He was 25 years old. The annual tournament will be held 10 a. Saturday at the Colfax Golf Club for the 11th straight year. Peter graduated cum laude from WSU in with a degree in neuroscience and the goal of attending medical school. Peter would return to Whitman County 18 months later for another research position at a bio-tech firm started by a former professor. But on Dec. They decided creating a scholarship in his name was the best way to do this, so they worked with the neuroscience department at WSU to create an endowment called the Peter A.
Zornes Memorial Neuroscience Scholarship, Joy said. After realizing they had to raise the money as fast as possible, the family decided to hold a golf tournament, Joy said. Joy said she and her parents had no idea what they were doing when they first started hosting the event. The tournament was only supposed to be a one-time event, but Joy said people kept coming up to them and suggesting what they should do differently the following year, so they continued to host it.
Joy recalled having half of the town in their living town within 24 hours of the incident and before they officially knew Peter oakesdale wa sex club died. The town even led the effort to have the scoreboard at the local high school baseball field named after Peter, and the Zornes had to put a stone bench next to oakesdale wa sex club grave because so many residents visited Peter for hours at a time, Joy said.
Peter became interested in neuroscience after visiting WSU with Kathy and talking to people within the department, Joy said. Peter quickly became fascinated with it, growing ambitions of developing medicine that could save lives and hoping to learn things about the brain that had yet to be discovered, Joy said. Peter was also gifted athletically and had to turn down a chance to play on the WSU baseball team in order to pursue his academic goals, Joy said.
Recipients are neuroscience students of junior or senior based on a of factors including if they are goal-oriented, compassionate and enthusiastic. Joy said the Zornes gets to review all the applications sent in and offer their thoughts on who should be selected, but ultimately the final decision rests with the neuroscience department. She also said the tournament has evolved over the years and become more about what the scholarship fund oakesdale wa sex club do for the recipients who she believes have qualities that Peter possessed.
Neuroscience has had a ificant impact on the Zornes family beyond just Peter. Kathy said on Christmas Day last year, her husband had a stroke caused by congestive heart failure and neuroscientists were able to get medicine to him in time to prevent long-term effects. The Zornes are still looking for people to register for the golf tournament and have plenty of open spots, Joy said.
Dylan Greene is a journalism and media production major from Stanwood.
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