Sad to Report the Passing of Peggy Raisbeck

We are so sad to report the passing of Peggy Raisbeck, a true friend to Olympic High School for many years.  Peggy passed away on August 31st.  We were really blessed that she walked onto our campus, giving to our students. and teaching us so many invaluable life lessons.  We were truly blessed to have her in our community.  Her caring and generosity touched so many lives. 

In 2008, Peggy was named “Volunteer of the Year” by the Mt. Diablo Alternative Education Foundation. Peggy founded the Becklam Foundation in 1994, and served as its Executive Director for the past 17 years. In connection with Shelter Inc., Becklam provided rental assistance to needy families throughout Contra Costa County. Becklam also provided scholarships to hundreds of high school and alternative high school students in the Mt. Diablo Unified School District, helping them continue their educational and vocational training. Peggy personally interviewed and counseled each one of them.

In 2008 the Dick Allen Award was given to Peggy Raisbeck, (pictured on left).  On hand for the ceremony were this year's award recipients  as well as Peggy's family, friends, and supporters of the Mt. Diablo Alternative Education Foundation.  Peggy has been intstrumental in providing much needed financial assistance as well as her heart, to the students of the Mt. Diablo Alternative programs for many years.  In addition to her weekly contacts with students and staff, Peggy has provided a yearly scholarship which is presented each year at graduation, to assist students to be able to attend college. 

Peggy has been our wonderful guardian angel for so many years and this award could not go to a more deserving recipient.  She will be missed by the entire Olympic family. 

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