In honor and memory of Rory Staunton’s extraordinary life and inspirational passion for leadership and ethics which compelled him at such a young age, youth leadership group Grab the Torch is establishing a $2,000 scholarship in Rory’s name for one high school student to attend the Grab the Torch Camp in Bethel, ME from July 14-­19, 2013.

The Rory Staunton scholarship will be awarded for the best essay about the importance of the student’s heritage which the organizers receive. Rory Staunton was an inspirational 12-year old boy who lost his life to the deadly disease sepsis.  

Grab the Torch (GTT) is an organization dedicated to the in-­‐depth educational experience of leadership, ethics, authenticity and philanthropy. The program is a 5­‐day overnight camp experience developed to provide a full immersion introduction to the business and commitment of the non­‐profit, foundation, cause-­‐related marketing and greater good professional.

Students are initiated by an extraordinary range of speakers and panelists – from community leaders to Fortune 500 CEOs – who share with the students their personal experiences and journeys in the non-­profit, philanthropic, corporate and community engagement sectors.

Planned outings, site visits and extracurricular activities throughout the week are purposeful and balanced, combining the magical experience of summer programs with a presentation of the empowerment possible – for those in need and for the students themselves – by giving back, taking action and leading in a responsible and ethical way.

The late Rory Staunton (pictured) His family have been invited to testify about Sepsis before a full Health Committee Hearing in the United States Senate on September 24th, 2013.Handout