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32 - April 2018 Florida Bowler Selected As Alberta E. Crowe Star Of Tomorrow By Terry Bigham Crystal Singh, a senior at Coral Springs Charter School in Coral Springs, Florida, has been selected as the 2018 Alberta E. Crowe Star of Tomorrow by the International Bowling Campus Youth Committee. The prestigious award recognizes the star qualities of a female high school sen- ior or college student, in- cluding accomplishments on the lanes, academic achievement and community service. The award win- ner receives a $6,000 scholarship. ―My vision for my bowling career has never solely been focused on winning tournaments but has been more driven towards becoming a positive role model for the sport,‖ Singh said. ―It motivates me to share my story and talk about how important it is to find who you are and define your goals around the things that push you to be your best. Bowling has given me the chance to be an example to others on how they can be a good athlete and student and still have time to help others who are not as fortunate.‖ A National Honor Society and National Society of High School Scholars member, Singh has a 3.94 grade-point average and has taken three Advanced Placement courses, along with seven honors classes. She is the editor of the school newspaper and yearbook and is the 2017 National Journalism Education Association (JEA) Week Design Contest winner. She has volunteered with Arizona’s Foundation for Human Trafficking Awareness event, the South Florida Parenting Organization Easter Spring Festival, has been a math tutor since 2016 through NHS and has tutored at Horizons Academy since 2015. On the lanes, she won the Florida High School Ath- letic Association (FHSAA) state singles title and helped her team to a runner-up finish at the state tournament in 2017. She has been named Girls Bowler of the Year by both the Miami Herald and Sun-Sentinel and was a Dexter/United States Bowling Congress High School All -American Team selection for the 2016-2017 season. Her family moved from Florida to Singapore when she was 8, and she was introduced to competitive bowling when her father joined a league. Soon after, she got her own ball and had lessons, and she continued to bowl when her family moved to Germany. In 2015, she finished second in doubles at the DBU Deutsche Meis- terschaft (German nationals) and took third at the Y.E.T. (Youth Euro Trophy) Grand Finals held in Thil- lois, France. ―I developed my bowling in Europe and had the amaz- ing opportunity to compete alongside many talented international players,‖ Singh said. ―I had gained so much knowledge that I wanted to continue my passion in college, so when my family moved back to Florida during my sophomore year, I immediately got into the high school bowling scene.‖ She is the first bowler from Florida to be selected as the Alberta E. Crowe Star of Tomorrow. ―It makes it that much more special because Florida has an immense amount of talent that has allowed me to grow my ability to levels I would have never thought possible,‖ Singh said. ―There are so many well-qualified female bowlers that could have represented this award; I’m just happy I got to be the one to do it this year.‖ Singh will join the Tulane women’s bowling program in the fall. She will be presented the Alberta E. Crowe Star of Tomorrow Award at the 2018 USBC Convention, which takes place April 23-26 in Reno, NV. The award pres- entation will be live streamed on BowlTV, the YouTube channel for USBC. The 4th Annual Junior/Adult Swiss Classic: 1st place team — with Ryan Burton, Robert L. Hiraoka and Madison Bailey at Classic Bowling Center 2nd place team — with DeeRonn Booker a nd Alyssa Alexander a t Classic Bowling Center , Photos by Kimberly Power The 4th Annual Junior/Adult Swiss Classic @ Classic Bowling Center Congratulations to former Steve Cook's Fireside Lanes Youth bowler Amaree Durfee, who attends Virginia Union University, was named CIAA Rookie of the Year and also made All-CIAA First Team! Way to go Amaree!! Keep up the great bowling!! . . Congratulations to one of our Fireside youth bowlers Matthew Kiddie who bowled his first 300 at the Pepsi District Finals today! Great job Matthew!!! Kids Bowl For FREE Hello Teachers, Youth Groups, Churches and other organizations looking to provide some FUN for your students and members this summer. Kids Bowl Free i s getting ready for it's 11th summer of providing FREE bowling games to kids all across the globe. We'd love to ship you some Kids Bowl Free information cards that you can provide to your students so they know about this opportunity. Request your cards at: earlybird/pto.html We pay for the cards and the shipping! Make sure to share this post or tag other teachers in your community or teachers you may know in other areas. We now have bowling centers in all 50 states in the US, across Canada and around the world as the US Military is now participating at many of their bases.