The First Tee of South Central Wisconsin held a celebration ceremony for three of their members this afternoon who will graduate from the program this spring.
Klairissa O'Reilly-Dye, Cassidy Schnell and Samantha Soulier are all seniors in high school and will be playing golf at the next level in college. They believe the First Tee program has given them life lessons for the future.
"I feel super prepared and ready with all of the support that I've had from friends and family and my coaches," O'Reilly-Dye said. "I feel a lot more prepared now that I've had Bill as my coach for the last four years."
"I think I've been waiting for this chapter of my life for a long time," Soulier said. "It feels good to know what I'm going to be doing next. With everything around me Bill has prepared me for so long and just for this moment and from the beginning I knew that this is what I wanted to do."
First Tee has nine core values of honesty, integrity, sportsmanship, respect, confidence, responsibility, perseverance, courtesy and judgement. Each one of them feels that First Tee has given then the skills they need to succeed both on and off the course.
"In high school golf when i do meet other players who are from the First Tee not just from Madison but the Milwaukee one it's really cool to be able to connect with them like that because it's nation wide and it's such an amazing program," Schnell said.