BERTRAND & BLANCHE LETENDRE MEMORIAL SUMMER ATHLETIC TRAINING CAMP SCHOLARSHIP
The 2019 Bertrand & Blanche Letendre Memorial Student Athletic Training Summer School Scholarship has been awarded to Sydney Spenard. Sydney is a junior at Manchester Memorial High School in Manchester, NH. Sydney’s athletic injuries led her to the care of her high school athletic trainer where she discovered the field of athletic training and piqued her interest in helping injured athletes as a future career. She currently participates in field hockey and lacrosse at her high school, though she has dedicated time to many other sports throughout her youth. When she is not participating in athletics, Sydney keeps herself busy through her membership in the Student Athlete Leadership Team, National Junior Honor Society, and her part-time jobs working for Granite State Gymnastics and Impact Gymnastics Academy. Despite her active participation in numerous activities, Sydney has managed to maintain a 3.54 GPA. In her free time, she also enjoys hanging out and going on adventures with her friends. She attended the UNC-Greensboro camp in the summer of 2019. Watch this video to learn why Sydney was interested, what she hoped to gain and her advice to anyone interested in this opportunity.
The 2018 Bertrand & Blanche Letendre Memorial Student Athletic Training Summer School Scholarship has again been awarded to two great high school students.
Sara Kaiser is a Sophomore at Presentation High School in San Jose, California. She became interested in athletic training through her own personal experiences with injuries, and working with the athletic trainer at her high school. Sara intends on studying kinesiology in college and then continuing on to a career in athletic training or physical therapy. She is also certified in CPR and fascinated by the human body. Sara is a lifetime soccer player, a youth soccer referee, enjoys reading athlete memoirs, and volunteering with BAWSI and the Knights of Columbus, all while maintaining a 3.76 GPA
Luke Chastain is a Junior at New Milford High School in New Milford, Connecticut. Luke became interested in the field of Athletic Training after being injured and working with his high school athletic trainer to get back on the field. Luke enjoys playing soccer and running track. He is a captain of his indoor track team. He is also a member of the Boy Scouts of America and is active in his local church. Although he is very busy, he is still able to maintain a 3.66 GPA. If Luke finds himself with any spare time, he likes to fill it by playing video games.
The 2017 Bertrand & Blanche Letendre Memorial Student Athletic Training Summer School Scholarship has been awarded to Destinee Cabrera. Destinee is a Junior at Lehman High School in Kyle, Texas. She has been involved with athletic training since about 3 years ago, when she was diagnosed with a condition that prevented her from playing sports. To stay involved in athletics, Destinee became involved with her school's athletic training program for students. A member of the FFA, Hays Shooting Club, LOBO Club, ASL Club, and various other organization. She still manages to maintain a 3.78 GPA. For fun, Destinee likes to compete in shooting sports, taking pictures, and watching the San Antonio Spurs play.
The 2016 Bertrand & Blanche Letendre Memorial Student Athletic Training Summer School Scholarship has been awarded to two great high school students.
Adriana Jimenez attends Jack C. Hayes High School in Buda, Texas. Adriana has been involved with athletic training since 8th grade when she began helping out with the school football and baseball teams. She has been a competitive cheerleader since the age of 5 and in her free time enjoys zip lining, hiking, swimming, and bike riding. She will attend the camp at Texas State University.
Lincoln Revill attends Frost Independent school District in Frost, Texas. He stays busy playing football, basketball, baseball, tennis and track on top of playing violin and staying active with his church. He first became inspired to work in the medical field after watching, "Gifted Hands, the Ben Carson Story." Lincoln will attend the camp at Texas A&M.
The 2015 Bertrand & Blanche Letendre Memorial Student Athletic Training Summer School Scholarship has been awarded to Kaitlyn Maguire. She attends Arlington Catholic High School. Kaitlyn became interested in the field through observing her high school athletic trainer. Kaitlyn is looking forward to this first step in working towards her career goal of being an athletic trainer. Kaitlyn enjoys yoga, being active and spending time with friends. She will attend camp at Springfield (MA) College.
The 2014 Bertrand & Blanche Letendre Student Athletic Training Summer School Scholarship was awarded to Katyann Grochmal. Ms. Grochmal attended Pinkerton Academy, Derry, NH. Katyann became interested in the field during her athletic career as a competitive gymnast and soccer player. Katyann enjoys spending time at the beach and volunteering in her community. She attended camp at William & Mary.
The 2013 Bertrand & Blanche Letendre Student Athletic Training Summer School Scholarship was awarded to Tyler Robbins. Mr. Robbins attended Valley Christian High School in San Jose, CA. This scholarship provides funds for students interested in careers in the sports medicine field of athletic training to attend a summer camp focused on athletic training. Tyler became interested in the field after a sports-related knee injury sidelined him from football last fall. Tyler spends summers in Massachusetts. He attended the camp at Springfield College.
The 2012 Bertrand & Blanche Letendre Student Athletic Training Summer School Scholarship was awarded to Courtney Barlotta. Ms. Barlotta attended Bedford High School. Courtney became interested in the field after a career-ending concussion her freshman year in high school.
The 2011 Bertrand & Blanche Letendre Student Athletic Training Summer School Scholarship was awarded to Brandon Hammerstrom. Mr. Hammerstrom attended Manchester Memorial High School. He went on to study athletic training at Springfield College where he attended camp in 2011. In May, 2016, Brandon graduated from Springfield College and has become a Certified Athletic Trainer. He then completed a Masters Degree at the University of Iowa. In 2018, Brandon accepted a 2-year position living in China, working with the Chinese Olympic Committee.
The 2010 Bertrand & Blanche Letendre Student Athletic Training Summer School Scholarship was awarded to Reid Beauchemin. At the time of the award, Mr. Beauchemin was homeschooled and attended Concord High School part time.
The 2009 Bertrand & Blanche Letendre Student Athletic Training Summer School Scholarship was awarded to Rosemary Wiser. At the time of the award, Ms. Wiser was a junior at Gould Academy in Bethel, ME.
The 2008 Bertrand & Blanche Letendre Student Athletic Training Summer School Scholarship was awarded to Hannah Frantz. At the time of the award, Ms. Frantz was a junior at Proctor Academy in Andover, NH where she participated in soccer, basketball and lacrosse. She had long been interested in medicine - since she would wrap gauze around her Barbies. The combination of interests in sports and medicine led to her interest in athletic training.
Kelsey Isham, then a 16-year-old junior from Manchester Memorial High School received the inaugural summer camp scholarship. Kelsey was an excellent student and varsity athlete (soccer, softball). Kelsey became interested in a career in physical therapy or athletic training because she enjoyed helping others build/rebuild their strength and recover from injuries. The summer camp helped her explore careers in this area and was an excellent experience for her. Kelsey attended the Athletic Training Student Workshop offered by Springfield College during the summer of 2007. Kelsey is now working as a pediatric occupational therapist.