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Scholarship foundation keeps son's memory alive

Doug LaViolette and Kim LaViolette Mosteller appear on CW 14 Focus to talk about the Brian LaViolette Scholarship Foundation. (WCWF)

(WCWF) -- This week on CW 14 Focus host Robert Hornacek will be joined by two guests to talk about turning tragedy into hope.

In 1992, 15-year-old Brian LaViolette died by drowning in the Bay of Green Bay. After his death, his family started a scholarship fund to keep Brian's memory alive.

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Brian's father Doug LaViolette and younger sister Kim LaViolette Mosteller will appear on the show to talk about scholarship foundation they started in Brian's name.

To date, the Brian LaViolette Scholarship Foundation has awarded nearly 900 scholarships that have helped changed people's lives.

"One of the recipients, Zach Sites in Gettysburg, he would have never been able to go on to school without the scholarship. He ended up becoming an EMT. And he saved the life of a young boy. He was able to see this family be reunited with their son," Doug LaViolette said.

CW 14 Focus is a weekly, half-hour interview program that focuses on the issues important to people in northeast Wisconsin. Each week, Robert Hornacek will sit down with a different guest and go beyond the sound bites. The program will highlight the people making a difference in the community and give viewers an opportunity to get in depth perspective. CW 14 Focus airs Sundays at 10 a.m.