Greater Flint Area Youth Hall of Fame

Nominations will be available from October through December 31st.

Criteria for Nomination

  1. All nominees must be a minimum of 17 years of age and a maximum of 26 years of age as of August 1st of the current bowling season.
  2. All nominees must have bowled a minimum of 5 bowling seasons in a youth or high school program in the Greater Flint Area
  3. All nominees must be in good standing with the United States Bowling Congress
  4. All nominees must meet all MHSAA requirements for scholarship eligibility.

Greater Flint Area Youth Hall of Fame Class of 2015

Kayla Emmendorfer

Brooklyn Greene

Becca Iversen

Teagan MacDonald

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Each inductee will be receiving a $250 scholarship from Greater Flint Youth Bowling.

Special Thanks to Ben Roof and A Frame Awards for donating the awards and for printing up the booklets for Youth Hall of Fame.


Kayla Emmendorfer
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Kayla Emmendorfer has been a member of the Greater Flint Youth Bowling program for 13 years and participated in high school bowling all four years on the Varsity Team at Kearsley High School. She has bowled (4) 300 games and (2) 298 games and has a high series of 747. She was a member of the Kearsley High School varsity bowling team all 4 years of high school and her team won the state championship 3 out of the 4 years she was a member. She was voted team captain of the Kearsley High School team her Junior year and was named the captain her senior year.  Kayla finished in the final 4 of the MHSAA state finals in the singles competition in the 2013-2014 season and finished in the top 8 in the 2012-2013 season. She won the Regional singles title in 2013 in Bay City and also finished 4th and 6th in Regional Singles in her high school career. She was a member of the Kearsley varsity team that won the Regional title all 4 years she participated and also won the Flint Metro Conference all four years she participated. She was also an All State selection for three of the four years she bowled high school bowling , she was named 1st Team All State in 2013 and 2nd Team All State in 2014 and 2015. Kayla was also a 1st Team All Conference in the Flint Metro Conference in 2012, 2013 and 2015 and was 2nd Team All Conference in 2014. Kayla was also a member of the 2015 Detroit Free Dream Team. Kayla has several other high school accomplishments in high school events including winning the Baker’s Dozen Tournament in 2012 and 2013 and winning the Flint Metro Conference Singles Tournament in 2014. She was also named the Kiwanis Scholar Athlete of the Month for the month of January in 2015.

Kayla was a member of the Greater Flint Youth All City Team in 2008-2009. She won the Greater Flint USBC Youth 2011 singles Tournament, Class A division in 2011 and finished 2nd in the Greater Flint USBC Youth Team Event in Class AA in 2012 and also finished 2nd in the Greater Flint USBC Youth Doubles Event in Class A in 2013.

Kayla has accepted a scholarship to attend Arkansas State University for bowling.

What it would mean to be inducted into the Greater Flint Area Youth hall of Fame:

The honor of being inducted into the Greater Flint Youth Hall of Fame would be an immeasurable accomplishment. The efforts by my family, coaches, and friends who have supported me through the years would share in this induction, moreover without them I would not have achieved the level of play being recognized. It would be with great honor, should I be inducted in the Hall of Fame, and the respect that such an honor would be accepted in the highest gratitude.

Congratulations Kayla and welcome to the Greater Flint Youth Hall of Fame!

 

