ROWAN COUNTY, NC (WBTV) – For the second year in a row, a special car show will be held in Rowan County to raise awareness about suicide prevention and raise money for music scholarships.
This scholarship fund honors the life, leadership, legacy and love of music of Camden William Cohick (11/6/2000 – 3/19/2021): South Rowan graduate HS (’19), up Western Carolina Music Major Junior (’23). Born November 6, 2000 in Concord, North Carolina, Camden was the son of Keith and Robin Cook Cohick of Salisbury, North Carolina.
“We lost our son Camden to suicide on March 19, 2021,” Camden’s father Keith Cohick wrote. “Over the past year, we’ve had many conversations with people about this. We have been shocked by the number of people we have spoken to who have faced this situation, directly or indirectly. »
Camden graduated from South Rowan High School in the top five percent of her class and is a lifetime member of the National Honor Society. He was the first music student from South Rowan to be selected to attend the Governor’s School of North Carolina program for gifted and talented high school students.
“While we’ve been working through this, we’ve created a scholarship fund (Camden Cohick’s Love of Music Scholarship INC) in his honor that we will award each year to a South Rowan High School student attending college with a majoring in music. We also have the option of awarding the scholarship to a WCU music major,” Cohick added. “Last year we started an auto show to help fund the scholarship and the event was a huge success as we raised just over $4000 I have to acknowledge Beth Berry’s tremendous help in coordinating the event, she is a huge car enthusiast and advocate for suicide prevention As with these scholarships, it can be difficult to decide what to give and to whom.
The first prize was in the amount of $4,000 and was awarded to a student who was two years behind Camden in school. He was part of the band during Camden’s tenure as drum major. He also attends WCU where he is a member of the WCU Marching Band, a music major and, like Camden, he happens to be a trombone player.
The car show is Saturday, October 22, 2022 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at South Rowan High School, 1655 Patterson Street in China Grove.
Prizes will be awarded for Best In Show, Top 20 and Cohick Family Favorite. Early bird registration is $10 per car, $15 per car on the day of the event. Registrations are available online here.
There will be food trucks, a silent auction and a 50/50 draw.
“All proceeds are shared this year with 50% for the scholarship and 50% for the South Rowan School Orchestra program,” Cohick added. “South Rowan Band was Camden’s second family, where he was the drum major for two years and a dedicated trombone player.
Donations are also accepted through this channel. GoFundMe page.
To learn more about mental health awareness and suicide prevention efforts, visit this page.
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