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About Thatcher Swanson

In the fall of 2020, the Catherine Cook community mourned the loss of our beloved 2nd Grader Thatcher Swanson. Thatcher was a vibrant, curious, and happy soul who loved learning, his friends, solving tough math problems, and showcasing his ever-growing vocabulary. He brought a great deal of warmth and enthusiasm to school each day.

Following his passing, his parents created the Thatcher James Swanson Memorial Foundation and formed a partnership with Catherine Cook School. Thanks to their generosity, the Catherine Cook School Grant for Diversity and Inclusion was renamed to the Thatcher Swanson Grant for Diversity and Inclusion. Thatcher's big heart, unmatched energy, beautiful smile, contagious laughter, and overall zest for life will never be forgotten.