By Amber Montgomery, Glenvar High School
The Glenvar community lost one of their own in January when freshman Michael Sandridge passed away from cancer.
Not only was he a member of the school’s football and soccer teams, but he was recognized as a good role model for his peers.
“Michael was a very loyal and friendly person. He got along with everyone and always had a smile on his face,” said Glenvar High School coach and teacher Kevin Clifford. “Michael was very unselfish, as well. When Make a Wish Foundation visited and offered him any wish, he asked for them to purchase new weight equipment for the football weight room. He thought of his teammates ahead of himself.”
Since the loss, the community has come together to keep his memory and fighting spirit alive. The Michael Sandridge Scholarship has been started in his name. The scholarship, available for Glenvar students, is planned to be offered annually beginning in 2014, and the specific criteria for the scholarship have not yet been determined.
And the community support is not stopping at the high school’s doors. To benefit both the scholarship and cancer research, the high school will host the Glenvar Avenger 5K on May 18 as a fundraiser and rally for the community. Read more »