FOUR LOCAL JUNIORS SELECTED AS
THE FIRST TEE SCHOLAR
CLASS OF 2013
December 20, 2012 - Brandon Baumgarten, Nathan Fuller, Hannah Gregg, and Sara Scarlett from The First Tee of Greater Sacramento, have earned the national designation of The First Tee Scholar - Class of 2013.
The First Tee Scholars Program recognizes participants for exceptional achievement in academics, leadership, character development and chapter and community involvement. Applications are accepted once per year from high school seniors across the nation who meet the minimum requirements and are scored by an independent committee. With this designation, Brandon, Nathan, Hannah and Sara have the opportunity to apply for any educational scholarship programs offered through The First Tee to attend a participating college or university.
Brandon Baumgarten is a senior at Granite Bay High School. He has been a member of The First Tee of Greater Sacramento (TFTGS) since 2007, participating on the TFTGS Jr Tour and Junior Leadership Committee, as well as volunteering with the California Eagles Special Olympics program. Brandon represented TFTGS at the 2011 Nature Valley First Tee Open at Pebble Beach, coming in second with his playing partner Brad Bryant. He has achieved The First Tee Ace Level in his Life Skills and embodies the leadership skills and characteristics that define The First Tee Scholars.
Nathan Fuller is a senior at Union Mine High School. He has been a member of The First Tee of Greater Sacramento since 2009. Nathan is Eagle Level in his Life Skills and has participated on the TFTGS Jr Tour for the past four years. Angie Dixon, TFTGS Executive Director, describes Nathan as a "respectful young man who is well liked by everyone he comes in contact with. Nathan has a strong work ethic and drive to succeed that will take him far in the future."
Hannah Gregg is a senior at Placer High School. She has been a member of The First Tee of Greater Sacramento since 2004, participating on the TFTGS Jr Tour and Junior Leadership Committee. Hannah is currently working towards becoming Ace Certified in her Life Skills. She has volunteered as a Life Skills coach for two years and has been a wonderful mentor to younger participants in The First Tee program. "Hannah is a confident young woman who is committed to her family and has a positive attitude toward all she does in life," says Dixon.
Sara Scarlett is a senior at Woodland High School. She has been a member of The First Tee of Greater Sacramento since 2007. Sara has participated on the TFTGS Jr Tour and Junior Leadership Committee. She has achieved Ace Certification in her Life Skills, one of less than 100 participants in the nation ever to do so. Sara has volunteered her time as an assistant coach at our Saturday Jr Programs and various fundraising functions. In 2011, she was a participant at the Nature Valley First Tee Open at Pebble Beach. This past September, Sara was selected as the runner-up of the Coca-Cola America's Future Award, receiving a $3,500 scholarship. Sara devotes her time to her family, school work, golf game and serving others. She will be a success in life and whatever she chooses to do in the future.
Since 2003, The First Tee Scholars Program has designated 521
scholars and funded 100 scholarships worth more than $900,000. More than 20 colleges and universities throughout the United States have partnered with The First Tee to offer merit-based or leadership scholarships that help to offset the cost of attending school.
The Coca-Cola Company Awards Scholarship to a Participant from The First Tee of Greater Sacramento
This experience included a trip to The Coca-Cola Company's Headquarters and THE TOUR championship presented by Coca-Cola.
Sacramento, CA (October 17, 2012) - Sara Scarlett, an Ace Certified Life Skills participant of The First Tee of Greater Sacramento, has been named a semifinalist of the Coca-Cola America's Future Scholarship Award. The five semifinalists were selected from a national pool, based on their school grades, community involvement and application submitted.
Sara Scarlett, along with the other semifinalists was invited to spend Sept. 21-22 meeting with executives at The Coca-Cola Company and attending The Tour Championship presented by Coca Cola. Sara finished as the runner-up in the awards and received a $3,500 college scholarship which she will use towards her education at the University of Texas next year.
The First Tee of Greater Sacramento is so proud of Sara.
She did such a outstanding job. The interview committee was so impressed with Sara that they added the additional $2,500 to her runner-up scholarship, as normally the runner-ups all receive $1,000.
Coca-Cola America's Future Scholarship Recipients:
Jensen Rubinstein ($5,000) - The First Tee of Charlotte
Sara Scarlett ($3,500) - The First Tee of Greater Sacramento
Reece Villarin Akana ($1,000) - The First Tee of San Diego
Bryon Tobin ($1,000) - The First Tee of Cleveland
Kalmina Wu ($1,000) - The First Tee of Silicon Valley
Since starting the Coca-Cola America's Future Scholarship in 2008, nearly $50,000 in scholarships have been awarded to 25 participants of The First Tee.
The Nature Valley First Tee Open
We are so proud of our six juniors who participated in the Nature Valley First Tee Open at Pebble Beach July 3rd-8th.. Way to go Sadie, Kelsey, James, Cameron, Emily and Kit!! Each of them played great golf and carried themselves very well at the event! And we had three finish in the top 5!! WOW! Great job Cameron (T2), Kit (4th) and Kelsey (5th). Quite an accomplishment.
The Nature Valley First Tee Open at Pebble Beach is a 54-hole golf event, the first of its kind, featuring 81 Champions Tour players and 81 junior golfers ages 15-18. Watch Champions Tour players like Fred Funk, Ben Crenshaw, Tom Kite, Fuzzy Zoeller, Craig Stadler, Jay Haas and many more Champions tour players paired up with juniors of The First Tee.