The Niagara Junior Purple Eagles Gary Hill Memorial Scholarship committee has announced Alexander Ahne, Dylan Gagnon, Richard Minicucci and Sarah Stanczyk as the 2012 scholarship recipients.
Ahne is attending the State University of New York Institute of Technology College majoring in aerodynamic engineering. Gagnon, who attends Binghamton University, will pursue a career in mechanical engineering. Minicucci attends Miami University of Ohio majoring in accounting. Stanczyk attends Duke University as a pre-medical student.
The NJPE Gary Hill Memorial Scholarship is awarded to graduating high school students, both male and female, who exhibit evidence of dedication to the Niagara Junior Purple Eagles Hockey League (formerly Grand Niagara Hockey League), extracurricular activities, humanitarianism in the community and academic achievement. It is awarded in memory of the late Coach Gary Hill, who served as a positive role model and exemplified all of these attributes. As a coach and friend to young hockey players, Hill was well respected and to this day lives on in many hearts.