Morgan Bennett, a 2012 graduate from Beaufort High School, is the recipient of the South Carolina Dance Education Organization (SCDEO) Artistic Merit, Leadership and Academic Merit Award. To be considered, Morgan was required to answer essay questions, provide a letter of recommendation, and submit a video of her own choreography. Morgan performed an original solo piece “Shattered,” which is her interpretation of someone struggling with Alzheimer’s. Morgan’s inspiration for the dance comes from a family friend who has been struggling for years with the disease. The SCDEO was so impressed with Morgan’s choreography that they nominated her for the National Dance Honor award, where she received Honorable Mention.
Morgan is a member of National Honor Society for Dance Arts, was president of the Beaufort High School chapter of the National Honor Society for Dance Arts, and dances with Low Country School of Performing Arts. Morgan will be attending College of Charleston in the fall where she plans to double major in dance and business.