Brooklyn Greene
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Brooklyn Greene has been a member of the Greater Flint Youth bowling program for 14 years and participated in high school bowling for 4 years on the Davison Varsity Bowling Team. Brooklyn has a high average of 221, a high series of 737, and a high game of 288. Brooklyn was a member of the Davison High School team that won the Big Nine Conference/Saginaw Valley Conference Championship all 4 years she bowled high school. Her high school team also won the Regional Team title all 4 years she was a member and won the State Championship 3 out of the 4 years she participated, with 3 straight state championships(2012, 2013 and 2014) and state runner up in 2015. She was named 1st Team All Conference all 4 years of her high school career and had the highest average in the conference in 2012 and 2015. She qualified for state singles 3 out of the 4 years she participated and finished 2nd in Regional singles in 2014. She was named Division 1 2nd Team All State in 2013 and 2015. She has several other high school accomplishments highlighted by winning the 2014 L’Anse Creuse Singles Tournament and the Eisenhower Doubles Tournament championship and her team also won the Flint Metro Conference Championship Tournament in 2012. Brooklyn has been a member of the All City team 12 times and was named the captain of the All City Team for the 2003-2004 season and the 2005-2006 season. She was a member of the Flint Invitational Team in 2012, 2013,2014 and 2015 and she currently holds the Flint City Records with a 514 series for Bantam girls and a 140 average for Bantam girls. Brooklyn also holds the state record for Bantam girls with a 140 average. She also has some other state accomplishments that include the 2nd highest average in the state for the Prep division in 2009 when she averaged 158 and the 3rd highest average in the state in 2012 for Juniors when she averaged 201. She was named to the All Michigan Team in 2013 with a 211 average and also in 2014 when she average 210. She finished in 2nd Place in singles, 3rd place in Doubles and 6th in All Events in the Pepsi Tournament in state competition in 2014 and she is currently a member of Junior Gold and MJMA. In MJMA tournaments he has 6 top 5 finishes with a high of 2nd place in October of 2014. Brooklyn is currently serving her 3rd year as a director on the Greater Flint USBC Youth Board of Directors and has helped with the city tournament the last few years as well as with the awards processing for Greater Flint Youth, she has also helped coach middle school bowlers for 2 years during her high school career.

What it would mean to be inducted into the Greater Flint Area Youth hall of Fame:

Greater Flint Area Youth Bowling has provided me with the opportunity to further my education in college through the events I have competed in so far. This award would help recognize these accomplishments and include me, along with past recipients, as part of the history of Greater Flint Youth Bowling and I would be honored.

Congratulations Brooklyn and welcome to the Greater Flint Youth Hall of Fame!

 

Becca Iversen
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Rebecka Iversen was a member of the Greater Flint Youth bowling program for 12 years and participated in high school bowling for 4 years on the Kearsley Varsity Bowling Team. Becca has a high average of 215, a high series of 727, and a high game of 300. Becca bowled a 300 game at the age of 14 and at the time she was the youngest female to ever accomplish this feat in Greater Flint Bowling history. Becca was a member of the Kearsley High School team that won the Flint Metro Conference title all four years she bowled high school. Her high school team won 3 Regional titles and 2 State Championships and finished as the runner up in the State Finals when she was a member of the team. Becca qualified for state singles in high school bowling 2 of the 4 years she bowled. Becca was a member of the Kearsley varsity team that won several tournaments including the Baker’s Dozen tournament in 2012 and 2013 and she won the Eisenhower Doubles tournament in 2013 and finished as the runner up in that same tournament in 2014. She also has several other high school accomplishments and made 1st Team All Conference in the Flint Metro Conference in 2013 and 2014. Becca was also a member of MJMA and has a high finish of 3rd in the 2nd Annual Waterford Open at Century Bowl in Waterford. She has attended Dick Ritger bowling camp and the Turbo Tech Collegiate Expo for 2 years.  Becca has a 3rd place finish in the Greater Flint USBC Youth All Events in Class A in 2012 and a 3rd Place finish in the Greater Flint Youth USBC Youth Singles Event in 2012. Becca won the Loretta Duehring Award for bowling 93 pins over her average in the Team Event of the Greater Flint Youth City Tournament in 2012. She also won the Betty Hubbard Award for bowling a 268 game and a 718 series in the Team Event of the Greater Flint Youth City Tournament in 2012 and then she won the same Betty Hubbard Award again in 2013. Becca also coached after school bowling for 4 years at Richfield Bowl and coached Middle School bowling for 2 years during high school.

What it would mean to be inducted into the Greater Flint Area Youth hall of Fame:

It would be a great honor to be inducted into the Greater Flint Area Youth Hall of Fame. I have worked very hard over the past 12 years to become the best bowler I could be. I have attended private lessons and bowling camps in the process. Ever since I was a little girl I have had a passion for the sport and haven’t stopped since. I bowled for the best school in the state and had the best coach possible that pushed me to become the best I could be. It would mean the world to me knowing I was inducted into the Hall of Fame, making everyone that has helped and me to do my best proud. Being inducted would push me to become an even better bowler and help others become better at the sport as well.

Congratulations Becca and welcome to the Greater Flint Youth Hall of Fame!

