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ordan Moeller, a member of the Northern Ice Skating Club in Naperville, Ill., is the 2013 grand prize winner of the Athlete


Alumni Ambassador (3A) Award for his eff orts on the ice and in his community. Moeller, who fi nished fi fth as a junior at


the 2013 Prudential U.S. Figure Skating Cham- pionships, received a $1,000 scholarship. The 3A Award program identifi es skaters


who have achieved a level of excellence in their sport and balance this success by vol- unteering and contributing within their com- munity. Skaters must have competed at the novice or junior level at the 2013 U.S. Cham- pionships or the 2013 U.S. Synchronized Skat- ing Championships. Candidates were asked to submit an application detailing their volun- teer work. In addition to the grand prize winner, one winner in each of fi ve disciplines (ladies, men, pairs, ice dancing, synchronized) received a $500 scholarship. Below are bios of the scholarship win-


ners: Moeller raised $6,600 last year for Chil-


dren’s Oncology Services, Inc. by organizing a benefi t ice show titled One Skate at a Time. Proceeds help send children with cancer to camp. He organized a second benefi t for the same cause in May. Moeller’s volunteer eff orts also include working with St. Paul Church and Youth Group; the CitySkate Outreach program Sunday Snacks, a group that provides food for the homeless; and planting trees in his com- munity. Moeller helps at club competitions, performs in several benefi ts and is a member of the Aviation Club, St. Paul Contemporary Band and National Honor Society. Amy Lin (Peninsula SC, ladies) is the


U.S. novice silver medalist. She is a member of the National Junior Honor Society and was awarded High Honor Roll from California Cap- istrano Connections Academy for the 2012–13


year. She volunteers with Hoop Shots, a week- ly program for children with special needs; plants trees through the Nature Interpretive Center; has participated in the annual ice dance weekend exhibition for Bay Area ice dancers since 2008; and performed at the 2012 Broadway benefi t show for the Riverside Icetown Rink and 2013 California Gold Skate- Fest fundraising exhibition. Brian Krentz (Skokie Valley SC, men)


was named to U.S. Figure Skating’s 2013 Scho- lastic Honors Team, and, through New Trier Township High School in Winnetka, Ill., raises money for Habitat for Humanity. He partic- ipates in walks for both autism and multiple sclerosis awareness and has raised money for children with cancer. Krentz placed eighth in junior men at the 2013 U.S. Championships. Noah Chinault (Southwest Florida


FSC, pairs) placed sixth in novice pairs at the 2013 U.S. Championships with partner Grace Knoop. He has racked up 475 commu- nity service hours while maintaining a 3.9 grade-point average at Braden River High School in Bradenton, Fla. He volunteers at the Southwest Florida FSC, playing music and an- nouncing for competitions and performing in skating shows. He is a member of his school’s Key Club, participated in a business club and volunteers for service projects with Calvary Lutheran Church, including two national Lu- theran youth gatherings. MacKenzie Reid (Wisconsin FSC, ice


dancing) is a tutor, a Basic Skills instructor and a member of the National Honor Society. She participates in day camps for disabled chil- dren in addition to organizing and performing in Skate for the Heart, an exhibition to benefi t children with heart disease. Reid placed 10th in junior ice dance with partner Christian Er- win at the 2013 U.S. Championships. Eliana Roth (SC of Southern New Jer- sey, synchronized) is a member and co-cap-


MOELLER GARNERS OVERALL 3A AWARD


Jordan Moeller


tain of the Skyliners junior team, which fi n- ished seventh at the 2013 ISU World Junior Synchronized Skating Championships. She has been a member of the honor roll, Nation- al Honor Society and National Latin Honor Society. Roth was a National Honor Society student tutor and fundraiser volunteer and is the secretary of the junior board for the SC of Southern New Jersey. Roth was a student-vol- unteer at the 2012 Multiple Sclerosis Walk-a- Thon and volunteers as a skating coach for Special Olympics.


MacKenzie Reid


Eliana Roth


Amy Lin


Brian Krentz


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