Kyle Neeley attends Granville High School and holds a 4.21 cumulative GPA.
Kyle first began bowling consistently at the age of seven, when he joined bowling leagues with his father. He started bowling in tournaments, with his own bowling ball, by the age of eight. Those tournaments included the Youth City and Pepsi tournaments. His favorite bowling memory is winning the 2017-2018 Youth State Pepsi tournaments. Kyle is varsity team captain for Granville High School, where he averaged a notable 215, with a high non-sanctioned game of 288, and a sanctioned 279. His high series is an impressive 749! He was chosen for the Dexter USBC All American Team and named Captain. He is also the captain of the academic team and a member of the varsity basketball team, and founder and co-president of the Farmbot Club at GHS. Farmbot's are robotic flower beds that they have at the school, which brings together engineering and agriculture. Kyle is a bronze-level coach and would like to pass along his knowledge to the next generation of bowlers by coaching. Kyle plans to continue to bowl and would even like to compete in PBA regional tournaments in the future.
Kyle will be attending Harvard University and plans to major in Bioengineering on a premedical track. After obtaining that, he has his sights sets on medical school or alternative options such as MBA or a master's program in engineering, along with a research position.
Taylor Sanzo attends Grandview Heights High School and holds a 4.160 cumulative GPA.
She has bowled on the high school bowling team for all four years, three of which she was a varsity team member and captain. Taylor is a member of the National Honor Society, a highly valued varsity volleyball player, and is a member of the Student Athletic Advisory Council at Grandview Heights High School. Taylor has a personal high game of 200 and with the help of her coach, Ashley Stahurski, she was able to raise her average from a 118 to a final HS average of 146.2. She received Honorable Mention All-League in 2021 and 2nd Team All-League in 2022.
Taylor will be attending Ohio University in the Fall where she plans to pursue her bachelor's degree in Nursing. She would like to focus on pediatrics, taking after her aunt who works in the ER and specializes in pediatrics. However, Taylor would like to obtain her license to be a traveling nurse and have the ability to see the world while helping others along the way.
PREVIOUS SCHOLARSHIP AWARD WINNERS
2021 LILU SMITH, NICK LAURO 2020 JADEN ERWIN, NATE MINZLER 2019 LEAH DEANER, BRANDON SHAW 2018 MADISON OSWIANY, MADISON STIFFLER, WILLIAM HRIVNAK 2017 KAYLEE JOSEPH, TREW CHAFFIN, DAVE DOWNEY 2016 ANTONIA PETER, ANGELA LEONE 2015 TORI PAPPAS, CARLY SCHOONOVER 2014 KELLY BISHOP, ANDY JOHNSON, NICK EVANS 2013 KELSEY FERGUSON, MORGAN WILES 2012 MARY WELLS, CONNER SARICH 2011 MAGGIE TAYLOR, JAMIE ROBINSON, KAITLIN MILBURN 2010 DASAN WILLIAMS, KEVIN GEARY 2009 BLAIR BLUMENSCHEID 2008 KATHERINE FISHER, ADAM ZINK 2007 MISTY GALLION, TRANG NGUYNEN 2006 ALLYSE HARRAH, ASHLEY STAHURSKI 2005 MICHELLE HOUSE, JENNIFER JAY 2004 TIFFANY THARP, JERRICA PATTON 2003 ANDRIA THOMPSON, TRISHIA REID, MELISSA SHY 2002 CHAKA WILSON