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2021 Jackson Casey Memorial Scholarship
by posted 02/18/2021

MEMORANDUM FOR ALL FHYAA SPORTS

FROM: Paul Dean, President, Fort Hunt Youth Athletic Association (FHYAA)

SUBJECT: Jackson Casey Memorial Scholarship

Applications Now Accepted for 2021 Jackson Casey Memorial ScholarshipsThe Board of Directors of the Fort Hunt Youth Athletic Association has announced a call for applications for the 2021 Jackson Casey Memorial Scholarships, named in honor of a Fort Hunt athlete who passed away in 2011.  "Jackson would have been a college senior this year", said FHYAA President Paul Dean. “These scholarships help highlight the joy and fun that sports brought to Jackson’s life. His passion and enthusiasm lives on through the recipients of these scholarships.”

The $3,000 scholarships are awarded annually to two graduating seniors who at some point in their athletic careers participated in a Fort Hunt Youth Athletic Association team. Each applicant is asked to submit a 750 to 1,200-word essay describing the life lessons they’ve learned through participating in athletics.

Applications are now being accepted via a link on the Fort Hunt Youth Athletic Website or seniors can use the Survey Monkey link below. The application deadline is April 8, 2021.

Scholarship recipients will be contacted by the first week of June.

Surveymonkey link:
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/JacksonCasey2021

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2020 Jackson Casey Memorial Scholarship Winners
by posted 02/18/2020

2020 Jackson Casey Memorial Scholarship Winners

Winners of the 2020 Jackson Casey Memorial Scholarships are presented their $3,000 scholarship checks at Carl Sandburg Middle School on June 10, 2020. From left are TJ Dean from West Potomac HS., Sean Casey, Jen Casey, and Heather Thompson from West Potomac HS. The Fort Hunt Youth Athletic Association announced the winners of the 2020 Jackson Casey Memorial Scholarships. The scholarships are in memory of Jackson Casey, a FHYAA athlete who died in 2011. Jackson participated in lacrosse, basketball and football and was a good teammate and friend to so many fellow players. Jackson’s legacy, talent and sportsmanship will forever be remembered by those he touched.  

The winners are:

Heather Thompson, attended West Potomac High School and will be attending VA Tech in the Fall 2020. Heather was a participant in the Fort Hunt Lacrosse, Basketball,
Volleyball and Cheerleader Programs. 

and

Thomas (TJ) Dean, attended West Potomac High School and will be attending VA Tech in the Fall 2020. TJ was a participant in the Fort Hunt Football, Lacrosse, Baseball and
Basketball programs.  “Not only are these special young adults, but it was a joy reading about how sports and competition shaped their lives,” said Sean Casey, the father of Jackson Casey.

The two winners were selected from a pool of applicants, all of whom were asked to describe in 750-1,200 words the life lessons they learned through their participation in Fort Hunt youth athletics. Applicants were required to have participated in an FHYAA sport at some point in their sports experience.

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