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Chen wins Positive Coaching Alliance scholarship

Posted by Justin Rice  December 21, 2012 10:03 AM

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Snowden senior volleyball player Stephanie Chen was selected as a scholarship winner for the Positive Coaching Alliance’s Triple-Impact Competitor Scholarship.

Chen was chosen after joining 19 other Boston-area finalists for an awards ceremony recently at the EMC Club at Fenway Park.

The scholarship amounts vary from $250 to $2,000. Chen, who hopes to attend the University of Hartford in the fall, said she will not learn how much she won until after the holiday break.

“It was exciting, it was a competitive,” Chen said. “They told us there were 20 finalists and only 10 would get scholarship but they got extra money so everyone got scholarships.”

She said she enjoyed her visit to Fenway because it was the first time she was there since she was a little girl.

“It was exiting going again,” she said. “Seeing the field just empty, it was exciting to be in the park.”

The awards are based on student essays about how they represent what Positive Coaching Alliance calls a “Triple Impact Competitor,” or an athlete that focuses on
“personal mastery” of their sport, makes their teammates better through their leadership skills, and makes their sport better by "honoring the game."

Positive Coaching Alliance is a national nonprofit organization.

“I’m just grateful and grateful for the award,” Chen said. “I appreciate everyone who supported me throughout the year, through volleyball and thank you Andy [Crossley] the founder of the scholarship.”

Justin A. Rice covers Boston Public school athletics. He can be reached at jrice.globe@gmail.com. Follow him on Twitter @GlobeJustinRice or @BPSspts.

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