Morro Photo Expo Donates $8000 for Scholarships and Community Support

Posted by on Jun 9, 2012 in Blog | 2 comments

“students will use the scholarships to further their studies”

 

Morro Bay High School Seniors, Jazmine Franklin, Alyssa Hudson, and Yoselin Cuevas were each awarded a $1000 scholarship on June 12 by Morro Photo Expo. The students will use the scholarships to further their studies in college. Each of the students completed two years of photography classes, maintained a GPA of at least 3.0, submitted five photographs and wrote an essay about their photography. Sue-Lyn Dorrough, a winner of last year’s scholarship was awarded an additional $500 to continue her studies at Olivet Nazarene University in Illinois.  The committee also donated four Canon cameras for students’ use at the Morro Bay High School Graphic Arts and Photography Department.

Morro Photo Expo also donated $1500 to the Natural History Museum for the purchase of binoculars, tripods, and a spotting scope to help visitors to the sea otter mobile unit at Morro Rock more easily view local wildlife. An additional $1500 was donated to the Morro Bay Art Association.

The Morro Photo Expo, a non-profit organization, is a 3-day event with a keynote speaker and 40+ workshops held each year in Morro Bay. The Expo provides photographers of all skill levels the opportunity to improve their technical and creative artistry in an encouraging, friendly, and social environment.  For information on future Expo events, go to www.morrophotoexpo.com .

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