudicators to perform in the chapter’s Honors Recital three times. An active leader in her school’s clubs and class offices, she maintained a 3.85 GPA as well as participating in various community service projects. She is accepted at University of Washington for her continuing education. Her parents are Duane and Kathy Fry, Omak.