Forty-two high school football seniors along with nine graduating football players from area colleges and universities were honored for their athletics, academics and community service. Fifteen of the high school seniors were awarded $1,000 scholarships for their outstanding achievements.
OTHER SPECIAL AWARDS
Fran Fisher Award for Excellence in Sports Journalism
Neil Rudel is the first-ever recipient of this award. The longtime voice of Penn State athletics, Fran Fisher who received the Lifetime Achievement Award last year, presented him with the award. Rudel is the managing editor of the Altoona Mirror and a co-host of the NitWits seen right here on WTAJ during Penn State football season.
Football Coaching Lifetime Achievement Award
Frank Girardi was the head coach at Lycoming University in Williamsport, PA, and retired in 2007 as one of the nation's most successful college football coaches.