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Woodbury, Connecticut

Scott Lawrence Pond Memorial Scholarship

Established October 14, 2000

By Lawrence and Gloria Pond (Parents)

An enthusiastic high school science teacher, Scott Lawrence Pond shared his curiosity and spirit of adventure with students, friends and family. Graduating high school with academic honors and a state wrestling title, he became an Astronomy teaching assistant at Williams College, majored in Geology, and during a Junior Year semester at the University of Lund in Sweden, helped research geothermal heating for the city.

In high school, he captained wrestling and sailing and he pursued these sports in college. He was Waterfront Coach at Camp Treetops, Lake Placid, and he taught at North Country School, then Proctor Academy, where he also coached wrestling.

After summers climbing in Peru, Bolivia and the western United States, he started graduate study at Dartmouth College. He married Patricia Ann Coombs, a Mathematics instructor in 1989, and became the proud father of Caroline Moriah Pond in 1991. A licensed pilot, paraglide and experienced skydiver, Scott died in a freak midair accident in a New Hampshire charity show at age 30.

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