April 10, 2000, tragedy visited Jesse Bethel High School and the
family of Joshua Richardson. Josh died at the young age of 17 in
an automobile accident during the lunch hour. The entire school
was stunned by the shock of this untimely death of a fine school
athlete and highly motivated student.
played soccer, ran track and was the kicker on our football team.
Teachers described Josh as having a great sense of humor, whiz with
math and very knowledgable about computers. His fellow students
described Josh as "shy","nice" and "one
of the really good kids."
after Josh's death, the Richardson family set up a scholarship as
a generous memorial and tribute to Josh. This scholarship is open
to Jesse Bethel High School students who are involved in after-school
sports and aspire to succeed in college as did Josh.
Candidates must be a graduating Jesse Bethel Senior involved in
the Jesse Bethel after-school athletics program.
With completed application, student must include:
- Current high
school transcripts of grades
- SAT or ACT
- Three complete
letters of recommendation. One letter must be from a Jesse Bethel
High School teacher, one from an athletic coach and one from a
community member who is not from the student's high school and
not related to the student. The letters must cover your ability,
work habits, leadership skills, personality, integrity and sport
achievements. The letters may be originals or photocopies, typed,
dated and signed by the author.
Deadline: April 10th (each year)
may be obtained at the Jesse Bethel High School Counseling Office.
Applications that are not complete will not be considered. Upon
qualifying for the Josh Richardson Scholarship, the selection of
students will be made by the family members of Josh Richardson.