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DeKalb student receives memorial scholarship

Published: Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014 10:23 a.m. CST
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DeKalb High School soccer player Sean Woodford is the 2014 winner of the Christopher Anderson Memorial Scholarship. He is pictured with Anne Williams at DHS.

Sean Woodford is the 2014 winner of the Christopher Anderson Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship is awarded each year by Christopher's family to a senior DeKalb High School soccer player who is a good student and exemplifies the spirit, teamwork, sportsmanship and enthusiasm for soccer that Christopher demonstrated.

Woodford played soccer all four years at DHS, was a named to the All Conference First Team his junior and senior year, was the Offensive MVP in 2013.

"During his time on the soccer program, Sean displayed outstanding teammate qualities," DHS Head Soccer Coach Brent McIntosh said in a news release. "He always put his team first. He was always willing to do the hard, tough work to create opportunities so his teammates could enjoy scoring goals. He fought hard through pain and injury to be out on the pitch for his team. He was a quiet leader that led through example and work ethic. Sean has been an outstanding steward for our program and we wish him all the best. We congratulate him on winning the Christopher Anderson Memorial Scholarship."

Woodford plans to attend North Central College and major in athletic training and also complete prerequisites for a degree in physical therapy.

The scholarship was created in 2000 by the Anderson family in memory of their son and brother who was killed in a car accident on July 18, 1999, at the age of 16. The scholarship fund has grown each year through contributions made by his family and people in the DeKalb community and is managed by the DeKalb County Community Foundation.

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