BROCKWAY – Kane’s Reese Novosel, Bobby Rumcik, and Zuke Smith were among 17 players who received $1,000 scholarships prior to Friday’s 6th Annual Frank Varischetti All-Star Football Game.
Novosel, who will be attending Penn State University, was the recipient of the Waste Management Scholarship. Rumcik received the Staley Capital Advisers Scholarship. He will also be attending Penn State. Smith, who will be attending Alfred University to also play football, was awarded the Burns White Attorneys at Law Scholarship.
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.
Waste Management Scholarship: Reese Novosal of Kane – Attending Penn State University to study Engineering.
Staley Capital Advisers Scholarship: Bobby Rumcik of Kane – Attending Penn State University to study Chemistry/Pre-Medicine.
Burns White Attorneys at Law Scholarship: Zuke Smith of Kane – Attending Alfred University to study Mechanical Engineering.
Clyde, Ferraro & Co. Scholarship: Alex Bon of Ridgway – Attending Penn State University to study Bio-Mechanical Engineering.
Rep. Mike Armanini Scholarship: Nick Crisp of Elk County Catholic – Attending Grove City College.
Butler County Community College Scholarship: Jacob Kline of St. Marys – Attending Clarion University to study nursing.
PNC Bank Scholarship: Taro Tanaka of Port Allegany – Attending Penn State University to study Bio-Behavioral Health.
CNB Bank Scholarship: Zaz Bell of Otto-Eldred – Attending Purdue University to study Aerospace Engineering.
Guardian Healthcare Scholarship: Braedon Johnson of Smethport – Attending West Virginia University to study Bio-Medical 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.
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.