To The Daily Sun,
The Nathan J. Babcock Memorial Scholarship recently concluded its 10th year of providing financial assistance to college bound students from Gilford and Laconia High Schools. The criterion for the scholarships is a demonstration of the students' history of helping others and the acts of kindness they have done to help make this world a better place. Nate Babcock was a young man who would constantly put others first, and who demonstrated a strength of character that truly resonated throughout his life. When he lost his battle with cancer in the fall of 2005, the scholarship program was started to give others the opportunity to continue their education, a chance Nate never got.
This year, The Nathan Babcock Scholarship Fund honored 11 students for their incredible efforts on behalf of others. These students were awarded their scholarships at their respective Awards Night last Thursday. Laconia students receiving awards were Alana Persson, Samantha Sapier, and Tyler Mitza. Gilford students who were acknowledged on Thursday were Maxwell Sawyer, Misty Medieros, Bridget Eldridge, Jordan Dean, Cassidy Bartlett, Carter Mercer, Sienna Remick, and Emily Curtis.
The Babcock Family would like to give a special thanks to our 10 member board of directors, the guidance staff at both high schools, and all those who have supported our cause with assistance and donations over the past 10 years. A special thanks to the Milligan Memorial Golf Tournament for their continued financial support, and all the folks who come together to make the Francoeur/Babcock Basketball Tournament possible every year. We could not have done this without you.
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