Indiana’s second Ace Level distinguished participant is Zoe Brock of Richmond. Brock recently finished the highest level of certification from First Tee and was celebrated at a ceremony with some of her First Tee peers, including Indiana’s other Ace, Sam Roberts. Brock is one of more than 170 participants since 2006 to achieve Ace certification.
“I loved coming to First Tee in the summers,” said Brock. “Throughout the Ace journey specifically, I just learned so much about myself as a person because you talk a lot about what you want to do with our life and college. The Ace project is when I answered those questions.” She will be attending Ball State University next year and will receive a $2,500 scholarship from the Indiana Golf Foundation for her First Tee achievements.
To become Ace-certified, participants must complete four major projects centered on Community Service, Career, Educational Opportunities and Golf – which are then submitted and reviewed by a national committee.
Brock has been a participant at First Tee — Indiana in Richmond since she was 8 years old thanks to the influences of her grandfather and parents. She also was recently crowned Miss Wayne County and credits First Tee’s Nine Core Values as the reason why she was able to compete for that title.
Ace certification is the final step and the pinnacle of the First Tee program. Participants can work toward Ace certification after completing PLAYer, Par, Birdie and Eagle level certifications. The certification process requires a higher level of personal planning through First Tee’s programs that includes interpersonal communication, self-management, goal-setting, self-coaching, and resiliency skills – building an important foundation for success in higher education and career planning.
Congratulations Zoe from all of your First Tee-Indiana staff and community!