September 8, 2011 (Jackson) - Student violinist, Bonnie McCoy, fiddled her way to a win in a violin competition during the summer. She was awarded first place in the “Down from the Hills Bluegrass Fiddling Championship” and she also won a cash prize of $1000.

Song Xie is the Assistant Professor of Violin and Viola and says, “Bonnie started working with me when she was 12 years old and has done a great job in her classical training. Even though she is very interested in the alternative style of "fiddling", she understands the need of a classical foundational to master different styles. I am very proud of her."

McCoy is a junior at Belhaven and is pursuing her Bachelor of Arts in English with a minor in music.

Belhaven proudly stands among the select Christian colleges and universities that offer a unique general core curriculum encouraging the development of a personal worldview. The university believes a Christian worldview is a key to preparing men and women academically and spiritually to serve Christ Jesus in their careers, in human relationships, and in the world of ideas.

Founded in 1883, Belhaven University now serves over 3,000 students from campuses in Jackson, Memphis, Orlando, Houston, Chattanooga, Atlanta and online, offering traditional undergraduate degrees, graduate and adult degree programs, and online degree programs.