NEWTOWN >> Seven graduating seniors from Council Rock High School North are the recipients of the inaugural Gordon Sawaya Memorial Scholarship for Anti-Bullying.
During the school’s annual Awards Night program on June 15, $1,000 scholarships were presented to graduating seniors Matthew Cabo, Mary Kate Celini, Charles Delehey, Pamela Donofry, Erin Egan, Elizabeth Heller and Kassidy McCullough.
Named in memory of Gordon Sawaya, the scholarships were made possible by the First Annual Walk for Anti-Bullying held in April and organized by Don't Camouflage Bullying, Inc. DCB is a non-profit charity whose mission is to help raise awareness to all types of bullying, including cyber-bullying.
In an overwhelming show of community love and support for Tom and Kristine Sawaya of Newtown Borough, who lost their 15-year-old son in October 2014 to the cruel, heartless world of cyber bullying, hundreds took part in the inaugural fundraising walk.
Stepping off from Council Rock High School North, a parade of walkers made its way from the high school on Swamp Road to Rick Steele’s Gulf Station, where Gordon worked, before returning to the school, where the young teen attended class.
The walk was organized to bring bullying out of the shadows and into the open and to remember Gordon, who died far too young, by raising money for the anti-bullying memorial scholarships established in his name.
Donations to Don’t Camouflage Bullying may be sent to 172 North Elm Avenue, Newtown 18940. For more information, visit DCB's webpage at www.dontcamouflagebullying.com.