Bobcats’, Archer Mills, Logan Minich, And Sam Minich, And Lions’ Ayden Wiles Among 2019 Varischetti All-Star Game Scholarship Recipients (07/15/19)

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The Frank Varischetti Game has sent a press release and photos of recipients of the 2019 scholarships as well as photos of the local recipients. Among them are Clarion Area Bobcats Archer Mills, Logan Minich and Sam Minich (the Minich brothers graduated from North Clarion) and Clarion-Limestone Lion Ayden Wiles. CONGRATULATIONS TO THESE YOUNG MEN!!!!

Press Release by Nick Hoffman, Frank Verischetti Game:

Sixteen players in the 4th Annual Frank Varischetti All-Star game received $1,000 scholarships at halftime of the game on June 28th in Brockway.

The scholarships are funded by Game Sponsors, who were on hand to make the presentations.

Players who are pursuing post-secondary education or technical training at an accredited school are eligible for the scholarships.

The players submitted academic information along with their extracurricular activities at school and their community involvement. They also wrote an essay answering the question, “What role has football played in your life and how has it prepared you for your future?”

The entries were reviewed by a selection committee comprised of Steve Zarlinski, retired superintendent, Brockway Area School District; Ray Reckner, retired elementary school teacher, head football coach and athletic director, Brockway Area School District; and PJ Piccirillo, writer and English and humanities instructor at BC3@Brockway.

* Avery Francisco of Curwensville received the CNB Bank Scholarship from CNB Commercial Banking Officer Drew Nedzinski.

Avery will study Sports Medicine at Lackawanna College.

Archer Mills Farmers National Bank Scholarship recipient with (L-R) Eric Funk Funk-Vice President Regional Manager (long associated with Clarion Area School District) and Audrey Rattay – Assistant Vice President and Director of Marketing, William C. Marsh – President and CEO

* The Farmers National Bank Scholarship was awarded to Archer Mills of Clarion. Bank President and CEO William C. Marsh, right, and Vice President Regional Manager Eric Funk and Assistant Vice President and Director of Marketing Audrey Rattay, left made the presentation.

Archer will major in Safety Management at Slippery Rock University.

* Joseph Reschini, his wife Anna-Marie and daughter Lola of Indiana, Pa., presented the The Reschini Group Scholarship to Parker Rohr of Ridgway.

Parker will attend Indiana University of Pennsylvania, where he will major in Computer Science.

* Butler County Community College President Dr. Nick Neupauer and Jill Martin-Rend, director of BC3’s Brockway campus, presented the BC3 Scholarship to Bobby Mathews of Moniteau.

Bobby will attend Grove City College and major in Electrical Engineering

* Chris Connelly of Otto-Eldred received the Varischetti Holdings Scholarship from Mark Freemer, Chief Financial Officer of Varischetti Holdings, LP.

Chris will attend Slippery Rock University.

Guardian Elder Care Scholarship recipient Logan Minich with Guardian Health Care Board Chairman Ray Calhoun.

* The Guardian Elder Care Scholarship was presented to Logan Minich of Clarion by Guardian Board Chairman Ray Calhoun.

Logan will attend Slippery Rock University, where he will major in Physical Therapy.

* Congressman Glenn “GT” Thompson presented the GT Thompson Scholarship to Donny Pattison of Bradford.

Donny will study Mathematics and Secondary Education at Penn State.

Staley Capital Advisors Scholarship recipient Ayden Wiles with T.J. McCrady, vice president of Staley Capital Advisers of Pittsburgh, along with his wife, Hon. Jen Staley-McCrady, and their children

* T.J. McCrady, vice president of Staley Capital Advisers of Pittsburgh, along with his wife, Hon. Jen Staley-McCrady, and their children presented the Staley Capital Advisers Scholarship to Ayden Wiles of Clarion-Limestone.

Ayden will attend Thiel College in Greenville.

* Ed Yahner, general manager of Advanced Disposal, presented the Advanced Disposal Scholarship to Leyton Manginatini of Brockway.

Leyton is headed to St. Francis University to major in Nursing with a Pre-Med concentration.

* Bryan Dworek of Brookville received the S&T Bank scholarship from Ken Parsons, Senior Vice President, Commercial Lender.

Bryan will major in Sports Management at Slippery Rock University.

* The Senator Joe Scarnati Scholarship was presented by Mark Adams, District Director for Senator Scarnati, to Cole Secco of Ridgway.

Cole will study Criminal Justice at Pittsburgh Technical College.

* The Clyde, Ferraro & Co. Scholarship was awarded to Bradon Bastian of Karns City by Lisa Zocco, a partner at the firm.

Bradon will attend Clarion University, where he will major in Accounting.

* The Burns White Attorneys at Law Scholarship was presented by Nick Varischetti, Counsel with the firm, to Daunte Allegretto of Ridgway.

Daunte will attend the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown, where he will major in Biology.

PNC Bank Scholarship recipient Sam Minich with W. Scott Sanford, Senior Vice President, Hawthorn PNC Wealth Management.

* The PNC Bank Scholarship was presented by W. Scott Sanford, Senior Vice President, Hawthorn PNC Wealth Management.

The recipient, Sam Minich of Clarion, will major in Safety Management at Slippery Rock University.

* The Penn Highlands Healthcare Scholarship was awarded to Zane Puhala of Brockway. It was presented by Steven Fontaine, Penn Highlands Chief Executive Officer, his wife Hannah, and their children.

Zane will attend Lock Haven University, where he will pursue a Pre-Professional degree in the health field.

* The First Commonwealth Bank Scholarship was awarded to Stephen Covington of Karns City. Lisa LaBue, Trust Officer; Heidi Holt, Brockway Branch Manager, and Sean Gabler, Vice President and Community Business Development Manager made the presentation.

Stephen will attend trade school and concentrate on Welding and Forging.