This year’s Bonnie Lass is Miss Kate Breaux. Kate is a freshman at Dunedin High School, a Grade 3 Solo Competition Piper, and member of the Grade 3 Dunedin High School band. She currently volunteers at Dunedin Highland Middle School to instruct new pipers. Her affinity for Scottish music, bagpipes in particular, began at 6th grade orientation at Dunedin Highland Middle School, where she vowed she was going to immerse herself in the piping world, and has been there ever since!
Kate has goals to continue her love of piping accelerated high academics and becoming a genetic research scientist, clinical psychiatrist or Federal prosecutor. Kate is elated to represent her school, the City of Dunedin, and all those who love Scottish Arts.
Kate states, “My father’s family are McDonalds and my Mother’s family are McMullens, so I am of true Scottish descent. I’d like to thank Iain Donaldson for his continued guidance, and thank Alan McHale and the entire Dunedin Scottish Arts Foundation for their tireless efforts in making remarkable events like the Highland Games a reality.
This year’s Bonnie Lad is Kurt Kemerer, a freshman at Dunedin High School, and a Bass Drummer in the Grade 3 High School Pipe Band. He plays tenor saxophone in both the marching band and the concert band.
Kurt is a very active young man, working towards Eagle Scout with the Boy Scouts. He also enjoys outings with his Venture Crew and is a newly inducted member of the Boy Scout Order of the Arrow.
Kurt is active in his church youth group at Northwood Presbyterian Church. In support of the Scottish arts, he volunteers his time at the middle school to help mentor new Bass Drummers.
We are very proud to congratulate Kurt Kemerer on this deserving award.