(AREA) -- Croswell-Lexington Schools graduate Marin Western is this year's recipient of the Joshua Ross Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship was established in memory of Joshua, who was murdered on April 17, 1998, just weeks before his graduation from Brown City High School. Joshua was a good student, athlete, and active in his community and church. He was looking forward to furthering his education at Michigan State University when his life was cut short by domestic violence. Marin's commitment to excellence is evident in all areas of her high school experience. She was a member of the National Honor Society, student council, and served as a class officer. She participated in cross-country, soccer, power lifting, basketball and numerous school and service activities. Marin will be attending Michigan State University and is enrolled at the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources. She is the daughter of Julie and Ken Western.