Sail On and Fly High’s pledge is to be the sails that help our community navigate the rough seas of mental health, raise suicide awareness, stop the stigma, and be the wings of hope for all.
Sailor Cole Lawrence was born on April 1, 2004, in Council Bluffs, Iowa. He was the son of Dave and Cassy (Brouse) Lawrence, brother to Wyatt and Maizy Lawrence all of Council Bluffs, IA. Sailor attended Lewis Central Community School.
He was the most amazing and unique human to ever have been on this planet. Such an old soul, and he loved all the finer things in life. He could also get back to basics in nature and be a mountain man. He was the epitome of a teenage boy enmeshed with an elderly man, evidenced by his wild adventures, and his love of drinking coffee and hot tea, eating fancy cheeses, and European pastries.
He had the most eclectic tastes. He loved to cook, do anything outdoors, have fun, and most of all he loved to make people laugh. He had wanted to learn how to fly a plane since he could speak, and recently had been taking flying lessons to get his pilot's license. He flew a plane before he was legally able to drive a car. He wanted to learn how to sail, and had spoken of plans to sail around the world.
When he had an idea, he became fully invested in that passion. Although he went through many different passions throughout his short life, he was constantly entertaining, and it was inspiring to see him get so involved in every single thing that he did. He easily let everyone around him know that he loved them. He was open with his affection both verbally and physically. He thrived in showing love and shock and awe.
Sailor died on Tuesday, March 16. 2021, at the age of 16 years old. He will be deeply missed by all that were blessed to know him.
Spread kindness, spread acceptance, spread love, spread uniqueness,
spread awareness, go on adventures and live each day to the fullest.
Sail On and Fly High has many meanings.
One message is for those who are struggling to keep sailing on through the rough seas and
continue on to where they are flying high making their dreams come true
Mrs. Ann Nun received this year's W.A.V.E Award. The W.A.V.E (Wonderfully, accepting, visionary educator) Award comes with $2,500 of items to better the mental health of students in the classroom selected by the awarded teacher. Some examples include, wobble chairs, books that help little kids understand their really big feelings, and manipulatives which help students explore new ideas with a hands- on approach!
Mrs. Nun is a kindergarten teacher at Kreft Primary in Lewis Central School district. She was also Sailor’s kindergarten teacher and was instrumental in helping navigate his early mental health diagnoses and is an exceptional educator that goes above and beyond for her students and families.
This scholarship, set up through the Lewis Central Education Foundation will provide two $500 scholarships to Sailor's graduation class of 2022. Recipients are students that exemplify spreading kindness and are interested in pursuing a career that will positively impact mental health. Congrats to the winners!
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