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2014 Scholarship Recipients

Kailey Fernandez
Tampa, Fla.

Home Rink: Brandon Ice Sports Forum

High School: T. R. Robinson High School

College: Cornell University

Major: Hospitality

ISI Level: FS 7

ISI National Competitions: Winter Classic (2008)

Activities Highlights: International Baccalaureate Program, Student Government Vice President & President, Light the Knight Pep Rally Organizer, Leadership Workshop Founder, Starlet Winterguard, Varsity Lacrosse, Varsity Golf, Kailey's Kitchen (cooking/nutrition class for disadvantaged children through Metropolitan Ministries), Mayor's Youth Corps, Florida Girls' State Senator

Honors & Awards: AP Scholar, National Honor Society, Spanish Honor Society, Florida Commission on the Status of Women Achievement Award, Dr. Sylvia Richardson Young Women of Promise, Girl Scout Gold Award

Kailey says: "Although I love the precision of practice and competition, my greatest reward has been sharing my love of figure skating with the people around me. Whether it is teaching learn-to-skate classes to young children at our ice rink or stopping my practice ice time to mentor a young skater, I hope to make a difference in the lives of other people by helping them create a vision for themselves as athletes and entertainers. I hope to skate with the Cornell Figure Skating Club and continue sharing the joys of the sport with others."


Shelby Johnson
Plano, Texas

Home Rink: Dr Pepper StarCenter McKinney/Plano/Farmers Branch

High School: Plano Senior High School

College: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Major: Neuroscience

ISI Levels: FS 7, Open Platinum FS

ISI National Competitions: Worlds (2007-08, 2012-13), Winter Classic (2009), Synchronized Championships (2008)

Activities Highlights: Student Council Member & President, Destination Imagination, Stars Figure Skating Club Junior Board, Library Book Club, Skating Competition Volunteer

Honors & Awards: National Honor Society, National History Day, Destination Imagination State & Global Competitions, Honor Roll

Shelby says: "The best part of ISI is that I have never felt out of place for being a teenager just learning how to skate. I have never experienced the stereotypical, drama-filled life of a skater with obsessive parents and ugliness at competitions. Instead, I have been able to give 110 percent at practice and to help inspire others to do the same thing. Being one of the older girls at the rink, I know that the younger girls watch me as an example and I try my best to show good sportsmanship and promote volunteering at all of the local competitions."


Daniel Kulenkamp
Mahtomedi, Minn.

Home Rink: White Bear Lake Sports Center

High School: MTS Minnesota Connections Academy

College: Barrett College of Honors, Arizona State University

Major: Pre-Med or Computer Science

ISI Level: FS 10

ISI National Competitions: Worlds (2004, '11)

Activities Highlights: Figure Skating Instructor, Volunteer (White Bear Lake Sports Center, Hand in Hand Christian Montessori), Skatemare on Ice Benefit Show Organizer

Honors & Awards: Dean's List (University of Minnesota College of Continuing Education), National Honor Society, USFS Scholastic Honors Team, Four-time Minnesota State Champion (Pre-Juvenile, Intermediate, Novice, Junior)

Daniel says: "School has always been just as important to me as skating. I have always worked very hard to get top grades, and when I found about the PSEO (Post-Secondary Education Option) program, I new this was what I wanted to do for my last two years of high school. I took all of my high school classes at the University of Minnesota, which was challenging but a whole lot of fun. It gave me the chance to explore different career choices as well as continue to push myself to the next level, and it gave me the chance to learn how to succeed in college."


Carly Potts
Jefferson City, Mo.

Home Rink: Washington Park Ice Arena

High School: Jefferson City High School

College: Lindenwood University

Major/Minor: Elementary Education

ISI Levels: FS 6, Dance 6, Figures 3, Couples 1

ISI National Competitions: Winter Classic (2011-12), Synchronized Championships (2007-14)

Activities Highlights: Student Council, Orchestra, Academic Tutor, Figure Skating Instructor, Senior Sing, Parks & Recreation Softball

Honors & Awards: National Honor Society, Girl Scout Bronze & Silver Awards, Honor Roll, ISI Synchro Showcase, Jefferson City Figure Skating Club Volunteer of the Year

Carly says: "ISI has allowed me to pursue my love and passion for skating in many different ways, including individual and synchronized skating, competing and coaching. I always take every opportunity to share my love of skating with others. I love working with kids and being able to find any way for a child to understand skating. Coaching builds my confidence and skills in teaching individuals and groups."


Elodie Sandraz
Palo Alto, Calif.

Home Rink: Nazareth Ice Oasis

High School: Palo Alto High School

College: University of California San Diego

Major: Chemistry

ISI Levels: Open Gold FS, Dance 8

ISI National Competitions: Worlds (2009, '13), Winter Classic (2010, '14)

Activities Highlights: Science Lab Assistant, Academic Tutor, Skating School Assistant, Special Skaters Program Volunteer, Ice Skating Camp Counselor

Honors & Awards: AP Scholar, Certificate of Recognition (Spanish Aptitude), National Solo Ice Dance Championships Competitor & Finalist, Local Chemistry Olympiad, Outstanding Achievement (History & Social Science)

Elodie says: "The ice allows me to combine all aspects of my life — rhythm, dance, athleticism and academic education — into one, to create a well-rounded individual ready to make a difference in the world. I hope to spread my experiences to others and share with them the joy that the ice brings, not only to our lives, but also to those whose lives we touch. In college and beyond, I hope to inspire others as a role model through coaching and judging, while combining my academic studies with athletics to push to new horizons."