Ball Stars

The Elks National Hoop Shoot Finals brought kids and their families to Springfield, Mass., for the April 20, 2013 contest. Each shooter had 25 free throws and the best score in each division would take home the National Champion title. The divisions are separated by boys and girls, 8-9 year olds, 10-11 year olds, and 12-13 year olds. The Getty Powell Award goes to the overall boys’ and girls’ best score of the day, and were awarded to Landon Carroll and Kiera Holcer.

Below is the playlist of all five videos I created from the contest, beginning with my report. You can also browse my videos by visiting my YouTube channel.

The Hesburgh- Yusko Scholars

In 2010, the University of Notre Dame welcomed its first class of Hesburgh-Yusko Scholars to campus. According to the website, the program “seeks to attract, encourage and equip extraordinary students who will have a transformational effect on the Notre Dame community.” The students say their motto “Be Transformational” is how they approach their daily lives. The funding for the program came from a generous donation from the Yusko family, in honor of past university president Father Theodore Hesburgh, C.S.C.

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