The Niagara Junior Purple Eagles Gary Hill Memorial Scholarship Committee has announced Mark Grozio, Antonio Guerrucci, Adam Stanczyk and Stephen Zafuto as the 2013 scholarship recipients.
Grozio will be attending the University at Buffalo, majoring in accounting. Guerrucci will attend D'Youville College, pursuing a career in physical therapy. Stanczyk will attend Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, majoring in mechanical engineering. Zafuto will attend Canisius College as a psychology and business major.
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.