Jack Aborn served as a key member of the Bay State Games Archery committee since the sport was added to the Bay State Games in the early 1990’s. Jack was a dedicated worker and strong supporter of the Bay State Games. He also was a strong proponent of youth participation in sport especially the sport of Archery. The Bay State Games was deeply saddened by the passing of Jack Aborn in 2007. To honor Jack’s memory, his support of the Bay State Games, and his dedication to youth in sport, we have created the Bay State Games Archery Jack Aborn Memorial Scholarship.
To be eligible for the $250, Jack Aborn Memorial Scholarship, participants must be age 21 or younger and must participate in the Bay State Games Archery competition in the year that they apply. The scholarship must be used for educational purposes including college or private school tuition, an educational class, books or school fees or other educational related expenses.
Click Here for the 2020 Jack Aborn Memorial Scholarship Application
The 2019 Jack Aborn Memorial Scholarship winner is Gene Kang
Gene Kang resides in Wilbraham, Massachusetts and is a senior at Wilbraham & Monson Academy where he has made the Academic Honor Roll 8 times. He competed in Bay State Games Archery in 2016, 2018, and 2019, winning two gold medals and one silver. Gene has competed and won numerous medals in tournaments throughout New England including the New England Indoor Championship and Massachusetts Indoor Open in addition to championships in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Virginia, and New Hampshire. He has competed on the national and international stage including the US National Target Championships, the US National Indoor Championships, the USA Team Trials, and the Canadian National Outdoor Championship. Gene has received accolades from USA Archery including being selected as a Regional Elite Development Program Member in 2019 and a Regional Dream Team Member in 2018.
Jack Aborn Scholarship Winners
2019 - Gene Kang, Wilbraham
2018 - Rachel Green, Shrewsbury
2016 - Sophie Uluatam, Andover
2015 - Hana Tabit, Westport
2013 - Jonathan Schoeller
2012 - Hana Tabit, Westport
2011 - Kai-Lou Yue, Westford
2010 - Mary Alice Laramie, Bolton
2009 - Amanda Ferrie, Auburn
2008 - Lauren Jensen, Bellingham