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08/06/04

Friends of Johnny Mercer Award Scholarship

A Savannah music legend is still inspiring young local musicians to pursue their dreams. Today high school senior Colin Agnew received a $1,000 check from the Friends of Johnny Mercer and the Alpha Delta Kappa sorority. Agnew is a Savannah Arts Academy student and has performed in more than 250 concerts locally and nationally.

Every year, the Friends of Johnny Mercer help with college tuition for young musicians.

"It's a big honor," said Agnew. "I enjoy it a lot. But the biggest award is being able to play."

Agnew will major in jazz percussion at Florida State University in the fall.

Reported by: Hena Daniels, hdaniels@wtoc.com

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