Pittsburgh Penguins Alumni Honor Penn-Trafford High School Graduate with Alumni Scholarship
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The Pittsburgh Penguins Alumni Association has awarded its fifth annual scholarship to Penn-Trafford High School graduate Robert Maier. The scholarship, valued at $2,000.00, is co-sponsored by the NHL Alumni Association.
The Alumni scholarship program was created in 2005 and is presented annually to a western Pennsylvania high school senior for academic excellence and for providing leadership, sportsmanship and a positive attitude as a member of their school’s hockey program. Students must have a minimum grade point average of 3.2 to qualify for the scholarship.
Maier, a four-year varsity defenseman, played a club-leading 119 games over his high school career recording 14 goals and 75 points.
He earned three consecutive PIHL All-Star team appearances, received the Penn-Trafford Warrior Award, the Penguins Badger Bob Johnson Award and served as team captain his senior year.
He is also a two-time State Champion with his travel team and serves as their assistant captain.
Maier excelled academically as a member of the National Honor Society. He served as President of the German Club and participated in the Community Action Program (CAP) and tutoring program at school.
He also donated time for the Allegheny Hockey Association’s Learn To Play and Learn To Skate Programs and volunteered with the Mighty Penguins Sled Hockey Team.
He is the son of Tim and Karen Maier of Irwin, PA. He attends the University of Pittsburgh with a major in mechanical engineering.