Third An­nual Eli Goss Me­mo­rial Ice Fish­ing Tour­na­ment

Stanstead Journal - - NEWS BRIEFS - Spe­cial col­lab­o­ra­tion, Nancy Goss, New­port, VT

The third an­nual Schol­ar­ship Ben­e­fit Ice Fish­ing Tour­na­ment will be held Fe­bru­ary 9-10 on Lake Sey­mour, in Mor­gan. The tour­na­ment be­gins at mid­night on Fri­day night. Par­tic­i­pants may reg­is­ter on Satur­day 7 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sun­day 7 a.m. - 3 p.m. at the pub­lic beach fish­ing ac­cess.

The tour­na­ment is in me­mory of Eli Goss, who was a se­nior at United Chris­tian Academy (UCA) when he passed away in a mo­tor ve­hi­cle ac­ci­dent on Septem­ber 17, 2010 on the Gore Rd. in Mor­gan, VT. It is or­ga­nized by the Stu­dent Fo­rum at North Coun­try Union High School (NCUHS).

Eli is re­mem­bered for his many friend­ships that built a bridge be­tween UCA and NCUHS, and in many ways helped to break down so­cial walls and en­cour­age sup­port be­tween the two schools. 100% of all do­na­tions to the Eli Goss Me­mo­rial Ice Fish­ing Tour­na­ment and Schol­ar­ship Fund go di­rectly to Schol­ar­ships sup­port­ing the pur­suit of ca­reer goals of grad­u­at­ing se­niors at both UCA and NCUHS. It is the only Schol­ar­ship Fund of its kind in our area, cre­ated and man­aged by stu­dents, fac­ulty and friends at both UCA and NCUHS.

Prizes will be awarded for big­gest fish and most do­na­tions raised. The first prize win­ner will re­ceive a cash prize and the top three win­ners will re­ceive the much sought af­ter bomber hats em­broi­dered with the 2013 Eli Tour­na­ment logo.

Last year the tour­na­ment contributed over $1100 to the Eli Goss Me­mo­rial Schol­ar­ship Fund. In to­tal, the Eli Fund awarded six schol­ar­ships in 2012 to stu­dents at UCA and NCUHS. This was an in­crease from the three schol­ar­ships awarded in 2011. This amount in­cludes kind do­na­tions from mem­bers of the com­mu­nity. Stu­dents and friends of Eli Goss are ex­cited about the 2013 tour­na­ment and sur­pass­ing last year’s to­tals once again!

UCA par­ents and stu­dents have also been rais­ing funds through­out the

year for the schol­ar­ship fund in me­mory of their var­sity soc­cer and bas­ket­ball player Eli Goss.

“Car­ing about stu­dents with heart…” The Eli mis­sion is to ex­pand Schol­ar­ship op­por­tu­ni­ties to in­clude stu­dents who did the work, balanced aca­demics, sports, friends and fam­ily and may not nec­es­sar­ily have a high GPA, but were coura­geous in their at­tempt and car­ing in their re­la­tion­ships.

Con­tact Stephanie Goss (802) 673-8931 for in­for­ma­tion re­gard­ing the Me­mo­rial Ice Fish­ing Tour­na­ment or the Eli Goss Schol­ar­ship Fund. Do­na­tions of car­ing may be mailed to 262 Camp­bell Rd., New­port, VT 05855. Checks can be made payable to The Eli Goss Me­mo­rial Fund.

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