FOR 2017 RYHA WILL OFFER TWO SCHOLAR-ATHLETE AWARDS, ONE FOR A FEMALE ATHLETE AND ONE FOR A MALE ATHLETE
Award Amount: $2,500 each
RYHA Players Eligible for Award: Rising high school juniors and seniors and graduating seniors.
Award Criteria: This is a merit based scholarship. The award recipient shall be the player who over the course of the year has most strongly demonstrated: a superior record in his or her academics; the core values of RYHA in his or her hockey play—namely, commitment, hard work, passion, integrity, sportsmanship, team work, having fun, and respect; and participation in volunteer community activities as consistent with his or her academic and hockey commitments.
Use of Award Funds: Each applicant must agree in writing that, if given the award, he or she will use the award funds for his or her formal education (e.g., tuition, school fees, schoolbooks).
Application/Selection Process: Parents or coaches of players, or players who feel they meet the award criteria may apply online by submitting the application at the link below. Applications must be followed with letters of recommendation from the player's team head coach and at least one of the following: 1) High school teacher or school official, or 2) representative from a community organization for which the applicant has volunteered. Applicants must also provide valid school documentation showing current grade point average. Completed applications and supporting documentation will be reviewed by a committee within RYHA that will select the final the winner.
Applications and supporting documentation are due to RYHA no later than February 28, 2017. Please mail your supporting documentation to: Junior Hurricanes Scholar-Athlete Award, c/o RYHA, P.O. Box 61400, Raleigh NC 27661.
Award recipients will be announced in March 2017.
Scholar-Athlete Award Application
2016: Riley Johnson
Pictured (left to right): Steve Henley, Riley Johnson, Dan Hollis
Last year’s winner was Riley Johnson. Riley played for the Junior Hurricanes U16 AAA National team. Riley was a junior at Wakefield High School in Raleigh, NC, and carried a weighted 4.3 GPA, he was also enrolled in several Honors and AP Courses and was an active volunteer with Triangle Special hockey for the past 6 years. Presenting the award was Dan Hollis, President of the Junior Hurricanes and Steve Henley, Executive Director of the Junior Hurricanes.
2015: Lewis Evans
Pictured (left to right): Steve Henley, David Wright, Lewis Evans, Bonnie Evans, Kim Evans
Lewis is a member of our Junior Hurricanes 16U AAA team and junior at Wakefield High School. In addition to his commitment to a rigorous hockey schedule, Lewis works hard to maintain a 4.25 GPA in a challenging schedule of AP and Honors courses at Wakefield. He is also active in school and community service through the school's National Honors Society and Beta Club.
Lewis plans to continue his education and hockey career next year at the Brooks College Preparatory School in Massachusetts.