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Scholarship To Honor Madison Lewis, Former DHS Softball Player

The scholarship will go to graduating seniors on the Decatur High softball softball team.

A scholarship fund has been established to honor killed in a December 2011 car wreck.

Dr. William Marianchuk, who started the fund, said scholarships will go to a graduating senior softball player, with the first ones awarded to the class of 2013-14.

Marianchuk said Madison's father, Chuck Lewis, coaches softball at Renfroe Middle and exerted a positive influence on players, including Marianchuk's daughter, DHS sophomore Anna Marianchuk.

"This is a way for Madison to live on with these girls forever," Marianchuk said.

Marianchuk said he and his wife, Jane Dinerman, started the fund with $5,000. Contributions can be made to the Madison Lewis Softball and Scholarship Fund Inc. and mailed to 917 Scott Blvd., Decatur, GA  30030.

You can contact Marianchuk at chrioenterprises@att.net or call 404-378-8978.

On March 23, the Decatur Chick-fil-A will donate a portion of the breakfast proceeds to the fund.

On April 27, the first Madison Lewis Softball Scholarship and Fund Tournament will be played at Oakhurst Park for travel teams.

Madison Lewis, a 2010 Decatur High grad, was killed Dec. 8, 2011, in a wreck in Alabama, where she was attending Southern Union Community College and playing on the school softball team.

Former DHS softball player Ellen Nettles drowned that same day in St. Croix in the Caribbean.

Decaturette March 15, 2013 at 01:39 PM
Wonderful familes involved with this wonderful scholarship.

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