High school alumnui establish a scholarship | ParkRecord.com

High school alumnui establish a scholarship

A party at Harry O’s will kick off the inaugural fundraiser for the Eileen Bailey Scholarship.

The event is titled "Back to Our Roots." According to a flier the mission is "to provide a new generation of Park City students the opportunity to excel in their education and enrich their future to continue the Park City legacy."

Organized by the Park City High School Alumni Committee, the event will be hosted on Oct. 6 at 7 p.m. A silent and live auction will be held along with live music performed by 10th Mountain.

"This is a great place to live, we love being here and we want to give back and give people the same opportunities we had here," said committee chair and former Park City High School teacher Tommy Tanzer.

The scholarship, he explained, is in Eileen Bailey’s name because she was such an inspirational teacher. She was a music teacher, accepting of everyone and politically correct before it became fashionable, he said.

"I just remember hearing music coming out of her room it just stuck with me. And I remember her kids in her classes were always talking about her and how important she was," said PCHS alumni Jake Doilney who was a third-grader at Marsac Elementary where Bailey taught.

The hope is for this to become an annual event for PCHS alumni and teachers to gather and celebrate living in Park City, Doilney said.

All of the money raised will be donated to the fund, which will be split into two scholarships. One will be given to a Park City High School student and the other will help send a deserving student to the Colby School.

"It is to send a kid, who Colby could really help, but couldn’t afford it," Tanzer said.

Some of the scholarship criteria may include having gone through K-12 in the Park City School District and having a family that taught or works in town, Tanzer said.

For more information visit wwwparkcityroots.com or email parkcityroots@gmail.com.

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