Staff members from Pacheco High in Los Banos sent Action News some video from the Brett L. Lee Panther Strong Scholarship ceremony. Acting Principal Grace Taylor presented the award to Nick Vermillion on Friday night. She says Vermillion represents strength, honor and the commitment to never quit.
Those are the same attributes Principal Lee was known for, before losing a hard-fought battle with cancer late last year. Lee was Pacheco's first principal back in 2010, and the gym was named after him shortly before he passed away.
Community members sponsored the scholarship, including a $10,000 anonymous donation.