The Oregon State USBC (OSUSBC) is proud to announce the 2020 recipients of the Mabel Marrs Star of the Future and the Ray Wise Memorial Scholarships.
The scholarship criteria not only considers bowling achievements, but scholastic record, future educational goals, hobbies, and community service. Each year, there are a number of deserving applicants for these scholarships, and it is always a tough decision for the Recognition Committee of the OSUSBC to select just one recipient for the respective scholarships. This year was no exception.
So, without further ado . . .
The recipient of this year’s Mabel Marrs Star of the Future scholarship goes to Elissa Hurley of Florence. Elissa had an outstanding 2020 season in High School competition leading her Siuslaw High School team to a third-place finish while nailing down a spot on the State All-Star team as the tournament MVP. Coach Dusty Anderson points out that Elissa has been an intricate part of the team and has worked hard to become one of the top bowlers in the state. Elissa posted a 180 average this year after coming back from injury in the 2018-19 season.
A standout student at Siuslaw High as demonstrated by her graduating with a 4.0 GPA, Elissa was also active in other sports such as volleyball and softball. Elissa also volunteered her time with various fundraising events to help support her extracurricular activities. Beyond high school, Elissa plans to further her education by attending an art school in helping her reach her goals to become an illustrator.
The recipient of this year’s Ray Wise Memorial scholarship goes to Trevor Johnson of Tualatin. Trevor has also had an outstanding 2020 season in High School competition in leading his Wilsonville High team to first place at the State High School Championships. Trevor was also named to the 2020 State High School All-Star team. Trevor has been a top-tier youth bowler for several years and is a product of the strong youth program that came out of Wilsonville Lanes. Trevor has multiple titles in the Oregon Junior Classic (OJC) events as well as an Oregon State Pepsi Tournament title. Trevor also has many top finishes in other youth events throughout the Northwest as well as being a regular competitor in high-end national youth events such as Junior Gold and the Storm Youth Championships.
Trevor has also been active in leadership roles. Part of the Leadership Team of the OJC, Trevor has been instrumental in helping raise scholarship funds for the OJCs. Trevor has also been the unquestioned leader of the Wilsonville High School team the last couple of years culminating in this year’s State
Championship. Trevor also volunteers at the Powerland Heritage Park in Brooks, Oregon and has an interest in antiques and model trains.
A standout student at his high school, Trevor has majored in science-chemistry. Trevor will continue both his education and bowling this next year by attending McKendree University.
On behalf of the OSUSBC, Elissa and Trevor will each receive a $1,500 scholarship deposited to their respective SMART accounts. With restrictions due to the coronavirus, plans for presentations are still ongoing and will be announced at a later date.
Congratulations to two deserving youth bowlers!