Sealbh Math Dhuit ~ Guid Luck

Sealbh Math Dhuit ~ Guid Luck

The Scottish Society of Central California is pleased to announce the 2010 Scholarship Awardees.

Three outstanding young adults were presented at our August General Membership Meeting to receive their awards and enjoy a small reception.  Pictured from left to right: Leandra Robinson (Freshman at UC Davis), a loyal family member standing in for Sherri Buchanan (Freshman at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo who was actually registering for college on that day!), Ken Bain (Past SSCC Chief and Scholarship Chairman), Amanda Temple (Freshman at CSU Fresno) and Ray McEdward (SSCC Chief.)

Meala-Naidheachd Ort, which is a hearty congratulations in Gaelic, to all the applicants this year.  This Central Valley has many talented, considerate, intelligent and goal-oriented young men and women.  It was very hard to choose!  2010 recipients represented high schools from all over the Central Valley: McLane High School (Fresno), Yosemite High School (Oakhurst) and Liberty High School (Madera).  We are honored to continue our tradition of recognizing academic excellence and wish the Freshman Class of 2010 all the best!  Sealbh math dhuit or Guid luck!

Congratulations! ~ Meal do Naidheachd

Congratulations! ~ Meal do Naidheachd

Congratulations to Ken Bain, recipient of the 2010 Chief’s Award. During the Robert Burns Supper on January 22, 2011, Chief Ray McEdward honored Ken with a museum copy of the Declaration of Arbroath. Much to the delight of the Supper attendees, Ken was completely surprised and rendered speechless for a short while! Ken has been a member of the Scottish Society for many years and has held nearly every Board of Governor position, led several Highland Games Committees as Games Chieftain and continues to enthusiastically promote his love for Scottish culture every day. The entire membership and the 2011 Board of Governors extends their heartiest congratulations to this honored member. To learn more about the Declaration of Arbroath and it’s importance to both Scottish and American history, please go to the web links on the main page. Congratulations ~ Meal do Naidheachd.