Shelley Nance Memorial Art Scholarship Fund


Again this year, the Nance family is preparing for the Shelley Nance Memorial Art Scholarship which will be awarded to a graduating Italy High School senior. The scholarship recipient has to be furthering their education after High School with a college degree studying in the field of art. Last year Heather Maynard was awarded $1000 toward her college education.

Shelley Nance remembered through her art

Image: The house was packed — These onlookers were enthralled with Shelly Nance’s works of art.

Saturday, May 7th the Ellis County Art Museum was honoring Shelley Nance’s memory by having an art show of her artwork. The place was over flowing with people viewing her wonderful artwork. People came and went all evening until 8:00 pm.

Scholarship created in memory of Italy graduate, Shelley Nance

The family of Shelley Nance has created the Shelley Nance Memorial Art Scholarship to be awarded to a graduating senior of Italy High School beginning the year 2011. If you would like to make a donation to this fund please send checks to Citizens National Bank, P.O. Box 717. Waxahachie, Texas 75168.

Shelley Nance Memorial Tree Dedication

Image: A portrait of Samantha Nance on display next to her tree — A portrait of Samantha (Shelley) Nance stands next to the tree dedicated in Shelley’s memory that was planted in the courtyard at Italy High School to commemorate her amazing life that ended much to soon in the fall of 2009.

Samantha (Shelley) Nance, a brilliant artist and a 2007 IHS graduate, will continue to be lovingly remembered after her Memorial Garden dedication ceremony at Italy High School on Monday, May 24, held to honor her life.

Obituary: Samantha Michelle “Shelley” Nance, 1989-2009

Image: Shelley Nance — Funeral services for Shelley will be on Thursday, September 17, 2009, 2:00pm, at Central Baptist Church, Italy, Texas.

This loving young soul was taken away too early from us, Samantha Michelle (Shelley) Nance, went to be with the lord on Sept. 11, 2009. Shelley was an award winning artist. She was a student at the Art Institute of Dallas. She was majoring in multi-media arts and animation. She loved animals, computers, and anything to do with art. This 20 yr old woman was well on her way to achieving her life’s dreams of being an artist.

Class of 2007 plans tribute

Image: Classmate and friend — Donations for the Shelley Nance Memorial-Class of 2007 may be made at Citizens National Bank.

When several members of the Italy High School Class of 2007 heard that one of their classmates had died, they were shocked and saddened. They could not imagine Samantha Michelle Nance (Shelley) not being with them anymore. As they heard the reports of her murder, they questioned why.

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