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Congratulations Wisconsin District Scholarship Recipients!

June 11, 2009 09:42 PM

USTA Serves, the philanthropic and charitable entity of the United States Tennis Association has announced its 2009 scholarship recipients.  USTA Serves granted 71 high school students a variety of college scholarships this spring, totaling $379,000. USTA Serves mission is to encourage children to pursue their goals and highest dreams by succeeding in school and becoming responsible citizens. 
 
Marion Wood Baird Scholarship
Chantel Newman of St. Thomas More High School in Milwaukee was named the recipient of the $15,000 Marian Wood Baird Scholarship.  Granted to one high school senior who has excelled academically, demonstrated achievements in leadership, and participated extensively in an organized community tennis program, the Marian Wood Baird Scholarship was created by the Baird family and named in honor of the late Marian Wood Baird, recognized by the USTA for more than 40 years of volunteer service. 
 
Newman is an extremely well-rounded scholar-athlete who has a USTA State ranking and an impressive 4.2 GPA.  She has participated in numerous extracurricular activities, including extensive community service, and is captain of both the tennis and basketball teams.  In addition to her stint as a tennis instructor for the Milwaukee Tennis & Education Foundation, Newman tutors and is a fundraiser for Cystic Fibrosis, Hope House, and Milwaukee Parks, and is active in her church's youth group.  A singer in various choirs, she has won awards for piano and voice.  Newman plans to major in computer engineering at Marquette University.

USTA Serves Educational Scholarship
Jennifer Roesch, a senior at Grafton High School in Cedarburg has been selected as one of 52 winners nationwide of a $6,000 College Educational Scholarship.  The honorees were selected from applicants throughout the country on the basis of their commitment to academic success, their local community and the game of tennis.  Passionate about preserving the past, Jennifer is building a solid future for herself.  A member of the Military History Book Club and active in local historical associations, she is captain and MVP of her high school tennis team and has earned a USTA Sectional ranking.  A pianist, she participates in choir and musicals and is a tennis camp instructor for disabled children.  She will major in history while focusing on a pre-law curriculum at Lawrence University. 

 

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