Orgain receives the Rebecca and Danny Green Music Scholarship

Published 12:00 am Thursday, July 2, 2020

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Ella Orgain

The Clemmons Community Foundation has announced that Ella Orgain, a 2020 graduate of West Forsyth High School, is this year’s recipient of the Rebecca and Danny Green Music Scholarship.

In 2019, the John E. Stewart Scholarship Fund of the foundation created the scholarship to honor the influential music teaching careers of Rebecca and Danny Green, which has spanned nearly four decades in Forsyth County. The scholarship recognizes graduating students who have participated in the music programs of West Forsyth. One recipient is selected each year to receive the $1,500 scholarship.

“I’ve been surrounded by music for as long as I can remember,” Orgain said. “I am grateful to my mother, who is a church musician, who has encouraged me to be involved in choir, handbells, and classical guitar. Music rejuvenates me and helps keep me balanced.”

During her senior year, Orgain was selected as a chorus officer at West Forsyth and had the opportunity to select, rehearse, and direct a piece during a concert for one of the vocal ensembles. She also participates in youth handbells, youth choir, and adult choir at First Presbyterian in Winston-Salem.

Orgain was a member of the varsity tennis team, National Honor Society, Girl’s Service Club, and Crosby Scholars. She has served in various positions with the Civil Air Patrol NC-052 Sugar Valley Composite Squadron and has participated in weekly flight training.

Orgain will attend the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, majoring in applied mathematics and business. She hopes to continue singing with on-campus ensembles and at a local church. Orgain is the daughter of Eric and Susan Orgain of Clemmons.

“I’m grateful and honored to be a recipient of the Rebecca and Danny Green Music Scholarship,” she said. “The musical aspect of my life means so much to me, and it’s encouraging to have this financial support and recognition.”

Mrs. Green has made plans to retire at the end of the 2019-2020 academic year and did not have the opportunity to fully close out her years of dedication to helping students achieve the best of their abilities musically and academically. This scholarship will continue the recognition of her and her husband’s remarkable careers and will provide student support for years to come.