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This blog is a record of events in the life of Joseph Taggart and his family since his spinal cord injury while body surfing in Guatemala in January 2006.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Scholarship past and present and Spring -Present!

Two Scholarships for Law School at the U
Joseph has received two significant scholarships:

1- The Hinckley Institute's Robert
H. Hinckley Graduate Scholarship
"Robert H. Hinckley was a remarkable person who led by exam
ple and served his country well. Mr. Hinckley was the founder of the Hinckley Institute of Politics as well as a dedicated public servant in the Roosevelt and Truman Administrations. This graduate scholarship was established to encourage students in following his example of public service and political involvement." The specific scholarship description can be found here: and an interesting biographical page on Robert Hinckley, founder of Hinckley Institute is here:

2- The S. J. Q
uinney College of Law Leadership Scholarship
The award
ing letter said: "This scholarship recognizes your outstanding academic qualifications and reflects our confidence in your promising future. We established this merit award under a new Leadership Initiative in which we plan to recruit, cultivate, and credential the next generation of leaders in the practice of law, commerce, and public service. . . Based on your extraordinary achievements and talents, we have selected you . . . Congratulations."

While the two combined will not cover all the costs of the first y
ear of law school, they are a real help.

The Scholar
This w
eek as Tim was organizing the home office he found Joseph's class picture from 1998, the end of his first year in Bristol, England. Joseph Attended the Bristol Cathedral School, (next to the beautiful Bristol Cathedral), beginning year one of his "A-levels" We thought you might enjoy seeing he and his classmates and the school established in 1140 nearly a half-millennium before the Pilgrims set sail from Plymouth England to Plymouth Rock.

Party Time
Last night Joseph invited a house full of friends over for "Fight Night" on satellite. Everyone had a great time.

pring is Here
Sign One: The Shaffer Cousin's Party. Held each Spr
ing with all the Grandkids of LR & Dora Shaffer (the photo was taken in East Garland UT in 1950) this is the event that gets the family ready for the reunion in July. More sedate and 'visity' without all the GGGgrandkids!
Sign Two: The mysterious appearance of two DUCKS on our front lawn! The were a lovely couple, but not from around here. I guess with the overabundance of rain the last few weeks they felt right at home. They eventually disappeared, but other signs of Spring did not.


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