This sucks! I am sad to find that Scot is no longer with us. His presence always brought laughter and joy to every gathering.
I first met Scot in 1977. He sat in the desk behind me in "German III" with "Herr Mueller". That same year Columbia Heights theatre produced Sound of Music in which Scot had the role of Maximillian Detweiler. Seriously - no one ever gave that role a better showing.
In the fall of 1977 all 1,800 students at Columbia Heights HS looked forward to morning announcements. The reason was an ongoing serial created by Scot and a few friends about the misadventures of two favorite teachers - Tofte and Wisniewski - as they made their way through various global challenges eventually leading to the CHHS production of Sound of Music. The level of creativity and free-form acting during morning announcements was incredible. And the VAST majority of it was Scot.
Only Scot and his core group of friends could have ever pulled off such a thing. Given the responses I witnessed in Home Room it was incredibly popular.
I regret that I did not know Scot was going to leave us such that I could let him know in person of how much he gave us and how much I appreciated his friendship. A great human being!