Late teacher honored with memorial scholarship

Monday , March 20, 2017 - 3:12 PM

JANAE FRANCIS, Standard-Examiner Staff

OGDEN — The loss of a beloved Ogden High School teacher, Clay Christensen, has spurred a fundraiser for a memorial scholarship.

The public is invited to a spaghetti dinner fundraiser and silent auction with entertainment by a live band from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, March 24.

The event will be in the Ogden High cafeteria, 2828 Harrison Blvd, Ogden. Cost is $8 for adults, $5 for children and students.

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Funds will go toward scholarships for students interested in pursuing higher education in health science fields, according to information released by organizers.

“Clay Christensen taught at Ogden High School for over a decade and positively impacted many lives,” stated the information.

Christensen, 40, died Feb. 18, just seven months after being diagnosed with colon cancer. He taught a variety of health sciences classes, including anatomy, medical terminology, biology and chemistry.

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Until his diagnosis, Christensen served as department chairman of career and technical education, as well as adviser for the student club Health Occupations Students of America. On top of that, his obituary says, he helped coach football, served as a student body adviser, took on the role of science department chairman and coached Academic Olympiad students.

In 2015, the Ogden School Foundation gave him the high school’s Excellence in Teaching Award.

To make donations directly to the scholarship, visit ogdenschoolfoundation.org, click on “contribute” and choose Clay Christensen Memorial Scholarship Endowment Fund in the middle of the page.

For more information, call Ogden High at 801-737-8700.

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