 

Teagan MacDonald
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Teagan MacDonald has been a member of the Greater Flint Youth bowling program for 12 years and participated in high school bowling all 4 years on the Kearsley Varsity Bowling Team. Teagan has a high average of 212, a high series of 716, and a high game of 278. Teagan was a member of the Kearsley High School team that won the Flint Metro Conference all 4 years of her high school career. Her high school team won the Regional title all four years she was a member and the team also won the State Championship 3 out of the 4 years she was a member.  Teagan was a member of the Varsity team that has several outstanding accomplishments in high school tournaments that included winning the Bakers Dozen Tournament in 2011, 2012 and 2013 and winning the FMBC Best of the Best Tournament in 2012 and 2014, her team also won the Flint Metro Conference Championship Tournament in 2015 when she bowled her highest series and was named to the All Tournament team.  As a middle school bowler Teagan finished as the runner up in the 2nd annual Middle School Singles Championship Tournament in 2011. Teagan was an Honorable Mention in the Flint Metro Conference in 2014 and was named 1st Team All Conference in 2015. She was also named Academic All State by the MHSIBCA in 2015 and was named the MVP of the Kearsley Varsity team for the 2011-2012 season.  Teagan was a member of the Greater Flint Area Invitational Team for the 2012-2013 season and the 2013-2014 season when she had a combined average of 187. She was also named to the All City Team in 2011-2012 and had a high finish of Fourth Place in the Open Class of Mixed Doubles for the Greater Flint USBC Youth City Tournament. Teagan served as a youth league coach for the Saturday morning leagues at Richfield bowl for the 2012-2013 season and was elected as the Treasurer, Vice President and President of the Tuesday Scratch League at B’s Bowling and the Family and Friends league at Richfield Bowl. Teagan along with Kayla Emmendorfer are the first 2 student athletes at Kearsley High School to win 3 State Championships as a member of team at Kearsley High School in the history of the school.

What it would mean to be inducted into the Greater Flint Area Youth hall of Fame:

Being inducted into the Greater Flint Youth Hall of Fame will show that I have goals and I work very hard to earn them. If I am honored to be inducted into the Hall of Fame, it will show me that working hard, having and reaching personal and academic goals is a recognizable accomplishment. It will show me that my bowling community believes in me and believes that I have been a valuable asset to the Greater Flint Youth bowling program. Earning this award would show me that I should always push myself to be the best I can be not only for myself but for others who look at me and want to follow in my footsteps. I have set high goals in my bowling career and I pushed myself to achieve my goals. One of my goals was to be on the varsity bowling team four years in a row and I accomplished this by getting involved in all the Greater Flint Bowling opportunities possible which meant I had a lot of practice and I became a 200 average bowler, it also made me mentally strong enough to be in such a competitive program not only in high school but in the Greater Flint program as well. Receiving the Hall of Fame award would show that I have accomplished all of my goals and I did them well enough to be recognized for them. Being inducted would mean I am able to stand alongside some of the other phenomenal youth bowlers that are already in the Hall of Fame that have amazing accomplishments and that my accomplishments compare to.

Congratulations Teagan and welcome to the Greater Flint Youth Hall of Fame!

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Scholarship money for each inductee has been raised by :

The Flint Metro Bowling Conference

Davison Mixed Doubles Tournament @ Richfield Bowl

Flint Metro Bowling Conference Team Championship Tournament @ Richfield Bowl

Carman Ainsworth Singles Tournament @ Grand Blanc Lanes

Flint 700 Club

Flint Women’s 600 Club

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Special Recognition Award was presented to Tracy Long for her continued work with Youth Bowling and coaching New Lothrop High School Teams

 

Greater Flint Area Youth Hall of Fame Class of 2014

 Scott Fisackerly

Allison Gerding (Scully)

                                       

Greater Flint Area Youth Hall of Fame Class of 2013

 Lindsey Ploof

Bryanna Witham

Andreya Teuber

 

Greater Flint Area Youth Hall of Fame Class of 2012

 Joey Hoover

Natalie Gerlach

Quinton Burnett

 

Greater Flint Area Youth Hall of Fame Class of 2011

 Anna Haggerty

Erin Brown

Tylor Greene

 Chad Hoover

 

Greater Flint Area Youth Hall of Fame Class of 2010

 Matthew Anderson

Anthony Harger II

 Nicholas Sutherland