Five students earn $5,000 Earl Anthony Memorial Scholarships


    USBC Youth

    Five recent high school graduates have been selected by the United States Bowling Congress to receive its 2008 Earl Anthony Memorial Scholarship awards.

    The prestigious $5,000 scholarships, which recognize youth bowlers' community service and academic achievements, were awarded to Amy Domiano of Buffalo, N.Y.; Richard Fornshell of Summertown, Tenn.; Margaret Rotz of Hubbard, Ohio; Desiree Swenson of Bertram, Texas; and Christina Taylor of Everett, Wash.

    "I have learned that being a successful individual is not about how much money you make or how well you perform a certain task. It is about how well you work with others and how well you can accomplish something even when it seems impossible," said Domiano, 17, who was salutorian of her graduating class at the Buffalo Academy for Visual and Performing Arts and captain of the school's bowling team. She plans to attend Niagara University this fall to major in hospitality, hotel management and tourism and minor in dance.

    "I have learned how to handle the responsibilities that go along with any leadership role, such as handling conflicts between individuals and effectively guiding individuals in whatever task is at hand. These are valuable skills that I will be able to carry with me through life," said Fornshell, 17. A former captain and most valuable player for the Lawrence County High School bowling team, Fornshell also served as a 2007-08 director on the board of the Tennesee State Youth USBC. He plans to study chemistry this fall at Vanderbilt University and hopes some day to do research for a pharmaceutical company.

    "The teamwork skills I have acquired through my years in bowling have influenced my future goals by making me the kind of individual who loves to help, encourage and work with others," said Rotz, 18, who was a four-year member of Hubbard High School's bowling team and lettered in the sport. She's currently attending Trumbull Business College in Warren, Ohio and aims to work in human resources.

    "As a league team captain, I encouraged my teammates to improve their game through practice and perseverance along with good attitudes," said Swenson, 18, a home schooled student whose ACT composite score ranks equal or better than 95 percent of U.S. college-bound students taking the test. She will attend Texas A & M University this fall and plans to become a veterinarian.

    "A college education is very important to me," said Taylor, 18. "The Earl Anthony Memorial Scholarship will help me achieve this next step toward future employment. I know I have much to learn." A drum major for the marching band and three-sport athlete at Everett High School, she was captain of the girls bowling team and received the school district's 2008 Female Scholar-Athlete Award. She will attend Washington State University this fall to explore different majors and career paths, including animal science, food science, vocal performance and music education.

    Earl_Anthony_2278.jpg Named in honor of the legendary pro bowler and ambassador for the sport of bowling, USBC's Earl Anthony Memorial Scholarships are awarded annually to five high school seniors or college students who are USBC or USBC Youth members.