The Shelby Sudbrink Memorial Scholarship Foundation’s 3rd Annual Dinner & Auction will be on Friday, May 3 at Santa Margarita Ranch.

Shelby was a Senior at Templeton High School when she was killed in a car accident in 2017. As a memorial to Shelby’s life and her positive impact in the lives of others, close friends and family created the Shelby Sudbrink Memorial Scholarship Foundation. The Foundation’s mission is to award one scholarship per year, to a female senior athlete from Templeton High School who personifies the passion, integrity and heart that Shelby embodied in her short 17 years. Honoring Shelby’s basketball jersey number #12, the award recipient will receive $1,212.12 at the start of two academic terms per year, for up to eight terms, totaling approximately $9,700.

The first recipient of the Shelby Scholarship was Miriam Robles, a classmate of Shelby’s. Miriam is currently a Sophmore at Cal Poly and a Resident Advisor. She plays intramural soccer and has been involved with the Inter-Hall Council. She is thinking of a Sociology major and becoming a social worker.

Last year’s winner was Julia Aurignac, who had been a Varsity Basketball teammate of Shelby’s. During her senior year at Templeton High she was All-County and All-League in Girls’ Basketball and President of the Templeton

Chapter of the FFA. She is currently a Freshman at Baylor University majoring in Nursing.

Shelby’s parents, Michael and Emily Sudbrink, take comfort and joy in knowing that a piece of Shelby will go forward with each young woman who receives this scholarship. It is their hope that each recipient will use the traits that they share with Shelby to bring laughter and determination and compassion to the lives of everyone they meet going forward. To them, and to all of Shelby’s family and friends, “live for Shelby” really means to let the beauty of Shelby continue to live through you.

Tickets are on sale now and may be purchased through www.liveforshelby.org or by mailing a check payable to SSMSF, 2000 Spring St. Paso Robles, CA 93446.