The Waco Euterpean Music Club awarded a $500 scholarship to Atlee Daniel, of Fort Worth.

Atlee is viola student at Oberlin Conservatory in Ohio. She played in the Fort Worth Youth Orchestra and the Texas High School State Symphony before graduating high school as an online student with Texas Tech University Independent School District in the spring.

The scholarship was created as a memorial to Dwayne Daniel, a musician and trumpet player who died in April. Dwayne Daniel also was Atlee’s great-uncle.

During her senior recital earlier this year at St. John’s Anglican Church in Fort Worth she played viola for “I Need Thee Every Hour” while her father, Jerry Daniel, sang.

Atlee was the South Central Regional Award winner for the Wendell Irish Viola Awards in 2016.

Atlee is the great-niece of Virginia Babb, of Bruceville.

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