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November 1st, 2022

KHAAAF continues to shine light on Ashby's legacy

Fund honors late GC employee's commitment to higher learning


Sawyer Ashby, the late Kalie Hostutler Ashby's son, is pictured with Kim Hostutler, Kalie's mother. Sawyer finished third among male youth in the 2K walk at this year's Run For It event.

The late Kalie Hostutler Ashby's commitment to higher education continues to live on, thanks to Kalie's Crew and the annual Run For It event.

Kalie's Crew – a collection of Ashby's former Garrett College colleagues and other family members and friends – helped raise $3,200 through participation in the latest Tucker Community Foundation's Run For It event. The money raised goes to the Kalie Hostutler Ashby Academic Achievement Fund (KHAAAF).

KHAAAF provides textbook scholarships to students from Southern Garrett High School, Ashby's alma mater, who participated in the High School Dual Enrollment Program, or who previously attended Crellin Elementary School. Ashby started her college education as a dually enrolled student.

Three members of the Southern Garrett High School Class of 2022 received a KHAAAF award: Arianna Torrisi (Business & Information Technology: Graphic/Web Design); Makayla Miller (General Studies/Pre-Nursing), and Jayden Sisler (General Studies).

Race Notes: Sawyer Ashby, Kalie Hostutler Ashby's son, finished third among male youth in the 2K walk. Other top race finishers from Kalie's Crew included Joe Spink, third place in the adult male 2K walk; and Colt Mason, third place in the male 20-29-year-old 5K run.

Kalie's Crew finished second for Garrett County Best Effort and fifth Overall Best Effort, which was based on team size and support raised.

"We are thankful for the opportunity Kalie's scholarship provides to young people in our community," said Kim Hostutler, Ashby's mother, "and are extremely grateful to the donors and participants who continue to support Kalie's fund and help make this possible."