2022 saw more changes and a pause in the scholarship. We are grateful for ten years and ten wonderful recipients!
Treat others, especially yourselves, the way you want to be treated.
You mean I can get an award for being kind? A good citizen? Seriously?
Our Broadmoor High seniors chosen for making our world a better place: Recipients
Pass it on. howdyjared.org
About Jared (Mar 12, 1986 – Dec 26, 2011):
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 how you treat others, how you drink, and trust yourself. A phone call, a connection, a hope could 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.
“Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth.”
~Buddha (Hindu Prince Gautama Siddharta, the founder of Buddhism, 563-483 B.C.)
Well put and absolutely true. He was a wonderful young man who was always available to help. I never realized how much I looked to him until after he was gone. But how incredible to realize how many lives he has touched in such a short amount of time.
This is a beautiful thing as a memorial for Jared. I am thankful and honored to have known him.