The Pittsburg State University Spanish Club is planning a fundraiser for the Brett Carlson Scholarship, an award created to honor an area Spanish teacher and PSU alum who died in 2006 while trying to save his drowning students.
The group will hold a clothing sale from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 12, at Cleveland Plaza on the PSU campus. All proceeds will go to the scholarship fund.
All items will be sold for $1 each. The event is open to the community.
In June 2006, Carlson, a 2002 grad, took a number of his Labette High School students to Costa Rica for an educational trip. While swimming, a current swept away several of the students.
Carlson swam to save the students, and rescued one before he was carried off with two other students. He and the two students drowned.
There is now a scholarship in Carlson's name through the Modern Languages and Literatures Department to honor his memory. For more information, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or to donate to the fund, contact the Office of University Development at 620-235-4768.
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