Ticonderoga Hannah Herbst, a former Ticonderoga High School distance runner and honor student, has been given the Duane Crammond Memorial Scholarship by LaChute Road Runners Club.
The $1,000 award goes to a Ticonderoga High School graduate who participated in varsity cross country and/or track & field who attends college full-time. The winner, selected by a scholarship committee, is a person who reflects the strong academic, athletic and character traits of Crammond. He died in a car accident in 2005 at age 24.
The scholarship is presented in January because it requires the recipient to complete a semester of college with a 3.0 GPA or better to be eligible. It was awarded at the club’s annual Resolution Run Jan. 1.
Herbst, a 2013 Ti High graduate, is a freshman at the University of Notre Dame.
“It’s a great honor to received the Duane Crammond Memorial Scholarship,” Herbst said. “I’m too young to remember Duane Crammond, but I know our community holds him in great respect. It’s a privilege to be associated with him in any way.
“I’m very thankful to the LaChute Road Runners,” she said. “Not only will the scholarship help with my studies, it’s a testament to the hard work of the club in supporting our sport, local youth and education.”
This year marks $10,000 in scholarships awarded in Crammond’s memory by the LaChute Road Runners Club.
“Duane was a great runner, but he was so much more,” Matt Karkoski, scholarship chairman, 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.
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