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RAWOT LINDSAY ANN
LINDSAY ANN RAWOT
Lindsay Ann Rawot, 23, passed away February 27 at The Cleveland Clinic, following a two and a half year battle with cancer. She is survived by her parents, John and Billie Rawot of Bentleyville; her brother, Brandon of Cincinnati; and her grandmother, Rozalia Rawot of Illinois. A funeral mass was held on March 4th at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church in Chagrin Falls.
Lindsay was a 2005 graduate of Chagrin Falls High School, and a 2009 graduate of Duke University, Durham, NC.
Lindsay first attended Gilmour Academy in Gates Mills, transferring to the Chagrin Falls school system in sixth grade. In high school, she played both volleyball and lacrosse for four seasons, winning all-conference athletic and academic recognition for volleyball. She also was a junior varsity cheerleader. She graduated with honors, was a National Merit Scholarship and a U.S. Presidential Scholars Program qualifier, and achieved the distinction of a perfect ACT.
Lindsay was the 2005 Chagrin Falls Blossom Queen. She was also presented in 2005 at The Cotillion Society of Cleveland Debutante Ball.
Lindsay attended the Pratt School of Engineering at Duke University and also studied at the University of Queensland in Australia and the Duke Marine Lab in Beaufort, NC. She was a General Motors Scholar and a member of the Pratt Research Fellowship Program. The results from her Fellowship project on the Carolina water shed have been selected for publication later this year. She worked as a teaching assistant for structures and mechanics. In 2009, her senior project team won first place at WERC Environmental Design Contest at New Mexico State, Las Cruces NM. Lindsay graduated in 2009 with special distinction, with a degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering, and was awarded the Eric I. Pas Award for outstanding independent study projects in civil engineering.
While at Duke, Lindsay was a member of Delta Delta Delta sorority, American Society of Civil Engineers, a four year volunteer tutor at the Emily Krzyzewski Center for Learning, worked with Habitat for Humanity in New Orleans, and sponsored disadvantaged students in math and science camps. She played volleyball at the club level into her senior year.
Following graduation, Lindsay participated on the Sustainable Cleveland 2019 Summit research team, developing a briefing paper and participating in the summit in August of 2009.
In November 2008 Lindsay was diagnosed with lymphoma but continued her studies toward her degree. In 2009, she was active as a fund raiser for “I'm Too Young for This!” a cancer awareness organization for young adults. In early 2010 when a bone marrow transplant was deemed necessary, through Lindsay's sponsorship, her Duke and Chagrin friends organized bone marrow donor registration drives in New York City, Washington DC, Durham, Indiana University, and Chagrin Falls in her honor. Through those efforts 2400 potential donors were registered, and 5 have become actual donors to other transplant patients.
A scholarship fund is being established in Lindsay's name at Duke University's Pratt School of Engineering for women students pursuing the study of engineering.
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