All 2018 Adalin Farnum MSYSA ODP Scholarships are due to the MSYSA State Office on or before October 5, 2017.
About the MSYSA Adalin Farnum ODP Scholarship
Adalin Farnum had a zest and curiosity for life the moment she opened her beautiful blue eyes. She was a huge fan. Mostly in part due to her mother, Tammy Farnum who has dedicated countless hours to the Michigan State Youth Soccer Association Olympic Development Program over the years. Adalin had an amazing sense of fashion, humor and ability to bring out the best in people. Her battle with cancer began at the age of five and a half. It was very clear her faith, strong spirit and spunky attitude would be with her every step of the way. Though her life's journey has been short it has always been filled with love. Adalin passed away peacefully on Friday, October 14, 2011 at age 9. In honor of Adalin, she asked that we carry out her memory of performing random acts of kindness.
2017 MSYSA Adalin Farnum ODP Scholarship Recipients
Ryen O'Meara l Male Recipient Ryen currently resides in Canton, Michigan, and most currently played with the Canton Celtic 98 Black team within the US Youth Soccer Midwest Regional League (MRL). He has been previously named to the MSYSA State Pool team for the Olympic Development Program (ODP) as well as the US Youth Soccer Region II Pool Team. Ryen has earned the KLAA Scholar Athlete award, become a member of the National Honors Society as well as orchestrates numerous service events and leadership opportunities within his community as part of this NHS position. Ryen provides acts of kindness by setting an example. If he can provide a smile to someone to brighten their day and show an upcoming class-mate or team-mate how to be an example, he will continue to do more. Ryen believes that a true act of kindness doesn't need an outcome of a 'win' but an outcome that is simply self-less and enhances someone's day.
|Emily Ashby l Female Recipient Emily is from Ada, Michigan, and most currently played with the Midwest United FC '00 Royal team in the US Youth Soccer Midwest Regional League (MRL). She has previously been named to the MSYSA State ODP Team as well as the US Youth Soccer Region II Pool team where she's competed at the Boca Invitational and Costa Rica Invitationals as part of Region II. Within her community, Emily supports the Special Olympics Medaling Monkey 5K by volunteering her time and efforts. Through her acts of kindness, Emily feels that in going out of her way to provide a simple compliment or allowing someone to lean on her for guidance is rewarding as she enjoys assisting community organizations such as Kid's Food Basket and spending time at the local Veterans Home. Emily's acts of kindness has provided many opportunities for growth and learning and believes this has helped her create a good foundation for her future.|