EdWatch: Salesianum holds 5K for Szczerba scholarship fund

By Amy Cherry 8:33am, October 10, 2012
Fallen NCCo Police Lieutenant Joe Szczerba
Still shocked and rocked by a death of one of their own last year, County police Lieutenant Joe Szczerba, Salesianum High School will host a 5K Walk/Run this weekend, rain or shine, to kick off their homecoming in his honor.

"Lieutenant Szczerba was a huge part of our community, and I think a great representation of the things that we value and stand for here at Salesianum," says School President Brendan Kennealey.

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Szczerba was a Sallies graduate of the Class of '85. With hopes to raise up to $50,000, proceeds from the run will go towards a brand new scholarship fund.

"We're very much a brotherhood here, and one of ours was taken from us, it was something that I think moved our alumni, our student body, and there was very much a call to do something in his honor that would be permanent, and the thought was that a scholarship that would help more families of law enforcement have Salesianum be an option for them," says Kennealey.

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The school is expecting a large law enforcement turn-out, something they've had before, back when flags were at half-staff.

"Where we're kicking off this race, I think is kind of fitting that it's going to be taking place right there where we all came to the mourn on the morning when we found out that he had been killed."

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To register for the race, visit Races 2 Run, or you can make a direct contribution to the Lieutenant Joseph Szczerba '85 Scholarship fund by clicking here

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