A teen mentor who was killed in a car accident earlier this year is being remembered by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lacombe and District.
The Colby Sackett Memorial Scholarship is a $500 award for Grade 12 students in Lacombe who have been a committed teen mentor with the organization.
“It was tragic circumstances when he lost his life in an accident on his birthday in February,” executive director Crystal Zens said.
“This is a way for us to help the family by remembering Colby and carrying on the good work he did as a young person in this community.”
Zens said Sackett developed a strong relationship with his little brother Jace, a Grade 2 student.
“He was an awesome team person and had very strong character. He always had a huge smile on his face and was very positive.”
Zens said the application for the scholarship is a simple one.
“You need to have integrity, strong character and a big heart to give back and be involved in your community, just like Colby,” she said.