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'Will to Live' Announces Scholarship Winners

Foundation awards Northview student athletes.

The Will To Live Foundation, in keeping with its mission, its principles and its motto of "For the Kids, Through the Kids, By the Kids," has announcde the winners of the second annual "Life Teammates Award & Scholarship."

Once again, this year's winners from were selected by their peers and Life Teammates at the end of the 2011/2012 school year.

"We were so pleased to be able to expand the 'Life Teammates' scholarship award to four sports programs at Northview High this year," said John Trautwein, who along with his wife Susie, formed the Will To Live Foundation to spread the awareness of teen suicide after their son Will, a freshman at Northview High School, took his own life in October 2010.

Each winner, a student athlete at Northview High School, was presented with a $3,000 scholarship to put toward their college tuition for the 2012 and 2013 school year.

"The kids of Northview have been such a huge part of the foundation's success and such wonderful ambassadors of our Life Teammate message. It really is an honor and a pleasure for us to recognize these wonderful young adults who were selected by their peers to receive this award," said Susie Trautwein.

The winners are:

Eddie Boone, Baseball
(University of South Carolina)

Brian Bui, Lacrosse  
(West Point Academy)

Nicole Vacarella, Lacrosse 
(Young Harris College)

Aubrey Walsh, Soccer  
(Vanderbilt University)

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