An exceptional student athlete, her service to YABA and her community activities are some of the reasons Katie Ryder of Tecumseh, was selected to receive this $1,500 scholarship.
Her service to YABA includes helping with the reorganization of the Youth Leaders program in her center, coaching the younger bowlers and captain of her High School bowling team. She also helps with lane certification.
Community services are working the Ann Arbor Art Fair, highway clean up, "Taste of Tecumseh", tutoring children at middle school and taking food to hospital patients through the TLC program.
An excellent student all thru high school, she has maintained a GPA of 4 point plus and will graduate as valedictorian in June.
Her extra curricular activities include Equations team for 8 years, the Science Olympiad team for 6 years, National Honor Society and National Art Honor Society. She has also participated in gymnastics, golf and bowling.
Chemistry is her first love and she would like to pursue some field of chemistry as a career choice in whatever college she decides to attend. Because of her academic, athletic and artistic skills, she is an excellent choice to receive the scholarship and we wish her the best of luck in all her future endeavors.
Already a YABA "Star", Clarissa Missler, of Bay City, has been selected to receive the Michigan WBA "Star of Tomorrow" Scholarship. Bowling since the age of seven, she has earned many awards for her numerous high scores. Her highest average attained was 210 in the 2003-04 season, when she bowled an 841, the highest series in the state for a YABA female bowler. She has also bowled several series' of 700 and an 809.
An avid tournament bowler, she has won multiple MJMA, local, state and high school tournaments, posting the high scores in several of them. She has qualified for the Junior Olympic Gold Nationals the past 4 out of 5 years and has been coaching for the past 3 years. She has also served on the local and state youth leader boards.
When available, she still volunteers for community service at Lindsay Elementary School and the Bay Arenac ISD Career Center, where she has received a certificate of appreciation.
An "A" student all through high school, Clarissa is currently attending Delta College pursuing a career in Animal Science and Business.
Michigan WBA is proud to present this most deserving young lady a $1,500 scholarship and wishes her the best in all future endeavors.
Clarissa Missler, Katie Ryder, Cortney Longrey
Cortney Longrey of Coldwater has been selected to receive the Future Leaders $1,500 scholarship based on her service to YABA and her many civic activities.
A better than average bowler, she carries a 174 average and rolled the Michigan State YABA tournament high series of 702 in 2005. She has participated in numerous state & local tournaments, as well as bowling for her High School Team. Saturdays she helps out at Coldwater Lanes and mentors the younger bowlers.
In high school, Cortney is an Interact member who raises money for different organizations and holds a yearly can food drive. She is a member of SADD and is chapter president of DECA.
In the summer, she worked at the Coldwater Parks program supervising young children. In her spare time, she manages to run a Jr-Jr tournament to raise money for senior scholarships and adopted families at Christmas time.
Interested in Accounting and Business Law, she will be attending Kellogg Community College in the fall and will later transfer to Michigan State to continue her education.
We are proud to present Cortney this $1,500 scholarship and wish her success in her chosen career.
Future Leader - CORTNEY LONGREY