2012 YOUTH SCHOLARSHIPS
Two very deserving CCUSBC Youth were each presented with a $500.00 Scholarship and trophy on Wed. June 27th at their CCUSBC Youth Awards party, held at the National Guard Armory in Carson City. This year's winners were Shayna Eddy, daughter of and Thurman and Sherry Eddy and Kyle Lethcoe, son of Ronda and Dave Lethcoe.
Shayna, who resides in South Lake Tahoe, California, graduated from South Tahoe High School last month. She plans to attend Lake Tahoe Community College for two years and then attend a college to become a dental hygienist. While attending high school, she completed sign language classes, levels 1, 2 and 3 at Lake Tahoe Community College. Shayna has been singing almost all of her life. She has been a member of the Blue Ribbon Choir for 4 years, winning numerous awards. The choir also volunteers for community service and sings at many community events and elderly care homes. She also sings in her church choir. She was involved in the Teen Court, a community service program for four years. She has been a student of the Academy of Dance Arts for 16 years, taking jazz, hip hop, ballet and pointe and is a student at Lake Tahoe Community College enrolled in street jazz.
Shayna bowls at Tahoe Bowl and has been taking part in their youth program for the past 9 years. She has received awards for high handicap game and series. Even though Shayna is not the best youth bowler in the CCUSBC, she gives it her all and thoroughly enjoys the game. Her coach told me that no one in their youth program has more team spirit than Shayna. She is a favorite among the youth bowlers at Tahoe Bowl.
The male recipient of our scholarship is Kyle Lethcoe. Kyle will be a senior at Carson High School in the fall and lives in Carson City Nevada. He is an outstanding student and strives to acquire the best grades that he possibly can. He will graduate next year with an honors diploma. He plans to go to college and become a doctor, hopefully a heart surgeon. He enjoys taking rigorous advanced placement classes and honors classes because they will give him the greatest shot at achieving the goals he is striving for.
Kyle is a member of the Carson Lanes youth program and has bowled on the High School bowling team for the last three years and has only lost 5 points total in those 3 years. He has maintained a 200 plus average on that team as well. Kyle bowls as many tournaments as he possibly can. In 2010, he came in first place in the Nevada State youth tournament, all-events division. He has bowled in the Northern Nevada Master's tournament and came in third in the Reno-Sparks/Carson Country scholarship tournament in 2010. His high game is a 276, his high series a 701 and his high average 204 for summer 2011.
Kyle stated that winning this scholarship means the world to him and it will improve his future immensely as well as bringing him one big step closer to achieving his goal of being the first person in his family to go to college.
The Carson Country is so very proud of this year's winners. We wish them both the best possible future and much success in their endeavors.