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First Clovis scholarship awarded
by Tim Delaney, Progress Editor
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Tim Delaney photo.Dr. Wade Krause presents the first Clovis T. Ray Memorial Scholarship to Three Rivers High School senior Patrick Jarratt. The $5,000 scholarship is divided into two parts. Over two years, $2,500 would be awarded.
The first Clovis T. Ray Memorial Scholarship was awarded to Three Rivers senior Patrick Jarratt on Tuesday, May 15, during the Three Rivers Bulldog Sports Banquet.

The $5,000 scholarship will be awarded in two increments of $2,500, over two years of college.

However, the recipient must continue enrollment and maintain at least a 3.0 grade point average.

The scholarship was set up by family and friends to remember Ray, who died in Afghanistan in the line of service on March 15.

Dr. Wade Krause noted that more than $18,000 had been raised for the scholarship fund, and he thanked those who made that possible. He added that the scholarship will be awarded every year to a student who meets the criteria.

Mayor James Liska talked about Jarratt’s character before announcing the scholarship recipient’s name.

He said the chosen scholarship candidate – one of six candidates – “possesses many of the same qualities that Clovis had.”

He said Jarratt was known to have worked hard in the classroom, was a role model for others and was always willing to help when he could.

The scholarship candidate was “described as having heart, dedication, community involvement and work ethic of a true Bulldog and was always willing to stand up for what is right.”

Liska said Jarratt played basketball, golf, track, baseball and football.

He added that Jarratt has a “heart as big as his smile.”

Krause said a nonprofit corporation was set up to help govern the scholarship fund.

The scholarship board of directors include Clovis’ brother Ed, who works in Singapore in the financial department of the Asian division of Ecolab; Ed’s wife, Kristine, a CPA; Clovis’ sister, Jennifer, a dermatologist in Denver, Colo.; Jerry Herrera, close friend of Clovis, who works for the federal prison system in Louisiana; Mayor James Liska; and Dr. Wade Krause.

“We hope to continue to raise funds to allow this scholarship to remain alive for years to come,” Krause said.

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