Bonny Eagle High School linemen Arlo Pike and Zach Klein are the 2017 Frank J. Gaziano Award winners. Each receive $5,000 scholarships.

At the awards ceremony, the two lineman were feted for the work on the field, in the classroom and in their community.

The $5,000 award to each student athlete to the winners and $1,000 awards to four runner-up candiates makes the Gaziano Award the largest of its kind in the nation.

The award is named after the late Frank Gaziano, a former college and pro football player who would later found the National Distributors Company in South Portland.

Check out the bios of Klein and Pike...

Frank J. Gaziano Offensive Lineman of the Year

Klein was a member of the SMAA All-Academic Team in 2017 and has been on the honor roll since his freshman year. On the field, this past season he was named the Gerry Raymond Award winner as the best lineman in the SMAA and named 1st Team All-SMAA Offensive Line. In addition to four years on the Scots lacrosse team, he has volunteered as a youth football coach for Bonny Eagle and served as a coach for Gorham youth lacrosse. After his mother was diagnosed with breast cancer, he has dedicated time since his freshman year to create the "Fight Like a Scot" program for cancer research, which includes selling merchandise with all profits going to cancer research in Maine.

Frank J. Gaziano Defensive Lineman of the Year

Pike has excelled in the classroom with a strong GPA, making the honor roll the past four years at Bonny Eagle. He has also earned several athletic honors as a 1st Team All-SMAA Defensive Line, and AMAA All-Academic Team. As captain of the Scots football and baseball teams in 2016 and 2017, he leads by example and contributes to the community by volunteering time at Catherine's Cupboard, a local food bank, as well as supporting the Standish Kiwanis and volunteering to coach youth football. In 2015, he received the Julia Clukey "Courage Award" that recognizes Maine students for demonstrating leadership or overcoming adversity.

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