Question: How as depression and suicide affected you and/or your community and what can you do to help combat the alarming increase in the suicide rate?
Application is due March 15, 2023
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At least two $1,000 scholarships will be provided to graduating seniors from the Butte community
The Jacob Wheeler Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization.
Founded in memory of Jacob Wheeler
"STAY RIGHT BESIDE ME. I WILL GET YOU THERE"
This quote was shared at Jacob's vigil by one of his swim buddies. Jacob had qualified for an upper level swim meet and his friend still needed to trim off a little time to qualify for the same meet. Jacob said to the friend, "Stay right beside me. I will get you there." They were swimming in lanes next to one another and Jacob's hope was to help his friend get the time needed so they could both travel and compete together at that upper level meet. The friend shared this story as it speaks to Jacob's selfless nature. It is a great sharing of sportsmanship and of friendship. Jacob loved sports and competition but for him the most important part of these activities were the friendships developed in and out of the pool and on and off the soccer field.