CYC AWARDS 2018 SCHOLARSHIP to
DAVID CARPENTER and DAVID WAYBRIGHT
MATTHEW CARPENTER from San Diego is following in his sister’s footsteps in winning this scholarship award. Matthew is a senior at Torrey Pines High School with a 3.5 GPA and bowls at Mira Mesa Lanes. He has participated in 10 local Association Championships and has been bowling league for 14 years now. He has a high game of 298 and a high series of 727. In 2016, Matthew tied for first Continue reading 2018 WINNERS
CYC AWARDS 2017 SCHOLARSHIP to
JENNIFER LOREDO & MEGAN CARPENTER
JENNIFER LOREDO from Fresno is one of two recipients for this year’s award. Jennifer is a 3.5 GPA freshman attending Clovis West High School. Her aspirations are to open her own business so a college education in business administration and management is a must. She is looking into Wichita State, Webber International, McKendree University, Stephen F. Austin, Vanderbilt University, and Nebraska State University – all bowling colleges of course! Continue reading 2017 WINNERS
CYC AWARDS 2016 SCHOLARSHIP to JULIA FRIAS
JULIA FRIAS from Winnetka is our newest recipient of the California Youth State Scholarship for $500. Julia is currently a senior in high school and has been bowling since the age of 7. She started bowling at Mission Hills Bowl and then switched to Canoga Park Bowl, now called Winnetka Bowl since it was much closer to her home. Continue reading 2016 WINNERS
CYC AWARDS TWO SCHOLARSHIPS for 2015
MIA SINGLETARY from San Francisco and WESLEY LOW, JR from Palmdale are this year’s scholarship recipients.
Mia is a senior at Galileo High School and carries a 3.14 GPA. She has only been bowling league for 5 years and has improved extremely quickly already averaging 174 and has a high game of 279. Mia recently won the U20 Girls Division in the 2015 Pepsi State Finals earning a $905 scholarship and also won the Queens tournament at the 2015 Youth State Championships held this past summer at Earl Anthony’s Dublin Bowl. Her team also won first place in their division. Continue reading 2015 WINNERS
CYC AWARDS TWO $500 SCHOLARSHIPS for 2014
By Phyl Knoll
The California USBC Association’s CALIFORNIA YOUTH COMMITTEE (CYC) runs the youth event portions of the state. The committee consists of 18 members, 8 of whom serve on the USBC California Association. This committee continues to service the youth bowlers of California by organizing the annual Youth State Championships, Diddy Watts State Singles Challenge, Adult Youth Scholarship Doubles Tournament and the Pepsi Youth Championships as well as many youth awards and scholarships. Applicants must be youth members of the California USBC Association. Scholarships may be awarded each year, but not necessarily every year and will be awarded only once to a recipient. Points are graded for both academic and bowling participation. Continue reading 2014 WINNERS
CYC AWARDS 2019 $1,000 SCHOLARSHIPS to THREE YOUTHS
Roman Heath is a senior at Gregori HS in Modesto. He has bowled in multiple youth state and local championship tournaments. He has bowled in 4 DW Challenge tournaments coming in 2nd place for 2016 and 2017. He has been a Modesto USBC Youth Director for 2 years. Roman has nine 300 games, two 800 series and has been bowling league for 10 years.
His plans are to go to Modesto Junior College and then transferring to either Stanford or UC Berkeley to study software engineering. He also aspires to become a PBA bowler, which he has been working toward on a daily basis.
Roman’s activities outside of bowling:
- High school Drama Club and assistant
- I Love Modesto Community Service Volunteering
- Math/Science Tutoring
- School recycling and environment volunteer
Blake Jozwiakowski is a senior at Northridge Academy HS.
288 high game, 729 high series
Blake participates in local and state championships and has worked the past 5 years of the NLAC USBC local adult and youth tournaments. The past 2 years he has been active in our local youth committee and is now trying to help them resurrect their youth leaders program. 3 years ago, Blake was instrumental in getting the NLAC USBC Adult Youth Travel league started. They have gone from 10 teams to now 22. He is a good ambassador to the sport of bowling.
Zoe Rodriguez is a senior at Van Nuys High School, Performing Arts magnet and has a 4.0 GPA. She played the national anthem on her violin at the 2017 CA State Youth Championships opening ceremonies.
Zoe grew up in a bowling center with a bowling family. She also coordinated food drives to a nearby food bank, which she helped organize and promote to league members delivering food and school supplies to the food bank. She kept score for the adaptive tournament, where bowlers with special needs compete but need help keeping score. And when the Police and Fire World Games came to the San Fernando Valley, I spent a week at PINZ meeting bowlers from all over the world and supporting our local police and firefighter bowlers.
Zoe hopes to study civil engineering and pursue a career in urban studies in college this fall.