I AM A BOWLER – Kendall De Jong


KendallDeJong115x140   The Virginia Peninsula USBC and its members would like to congratulate Kendall De Jong of Chesapeake, Va for being selected to the Dexter USBC All-American Team.

Her bowling team took second at the Virginia State High School Bowling All-Star Championships, she was the only girl selected to the all-tournament team, a National Honor Society member, all-district chorus selection the last two years and won several awards in DECA competition attending Grassfield High School.

In March of this year Kendall was one of five to receive the Earl Anthony Memorial Scholarship. The Earl Anthony Memorial Scholarship is presented in honor of the legendary bowling professional who was dedicated to helping youth bowlers. The International Bowling Campus Youth Committee determines the recipients, and each award winner will receive a $5,000 scholarship.

Member of  Governor’s Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Academy,  taken AP courses in english, government and history. She has received several academic awards and placed in the top 10 for business plans at the DECA Virginia State competition.

Kendall has  volunteered at the Rock ‘N Roll Mini-Marathon Run to benefit Wounded Warriors, Laps for Lymphoma fundraising event and the Girl Scouts of America  and a  member of the Model United Nations.DexterLogo465x262(1)

A bowler since age 4, she competes in several leagues and has earned numerous high-average awards.

This year’s selections mark the ninth year Dexter has named a high school All-American team. Student-athletes, who are nominated by their coach or athletic director, must have a minimum 3.0 cumulative grade-point average, based on a 4.0 scale, and had to provide a letter of recommendation and a 500-word essay.

Each student-athlete will receive a $1,000 scholarship for being named to the team and will be recognized at this year’s Junior Gold Championships in Buffalo, N.Y., in July.

Ten bowlers, five boys and five girls, were selected for the 2013-2014 Dexter/USBC High School All-American Team.

Congratulations to Kendall and others selected to the the Dexter USBC All-American Team.

source: http://www.bowl.com