Brock O’Connor memorial scholarship awards $3,000
May 21, 2013
This year’s $1,000 recipients of the Brock O’Connor Memorial Scholarship are Corbin Powers, of Skyline High School, Garrett Hughes, of Liberty High School and Justin Vernia, of Issaquah High School, according to a press release.
The scholarship committee awards a $1,000 scholarship each year to three graduating senior baseball players; one from Skyline, Issaquah and Liberty. The recipients of the award must have made a commitment to play baseball at the college level and demonstrated attributes that Brock exhibited during his short life, the release said.
The Brock O’Connor Memorial Scholarship Fund was established in July 2000 after Brock passed away at his summer job in an accident at age 19. Brock was a 1999 graduate of Issaquah High School who played baseball for Issaquah and other local select teams.
He had an undying love for the game and was a gifted athlete, a leader and a motivator of youth, his peers and adults, the release said. Through the loving support of people much like Brock, the fund continues to grow and is used to financially assist youths who love to play baseball.
Learn more about Brock and the scholarship www.sammamishlittleleague.