MUSICAL ROOTS RUN DEEP - Vaughan Accepted By Performing Arts School

Matthew Isaiah Vaughn has been accepted at the R. H. Rollings Middle School of Performing Arts in Summerville, SC.

Calhouners who know the young man's Calhoun musical roots, will understand his inclination.

Vaughan descends from some of the county's finest musicians, including Lester and Linda McCumbers of Nicut. They are his great-great grandparents.

R. H. Rollings School of the Arts offers students an opportunity to study one of seven core art areas in depth.

Students must apply with a teacher recommendation, and complete an audition to be considered for admission.

In addition to the usual middle school curriculum, Matthew's core study will be in the string instruments area.

His spare time activities include basketball, skateboarding, video games, and picking on his little sister Mara-Grace Vaughn. He attends New Life Baptist Church in Jedburg, where he is President of his Sunday School Class, and sings in the choir.

Mathew is the son of David and Andrea Bowers Vaughn of Summerville, SC, and the grandson of Richard and Pam Wines of Arnoldsburg, Susan and Charley Finkbeiner of Summerville, SC, Mike and Carolyn Bowers of Burlington,NC, and Roger Fountaine of Spencer.

Great-grandparents are Jim and Jerry Stotts of Spencer, Wetzel and Bea Putnam of Arnoldsburg, and Jean Bowers of Spencer.

Great-Great-grandparents are Lester and Linda McCumbers of Nicut, and Vennie Clark of Rosedale.