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Williamsburg Arts Council scholarship helps photographer attend VCU

Williamsburg Arts Council scholarship helps photographer attend VCU

A veteran is pursuing her passion for photography thanks to the Williamsburg Arts Council, which awarded its first scholarship in August. Lisa Sadler, a Yorktown native and Thomas Nelson Community College graduate, is using the $3,000 award to study photography at Virginia Commonwealth University.

The new scholarship will award the scholarship each year to one Thomas Nelson student graduating in visual or performing arts. A committee of college faculty selected Sadler based on her standout performance.

“We were thrilled,” said Diane Carr, the council’s founder and president. “This is what it’s all about.”

Sadler’s interest in photography ignited at a young age, when...

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