Our 2011 recipient of the $1,500.00 scholarship for Future Leader is being awarded to Jennifer Narregan of Baroda, Michigan, and a member of Michigan USBC Youth At Large. Jennifer bowls at Lake Shore Lanes in Stevensville. She is in her second semester of college a Lake Michigan College.
Bowling since the age of five, she has been coaching younger kids for five years. While High School Bowling was not offered at her school, she was a yearly competitor in local tournaments and the Michigan State Youth and Pepsi Tournaments. Jennifer carries a 192 average, with 707 for high series and 278 for high game.
With a 3.3 GPA at Lake Shore High, where she graduated, she currently carries a 3.75 GPA at Lake Michigan College. Since 2008, she has been working 10-15 hours weekly at Ani-Med Animal Health Care. Her educational plans are to complete two years a Lake Michigan College and transfer to Michigan State to pursue a degree as a Veterinarian.
As for now, her summers are spent with her brother, showing dairy and pygmy goats at the local youth fairs. She also volunteers for the local Baseball/Softball Associations.
Our congratulations to Jennifer. Michigan State USBC WBA is very proud to present you this scholarship and wish you the very best in all your future endeavors.
Star of Tomorrow $1,500.00 scholarship recipient this year is Rachel Young of Clinton Township and a member of the Metro Detroit USBC Youth. Bowling since the age of nine at Sunnybrook Lanes in Sterling Heights, her bowling excellence has taken her to many locations in Michigan, as well as to the AAU Junior Olympic games in Virginia Beach, VA, in August 2010. She has qualified and bowled in the MI State Pepsi finals in 2005, 2008, 2009, 2010 and is scheduled for 2011. She was a Junior Gold Qualifier in 2010 and placed second.
Rachel bowls for Chippewa Valley High School, but carries a 200 average in the Challenge League at Sunnybrook Lanes. The league is designed to bowl a half season, lay out the weeks of High School bowling and then complete the year and participate in State and National USBC Tournaments. Her high series is 684 and high game is 278.
Rachel carries a 3.5 GPA at Chippewa Valley and plans to attend Central Michigan University to study sports medicine and athletic training. She hopes to become a Physical therapist in the future. Injured this year in a fall, Rachel was forced to lay out of some bowling and has now seen “sports med” from the other side.
She is a runner and prefers cross country, being named to the Macomb Area Conference (MAC) All Academic Team for 2008, 2009, 2010, and hopefully again this year. A Girl Scout for several years, she has received the Girl Scout Bronze Award. Also a National Honor Society member, and donates 40 plus hours yearly to her community service.
Congratulations Rachel. The Michigan State USBC WBA is very proud to present you this scholarship, and wish you the very best in all of your future endeavors.
Rachel Young, Jennifer Narregan