KIYSL awards Bert Robert­son schol­ar­ships

Record Observer - - School - By DOUG BISHOP dbishop@kibay­times.com

STEVENSVILLE — For the sec­ond con­sec­u­tive year, the Kent Is­land Youth Soc­cer League has awarded schol­ar­ships to former play­ers in the league who have grad­u­ated high school and are on the way to their re­spec­tive col­leges. The schol­ar­ships were awarded in honor of the late founder of the league, Bert Robert­son, who died in 2013.

KIYSL raised $2,000 this past year, and the funds were equally di­vided among three former play­ers.

The schol­ar­ship re­cip­i­ents were Ja­cob Cut­ter, Bran­don Gross and Anna Poe. Ja­cob will be at­tend­ing Le­high Com­mu­nity Col­lege; Bran­don will at­tend Wash­ing­ton Col­lege; and Anna will be at­tend­ing Syra­cuse Univer­sity. The schol­ar­ships will be ap­plied to as­sist in their col­lege ex­penses.

Their se­lec­tion for the schol­ar­ships was made by the league schol­ar­ship com­mit­tee af­ter re­view­ing their per­sonal ap­pli­ca­tions. The com­mit­tee in­cluded Sharon Robert­son, Bert’s widow.

Their ap­pli­ca­tions in­cluded in­for­ma­tion about their over­all G.P.A. in school aca­demics, lead­er­ships roles in ex­tra-cur­ric­u­lar ac­tiv­i­ties and their roles as play­ers/ref­er­ees in the KIYSL. To be el­i­gi­ble to ap­ply for a KIYSL schol­ar­ship, a youth only has to have ei­ther been a player or ref­eree in the league.

PHOTO BY DOUG BISHOP

From left, Kent Is­land Youth Soc­cer League Pres­i­dent Michelle Ab­planalp with schol­ar­ship re­cip­i­ents Bran­don Gross, Anna Poe and Ja­cob Cut­ter and KIYSL Vice Pres­i­dent Marc Robin­son. The three youth were pre­sented the Bert Robert­son Me­mo­rial Schol­ar­ship from the league. Bran­don will at­tend Wash­ing­ton Col­lege; Anna, Syra­cuse Univer­sity; and Ja­cob, Le­high Car­bon Com­mu­nity Col­lege.

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