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2004 Scholorship Awards:

posted Jan 4, 2009, 8:27 PM by Arthur Fudge

2004 Awards

On June 10, 2004 two deserving Columbia High School seniors were presented with The Christopher Bascom Memorial Scholarship.

Lauren Pavlick
She helped fund raise money for charities and was nominated to attend the National Young Leaders Conference in Washington D.C. That nomination was an honor bestowed upon Chris that came in the mail after this untimely tragedy. She is involved in sports, represents her class in Student Council and had aspirations of going to Boston University - exactly where Chris wanted to go. She chose Marist College in order to help her family and will be majoring in communications. Her yearbook quote reads "Never believe that a few caring people can't change the world. For indeed, that's all who ever have." Something Christopher would have said exactly.

James Murray
He has known Chris for a very long time and spent many days and nights at our homes. He has developed a great interest in physical fitness and became one of only five students at CHS to make All American in weightlifting. He is involved with the community by helping the Capital Region Habitat for Humanity and the WF Bruen Rescue Squad. He will be attending SUNY Cortland with a dual major, ultimately striving for a Master's Degree. He says that Christopher always made him smile and he wouldn't be the person he is todaywithout knowing Chris. In the yearbook he is acclaimed for making people laugh - something uniquely a part of Chris.