Kevin Lee Bass Student/Athlete Scholarship Awarded
Elmsford (June 8, 2011) - -The 2011 Kevin Lee Bass Student/Athlete Scholarship was awarded to Thomas Henson of Alexander Hamilton in Elmsford at the recent Hamilton Sports Awards Dinner held on June 8. The award of $2,000 was presented by the Family and Friends of Kevin Lee Bass led by Kevin’s mother, Edna Earl Bass.
Thomas’ career at Hamilton includes participation in the National Honor Society, Varsity Athletes Against Substance Abuse, Student Government, Princeton Model Congress, Varsity Baseball, PTA, Band, Chorus, Hamilton Newspaper and Theater. His notable Community Service activities include being the creator and organizer of the Green Chimney Pen Pal Program. Thomas will be attending SUNY Albany in the Fall.
Kevin Lee Bass was called to God on June 3, 2008. The family and friends of Kevin wished to continue his legacy by establishing a scholarship in his honor so that the impact of his life would continue to inspire the youth of the community.
Kevin attended Alexander Hamilton High School and graduated in 1973. He played varsity basketball and ran Cross Country Track for 4 years while attending high school. In 1972 he was on the basketball team that jumped from Class C to Class AA in what The Journal News called the “game of the century” to battle Mt. Vernon High School at the Westchester County Center. In 1973, he was the Vice President of his class at Hamilton. After graduating from Hamilton, he excelled both academically and athletically at Iona College, where he was inducted into the Iona College Hall of Fame.
Kevin felt very strongly about education, athletics, family and most of all his community. He mentored many young people by teaching them basketball skills, giving life lessons, financial support and even job leads to help them along their way.