Monday, March 4, 2013

Late basketball star lives on through award

Students receive Tessa Beauchamp memorial scholarships

High school students Dalton Anderson (left) from St. Patrick's,
Olivia Johnson from Immaculata, and Delani Buchan from Holy Cross
receive $500 scholarships from the Tessa Beauchamp Foundation
Jan. 19. (Photo: Linda Buchan / Special to The B.C. Catholic)
Tessa Beauchamp's ability to overcome adversity and her dedication to community service and extra-curricular activities were remembered as deserving students accepted scholarships in her memory.
"I felt really honoured to receive this award, because so many people held Tessa in such high regard," said Anderson. He spoke to The B.C. Catholic shortly before tip-off at a basketball practice.

"I have the same kind of values that I've read about Tessa: hard-working, passionate not only about sports but extra-curricular activities."

Beauchamp, a gifted basketball athlete and graduate of Holy Cross Regional High School, died of cancer in January 2012.

"It was humbling in a lot of ways that someone like Tessa can have an impact on people," recalled Steve Beauchamp, her father.
Read the full story on The B.C. Catholic website.

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