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Adalin Farnum Scholarship

2015 Adalin Farnum MSYSA ODP Scholarship Application

All 2015 Adalin Farnum MSYSA ODP Scholarships are due to the MSYSA State Office on or before Monday, December 1, 2014.


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.


2014 MSYSA Adalin Farnum ODP Scholarship Recipients

Rachel Fouts l Female Recipient Rachel is from Richland, and most currently played with the TNT Dynamite Soccer Team in the Midwest Regional League. She is a two-year member of the MSYSA State ODP Team, and this year, was also named to the Regional ODP Team. Rachel plans on studying physical therapy at Ferris State University. Additionally, she is a three-year member of the National Honor Society, and is a four-year member of the Volunteens Club. The game of soccer has played a big part in Rachel's life and has given her many positive experiences and memories. She is passionate about introducing others to the game in hopes that it will have the same positive impact on them. She volunteers her free time to help train younger teams in her local soccer community. She not only introduces them to the beautiful game of soccer, she also teaches them important soccer skills and serves as a positive role model. 
Rachel Fouts 
 Zachary Kovan l Male Recipient Zach is from Okemos, and currently plays with the Michigan Wolves. He is a three-year member of the MSYSA State ODP Team, and was named to the Regional ODP Team one year. He plans to study medicine or education at either Michigan State University or University of Michigan. Zach is active in multiple groups designed to assist athletes with special needs. He has volunteered for the Special Olympics for the past three years and has spent two years volunteering for Athletes for Action. He always brings energy, a positive attitude, and kindness to his work, and the athletes he assists are always very grateful.   Zach Koven