AUGUSTA, Maine - The Gaziano Awards selection committee will announce the winners and runners-up for the Frank J. Gaziano High School Scholarship and Awards on Saturday, Jan. 25, at the 10th annual awards banquet at the Augusta Civic Center at 11 a.m.
Saturday, Jan. 25, at the Augusta Civic Center (Augusta, Maine)
11 a.m. - Banquet begins (complimentary buffet breakfast for media)
12 p.m. - Formal awards ceremony begins
12:30 p.m. - Estimated time for the presentation of scholarships and awards
1 p.m. - Winners and runners-up available for media interviews and photos
The list of six finalists announced earlier this month consists of three offensive linemen and three defensive linemen from high schools across the state. The winners receive $5,000 each and a trophy, and four runners-up will receive $1,000 each and a trophy.
The scholarship and awards program for Maine high school football linemen was created in 2010 in memory of Frank J. Gaziano, founder of National Distributors and a former college All-American and professional football player who had a lifelong passion for local sports. During the past nine years of the Gaziano Awards, $110,000 has been awarded by National Distributors to Maine students.
The annual Frank J. Gaziano Memorial Offensive and Defensive Lineman Awards are presented to players who epitomize the character, leadership and perseverance of Gaziano.
Frank J. Gaziano Memorial Award Finalists:
David Gross, Bucksport High School
Riley Parmenter, Leavitt Area High School
Jack Rogers, Thornton Academy
William Horton, Bonny Eagle
Camden Jordan, Leavitt Area High School
Nathan Mars, Scarborough High School
To qualify for consideration, an applicant must be a high school senior, have competed at the varsity level for a minimum of two years and have an exemplary record of positive athletic and non-athletic citizenship. Applicants from all levels of Maine's high school football class system are eligible for the scholarship and are nominated by their coaches. For more information on the scholarship program, visit www.gazianolinemanawards.org.
About National Distributors:
Established in 1960, National Distributors Inc. is a family-owned company that has been providing quality beverages to retailers for the benefit of consumers for more than 50 years. Though predominantly servicing retailers in southern Maine, the company continues to provide a variety of products and expand their distribution to central and coastal Maine. National Distributors maintains a strong vision for a greener future with an active environmental program. The company and its more than 170 employees also continue to be proud community leaders and promote the responsible consumption of their products. For more information, visit nat-dist.com.