Thanks for the funding

Dear Editor,

I was happy to see the article about the Ouray County Performing Arts
Guild scholarships in the June 15 Plaindealer. I would like to publicly thank
the guild for partly funding my trip to the Colorado Mesa University Band
Camp. Without it I would not have been able to go to the camp and learn and
experience the things that I did. The camp was great and gave me a hands on
opportunity of being in a real band. Because I went to the camp I feel more
confident in my music and feel like I can pitch my thoughts in music class
now. I hope people will support the Ouray County Performing Arts Guild
because they contribute to the education of students like me. Sincerely,

Canyon Ishikawa