To be eligible to apply for the HP Scholastic Junior All-America Team, boys must have placed in the top 10 of an AJGA Open, Regional Golf Championship or Invitational, while girls needed a top-five finish. The selections were then based on grade point average, class rank, SAT/ACT/PLAN/PSAT scores, community service and writing ability. Candidates were required to submit an essay no longer than 500 words on an original topic relating to golf.
HP is once again proud to recognize outstanding academic, athletic, and community service achievements with the naming of the 2012 HP Scholastic Junior All-America Team, said John Dayan, Vice President, Technology Services Group, Hewlett-Packard. The AJGA, working closely with parents and players alike, strives to prepare these young adults for life in college and beyond, by instilling honor, integrity, persistence and sportsmanship. HP and the AJGA are celebrating 25 years of support for this award and recognition of excellence.
The 12 boys on the HP Scholastic Junior All-America team are Jack Adolfson, Niwot, Colo. (2013), Max Alcorn, Poway, Calif. (2013), Christopher Chu, Fullerton, Calif. (2013), Robert Deng, Irvine, Calif. (2013), Conley Hurst, Little Rock, Ark. (2013), Scott Jaster, Bryn Mawr, Pa. (2013), Matt Kern, Springboro, Ohio (2013), Jeffrey Lang, Lexington, Mass. (2013), Zachary Martin, Pinehurst, N.C. (2013), Davis Morrison, Charlotte, N.C. (2013), Josh Radcliff, Coppell, Texas (2013), and Li Wang, Sammamish, Wash. (2013)
The 12 girls on the HP Scholastic Junior All-America team are Elisabeth Bernabe, Anaheim Hills, Calif. (2013), Aliea Clark, Carlsbad, Calif. (2014), Elizabeth Doty, Palos Verdes Estates, Calif. (2013), Nina Fairbairn, Orinda, Calif. (2013), Jordan Ferreira, University Place, Wash. (2013), Sara Garmezy, Franklin, Tenn. (2013), Alexandra Harkins, Crystal Lake, Ill. (2014), Alice Jeong, Gardena, Calif. (2013), August Kim, St. Augustine, Fla. (2013), Hana Ku, Basking Ridge, N.J. (2013), Jordan Lippetz, Bradenton, Fla. (2013), and Katie Page, Louisville, Ky. (2013).
These outstanding individuals will be honored at the Rolex Junior All-America Awards Banquet, Nov. 18, at PGA National Resort & Spa in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. By being named to this team, each player is also eligible to participate in the Polo Golf Junior Classic, one of the most prestigious events in junior golf, which will take place on PGA National Resort & Spa's Champion and Fazio Courses, Nov. 17-23.
Former HP Scholastic Junior All-Americans have gone on to successful amateur and professional golf careers, including Casey Martin (1989), Wendy Ward (1990), Kellee Booth (1992), Matt Kuchar (1994), Scott Langley (2005) and Patrick Rodgers (2009, 2010).
The HP Scholastic Honor Roll recognizes those juniors who have achieved a weighted GPA of 3.5 or higher, but who were not selected as HP Scholastic All-Americans. For a complete 2012 Honor Roll list click here.ESSAY AWARD WINNER - KATIE PAGE, Louisville, Ky. (2013)
My Last AJGA Tour
Which tourneys to choose for my last summer tour?
Its overwhelming, but exciting for sure!
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