You mean I can get an award for being kind? A good citizen? Seriously?
If you know a Broadmoor High senior who takes an active part in making his/her/our world a better place, the scholarship is open for the 2020 award. Pass it on. howdyjared.org (2/11/2020)
Jared Matthew Lamy, a 2004 Broadmoor High School graduate and lifelong resident of Baton Rouge, was known for his quick wit and his ability to make people laugh. He was a talented artist and a very compassionate man. Jared’s friends remember him this way: “Jared was a great friend – he was good at playing practical jokes, and he was always there whether you needed someone to talk to or just wanted furniture moved. He had a positive outlook in everything. He loved to win at whatever he did. We called him Sneaky. We could not have asked for a better friend.”
What went wrong the Monday he died? Jared, a non-drinker, was drinking heavily. Bad things happen to us, that is life. Keeping focus on the positives and positive people keep us afloat. That day, all the little things closed in on him. He lost sight of the big beautiful picture…family, friends, and life. Unexpectedly, irrevocably, he mentally crashed and took his own life. A sober Jared would have never given up on himself or meant to cause such pain to the people he loved.
It is our desire to share Jared’s story in hopes of preventing suicide and helping others. People came from all over to tell us how much they loved him, loved working with him, loved seeing his smile. He had so much on the ball, it would seem impossible for him to take his life; yet he did. He didn’t talk about the little things and everyone needs to talk about them–it can save your life. Be careful who you trust, how you drink, how you treat others. A phone call to family or true friend that day and not leaving him alone would have bought him the time he needed to see the light of a new day. Give the gift of hope to people you meet, strangers and friend alike.
Treat others, especially yourselves, the way you want to be treated.
Jared Matthew Lamy Memorial LIFE Scholarship (pdf application form)