The Boilermaker Road Race presented the Ted Petrillo Scholarships Thursday morning at a breakfast and ceremony to four graduating high school runners. Scholarships were presented to one male and one female runner for Outstanding Achievement in Distance Running and one male and one female runner for Outstanding Commitment in Distance Running. Each scholarship is worth $1,500.
This year’s recipients also received a free race registration for the 2022 Boilermaker 15K presented by Excellus BlueCross BlueShield. The 2022 recipients for Outstanding Achievement in Distance Running are Elizabeth Lucason of Camden Central School and Colton Kempney of Beaver River Central School. Lexi Bernard of South Lewis Central School and Richard Zielenski of Holland Patent Central School are being honored for Outstanding Commitment in Distance Running.
The scholarships are posthumously named for Ted Petrillo, a long-time Boilermaker volunteer and 2017 recipient of the Peter DeStefano Volunteer of the Year Award. The Boilermaker Scholarship Program is organized by long-time volunteer, Phyllis Petrillo.