Thursday, September 15, 2011

Scholarship Set up in Honor of Girl Scout

In California, the San Diego Union Tribune reports that a scholarship fund to benefit San Diego County Girl Scouts has been established in honor of Sabrina Keller, a San Marcos teen who died in June.

The Anthony W. & Delores J. De Sio Foundation, a private nonprofit organization, is sponsoring the Sabrina Keller Scholarship Fund. The first goal is to raise at least $5,000 to award $500 scholarships to 10 high school senior Girl Scouts in June, said Darcy De Sio-Rouse, the foundation’s executive director and a Keller family friend.

To be eligible for a scholarship, the Scout must have earned the Gold Award, the highest achievement in Girl Scouts, De Sio-Rouse said.

Sabrina, 14, collapsed June 9 at a graduation dance at Woodland Park Middle School in San Marcos and died at a hospital. Sabrina’s father, Brian Keller, has said officials told him that toxicology test results were negative and that further tests were being conducted to look for potential causes, such as a heart ailment.

Our condolences are with the family and friends of the late Sabrina Keller.