New academic scholarship remembers San Marin’s Craig Pitti

The Craig Pitti Memorial Scholarship was created this year in honor of the late basketball coach and teacher who passed away last October. Applications for the scholarship are due by Saturday, December 15.

The scholarship will offer $1,000 to two San Marin High School seniors, one female and one male. It was introduced to students on November  1.

“For me, [the scholarship] is a way to continue the legacy of his impact,” social studies teacher Bob Lacy, who was also a close friend of Pitti, said. “They’re only two groups
of people in the school now who knew the guy, and as they dwindle this [scholarship]
will be what most people will know.”

To be considered for the scholarship, applicants must be planning to attend a two or four-year college or university and have at least a 2.5 GPA. The scholarship is aimed towards students who have displayed academic success; a strong work ethic in sports,
school, or their community; a dedication to helping others; and the qualities of a leader
during their time at San Marin.

Applicants are required to fill in basic information, respond to three questions, and obtain a letter or recommendation from “a teacher, coach or other member of the community.” Students will be evaluated by their “academic record,” “responses to essay questions,” “extracurricular activities, including volunteer work with student or community organizations, participation in sports and community affairs, jobs held, special interests and hobbies,” and a “reference

The recipients of the scholarship will be announced on January 17, 2019 during
halftime at the varsity boys basketball team’s home game against Novato High School.

“Craig was a true example of someone who loved what he did for a living,” San
Marin parent and scholarship organizer Inga Pederson said. “The San Marin Community
was and will always be his family.”

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