SOUTH CHINA — A piano scholarship for deserving students at Erskine Academy has been established in memory of Lori Anne Pinette who died in 2016.

Named for Oak Grove-Coburn School alumna, the Lori Anne Pinette Memorial Piano Scholarship is awarded annually to an Erskine Academy student for private piano instruction, according to a news release from the academy.

Although an applicant’s talent and ability may be considered, this scholarship is principally based on financial need. This opportunity is provided to those who would most benefit from private piano instruction, but might not otherwise receive such because of financial circumstances.

Born in 1958 and raised in South China, Pinette was a gifted pianist and musician. She attended the Vassalboro school and graduated in 1977. She retained her love of music and performed in various venues in Maine throughout her life. Pinette unexpectedly died of a brain tumor in August 2016. The scholarship was established by her friends and family to honour her creative legacy and to continue her love of music in her home town and central Maine.

Interested persons can contribute to the scholarship fund, which is tax deductible, by sending funds to Erskine Academy, 309 Windsor Road, South China, ME 04358. Donations for the scholarship should be made payable to Erskine Academy. For more information, call 445-2962 or visit;

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