Charles Sandfer – 2014 $500 Youth Scholarship Winner


After much review of the applicants for our 2014 $500 Scholarship, the committee has selected two youth bowlers who met our expectations in their qualificaof league play, an Of

charles sandferIn the male category, CHARLES J. SANDFER, age 19 of Twentynine Palms is a graduate from Twentynine Palms High School where he was highly regarded by his teachers.  Sandfer was one of the original students in the school’s AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) program, where he was training to become a Tutor. He expressed his willingness to work in groups and did it with a good predisposition making sure to take care of his responsibilities within the group at all times.  During his four years at T.P.H.S., Sandfer participated as a member of the Interact Club, a community-based club.  In his Senior Year, because of his high intellectual ability and responsible attitude, Sandfer began working as a Tutor for the Avid Class, where he always excelled by being firm and patient with the AVID students, showing his willingness to help them in any way possible.  Following his graduation from T.P.H.S. in 2012, Sandfer enrolled in Copper Mountain College in Joshua Tree and seeks his degree in General Education.  Although he continued to tutor for the AVID program, on a paid basis, Sandfer has maintained excellent grades.  He reached the highest academic honor at C.M.C.  making the President’s List in (Fall) 2012;  (Spring) 2013 and Honor’s List (Fall) 2013.

Sandfer is a certified USBC youth member of the Citrus Belt USBC Association and has for 12 years participated in the youth program at Bowlium Lanes in Montclair. He is a 167 average bowler, recording a 610 high series; has bowled three State Championship Tournaments and twelve Local Association Championship Tournaments and from 2009 through 2012 maintained a 100% attendance record at league play.

In spite of all these accomplishments at the same time, Sandfer continues his volunteer service to the Breaking Bread Ministry (Feed The Hungry) and assists in the Pioneer Days Parade lineup.