Amy Marie Bosman
September 4, 1977-March 22, 2003
Amy was a 1995 graduate of Tremper High School. She graduated as a Top 20 Outstanding Senior for her involvement and academics. While at Tremper, she took all honors and advanced placement courses. Academics were not Amy’s only priority. She took pride in her school and her community. She was a member of the A Capella choir her sophomore, junior and senior year. She was the president of Key Club, Sub Deb, and her sophomore class. Along with those leadership positions, she served on student congress, was an outstanding soccer player and cheerleader, and was selected for the All-County golf team. Amy was also a member of the first World Champion CYC Raider Competitive Cheerleading Squad. She was also a member of both prom and homecoming court.
Outside of her high school endeavors, she was named Kenosha’s Junior Miss and was 2nd runner-up at the state pageant.
After receiving an excellent educational foundation at Tremper, Amy attended Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. There she earned a degree in political science and history, with honors distinction. While in college, she volunteered for Habitat for Humanity and worked with many other philanthropic organizations through her sorority, Alpha Phi. Amy also spent a summer studying abroad in the Czech Republic. She also completed the Chicago Marathon.
Amy went from the college classroom to teaching in a classroom when she joined the Teach for America program and taught in inner-city Houston for two years. After completing her time in Houston, she traveled to Madagascar for the summer with members of the Peace Corps to help in a project to build latrines. Most recently, she had spent eight months in Guatemala, through an affiliate program of Amnesty International, to accompany Guatemalan refugees.
At the time of her death, Amy was finishing her first year at the University of Chicago, pursuing a Masters Degree in public policy and preparing to enter the University of Chicago’s law school the following fall.
On April 20th, 2013, the AMB Foundation hosted a Memorial Soiree at the University of Wisconsin, Parkside, to mark the 10th anniversary of Amy's passing and to celebrate her life and what the AMB Foundation has accomplished in the past 10 years. Friends, family, and people affected by Amy's story attended the event from all over the world. Speakers from all aspects of Amy's life spoke about Amy, honoring the wonderful way she lived her life. It was an inspiring evening full of wonderful memories of a beautiful life.