Peipon receives Campbell G. Dale Award

Peipon receives Campbell G. Dale Award

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The inaugural Campbell G. Dale Award was given to Lydian Peipon, front left, at First Presbyterian Day School’s 4th-6th Grade Awards Day recently.

This award recognizes a boy or girl who exemplifies the qualities and characteristics that the late Campbell Dale and FPDS student from Madison demonstrated during his short life, including empathy, compassion, trust, faith, true to oneself, and a love for others and God.

Lydian, the son of Jamie and Dasha Peipon of Jackson, is pictured with the Dales of Madison, David and Jill, and their daughters, Avery, back and Stella Grace, front. The award recognizes a boy or girl at First Presbyterian Day School who exemplifies the qualities and characteristics that their son and the girls' brother, Campbell, demonstrated during his short life, including empathy, compassion, trust, faith, true to oneself, and a love for others and God. Five-year-old Campbell Dale died in 2015 after a year-and-a-half-long battle with Rhabdomyosarcoma, a rare form of cancer.

Dale loved to hear Bible stories read, and in his battle with the rare cancer, his minister at his funeral service compared him to Daniel in the lions' den. "Campbell loved to hear them read," the Rev. Dr. David T.A. Strain, the senior minister of The First Presbyterian Church of Jackson, said of the Bible stories.

They would be read to him from his Jesus Story Book Bible where his parents could hardly get though a passage without Campbell asking questions about pictures or characters, he said. "I can't help read Daniel 6 now, however, without reflecting on the little boy who descended into his own trials, and, as it were, faced his own lions with such heroism and courage," Strain said.





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