Local high school senior and Wellington resident Austin Ward has been announced as a recipient of the $1,000 Bob Dykes Memorial Scholarship Award. Ward attends Somerset Academy Canyons in Boynton Beach.
The Bowling Centers Association of Florida presents this prestigious scholarship in honor of the late Bob Dykes, who was dedicated to helping youth bowlers.
The scholarship annually recognizes a youth bowler who bowls at a BCAF member center for their community involvement and academic achievements.
Ward has been involved with high school bowling and leagues at Greenacres Bowl since 2016. He currently serves as the vice president of the Greenacres Youth Bowling League.
“I am extremely honored to have been chosen to receive this prestigious scholarship award,” he said. “This scholarship is an amazing blessing for my family and me.”
Chad Newman, executive director of the Bowling Centers Association of Florida, is proud of Ward’s achievements.
“Austin’s achievements in the classroom, on the bowling lanes and in his community have made him the type of student athlete that the BCAF looks for when awarding this scholarship. We could not be prouder of Austin and are thrilled to award him this scholarship,” he said.
Ward is looking forward to enjoying senior year and preparing for college. He will be attending the Harriet Wilkes Honors College at Florida Atlantic University in Jupiter next year, studying biology and clinical psychology.