HIGHLANDS -- Atlantic Highlands resident Chloe Tracy, a senior at Henry Hudson Regional School, has been awarded a music scholarship by the Eric P. Donoghue Scholarship Foundation.
The scholarship awarded to Miss Tracy brings to a total of 27 given out by the foundation in honor of the late Eric Donoghue in the 10 years since his death.
It was awarded by former Mayor Peter E. Donoghue and Louise Donoghue, Eric's parents, at her school's annual senior awards ceremony.
The scholarship program was instituted in 2003, the year Eric Donoghue died at age 32. It is awarded to area seniors who plan on pursuing music in college and thereafter and is financed entirely through the generosity of hundreds of friends and area residents.
Miss Tracy is a flutest who also plays guitar and piano, a singer, an actress and a composer. She has performed with the a cappella choir, Hudson Harmony and had leading roles in three musical productions. She has played in the marching, concert and stand bands and was awarded the Theatre and Music Academic awards last year.
She is also very active in various clubs and in sports, captaining the varsity field hockey team.
Chloe will be attending Rowan University, aiming to major in musical theater and minor in music. Her goal is to perform on Broadway or to become a music teacher.
She is the daughter of Robert and Sharon Tracy.
Scholarships have also been awarded this year to Bridget Foley of Atlantic Highlands, a Red Bank Catholic High School senior, and to Middletown High School North seniors Emily Hochheiser, of Belford, and Jamie Waggner, of Middletown's Fairview section.
Eric Donoghue was an accomplished musician, composer and piano teacher. He was the organist at St. Agnes Catholic Church in Atlantic Highlands at the time of his death and had previously played at the First Presbyterian Church of Atlantic Highlands.
He was raised in Atlantic Highlands, was a 1989 graduate of Henry Hudson Regional and attended Berklee College of Music in Boston.