Background: The genesis of this story began on the evening of Saturday, May 17th while on my way to cover the Ashland Community Theater’s debut presentation at the Ashland Middle School. I was early, parked my car in the large lot, and walked slowly along the sidewalk while enjoying the pleasant evening temperature. Then, I noticed something in the ground, a marker of some sort beneath a flowering crabapple tree. I stepped toward it, and realized it was a memorial carved in granite. I felt a sadness because the girl had died when she was no more than 23.
The Ashland Business Association (ABA) recently announced two scholarship winners: Ashland High School graduates Taylor Carson and Molly Zodikoff. Each student was awarded $1,000 as part of the graduation ceremony in June.
Taylor Carson will attend Loyola University in Maryland to study speech and language pathology. A goal of Carson’s is to travel to South America to teach language and music.