CALIFORNIA NEWS TIMES (DEC. 29, 2020)- The Rose Bowl Institute today announced that it will award four scholarships as part of the Rose Bowl Sportsmanship Initiative (ROSI) and the 2020 Women’s Empowerment Symposium, which took place virtually three days in September.

The four ROSI scholarship winners are Elisa Jimenez of the University of California, San Diego, Claire Killeen of La Costa Canyon High School in Carlsbad, Sydney Spencer of the University High School in Irvine, and Stephanie Tian of the University of Pennsylvania. Each of them receives a $ 2,500 scholarship from the Rose Bowl Institute to continue their schooling.

“The essay demonstrated outstanding personality and maturity from each participant. Winners gave presentations at the symposium and personal conduct of sportsmanship to young athletes, leaders, and ultimately to young athletes, leaders, and ultimately. We were able to relate it to life as a citizen of the community, “said Charlie Firestone, president of the Rose Bowl Institute, in a prepared statement. “Frankly, I was amazed at the quality of the submissions.”

Of the 1,100 registered symposium participants, 100 participated in the scholarship contest, from which four ROSI scholarship students were selected.

As part of the contest, each participant was asked which speakers in the symposium had the most impact and why. Second, athletes were asked how the moment of sportsmanship changed their view of their responsibility to society.

“It was very difficult to choose a winner,” said Lauren Hall, program director and symposium organizer at the Rose Bowl Institute. “But what really impressed us was the commitment and ethics these young women experienced from the moment of sportsmanship.”

Speakers at the event include actress and activist Sophia Bush, former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, 1999 World Cup champion women’s team Brandy Chastin and Julie Hoody women’s soccer stars, and many other athletes, executives and female leaders. Was included.

The scholarship was made possible by a community donor to the Rose Bowl Institute program.

“The history of the Rose Bowl Stadium is special thanks not only to the local community, but to communities around the world,” said Dedan Brogino, Chief Development Officer at Rose Bowl. “Thanks to the participants in the symposiums from 33 states and 7 countries, as well as the donors who supported these scholarship recipients and who gave us the opportunity to participate in future programs. . ”

The mission of the Rose Bowl Institute is to “advocate sportsmanship and harness the power of sport to unite people everywhere.” The three pillars of sportsmanship, leadership and citizenship were reflected in the speakers and sessions of the Women’s Empowerment Symposium, which took place online in September for three days. The symposium was the second in an annual series.

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