JONATHAN GREG SCHOL
October 3, 1974 – January 3, 1994
Jonathan Greg Schol lived a very full life in his short time here on earth. Those of us that were privileged to know him knew this to be a fact. He was full of life and was always looking to be involved in something. These words are only but a small portion of what he was. Enjoy reading about him as much as we enjoyed being with him.
Buchholz Cross Country Track Team
Greg was a member of the varsity cross-country Track Team for 4 years. Greg was one of the key members of a very special team that ran as a ‘pack’ who gained national recognition. In 1988 Greg won the Most Valuable Freshman award for cross-country. 1989 as a 10th grader, Greg led the team to Buchholz’s first cross-country state championship, coming in 9th in the state. Greg won the Most Improved Runner award in 1989. Their team won the state meets in 1989, 1990 and came in second in 1991. In August 1991 the team was ranked number 7 in the nation by Harrier Magazine.
Greg was a 2-time member of the Gainesville Sun’s All-Area Cross-Country team. In Greg’s senior year (1991-92) he suffered a sprained ankle at the beginning of the season that would plague him all year. He missed some of the races that year include the Pace Invitational in Marietta, Georgia. Yet he came back in the state meet to lead Buchholz to a second place finish and he placed 11th in the state with a time of 15:36. He won the 1991-92 Captain’s Award for both cross-country and Track and Field. This trophy was established by Coach Mike Holloway (we call him Mouse) for a person who showed the true spirit of leadership in all areas. In May 1994 the Captain’s Award was renamed the Greg Schol Memorial Captain’s Award by Coach Holloway. A trophy case for cross-country / track was given by family and friends, to Buchholz in honor of Greg.
Scout Troop 164
Greg joined the troop in the fall of 1982, getting his Bobcat Cub Scout Badge on 10-4-82, the day after his 8th birthday. He earned the Arrow of Light badge and went into Boy Scout Troop 164 where he obtained the rank of Life Scout. He participated in many events including Summer Camp at Camp Bayden Powell where he completed the C.O.P.E. course along with other programs. He also completed the troop High Adventure in the summer of 1987, a 5 day – 50 mile hike on the Appalachian Trail in North Carolina.