Optimist Junior Golf recently announced the junior golfers of the 2022 Hugh Cranford All-Scholastic Team. Those making the team exemplified an impressive balance of academics, golf and community service. After reviewing the qualifications of impressive applicants, the Optimist Junior Golf Committee selected the following exceptional student athletes for the team:
Logan Schoepp: Bismarck, North Dakota
Reece Scott: madison, Connecticut
Haley Wong: El Dorado Hills, California
Lauren Wong: Las Vegas, Nevada
Community Service Award Winner
Katelyn Lehigh: Loveland, Colorado
This 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.
Logan Schoepp Logan Schoepp will be graduating this year from Century High School in Bismarck, North Dakota. Logan excels inside and outside of school. Logan is the Valedictorian of his class. His cumulative GPA of 4.0 and is ranked 1 of 294 students. Logan has taken and excelled in several AP classes. He has earned the Presidential Academic Silver Award, Student of the Quarter, the Outstanding Junior Award and is a member of the National Honor Society. Logan is an avid golfer averaging a 75.2 and team captain of this school team, team captain of the Science Olympiad team and member of the Student Leadership Network. Logan volunteers with the Salvation Army, volunteers at his church in hospitality and as an altar server and the helps at the St. Mary’s Carnival.

Reece Scott is a junior at Daniel Hand High School in Madison, Connecticut. Reece challenges himself by taking the most rigorous courses offered at Daniel Hand High School and has experienced a plethora of success. Reece is a member of the National Honor Society. He has earned the Outstanding Academic Excellence, President’s Education Award, Student Leadership Award and Mathematics Achievement Award. Reece has also kept a full schedule outside of the classroom. Reece is a Junior Varsity member of the Basketball team and the Captain of the Varsity Golf team. The Golf team won the State Championship in 2021. In his spare time, Reece is a volunteer golf coach through a program called the First Tee, he is a high school tour guide for Daniel Hand High School, a member of Peer Advocates, and a community service volunteer for his town.

Lauren Wong is a junior at West Career and Technical Academy in Las Vegas, Nevada. She carries a 5.05 cumulative grade point average and is ranked 2nd in her class of 349 students. Lauren has received the 2022 Harvard Prize Book Award, 2021-22 National Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, the 2022 National Center for Women & Information Technology Award, is an inductee of the National Honor Society, and was selected for the Nevada State All-Academic Team. Lauren cares deeply about making a positive impact in her community. Lauren empowers other girls by creating and running the Nevada Girls in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) summer camp. Lauren is an appointed member of the Nevada Youth Legislature, where she represents more than 40,000 students, and is a member of Clark County Superintendent’s Advisory Committee. Lauren is the 3-time Varsity Captain for her school’s Girls Golf Team and named Most Valuable Player. Lauren also placed 9th place out of 88 girls at the 2021 Optimist Junior Golf Championship at Trump National Doral in Miami, Florida.

Haley Wong is a Junior at Oak Ridge High School in El Dorado Hills, California. Haley scored high on the SAT and PSAT and ranked 5 of 629. She took several advance placement classes this year. Haley is a member of the National Honor Society and an officer of the Spanish Honor Society. She is undefeated Varsity/Novice Public Forum Debate. Player, Par, birdie and eagle certified in Life Skills Sierra Foothill League 1st All-Team. Haley is the team captain of the Varsity Women’s Golf team, on the Swim team, member of the Asian culture team, Debate team, Femmpowerment Club and plays piano. Haley devotes her time to volunteering at First Tee tournaments, US Kids tournaments, and community events and fundraisers.

The Community Service Award goes to:

Katelyn Lehigh will be graduating this year from Loveland High School in Loveland, Colorado. She scored high on her SAT and PSAT and ranked #1 in her class. Katelyn lettered in the National Honor Society, Academic All-State in Basketball and Golf and a JGAC Academic All-Star. Katelyn is on the varsity basketball and golf team. In her “spare time�, Katelyn volunteers her time throughout the year for Habitat for Humanity, Wreaths Across America, Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing, AJGA, JGAC, Unified basketball and Ironman Boulder. She is a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Katelyn has grown up playing in the Optimist Junior Golf Tournaments locally and at the Championship level as well as competing in other national events such as Girls Jr. America's Cup, the U.S. Girls Junior, and the Notah Begay National Championship.