LongHouse Reserve in East Hampton awarded a $3000 scholarship to Pierson High School senior Gianna Ekstra.
This scholarship, now in its third year, is underwritten by Ray Smith & Associates, Inc., a master arborist based on the East End.
“I see a lot of students [at LongHouse],” Ray Smith said. “It’s amazing how interested they are in the reserve and some of the artwork they do is amazing. I thought I’d try to contribute the best I can.”
Ekstra will be attending New York City’s Fashion Institute of Technology in the fall majoring in fashion design with a minor in art. She hopes to combine her love of art and nature into her own clothing line.