Dreher Graduate Awarded Dr. John R. Stevenson Music Scholarship
Kathleen Conrad, who graduated in June from Dreher High School, has been awarded the 2022 Dr. John R. Stevenson Music Scholarship.
The $2,500 scholarship is awarded annually to a Richland One high school senior who plans to pursue post-secondary study in music. The scholarship is named in honor of Richland One Superintendent Emeritus Dr. John R. Stevenson, who served as the district’s superintendent from 1986-1994. Dr. Stevenson was inducted into the Richland One Hall of Fame in November 2004. He passed away in January 2019.
In recommending Kathleen for the scholarship, Dreher choral director Hannah Brown said, “Katie possesses great musicianship skills … Even now, before she begins her collegiate studies, Katie already has a musical knowledge that will be above her incoming freshmen peers due to her focus and diligence in high school … She has such great potential to become a fine musician and music educator.”
At Dreher, Kathleen was a member of the National Honor Society and the Show Choir. She is a South Carolina Teaching Fellow and a Palmetto Fellow. She will attend the University of South Carolina, where will she continue her vocal study and pursue a degree in music education. After earning her degree, Kathleen plans to be a public school music teacher, and she’d like to teach in Richland One.
Dreher High School graduate Kathleen Conrad (center) is the 2022 recipient of The Dr. John R. Stevenson Music Scholarship. The scholarship is named in honor of Richland One Superintendent Emeritus Dr. John R. Stevenson, who served as the district’s superintendent from 1986-1994. The scholarship presentation was made at the June 28 Richland One Board of School Commissioners meeting. Pictured with Kathleen are (from left) Commissioner Tamika Myers; Kathleen’s parents, Sarah and Brock Conrad, and her brother, Nate; and Superintendent Dr. Craig Witherspoon.