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Crammond scholarship to be presented this spring

TICONDEROGA - The LaChute Road Runners Club will again present the Duane Crammond Memorial Scholarship this spring.

The $1,000 award will go to a Ti High graduate who participated in varsity cross country and/or track & field who attends college full-time. The winner, selected by a scholarship committee, will be a person who reflects the strong academic, athletic and character traits of Crammond.

He died in a car accident in 2005 at age 24.

Scholarship applications are available at the Ticonderoga High School guidance office, by contacting Matt Karkoski, scholarship chairman, at 585-7206, and online at http://www.lachute.us/misc_PDF/Scholarship.pdf

Application deadline is June 5.

"Duane was a great runner, but he was so much more," Karkoski said. "He set a great example for younger runners through his work ethic and determination to succeed.

"We're pleased we can honor Duane with a scholarship and, at the same time, help someone meet their college goals," he added.

Those who wish donate toward the scholarship can send contributions to Karkoski at 25 Black Point Road, Ticonderoga 12883.

Crammond, the valedictorian of the Ti High Class of 1999, was a cross country and track champion in high school. He went on to become an honor student at RPI, where he majored in engineering and was captain of the college's cross country team. He was also the leading distance runner on RPI's indoor and outdoor track teams.

After graduation from college, Crammond dominated local race races. In 2003 he won the Montcalm Mile in Ticonderoga and the Race the Train event in North Creek. He was third in the Whiteface Uphill Run in Wilmington, fourth in the Prospect Mountain Road Race in Lake George and fifth in the Lake George to Bolton Adirondack Distance Run. He capped that season by winning the Adirondack Marathon in Schroon Lake.

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