Tuesday, November 05, 2013

Milton Council honors Mike Scott.

Courtesy City of Milton

At its Nov. 4 meeting, Milton’s City Council honored the life and legacy of Mike Scott, a Milton High School teacher and football coach cut down in the prime of his life by pancreatic cancer.

At the meeting, former NFL running back Tim Lester, a friend and former coach with Scott, and Mary Jane, Scott’s wife, spoke to council about his unwavering dedication to his family, his students, his faith and the game of football. They were joined by Scott’s numerous former students, family and friends.

Members of the audience wore purple T-shirts emblazoned with Scott Strong, a battle cry at Milton High School used to remind players of Scott’s devotion to the team. As Mary Jane Scott explained, purple is the color of pancreatic cancer awareness, still one of the deadliest forms of the disease.
After their impassioned speeches, Mayor Joe Lockwood read a proclamation proclaiming November Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month.

To learn more about the disease and how you can help find a cure, click here or here.

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