Local UDC chapter awards scholarship

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On July 12, Beaufort’s Stephen Elliott Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy met at the Beaufort County Library. Chapter President Gladys Cousar opened the meeting by introducing Mrs. Grace Cordial, the library’s Historical Resources Coordinator, who explained the functions of the Beaufort District Collection, its research room and the library’s role in preserving local history for the four-county area, with a focus on Beaufort County. Mrs. Cordial provided the meeting attendees a behind-the-scenes tour of the Beaufort District Collection and research room.  At the conclusion of the tour, President Cousar thanked Mrs. Cordial and announced that a donation to the chapter’s scholarship fund would be made in her name.
Later, Second Vice President and Scholarship Chair Barbara Wood introduced this year’s Chapter Education Scholarship recipient, Battery Creek High School graduate Miss Brianne Canaday, who read her winning essay.  Sharing the event were her parents Brian and Andrea Canaday.  Miss Canaday started her freshman year at Newberry College in August.

Andrea, Brianne and Brian Canaday with Barbara Wood.