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By Rod Larse
The Journal 

Former Lind resident establishes scholarship

 

Last updated 2/10/2022 at 1:01pm

Rod Larse | The Journal

A stretch of highway near Lind adopted by the Weaver family.

MONROE – A memorial scholarship is being established in the name of Jackson David Weaver, who passed away from leukemia on Dec. 16, 2006.

Jackson's father, Reid Weaver, is a 1979 graduate of Lind High School, a retired police officer from the city of Monroe and a former instructor at the Washington Police Academy.

His father was a school principal in Warden and mother worked as a Nurse in Moses Lake. In addition to Jackson, Reid and his first wife, have two other grown children.

Travelers on U.S. Highway 395 near Lind may have seen a stretch of highway adopted by the Weaver family.

Weaver has been working on a book about the experience of caring for and ultimately losing a child, but was looking for another way to honor his late son's life.

His wife, Valerie, suggested a scholarship, he said.

According to Weaver the scholarship will be awarded by a nomination process, and as he describes it, will be intended "for kids who are doing the best they can, but might not be the best student or athlete in the class."

"I think we've all known someone like that," Weaver said, noting he hopes members of the community will nominate students for the $1,000 scholarship.

The book, which is still a work in progress, is intended to be a collection of Weaver's own thoughts and experiences when his son was ill, and since. The book is intended to be a resource for other parents who are going through similar circumstances.

 

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