Holden Kittelberger: Katy, TexasThis team exemplified an impressive balance of academics, golf and community service. The All-Scholastic Team is named for Hugh Cranford, who served as executive director of Optimist International from 1967 to 1986.He was instrumental in starting the Optimist Junior Golf program and in 1978 led the efforts to co-sponsor the Optimist Junior World Golf Championships in San Diego, the forerunner to today's Optimist International Junior Golf Championships. Cranford passed away in August 2014.
John Thomas "J.T." Timmers: Littleton, Colorado
Elisa Villamizar: Colombia
Community Service Award Winner
Sarah Balding: Brookfield, Wisconsin
Charlie Bundy: Bethesda, Maryland
Sarah Balding is a junior at Brookfield Central High School. She is on the Honor Roll with a current grade point average of 4.225. Sarah got an almost perfect score on her ACT. In 2020, Balding was the captain of the state championship Brookfield Central Girls Golf Team. She was the president of the symphony orchestra and currently the vice president of the chamber orchestra. The number of volunteer hours performed as a Kiwanis Key Club Member is impressive. While serving as a district representative, she developed and led a Division Wide Donations Project. Sarah also volunteers as a student leader with the Elmbrook Church youth group, has helped with Junior Golf at Oconomowoc Golf Course and is a SEA Literacy Tutor.
will graduate from Landon School in Bethesda, Maryland next year. An Honor Roll student, he carries a 4.07 cumulative grade point average and scored in the top 2% nationally on the SAT. At Landon, he is a Maguire Etthics Scholar, was selected to represent his school at the Maryland Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership Conference, and was elected to be a Prefect for his senior year. He is the co-founder and president of Landonâ€™s Ethics Club, which includes discussions focused on ethics in sports. During his sophomore and junior years, he was the captain of the varsity golf team, and he was on the varsity cross country team and basketball team. Bundy started â€œClubs For Kids,â€� which collects new and used equipment for junior golf programs, and he has volunteered for the First Tee and Maryland Special Olympics. He shares the game of golf with other young people to help build character, improve physical fitness, foster camaraderie, and have fun.