Isabelle Castro and Isabel Suizo Earn National Designation As The First Tee Scholars – Class of 2017-2018

Categories: 2018, April, Current Newsletter, Success Stories

Isabelle and Isabel are Seniors at Evergreen Valley High School and have been participants at The First Tee of Silicon Valley since 2007.  Both are currently Ace Certified participants, the highest level class, and demonstrate the Nine Core Values every day.  Isabelle has been able to participate in the 2016 Nature Valley First Tee Open at Pebble Beach. Isabel has been able to participate in the 2017 The First Tee Life Skills Leadership Academy.  They embody the leadership skills and characteristics that define The First Tee Scholars.  Isabelle and Isabel are not just participants, they have given back as volunteer coaches as well.  While serving as volunteer coaches they model the Nine Healthy Habits and golf etiquette to our younger participants.

I’m honored to have been selected as one of the First Tee Scholars for 2017-2018. I’m very grateful for this opportunity that will help bring me one step closer to achieving my goal of graduating with a medical degree in college to become a pediatrician. I am very much looking forward to attending college to focus on my educational pursuits, be involved in volunteering opportunities and internships, and making new friends.  Isabelle Castro

I’m very honored to be awarded with this distinction. The First Tee has not only granted me this wonderful opportunity, but also has helped me develop the work ethic and diligence necessary to earn this award. I’d like to give a special thanks to Coach Matt for encouraging me to apply and guiding me throughout the application process!  Isabel Suizo


We are so proud of Isabelle and Isabel for their accomplishments both on- and off-course, including their selection as scholars.  With bright futures ahead of them, they will be great additions to the student body of their college of choice. George Maxe, Executive Director

The First Tee introduces children to the game of golf and its inherent values, recognizes participants for exceptional achievement in academics, leadership, character development, and chapter and community involvement through The First Tee Scholars Program.

More than $7 million in college scholarship has been awarded to participants nation-wide by chapters and the home office since launching the Scholars program in 2003.

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