Nick was the beloved Burlington-Edison Junior Varsity Boys and Girls tennis coach, and previously played tennis at B-EHS and at Skagit Valley College. Nick’s caring and fun loving coaching style led many an aspiring tennis player to excel and grow as tennis players and as people.
Nick Whiton passed away on Sunday April 26th, 2009 after a brief and heroic battle with gallbladder cancer. His experience is detailed here: http://nickwhiton.blogspot.com.
The Nick Whiton Memorial Scholarship has been established to reward two deserving college bound seniors - a boy and a girl - who have participated in Burlington-Edison High School tennis. This is fitting as Nick valued education, having achieved two masters degrees in Communications and Counseling himself.
A scholarship will also be awarded to a tennis player at Skagit Valley College, who upholds Nick's character and sportsmanship.
There have now been 13 recipients
from BEHS, and 4 recipients at
Skagit Valley College.
These scholarships ensure that
Nick's memory will live on!