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PIAA District VI Awards Scholarships


At the annual meeting of Athletic Directors and Principals of PIAA District VI member institutions, it was announced by Chairman William Marshall that $18,600 was awarded in scholarships for the 2021-22 academic year by PIAA District VI.

The PIAA District VI committee organized the annual District VI Student Athlete Scholarship program, named after long-time Hollidaysburg Area and Huntingdon Area Athletic Director Dean Rossi.

Dean was a friend who helped influence many Athletic Director’s professional careers and was always working hard to represent the best interest of his student athletes.

The criteria for awarding the scholarship includes:

• The student-athlete must participate in at least one PIAA-sanctioned sport within the last calendar year and graduate in 2022.

• The student-athlete must have a 2.5 or higher grade point average.

• The selection does not have to be the best athlete, but should be a student-athlete that has been coachable, a great teammate and displays the ideals of sportsmanship in and out of the athletic arena.

• Any student-athlete that has been ejected from a PIAA athletic contest is ineligible for the award.

The award winners for the 2021-22 academic year included:

• Central – Katheryn Longenecker, Parker Gregg

• Claysburg-Kimmel – Sierra Walters, Wyatt Buell

• Williamsburg – Ashley Brubaker, Caymen Hughes


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