Each year The Paul Healy Scholarship Fund goes to support one graduating high school senior at Stadium High School who is in need of financial assistance and demonstrates a talent in the field of literature, poetry, and writing.
For the past 10 years Paul's family has been keeping this scholarship alive with their own money. This year being the 30 year anniversary of Stadium High School Class of 1985 as well as 30 years after Paul's tragic death- Paul's Family and the class of 1985 are looking to help raise funds to keep this scholarship going and continue to help other students achieve Paul's passion for writing.
More about Paul
Tacoma's Stadium High School's senior class vice president Paul Frederick Healy died in an accident late on Nov. 6, 1984.
Paul was very active, participating on the student council, writing poetry and short stories, playing on the football team, participating in drama, and competing on the wrestling and track teams. A talented Bass Cello player, Paul traveled internationally with the Tacoma Youth Symphony. Football coach Don Leebrick shared, "Paul Healy lived more of life in 18 years, then some did in 75. He was an inspiration in my life and...was loved dearly by each and every person whose life he touched. The laughter, lightness, and love which Paul shared were "real gifts", which few of us are blessed with in this life."
A poem by Paul
Love - puppy breath
Longing - for a candy bar - for college - for the lake
Anxiety - when there is absolutely no candy bars around and you have the money for one
Contentment - having more candy bars then one can eat, but attempting anyway… with milk
Fulfillment - candy bar- good book-and time to read it or cleaning room and finishing
Loathing - drunk driving
Sorrow - friend losing a friend
By Paul Healy
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