The Colby Sackett Memorial Scholarship honours Teen Mentor Colby Sackett, who tragically passed away earlier this year. Photo Submitted by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lacombe and District

Scholarship named in honour of young Lacombe crash victim

Scholarship given to committed Grade 12 teen mentors in the community

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.



todd.vaughan@lacombeexpress.com

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