||5th and FINAL YEAR for
Christopher Nguyen Memorial Walk
April 10, 2010
here for the flyer/entry form.
Several years ago, the St. Lawrence student body, faculty, staff and
parents had to mourn the very unfortunate loss of an eighth
grade student, Christopher Nguyen. He battled cancer for 2
Ĺ very long years and in July, 2005, he passed away. The
grieving process is long and hard, not only for his family
and friends, but especially for children.
The students of St.
Lawrence, led by his classmates, struggled for months to
make sense of this tragic loss. In order to help with the
grieving and healing process, they became determined to turn
this horribly sad event into something positive and good.
In the spring of 2006, St. Lawrence students, faculty,
family and friends did exactly that! The First Annual
Christopher Nguyen Memorial Scholarship Walk was held in
April, 2006, and it was a huge success!
Christopher shared so
many wonderful qualities with us and we learned to be better
people through his example of courage and strength. We are
determined to continue this event every year as a way to
memorialize Christopher and to help us never to forget the
special friend that we have in him. Christopher was also a
very exceptional student and looked forward to the days of
high school. Unfortunately, he was never able to experience
this desire. Therefore, a scholarship fund, in memory of
Christopher, was established from the donations and pledge
amounts collected by the students of St. Lawrence and its
parish family. We had such an overwhelming response to this
event, that 1 eighth grade boy and 1 eighth grade girl from
St. Lawrence received a partial scholarship to Elder and
Seton High Schools in Christopherís name for the past three
years. We canít think of a nicer way for Christopher to
have the opportunity to share high school with his
A scholarship will be granted to two
8th grade St. Lawrence students attending Seton and Elder
High Schools. If you have questions regarding the
walk, please call Gina or Chris Hornback at 471-5157 or the
St. Lawrence School office at 921-4996.