Dy Austin Scholarship Recipients

March 2021

Congratulations to Nia Dulong! Nia - March 2021 Dy Award

1. ​How would winning this scholarship affect your skating? What would you do with the money?     Since Coronavirus my mom hasn’t been working so paying for skating has been a little harder for my mom and dad. I would use the scholarship money to pay for more skating lessons and to pay for competitions or new skates.

2. ​List the things for which you’ve volunteered and what you did.
I volunteer to clean up rivers and parks in my area. I donate to holiday gift drives and have volunteered my time playing music at local charity events.

3. ​How long have you been skating? How old were you when you started?     I started skating when I was 6 years old. I had my 6th birthday party at the skating rink and fell in love with it right then. I’ve been skating for 3 years now.

4. ​What are you the most proud of in your skating?
I am most proud that I get to learn cool moves on the ice and that I have awesomecoaches who are encouraging and that I have great skating friends.

5. ​What is the BEST thing about school/job?     The best thing about school is that I have great teachers. They are all friendly and thoughtful and help me learn interesting things. My favorite subject is literacy because I love to read and write. I love reading because I learn about things I don’t know about yet.

6. ​What do you think you have done to help Alpine Skating Club? (For example, volunteered at events, helped other club members by cheering for them at competitions, etc.)     I love cheering for other skaters at competitions and also just during practice. It makes me feel good to know I am encouraging other skaters and helping them feel good. I also always try to have a good attitude on the ice and I think that is helpful for other skaters.

7. ​Tell us anything else that you’d like us to know about you!     I am 9 years old. I love the colors lime green and dark blue. I like all sports but after figure skating my next favorites are basketball and hockey. I go to Polaris Elementary School in Denver, Colorado and when I grow up I want to be a candy taste-tester.

Thank you for reading this and considering me for this scholarship.

July 2018

Abigail Newton

June 2017

Dy Austin Award - Sangchompuphen 6-17

April 2016

Let’s all say congratulations to Patty Textor, our newest $250 Dy Austin Memorial Scholarship winner.