Family celebrates grandson's excellence

Sam Stage has earned a music scholarship for his skills on violin.


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Sam Stage, grandson of Sue Hurley and the late Warren Hurley of Windermere and son of Sally Hurley (1978 graduate of West Orange High School) and Scott Stage, of Raleigh, North Carolina, was offered full scholarships to both Berklee College of Music and New England Conservatory in Boston and is beginning his studies in violin performance at Berklee. 

Stage graduated summa cum laude from Enloe Magnet High School, where he was editor-in-chief of the school newspaper, section leader in the big band and member of the jazz combo.

Stage also is the great-grandson of Lawton and Mamie Shaw, who established Shaw’s Florist in Winter Garden in the early 1950s, and A.W and Clara Tilden Hurley, of Hurley Groves, as well as the great-great-grandson of Luther Fuller and Emily Tilden, all pioneers and community builders of the West Orange/Tildenville/Winter Garden area in the 1800s. His paternal grandparents, the late Fred and Ellie Stage of Centennial, Colorado, would be proud of his accomplishments.

 

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