Trace Nuss, from Tampa received the USBC Annual Zeb Scholarship - Trace Nuss is a junior at Jesuit High School, where he is a member of the National Honor Society, Key Club, DECA, Latin Club, Chess Club and serves as an academic tutor. He is a National Latin Exam Awards gold medalist, a Voice of Democracy Speech winner and received the Norman J. Schwarzkopf Leadership Award. He became involved with Super Stars Tampa bowling league, which has about 70 bowlers with developmental and cognitive disabilities, three years ago. Parents soon asked Nuss to join the Special Olympics program as a unified partner and coach, and now he is with the group year-round, coaching flag football and basketball, in addition to bowling. He volunteers on Sundays at the Feeding America Food Pantry, served as a reading tutor and teacher assistant at local elementary schools and is a volunteer at Kiwanis events through Key Club. He spearheaded the design, funding and construction of The Gold Star Families Memorial Monument to honor the families of those killed while serving in the military. After high school, Nuss plans to pursue a law degree with a specialization in Special Education Law.
Presented each year to a junior or senior in high school who has strong academic success and has given back to their community through service, the Annual Zeb Award is named for Jim Zebehazy, former executive director of the Young American Bowling Alliance. The USBC Youth member selected receives a $2,500 scholarship. If you feel you know a junior or senior in high school deserving of this award, you can go to bowl.com under youth, scholarships and fill out application,