The athletic coaches of Navarre High School have provided students with one more way to make college more affordable with a new athletic scholarship.
The new scholarship is called the Navarre High School Memorial Athletic Scholarship and was thought up by Mary Moorer, Navarre High School swim coach, after a school year so focused on cancer and its effects on the people around them.
“The idea was easy …,” Moorer said. “It started with one boy, one team, one class, one school, one community. A scholarship was naturally the next step.”
She said seeing the student body unite like they did under the “livestrong” mentality touched her and she felt a scholarship to recognize those that suffer from cancer was necessary. Though the applicants do not have to have been affected by cancer in any way, the idea for the scholarship is a result of faculty, staff and students fighting the disease, according to Athletic Director Scott Murphy.
“We have a couple of faculty members that are fighting that disease. Other immediate family that have lost people to that disease and [Moorer] kind of put everything together
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