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2016 Scholarship Recipients

 


Alyssa Allen
Midland, Georgia

Home Rink:
Columbus Ice Rink,
K Lynn Skating School
High School:
Columbus High School
College:
University of Georgia
ISI Level: FS 6; Dance 4
ISI National Competitions:
Winter Classic 2008-09; Worlds 2007, 2008,
2010-12, 2014-15; District Championships 2014

ACTIVITIES HIGHLIGHTS: JV Cheerleading
Captain; Varsity Cheerleading Captain; French
Club Member; National Art Society Historian;
State Beta Club Convention Participant; Piano;
Dance; Recreational Soccer; Select Travel
Soccer; Gymnastics

HONORS & AWARDS: National Honor
Society; National Beta Club; National English
Honor Society; French National Honor Society;
Mu Alpha Theta Math Honor Society; National
Art Honor Society; National AP Scholar with
Honor Award; State of Georgia Merit Scholar;
The National Academy of Future Physicians &
Medical Scientists Award of Excellence; The
National Honor Society of High School Scholars
Nominee; The National Youth Leadership
Forum on Medicine Nominee; 1st Place,
University of Georgia State Science Fair; State
Science Fair Special Award from the American
Psychology Association; Principal's List

ALYSSA SAYS: "I will attend the University
of Georgia, and unfortunately the school
does not have a figure skating team. I would
love to demonstrate my loyalty to skating by
starting an ISI collegiate team and also assist
in developing a strong learn-to-skate program.
With my two years of experience as a junior
coach for the Columbus Ice Rink, I am beyond
excited for the opportunity to continue giving
back to the sport I am passionate about by
introducing children and college students to
the amazing world of figure skating."



Eric Stinehart
Wilmette, Illinois

Home Rink:
Centennial Ice Rinks
High School:
New Trier High School
College:
Princeton University
ISI Level: FS 10
ISI National Competitions:
Worlds 2003, 2015; District Championships 2006, 2014

ACTIVITIES HIGHLIGHTS: Principal Violist,
New Trier Symphony Orchestra; New Trier
Figure Skating Club, Co-head; This Is Our
Music Social Service Club, Co-head; Figure
Skating Instructor; Sunday School Teacher;
Church Food Pantry; State Conservation Area
Volunteer; LEARN Benefit Concert Board
Member; Freelance Musician (weddings,
receptions); Ravinia KidsLawn Instrument
Petting Zoo Volunteer

HONORS & AWARDS: Honor Roll; 2016
National Merit Finalist; 2015 Chinese Student
Leadership Award Finalist; Dartmouth College
Book Award; National Chinese Honor Society;
National French Honor Society; Le Grand
Concours National French Competition 9th; U.S.
Figure Skating Gold Medalist; 2013 U.S. Figure
Skating Championships Intermediate Silver
Medalist; 2015 U.S. Scholastic Honors Team; Ice
Skating Institute Level 10 Achievement; 2014
Cathy Clarry Memorial Merit Award; Memorial
Fund Recipient; Wilmette Centennial Ice Rinks
Spring Ice Show Special Guest Skater; Evanston
Robert Crown Center Nutcracker Prince (highest
male role); 2013-15 Northwestern Festival Music
Competition Gold Medalist; 2014-16 Illinois
Music Education Association Honors Orchestra;
2015 Milwaukee Music Festival Principal Violist

ERIC SAYS: "I skated in my first ISI World Championships
at the age of 6, and to this day the spirited
camaraderie of that competition reminds me of
how my love for figure skating began. ISI provided
me with the solid foundation of skating skills,
friends and a support system that has been
crucial to my development as not only a skater but
also as a human being. These valuable lessons of
'try your best,' 'learn from your mistakes,' and even
'have fun' helped me with learning how to cope
with circumstances at home or at school."



Helen Streff
Red Wing, Minnesota

Home Rink:
Red Wing ISD #256 –
Prairie Island Ice Arena
High School:
Red Wing High School
College:
University of Notre Dame
ISI Level: FS 4
ISI National Competitions:
Worlds 2011, 2016

ACTIVITIES HIGHLIGHTS: Science Olympiad
Team; HOSA-Future Health Professionals
(president, senior year; treasurer, junior year;
secretary, sophomore year); Knowledge Bowl;
Jazz Band; Knitting Club Co-President; Math
League; Student Transition Program; Circle
of Friends; Key Club; Junior Varsity Tennis;
Volunteer Community Recreation Figure Skating
Instructor/Helper; Red Wing Figure Skating
Club Captain; PSA Foundations of Coaching
Course Certification 2015; Point of Perfection
Figure Skating Camper; Volunteer Point of
Perfection Figure Skating Camp Counselor;
Youth in Government Delegate (Red Wing
Delegation Chair, Ramsey Senate Presidentelect,
Youth Governor Campaign Runner-Up;
House and Senate Floor Leader, Conference on
National Affairs Delegate); Bank Teller

HONORS & AWARDS: AP Scholar with
Distinction; National Honor Society President;
Red Wing High School Highest Distinction
Award; Science Olympiad State Participant:
Regional Placings: 1st Cell Biology, 2nd
Anatomy, 2nd Dynamic Planet, 3rd Chemistry
Lab; Math League Regional Top 10; Top Red
Wing Finisher Award; Rotary Ethics Essay
Contest Winner; Superior Solo and Ensemble
Band Awards; Perfect Score on Math League
Individual Event; First Chair Alto Saxophone,
Concert and Jazz Band

HELEN SAYS: "The club [Red Wing Figure
Skating Club] did not have opportunities to
compete, but after enough persuasion from
me and several girls, we started a competition
team through ISI in 2011. Joining a recreational ice
skating organization [Ice Skating Institute] changed
my club, and even though we only practice once
a week, competing became feasible for me.
ISI reinvigorated my passion for skating."



Julia Tasiopoulos
Scituate, Massachusetts

Home Rink:
Rockland Ice Rink
High School:
Norwell High School
College:
University of
Massachusetts,
Amherst
ISI Level: FS 6
ISI National Competitions:
Worlds 2006, 2010, 2014; District Championships, 2003-16

ACTIVITIES HIGHLIGHTS: Captain of
Decibelles A Capella Group; Peer Educator;
Student Government Delegate; Junior Varsity
Soccer; Editor, The Halyard Literary Magazine;
High School Yearbook Editor; Classical Piano;
Animal Shelter Volunteer; Nanny
HONORS & AWARDS: AP Scholar; National
Honor Society, Publicist; Spanish Honor
Society; High Honor Roll; 1st Place Open
Gold, ISI Conference Championships 2015;
2nd Place ISI World Team Recreational
Championships 2014; U.S. Figure Skating
Juvenile Freeskating Test, 2014; U.S. Figure
Skating Novice Moves Test; Congressional
Recognition, Congressional Art Competition,
2014; ISI Bronze Level Certified Judge, 2015

JULIA SAYS: "I have competed with the
Winterland Skating Club for 13 years and
throughout that time, ISI has given me the
ability to discover skating as my passion …
I have grown to love entertaining people and
discovered choreography as one of my passions.
If given the chance, I honestly think I could skate
every day for the rest of my life. That's why
becoming an ISI certified coach and judge has
been such an exciting opportunity for me. There
is no doubt in my mind that I will be involved
with ISI figure skating for the rest of my life."