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Two Students Honored With Scholarships Created To Remember UCSB Student Killed By Great White Shark

Posted on Monday, June 18, 2012 12:20pm

Two UC Santa Barbara students have been honored with scholarships created in the memory of a UCSB student, who died in a shark attack.

Lucas Ransom was fatally injured in October of 2010, while boogie boarding at Surf Beach, which is a public beach at Vandenberg Air Force Base. He was attack by what witnesses say was an 18 foot long Great White shark.

His family decided to create scholarships to remember Ransom, and they’ve just awarded some of them for the very first time.

One is going to James Stanfill, a chemistry major form Oxnard, and the second is going to John Adlin Scott, a chemistry major from Redding, California. Both winners are juniors at UCSB.

The scholarships were given out on Friday, the day Ransom would have graduated. Members of his family, and some friends were on hand for the scholarship ceremony.

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