Thursday, February 22, 2024

Steve Westby Scholarship

Steven Allen Westby was born in Janesville, Wisconsin, in 1954.  As a high school student, he worked on the yearbook staff and he was a standout tennis player.  He attended Vanderbilt University and Emory University School of Law.  Steve and his wife, Sue, raised four children in Atlanta, Georgia, where he worked as an attorney and founded his own law firm.  He enjoyed coaching at Murphy Candler Little League and served several years as president of the organization.  All four of his children—Lucas, Elizabeth, Ruth and Paul attended and graduated from Chamblee Charter High School during the years of 1995-2008.  At Chamblee Charter High School, he served as Governance Council Chair, Mock Trial Coach, and Constitutional Law Adviser for the “We the People” team and fall baseball coach.  Most importantly, he was a friend and mentor to many students.

In his work and his community, Steve Westby brought out the best in the people around him.  When he died from pancreatic cancer at the age of 55, the Blue & Gold Foundation that is made up of CCHS Faculty (active and retired), parents and alumni honored him by starting this scholarship.  It is to be awarded to the graduating senior who demonstrates the qualities of leadership, integrity, service and school spirit.

If you would like to apply for this scholarship, please complete the application here. If you would like to contribute to this scholarship, please make your check payable to The Blue & Gold Foundation and mark Steve Westby scholarship on the memo line.  You also can donate via Pay Pal by clicking on the donate button below.   The Blue & Gold Foundation is a 501(c)3 organization.

Recipients of the Steve Westby scholarship:

2011- Kaitlin Hansen

2012- Benjamin Appley Epstein

2013- Ashli Hodges

2014- Liya Mammo

2015- Curtis Poretsky

2016- Christopher Waters

2017- Katherine Hoovestol

2018- Alice Bai

2019- Hattie Louise Carter

2020- Lleyton Leonard

2021- Francesca Mariano

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