UNICO Presents 2020 Brian Piccolo Awards

Piccolo Grippi 2Dunmore’s Keystone Chapter UNICO recently awarded its 2020 Brian Piccolo Awards to Lauren Grippi from Dunmore High School and Nicholas Tomassoni from Valley View High School.

This award is given to a Lackawanna County high school senior student athlete, male or female, who has exhibited excellence on the athletic field and in the classroom.  Furthermore, the student has displayed the attributes of Brian Piccolo as shown by hard work, dedication, loyalty, and teamwork.  The student must be recommended by their school’s athletic department and have traceable Italian ethnicity.  Brian Piccolo, a native of Pittsfield, MA, was a running back for the Chicago Bears who died at the early age of 26 from cancer.

At the presentation to Lauren Grippi are members of the Keystone UNICO Piccolo Committee, including  from left are Mark McDade, Nanine Gramigna, Awardee Lauren Grippi, Keystone president Frank Coviello, Ann Summa and Bob Kovatch. 

Lauren will further her studies at Penn State University.