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Live Like Drew Foundation surprises Arnold students with scholarships

Published: Jun. 25, 2020 at 4:47 PM CDT
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PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WJHG) - Two Arnold High School students received a surprise visit Thursday morning from a collection of coaches, school administrators, and representatives from the Live Like Drew Foundation to be rewarded for something that can’t be taught in school - character.

The foundation gave Jordan Skipper and Sydney Polanin $1,000 scholarships Thursday to honor “exceptional leadership among their peers and community,” and to honor the legacy of the namesake of the organization, Drew MacLean.

“The idea is to commemorate his memory by giving to like-minded young students,” said teacher and weightlifting coach Josh Flaig. “(To) help them pursue their career and education but also to strive to live with good character.”

Drew MacLean was an active member of the Bay County community before passing away in a car accident 8 years ago. The foundation was set up to continue doing what he strived to do in his life - helping those in need and spreading kindness.

“Drew just had a reputation of doing nice things and generous things for others,” said Marc MacLean, President of the Live Like Drew Foundation and Drew’s brother. “He was just an all-around great guy, and so this was kind of a way of continuing his legacy of kindness and generosity.”

The foundation gives out multiple scholarships a year.

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