2016 Scholarship Winner
2015 Scholarship Winner
2014 Scholarship Winner
My name is Hallie Schuld, I am a senior at Highland High School. I have participated in the extremely successful Highland golf program since I was in seventh-grade. Upon entering high school, golf became a huge part of my life. The Southwest Junior Golf Tour has played a large role in my love for golf. I have been a participant for the last four years in the SWGT. Through this participation, I have developed strong friendships and created fond memories. Participating in this league has taught me many valuable lessons that I believe will help me as I approach the next stage of my life. I have had the opportunity to compete with great players, and it pushed me to work hard to improve my own game. The league has helped me gain confidence both on and off the course. The SWGT has helped prepare me to compete on one of the most successful girl’s golf programs in the state.
Aside from golf, I also strive to do well in school. I am a member of the National Honor Society. I am very interested in math and science, and I hope to pursue a degree in Molecular Genetics at Ohio State, or Cellular and Molecular Biology at Kent State.
Outside of school and golf, I have many other interests. I am an avid reader, and I especially love novels. I enjoy taking my dogs for walks at the park near my house, and playing with them in my backyard. I am very close with my family, as my younger sister and I spend much of our free time together. My parents are my biggest supporters, and they have always encouraged me in every aspect of my life.
This season, while competing for the Highland golf team, I have an average of 42.6. I was awarded first team Suburban league, and I hope to compete with my teammates in Columbus at the OHSAA Division I state championships. I would like to thank the Southwest Junior Golf Tour in rewarding me this scholarship.
2013 Scholarship Winners
My name is Jessie Vorachek and I am a 2013 graduate of Brunswick High School. I grew up in Brunswick with my parents and older sister. My family has always rallied behind me in school, in sports, and in everyday life. I consider myself very fortunate to have their support. I enjoy being athletic and have always been involved in numerous sports. I started playing golf in my freshman year and was very excited about making the team and learning the game. I appreciated my coaches for their patience and for their dedication to the sport. I also spent the last few years working with a professional female instructor who helped me fine tune my skills. My participation in golf has enabled me to meet wonderful people and create great friendships. In addition to being an athlete, I have always been a coach, instructor and have always been involved in my community. I participated in many community events, such as, coaching basketball, golf, or instructing orchestra. I can truly say that theses experiences have been fulfilling and spiritually rewarding. This fall, I will attend Capital University in Columbus and plan to major in Optometry. I will also play golf for Capital and look forward to the team camaraderie. I have always been willing to work hard to achieve my goals, but I realize that being successful is dependent on so many other factors and others. I wish to thank my family and the Southwest Junior Golf Tour for helping realize my dreams!
Kory Braman is a 2013 graduate from Copley High School near Akron, Ohio. He is attending Eastern Kentucky University enrolled in the Professional Golf Management program this fall. At Copley High School, Cory was a member of the varsity golf team, varsity swim team and the Copley Marching Indians and Concert Bands. He spent seven summers teaching golf to juniors at a local golf course and elementary school. He was a very competitive player on the SWGT and in his high school matches. He was employed at the Golf Improvement Center in Medina. As a swimmer, Kory was a four-time varsity letterman, District Qualifier, and lead swimmer on a three-time Suburban League Championship Team. In his participation with the Copley Bands, he was a tuba section leader for multiple seasons and the first chair in his concert band. Both bands have earned superior ratings. As a participant in pep-band, Kory performed as Ellwood Blues in a Blues Brothers act. His senior year, he performed the Blues Brothers act in the talent show. In the production of Into the Woods he played Prince Charming which won him many accolades. He was judged “Man of the Year” in a talent competition that same year. Wherever his experiences take him, he plans to have his own golf clothing line. He aims to be an ambassador for the game throughout his college career. His passion for life will carry him far, the SWGT wishes Kory every success!
2012 Scholarship Winners
Ali Jackubezc and Alison Baker