Hannah Herbst, a former Ticonderoga High School distance runner and honor student, has been given the Duane Crammond Memorial Scholarship by LaChute Road Runners Club. The awarded was presented by Tim Malaney, club president, during the group’s 12th annual Resolution Run Jan. 1.
Hannah Herbst, a former Ticonderoga High School distance runner and honor student, has been given the Duane Crammond Memorial Scholarship by LaChute Road Runners Club.
The $1,000 award goes to a Ticonderoga High School graduate who participated in varsity cross country and/or track & field who attends college full-time. The winner, selected by a scholarship committee, is a person who reflects the strong academic, athletic and character traits of Crammond. He died in a car accident in 2005 at age 24.
The scholarship is presented in January because it requires the recipient to complete a semester of college with a 3.0 GPA or better to be eligible. It was awarded at the club’s annual Resolution Run Jan. 1.
Herbst, a 2013 Ti High graduate, is a freshman at the University of Notre Dame.
“It’s a great honor to received the Duane Crammond Memorial Scholarship,” Herbst said. “I’m too young to remember Duane Crammond, but I know our community holds him in great respect. It’s a privilege to be associated with him in any way.
“I’m very thankful to the LaChute Road Runners,” she said. “Not only will the scholarship help with my studies, it’s a testament to the hard work of the club in supporting our sport, local youth and education.”
This year marks $10,000 in scholarships awarded in Crammond’s memory by the LaChute Road Runners Club.
“Duane was a great runner, but he was so much more,” Matt Karkoski, scholarship chairman, said. “He set a great example for younger runners through his work ethic and determination to succeed.
“We’re pleased we can honor Duane with a scholarship and, at the same time, help someone meet their college goals,” he added.
Scholarship applications are available at the Ticonderoga High School guidance office, by contacting Matt Karkoski, scholarship chairman, at 585-7206, and online at http://www.lachute.us/misc_PDF/Scholarship.pdf
Application deadline is June 1.
Those who wish to donate toward the scholarship can send contributions to Karkoski at 25 Black Point Road, Ticonderoga 12883.
Crammond, the valedictorian of the Ti High Class of 1999, was a cross country and track champion in high school. He went on to become an honor student at RPI, where he majored in engineering and was captain of the college’s cross country team. He was also the leading distance runner on RPI’s indoor and outdoor track teams.
After graduation from college, Crammond dominated local race races. In 2003 he won the Montcalm Mile in Ticonderoga and the Race the Train event in North Creek. He was third in the Whiteface Uphill Run in Wilmington, fourth in the Prospect Mountain Road Race in Lake George and fifth in the Lake George to Bolton Adirondack Distance Run. He capped that season by winning the Adirondack Marathon in Schroon Lake.