Five youth bowlers receive Earl Anthony Memorial Scholarship Article Image

ARLINGTON, Texas – Five United States Bowling Congress Youth members have been selected to receive the Earl Anthony Memorial Scholarship in recognition of their community involvement and academic achievements.

The International Bowling Campus Youth Committee selected the five recipients for the prestigious scholarship named in honor of the legendary professional bowler who was dedicated to helping youth bowlers. Each of the five winners will receive a $5,000 scholarship.

The 2015 Earl Anthony Memorial Scholarship recipients are:

  • Grant Baver, Bernville, Pennsylvania
  • Thomas Carter Frye, Palm Bay, Florida
  • John Payne, Louisville, Kentucky
  • Alexander Peck, Wake Forest, North Carolina
  • Gregory Tack, Port Murray, New Jersey

GrantBaver140xBaver is the top-ranked senior at Tulpehocken Junior-Senior High School with a 102 weighted grade-point average (based on a 100-point scale). He has taken Advanced Placement courses in chemistry, calculus, United States history, statistics and U.S. government, and earned AP Scholar recognition his junior year. He is a varsity member of the baseball and bowling teams.

He is an Eagle Scout and has earned several honors, including the Silver, Gold and Bronze Palms. His service projects have included the restoration and painting of fire hydrants in his hometown, Scouting for Food drives and serving in a many leadership roles with his troop. He plans to major in Chemical Engineering.

CarterFrye140xFrye is a senior at Covenant Christian School where he has a 3.9 GPA (4.0 scale) and is taking AP classes in statistics, calculus, physics and European history along with two college courses. He is president of the student council and manager of the varsity soccer and baseball teams, assisting coaches at practices and games. He won the district bowling title this season and was a three-time state qualifier.  

He has served as a counselor at Camp Joy, a camp for special needs individuals, volunteered in his church’s nursery and children’s programs and served at the Dorcas Outreach Center for Kids, providing tutoring and other enrichment activities for at-risk youth.

JohnPayne140xPayne, a senior at Jeffersontown High School, has taken 12 AP classes, including environmental science, calculus, statistics, physics and chemistry, and he has a 4.3 GPA. He has received several scholastic awards and honors including AP Scholar Award with Distinction and the University of Kentucky Rising Scholars Award. He is a four-year member of the varsity bowling team.

He has served as a tutor for fourth-graders at his church for the last two years, did clean-up projects in his local community with the Ecology Club and worked with Helping Hands to repair roofs and homes during the summer. He worked on service projects with the Beta Club and also served as a volunteer bowling coach. He plans to major in engineering with a focus in environmental and biological engineering.

AlexanderPeck140xPeck is in his senior year at Franklin Academy. He has completed five AP classes and currently is taking AP courses in calculus, English literature, micro economics and computer science. He has a 3.99 GPA (4.0 scale). He is in the Math Honors Society and the Science National Honors Society and Chess Club and is part of a group of students who produce a weekly school news show.

He has done community work through his church and the National Honor Society and was a student presenter at the Teaching and Learning with the iPad conference. He owns and operates his own business based on the platform Minecraft.

GregTack140xTack is a senior at Immaculata High School and has taken nine AP courses including physics, chemistry, calculus, biology and Spanish, earning AP Scholar with Distinction honors. He holds a 3.97 GPA (4.0 scale) and has been a four-year member of the cross country and bowling teams.

Through campus ministry, he has volunteered in many projects, including working at the food pantry, a nursing home and the animal shelter. He also has worked blood drives for the Red Cross, tutored students through the National Honor Society and worked Special Olympics bowling and track events.

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