The Niagara Junior Purple Eagles Gary Hill Memorial Scholarship committee has announced John Conti, Joseph Corio, Thomas Corrao, Joseph Dobmeier, Lucus Hurtt, Joseph Langer, Michael Laurendi and Jake Schoelles as the 2014 scholarship recipients.
Conti will attend Canisius College and major in business finance. Corio will attend University of Buffalo pursuing a career in environmental engineering. Corrao will attend SUNY Fredonia majoring in liberal arts. Dobmeier will attend SUNY Brockport majoring in physical therapy and athletic training. Hurtt will attend Boston College majoring in political science. Langer will attend Niagara University majoring in pre-pharmacy. Laurendi will attend NU majoring in sports management. Schoelles will attend University at Buffalo to study mechanical engineering.
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 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.