Connecticut State USBC Association 2011 Scholar of the Year Recipient Rebecca Ferland
REBECCA L. FERLAND
2011 SCHOLAR OF THE YEAR
Rebecca L. Ferland is from St. Paul Catholic School in Bristol, Connecticut. Rebecca resides with her parents, Diane and Mark Ferland and her brother Zachary in Bristol, Ct. Mark is the bowler in the family and has an average of 222 and bowls in the City Ten Pin League at Spare Time Bristol.
Rebecca was the unanimous choice of the scholarship committee. She has an overall grade point average of 99.09 and is a member of the National Honor Society. Rebecca is an excellent student as well as a member of varsity soccer and varsity basketball for all four years of high school. She has played eight years of AAU basketball for the Connecticut Magic and is a member of the Connecticut Futbol Club premiere soccer.
Rebecca has worked hard and achieved many honors and awards: The Hartford Archdiocesan Summa Scholar Award, the Bristol Hall of Fame Scholar Athlete Award, the 2011 CT High School Coaches Association Academic All-State Award, the Holy Cross Book Award, the Northwest Conference All-Academic Award and the AII-NVL Academic All Stars Award. The Bristol Press named Rebecca their Athlete of the Week, and she has received the Rookie of the Year Award twice, the Coaches Award, and had received the Perseverance Award in soccer. I could go on with further achievements and honors, but I believe you can understand why this committee chose Rebecca.
In school Rebecca is a member of the Spanish Honor Society, the Student Government, the Blue Key Club, the Environmental Club and the Prom Committee. Community service is also a part of Rebecca's life. She volunteered at the Senior Citizen breakfast and dance, the BARC Prom, the St. Paul Falcon League basketball clinics and tutors children at the Cambridge Park Community Center.
Rebecca has been accepted at the University of Connecticut, the University of Rhode Island, Fairfield University and Sacred Heart University. She will be attending the University of Connecticut in the fall where she plans to major in sports management as this will give her the opportunity to work in sports, but "behind the scenes." Ultimately Rebecca would love to work with a professional sports team or organization coordinating charity events and/or promotion nights.
The Connecticut State USBC Association wishes Rebecca success while she attends the University of Connecticut and that she is successful in all her future endeavors.