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Adalin Farnum Scholarship

2017 Adalin Farnum MSYSA ODP Scholarship Application

All 2016 Adalin Farnum MSYSA ODP Scholarships are due to the MSYSA State Office on or before October 6, 2016.

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.

2015 MSYSA Adalin Farnum ODP Scholarship Recipients

Jason Ren l Male Recipient Jason is from Canton, Michigan, and most currently played with the Michigan Wolves 98 team in the US Youth Soccer Midwest Regional League. He has previously been named to the MSYSA ODP State Team and US Youth Soccer Region II ODP Pool. Jason currently is the National Merit Scholarship semifinalist and serves as the President of the National Honor Society (NHS) at Canton High School. Jason not only finds himself helping others both on and off the field but he finds that in doing so helps himself become a better person. Jason has volunteered as a referee at the Special Olympics in 2014-15 and plays piano at a senior assistant living facilities a few times over the course of a year. Through his acts of kindness, Jason feels that in giving people opportunities for doing other acts of kindness as well as encouraging others, he has provided himself a fulfilling and rewarding experience in his endeavors.

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Maddie Fouts l Female Recipient Maddie is from Richland, Michigan, and most currently played with the TKO Crew Juniors in the Midwest Regional League Premier 1 Division. Additionally, in the summer of 2015, Maddie was named to the Michigan ODP '98 State Team. During her time in high school, Maddie actively participates in her National Honor Society, Spanish National Honor Society and Spanish Club. Within her community, Maddie assists with coaching children at local sports camps and tutors sixth graders. Maddie believes that something as small as giving someone a compliment or providing a service to someone that the act will add a sense of fulfillment to her day. Through soccer, she passes acts of kindness along by helping out her teammates, coaches, opponents, and referees in any way needed.  MAddie Fouts-46-Edit-Edit