BROCKWAY, Pa. – The Frank Varischetti All-Star Football Game awarded 17 $1,000 scholarships prior to the 2021 game Friday night at Varischetti Field in Brockway.
The scholarships were awarded by each of the 17 games sponsors and went to players who are pursuing post-secondary education or technical training at an accredited school.
Players submitted academic information along with their extra-curricular activities at school and their community involvement while also writing an essay responding to the question “What role has football played in your life and how has it prepared you for the future?”
The entries were reviewed by a selection committee comprised of retired Brockway Area School Superintendent Stee Zarlinski, retired Brockway teacher and head football coach Ray Reckner, and PJ Piccirillo, writer and English and Humanities instructor at Butler County Community College at Brockway.
Scholarship recipients included:
Waste Management Scholarship: Reese Novosal of Kane – Attending Penn State University to study Engineering.
PNC Bank Scholarship: Taro Tanaka of Port Allegany – Attending Penn State University to study Bio-Behavioral Health
Rep. Mike Armanini Scholarship: Nick Crisp of Elk County Catholic – Attending Grove City College
Clyde, Ferraro & Co. Scholarship: Alex Bon of Ridgway – Attending Penn State University to study Bio-Mechanical Engineering
Penn Highlands Healthcare Scholarship: Brandon Ishman of Punxsutawney – Attending St. Francis University to study Medicine
Varschetti Holdings Scholarship: Ben Glasl of Brockway – Attending the University of Pittsburgh to study Finance & Economics
S&T Bank Scholarship: Elliot Park of Brookville – Attending Penn State University to study Physical Education
First Commonwealth Bank Scholarship: Kobe Bonanno of Redbank Valley – Attending Grove City College to study Mechanical Engineering
CNB Bank Scholarship: Zaz Bell of Otto-Eldred – Attending Purdue University to study Aerospace Engineering
Burns White Attorneys at Law Scholarship: Zuke Smith of Kane – Attending Alfred University to study Mechanical Engineering
Butler County Community College Scholarship: Jacob Kline of St. Marys – Attending Clarion University to study nursing
Guardian Healthcare Scholarship: Braedon Johnson of Smethport – Attending West Virginia University to study Bio-Medical Engineering
Staley Capital Advisers Scholarship: Bobby Rumcik of Kane – Attending Penn State University to study Chemistry/Pre-Medicine
NexTier Bank Scholarship: Matt Griffiths of Karns City – Attending Penn State University to study Civil Engineering ‘
Farmers National Bank Scholarship: Eli Penny of Union/A-C Valley – Attending Westminster College to study Finance & Economics
Reschini Group Scholarship: Kameron Falgout of Punxsutawney – Attending Penn State University to study Kinesiology
Allegheny Strategy Partners Scholarship: Cal German of Central Clarion – Attending Juniata College to study Business
Watch the scholarship presentation