UNION — Ryan West is the recipient of a Cornelia Walker Scholarship in music given by the Union Music Club for the 2014-2015 school year. He has studied many musical instruments and plays piano, snare drum, guitar, bass guitar, djembe and others, receiving numerous awards and honors.
He has arranged several versions of songs and has composed, performed and instructed class members in his gifted and talented music class at Union County High School. Ryan has written multiple wind, brass and percussion pieces and composed and performed several pieces for piano. He also uses these talents at church. He has participated in Union County High School marching band, indoor percussion, wind ensemble and concert band. Ryan is a piano student of Suzy Smith.
Ryan will attend either North Greenville University or Charleston Southern in the fall to major in music.
His parents are Gene and Tammy West. His grandparents are Maurice and Mary Hyder, Wade and Sadie Wilson and the late Grady and Nellie West.