Trispys Awards 2019-2020 - Page 27

SOUTH LAUREL HIGH SCHOOL JACE BOWLING [ ] MALE INSPIRATIONAL STORY OF THE YEAR Jace Bowling knows a lot about overcoming adversity. Jace, who was adopted at the age of 5, was born with physical limitations, including a hip disorder and leg amputation. Wearing a prosthetic limb didn’t stop Bowling from competing and excelling in sports though, particularly basketball, and never hindered his determination or allowed it to define him. Jace never allowed his disability to define him or stop him from accomplishing his dreams, as he put in hard work on and off the court every single day and inspired his teammates to do the same. Jace completed his senior season with the South Laurel boys basketball team where he finished the season with a 75 percent field-goal percentage. He was also named the 2020 Bluegrass Orthopaedics Champion earlier this year which is awarded to someone who has overcome an injury or some type of adversity and have excelled in their respective sports. Jace hopes that his story will help to inspire others with disabilities to keep working for what they want. TRISPY AWARDS 2019-2020 | 27