Two Shorewood gymnasts receive local scholarship

Monday, December 12, 2011

Dick and Diane Chapman, parents of Shorewood Alumnus Doriane Chapman (Gunnels) have been supportive of high school gymnastics since their daughter started at Shorewood in 1992. Over the last 19 years their support has not wavered.

Shorewood Gymnastics Coach Susan Riley wanted to honor the Chapmans for their long time support of the Shorewood Gymnastics program by naming a scholarship after them. Dick and Diane were honored and in turn wanted to help fund the scholarship. 

Kyla Riley and Kristie Wong

This year two Shorewood gymnasts, Seniors Kyla Riley and Kristie Wong were selected to receive the first annual Dick and Diane Chapman-Shorewood Gymnastics Senior Scholarship. Riley and Wong will each receive $500 towards their college education, donated by the Chapmans.

Sadly, Dick passed away on November 25, 2011 and was not able to take part in the selection of this year’s winners. Diane and Doriane made the selection in Dick’s honor.

The goal of the scholarship is to honor Shorewood senior gymnasts that display leadership, school athletic involvement and character.

Kyla Riley was selected for her leadership (three years gymnastics captain, 1 year diving captain), school athletic involvement (four years gymnastics, four years diving and two years Drill Team), and her character as explained by Shorewood Math Teacher Corrie Crowder in her letter of recommendation for Kyla. 
“For a painfully long time, Kyla had health issues that made it difficult for her to come to school. Amazingly, Kyla stayed on top of her academics and athletics…During this time she demonstrated extraordinary strength of character and determination. She always worked hard and never gave up.” Kyla plans to study Kinesiology at Vangaurd University.
Kristie Wong was selected for her leadership (cheer captain), school athletic involvement (four years gymnastics, two years cheer), working two jobs, and her character as described by Shorewood Science Teacher Nathan Davis in his letter of recommendation for Kristie.
“Kristie’s academic’s school involvement and interpersonal skills will assure her success in life.” 
Kristie hopes to attend the University of Washington and study Medicine.


Post a Comment

We encourage the thoughtful sharing of information and ideas. We expect comments to be civil and respectful, with no personal attacks or offensive language. We reserve the right to delete any comment.
Facebook: Shoreline Area News
Twitter: @ShorelineArea
Daily Email edition (don't forget to respond to the email)

  © Blogger template The Professional Template II by 2009

Back to TOP