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Late official’s dedication to school still runs strong

March 30, 2011
By Kathleen Palumbo
In addition to longtime official Ron Scott’s dedication to Boardman High School’s track and cross country, “When he died, we lost a dear friend,” said Jim Fox, upon the dedication of an outdoor record board in his memory.

Family, friends, team members, and record holders, some represented by their own family members were out in full force on Saturday, March 26 to pay tribute to Scott with the record board which they, officials and boosters made possible.

Calling Scott “a man of the greatest integrity," was speaker at the event, Denise Gorski, who added of the beloved official, “He loved our athletes.” Also speaking was Scott’s daughter Kim Cumbie, who shared a few favorite words of wisdom from the man whom she said “spoke highly of all the athletes he officiated,” saying, “Anything is possible.”

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The family of Ron Scott, who served as an official for more than 50 years until his death in 2009, gathered as a record board was presented in his honor at Boardman High School. Darren Cumbie, Kim (Scott) Cumbie, Katelyn Cumbie, Jane Scott, Dan Scott, and Carrie Scott were in attendance to honor his memory.



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