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June 7, 2011

For Immediate Release

Jack H. Marston II Melanoma Fund

Jack H. Marston II Melanoma Fund proudly announces  

the "Game On" 2011 Scholarship Recipient 

Glenbard West Senior
Dayle Comerford
Glen Ellyn, Illinois - May 18, 2011

The Board of Directors for the Jack H. Marston II Melanoma Fund is proud to present Dayle Comerford with the 2011 "Game On" Scholarship.

The Jack H Marston II Melanoma Fund awards a $1000 four year renewable scholarship to a deserving Glenbard West Varsity athlete reflecting a "game on" attitude in life and in sports.  The essays received with the scholarship applications from the Glenbard West seniors have always been outstanding. The selection is never easy.  Dayle's essay, application and character stood out, reflecting the "game on" spirit associated with the scholarship.

Jack Marston II experienced life with a "game on" attitude that was exemplified by his enthusiasm for family, sports and community service. The Jack H. Marston II Melanoma Fund is committed to reflecting Jack's values of determination, tenacity, compassion and his competitive "game on" spirit. 


Dayle is planning to attend and play softball at Haverford College in Pennsylvania where she will study either Economics or Psychology with a long-term goal of becoming a lawyer.  Dayle joins past scholarship recipients:  Brian Hyosaka (2006), Duncan Lawson (2007), Victoria Noland (2008), David McCaffrey (2009), Tim Hollowed (2010).


Excerpt from Dayle's "Game On" Essay: "I feel that the sense of optimism that I wake up with every morning drives my enthusiasm for living.  I love being alive and believe that everyday is another opportunity to achieve something great ...The enthusiasm that I bring to most anything I do presents a type of dedication that is not found in many.  I am able to stick to decisions I make by putting one hundred percent effort into them, whether that is within my sports or school life.  My game-on attitude stems from my dedication and excitement that I bring to my everyday-day tasks.  I guess one of the reasons I love giving those pump-up speeches in those softball games is because I am not the type to ever give up and love spreading the excitement of a positive outcome to others."

2011 Scholarship
Dayle Comerford with Michael, Matthew and
Jack Marston III at Glenbard West
2011 Senior Honors Convocation

Dayle's Career Goals / Plans:  "Ever since I can remember, I have loved sports.  I realized that playing sports professionally was not my best option, and I started to ponder about the best alternate career choices that incorporate sports.  After some thought, I realized that I am a skilled negotiator and love to fight for what I think is right, leading me to the conclusion that I wish to pursue a career as a lawyer in the sports industry ...."


Extra Curricular Activities:  Softball, Volleyball Student Council, J. Kyle Braid Leadership, National Honor Society, Captain's Council, Key Club and Senior Mentor. 
Community Activities:
Volunteer Basketball Coach 2009-2010.

Work Experience:
Bensenville Park District Concession Stand Worker, Scorekeeper at St. Petronille.


The Board of Directors is pleased to award a four-year, renewable $1,000 "Game On" Memorial Scholarship to a Glenbard West graduating senior. In order for the scholarship to renew each year, the recipient must volunteer 10 hours of service to the Fund's mission and maintain a 3.0 GPA at their University or College. Selection criteria includes a 4-year cumulative GPA of 3.8 or higher, participation in a sport at Glenbard West for four years, and the receiving of a varsity letter. In addition, each applicant submits an essay, explaining how they demonstrated a "game on" attitude in life, including how their effort and enthusiasm have had an impact on family, sports, community and school. 

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Dayle Comerford


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