Steis, Gerg, Greville, and Schlimm earn scholarships

Bob Parana - Staff Writer

Seniors Lindsay Steis (pictured) of the Lady Elkers, Elk County Catholic’s Anthony Gerg, Kane’s Chad Greville, and Allison Schlimm of St. Marys have earned scholarships announced by Brian Green of the Big 30 Athletic Fund Committee.
The Big 30 Athletic Fund is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the advancement and support of high school sports and athletes in the Big 30 area constituting parts of New York State and Pennsylvania. In addition to recognizing and promoting local student-athletes, the Big 30 Athletic Fund Scholarships are awarded to help meet the financial needs of those individuals who are continuing their education. Ten scholarships worth a total of $7,000 were announced. The four area student-athletes were the four PA recipients.

Steis, who was a member of the Lady Elkers volleyball and basketball teams, and had her final track season canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, received one of the four Hicker Family Foundation Scholarships. She ended her volleyball career surpassing the 1,100 dig mile-stone and along with fellow seniors Christina Fullem and Gabbi Rohr helped lead the Ridgway basketball team to the number-one seed in the District 9 Class AA playoffs.
Steis is a member of the National Honor Society, DECA, Students Against Destructive Decisions, Student Council, Science Olympiad, a Ridgway Rotary Student of the Month, the 2019 Prom Queen, and a member of the 2020 Homecoming Court. She will be attending Gannon University to major in Environmental Engineering.
Gerg received the Big 30 Football 12th-man Scholarship according to the release from Green. He is a member of the National Honor Society. He also lettered twice in football and received the Bill Gapinski Award for excellence in football at ECC. He was also selected to the PA squad for the Aug. 1 Big 30 Charities Classic football game and will be attending Ave Maria University to major in Physics and to be a manager on the football team
Greville, who was selected to play in the Big 30 Basketball Senior Classic all-star game, was named the Pennsylvania boys scholarship winner that was to be presented at the contest which was canceled due to the pandemic. He was also named to the Allegany Mountain League All-Star Basketball team – receiving the most votes. The Wolves advanced to the District 9 Class AAA championship game this past season. He also ran cross-country.
Greville, who was a member of the National Honor Society, class president, and student council president, will be attending the University of Rochester to major in Political Science with a minor in legal.
Schlimm was the recipient of the Big 30 Senior Classic Scholarship that was to be announced at the canceled all-star basketball game. She helped lead the Lady Dutch to an 18-6 record this past season. The St. Marys girls won the 2019 Elk County Holiday Tournament and advanced to the District 9 Class AAAA title game. She will be attending Duquesne University to major in Nursing.
The remaining six scholarships were awarded to New York student-athletes. Robert Steele received the Big 30 12-man football scholarship, Tyler Hind of Randolph and Karly Welty of Portville were the basketball all-star game scholarship recipients, and Hannah Roeske of Filmore, Emiy Wahl of Andover, and Franklinville’s Zachery Wolfer received Hicker Family Foundation Scholarships.

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