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October 2000 Warner Robins, GA

Jim Herrin Memorial Stampede
August 19th

As reported in the last newsletter, the 2000 Jim Herrin Memorial Stampede was again a great success! For those of you that have not met this year's scholarship recipients, here they are:

The female scholarship winner for this year is Taryn Burch, Class of 2000, Perry High School. Taryn was the top runner for the girl's track team for all four years of high school. In her junior year, she was chosen by the World Sports Exchange to compete and train in Sydney, Australia. Academically, Taryn is in the top 10% of her class. She is a member of the National Honor society and is an honor graduate. She has received numerous awards, including Who's Who Among High School Students and the Golden Eagle nominee for Foreign Language. Taryn is involved in community and church activities. She volunteers her services at the New Perry Nursing Home and the Perry Hospital as a certified nursing assistant.

Taryn will receive a one-time scholarship and a trophy. In addition, a rotating plaque will be presented to Perry High School for display until next year.

The male scholarship winner for this year is Will Sexton, Class of 2000, Westfield Schools. Will was not only a member of the Varsity Track team, but also participated in football, baseball and basketball. Will was senior captain of the varsity football team and basketball team. In track he excelled in the high jump, 300m hurdles, and long jump. In his senior year, he placed first in the 1-AAA Region Championship long jump; 2nd in 300M hurdles, and 3rd in the triple jump. Academically, he has maintained an A-average for all his courses throughout high school. Will has been involved in numerous extra curricular activities.

Will receives a one-time scholarship and a trophy. In addition, a rotating plaque will be presented to The Westfield Schools for display until next year.

Cross County Running!

At the last Pacer meeting, we met with coaches from Warner Robins High School who asked for a little help from the Pacers. They are hosting five cross country meets - three in September and two in October. They asked us to marshal the course to make sure runners don't get confused and take the wrong route. Several of us have helped with the ones in September. The remaining two are:

Thursday, October 19th at 5PM
Saturday, October 28th at 10 AM

Both meets are championship meets and will be held at Pearl Stephens Elementary School, 215 Scott Blvd in WR. If you would like to help, just show up about 15 prior to start time and they will show you what to do. It's very inspiring to see all these young ladies and gentlemen run this very difficult course. Come out and join us!

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