Rosalee Taylor Hume Scholarship Recipients 2019

           The Rosalee Taylor Hume Scholarship  Committee, after combing through submitted applications, recently selected the recipients for the two $1,000 scholarships for 2019.  Following the selection, the committee headed by Michele Henry,  assisted by committee members Judy McNamaara, Mary Rahmig, and president Richard Gillmor announced that Adam Noonan and Molly Phillips were the 14th and 15th  Scholarship recipients since the inception of the Scholarship back in 2008.  The Scholarship memorializes a former founder member, Rosalee Taylor Hume



Adam will graduate from Indian River Charter High School this year with a very impressive academic record over his four years, with art being of major interest to him.  He began with drawing classes in his Freshman year, and continued with advanced drawing, and then into 2D and AP Studio art.  His art teacher, Lucie Burke, speaks of his impressive art talents in many different art mediums.  His work has repeatedly been chosen to represent the school at their annual Visual and Performing Arts Showcase, as well as at the local Vero Beach Museum of Art, and Brackett Library student displays.  He has won numerous awards over the years.  Adam has also been a member of the Chess club, Key club, and volunteered his time and talents at the the local Habitat for Humanity, the Hibiscus Festival, and the Humane Society.

​Adam has plans to pursue a career in animation, digital art, and film making, and he plans on attending Central Florida University.


Molly Phillips, also graduating from Indian River Charter High, is an excellent student totally committed to a future in the arts.  In her bio, Molly stated, “art has always been a part of my life, so profoundly that I cannot imagine myself without it in my life”.  To this end, she has been taking drawing, 2D classes, painting and ceramics over her four years at Charter High.  Her art teacher, Lucie Burke, stated that Molly, “is a committed student always producing high quality work, on time, despite tough deadlines of one piece a week”.  Ms. Burke also noted that, “Molly puts a lot of thought into her creative pieces, and freely contributes greatly to artistic discussions about student work in the classroom improving the overall culture of the program”.

Molly's work has been repeatedly chosen to represent the school at the annual Visual and Performing Arts Showcase, as well as in local, state and national competitions over the years.  Her work has placed in the local Congressional competition, sponsored by Congressman Posey,  in 2016,  and 2017, and in 2018 she was awarded “Best in School”.  Just recently, Molly received 1st Place in the local Congressional competition for her excellent painting, “The Future of our Space Program”.  The award included a partial scholarship to Savannah College of Art and Design, where she will be continuing her education in the arts.  She is hoping to secure a career in graphic design, illustration and visual arts, and has even started her own company painting custom designs on shoes.  She is involved in painting a 50 foot long outdoor mural in honor of the city's centennial celebrations this year.

We congratulate Adam and Molly and wish them a fulfilling college experience, and success in their future careers.

Sebastian River Art Club, Sebastian, Florida

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