Scholarships awarded to area youth bowlers

The Dunkirk-Lakeshore USBC Bowling Association recently awarded scholarships to four area youth bowlers at their annual association meeting. All four scholarships were awarded to members of the Grape Belt USBC Youth Association. Recipients must be members of this youth association, enrolled in a secondary education institution for the fall semester, and complete the application process.

Emily Dillenburg, of Forestville, received the Elaine Gagne-Jackie Faulkner scholarship. This is a $250 scholarship. Emily is a 2013 graduate of Forestville High School. As a member of the Lucky Lanes Junior Bowlers program, Emily received honors and awards throughout her years of youth bowling, including high female series and high female game awards. Emily also led the female Hornets to various titles during her career on the varsity bowling team. She also is a youth member of the Dunkirk-Lakeshore USBC Association. Emily will attend Medaille College in the fall to study biology.

Elizabeth Golubski, of Silver Creek, received the Lynne Reynolds award. This is a $250 scholarship that Liz will use toward her college expenses at Erie Community College, where she plans to earn her associate’s degree in general studies. Golubski is a 2013 graduate of Silver Creek High School. She started her youth bowling career at Lakeview Lanes and transferred to the Lucky Lanes Junior Bowlers for the last four years. She holds the high series record for a female of the youth association with a 769, which is also the highest 3-game series bowled by a female at Lucky Lanes. She also has various high series, high game, and high average awards to her credit. Liz also bowled for the Black Knights girl’s varsity bowling team.

Janelle Jasinski, of Dunkirk, received one of the Dunkirk-Lakeshore USBC Association scholarships of $250. Janelle is a 2013 graduate of Dunkirk High School. She has been a member of the Lucky Lanes Junior bowlers for 10 years. During her career as a youth bowler, Janelle received various honors for high series and high games. Janelle plans to attend Jamestown Community College in the fall to study athletic training.

John Nickerson, Jr., of Brocton, is the recipient of the other $250 Dunkirk-Lakeshore USBC Association scholarship. John is a 2013 graduate of Brocton High School. He has been a member of the Lucky Lanes Junior Bowlers for the past 8 years. During his youth career, John won various high series, high game, and high average awards. He has a career high series of 700. John bowled for the Brocton Bulldogs varsity team while attending high school. He will attend Alfred State College in the fall to pursue a degree in architecture.