[6/19/19] Gonzales and Pascasio Receive Leaders on the Lake Scholarship for 2019

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On behalf of the Leaders on the Lake scholarship committee, Joe Harris Basketball and Thrive Chelan Valley, we are honored to recognize Mario Gonzales, Chelan High School, and Jose Pascasio, Manson High School, as the 2019 recipients of the Leaders on the Lake scholarship.

The $10,000 college scholarship is awarded annually to students who: show desire, potential and determination to lead others to achieve common goals for the community; act as a team player, with a magnetic personality to unite and positively influence those around them; and remain humble and grounded, while unafraid to lead others to become their best.

Concerning this year’s recipients, Joe Harris said, “Mario and Jose are the third annual recipients of the Leaders on the Lake Scholarship. We believe potential lives in all of us. Our goal is that each child has the opportunity to realize theirs. The humility and leadership of these two young men exemplify what we want this scholarship to be about. They’re incredible representatives of the Lake Chelan Valley, and we know both will continue to lead and impact any community you are a part of. We wish you the best of luck in your future endeavors.” 

Mario, the first of his family to graduate from high school, said, “Because of the scholarship I will be the first to continue my education and move onto college. Receiving this award gives me a push in the right direction toward being a good role model for people in situations similar to mine. I will be forever grateful for this award because it is a great start to the next chapter of my life and toward reaching my full potential.”

When asked what the scholarship meant to him, Jose was quick to say, “The Leaders on the Lake scholarship meant a lot to my family and me. They don’t have to worry about the financial aspect of college, which was what we were most concerned about. I will always be grateful for this amazing opportunity.”

Joe Harris Basketball and the Leaders on the Lake Scholarship is an affiliate partnership program with Thrive Chelan Valley.

About Joe Harris Basketball and Thrive Chelan Valley: All Joe Harris Basketball initiatives are partnered with Lake Chelan Valley non-profit ‘Thrive Chelan Valley.” Together, our mission is to serve, empower, and advocate for the youth of Lake Chelan Valley. Joe Harris Basketball camps are free, although limited to the first 250 sign-ups. This year’s camp is being held on Friday and Saturday, June 21st and 22nd. Registration is now closed.

Mario Gonzales

Jose Pascasio