Six local high school football players will be honored at the 2012 LVCNFF Scholar Athlete banquet that will be held Sunday, March 4, at the Northampton Community Center. Speaker for the banquet is coach Raymond Monica from Kutztown University.

Jim Thorpe's Ben Moore, Lehighton's Zach Coleman, Northern Lehigh's Kirk Bender, Northwestern Lehigh's Kyle Klase, Palmerton's Aaron Cook and Pleasant Valley's Robert Getz have all been chosen to represent their schools.

William Allen - Dominic R. Singleton

A 5-8, 205-pound defensive end, he ranks 197 out of 687 students. He ranks in the top-25 percent of his class and participates in varsity wrestling and tennis, and is involved in his community.

Allentown Central Catholic - Kevin T. Gulyas

A 6-0, 175-pound wide receiver, he ranks 54 out of 215 students. Gulyas is an honor roll student and a member of the National Honor Society and earned all-conference and all-state first team honors. He participates in lacrosse, the PA and Catholic Math leagues, and is a student government member. He volunteers with the Allentown YMCA and a youth football camp.

Bangor - Ryan Allen Telepo

A 5-11, 185-pound offensive center and defensive nose guard, he ranks 27 out of 274 students. Telepo earned All Conference honors, is an honor roll student, and a member of the National Honor Society. He participates in track, weightlifting club, the band, and class plays. He is active in his church and has been on several mission trips.

Bethlehem Catholic - Bernard Francis Brown II

A 6-2, 255-pound center and defensive end, he ranks 8 out of 172 students. Brown is an honor roll student and member of the National Honor Society. His many school activities include: volleyball, JETS (Jr. Engineers), Science Olympiad, and PJAS Science Fair. He is active in Dream Come True, the soup kitchen, tutoring, and youth sports.

Catasauqua - Jacob Michael Bloszinsky

A 6-1, 190-pound quarterback, he ranks 6 out of 128 students. Bloszinsky is an honor roll student, participates in basketball, baseball, the Varsity "C" Club, SADD, and is a student government member. He volunteers as a youth football coach and in the concession stand.

Louis E. Dieruff - Shaun M. McLaughlin

A 6-1, 215-pound offensive and defensive lineman, he ranks 122 out of 455 students. McLaughlin participates in varsity basketball, the Environmental Club, and was a captain of the football team. He is active as a community volunteer and serves as a school leader.

East Stroudsburg North - Nicholas James Roughan

A 6-3, 265-pound guard and defensive tackle, he ranks 45th in his class, which is the top-10-percent. Roughan is an honor roll student, earned all-conference honors, and participates in track. His community activities include the Salvation Army, Relay for Life, Read Across Campus, Pennies for Patients, and serving as a youth football camp counselor.

East Stroudsburg South - Nathan Thomas Grayuski

A 5-10, 155-pound tight end, linebacker, and defensive end, he ranks 6 out of 345 students. Grayuski is a high honor roll student, National Honor Society member, football captain, and participates in baseball. His school activities include: the physics, math and computer, and key clubs, weightlifting, Model UN, FBLA, and the Principal's Advisory Committee. He is active in Little League baseball, Special Olympics, and the Salvation Army.

Easton - Ian Werner Hayden

A 6-0 180-pound quarterback and safety, he ranks 62 out of 627 students. He is an honor roll student and member of the National Honor Society, earned all-conference honors, and participates in varsity baseball. His community activities include serving as a youth sports coach and public address announcer.

Emmaus - Brian James Auvil

A 6-4, 255-pound guard and defensive tackle, he ranks 21 out of 614 students. Auvil is an honor roll student, member of the National Honor Society, and is a National Merit Scholar. He is a member of the PA Math League Club, Spanish Honor Society, and a high school math tutor. His community activities include several youth sports functions.

Freedom - Frank Joseph Busci

A 5-10, 175-pound wide receiver and safety, he ranks 190 out of 507 students. Busci is an honor roll student, earned all-conference honors, and participates in baseball. His community activities include Meals on Wheels, Soup Kitchen, the Salvation Army, Project Hope, Read Across America, Musikfest, and he is a youth football volunteer.

Jim Thorpe - Benjamin Robert Moore

A 6-2, 185-pound fullback, tight end, and defensive end, he ranks 48 out of 120 students. Moore is an Honor Roll student and participates in basketball, track, the school newspaper, student government, and is class president. He has won awards for Rotary Youth Leadership and Dwight D. Eisenhower Leadership. He is active in his church, the Positive Behavior Club, and the Anti-Bullying Initiative.

Lehighton - Zachary Tyler Coleman

A 5-8, 175-pound running back and linebacker, he ranks 13 out of 175 students. Coleman is a member of the National Honor Society and participates in varsity wrestling and track. His community activities include participation in Special Olympics and he is active in his church group.

Liberty - G. Damian Brusko

A 6-3, 180-pound wide receiver, he ranks 8 out of 643 students. Brusko is an honor roll student, member of the National Honor Society, and participates in baseball. He is active as an assistant football coach in both youth and middle school football, volunteers at a local hospital, and is active in his church.

Nazareth - Benjamin Thomas Schmitt

A 5-8, 175-pound safety and wide receiver, he ranks 10 out of 424 students. Schmitt is an honor roll student, President of the National Honor Society, a member of Blue Eagle Ambassadors, participates in baseball, and the Pennsylvania Math League. He volunteers for several organizations, is involved with the Points of Light Youth Leadership, and is active in his Church.

Northampton - Marcus Newsom

A 6-0, 195-pound fullback and defensive end, he ranks 31 out of 408 students. Newsom is an honor roll student, member of the National Honor Society, earned all-conference honors, and participates in wrestling, baseball, and student government. He is a member of the DECA and SADD organizations, and volunteers with Angel 34 and also as a youth football coach.

Northern Lehigh - Kirk Mathew Bender

A 5-9, 175-pound running back and linebacker, he ranks 7 out of 146 students. Bender is an honor roll student, earned all-conference honors, and participates in varsity baseball and basketball. His community activities include nurturing at a local fish pond.

Northwestern - Kyle K. Klase

A 5-8, 185-pound running back and linebacker, he ranks 48 out of 204 students. Klase is an honor roll student and participates in the Fellowship of Christian Athletes program. He is active with his Church Mission Team as well as the Church Youth Group.

Notre Dame - Ian Parrick Myers

A 6-3, 178-pound offensive tackle and defensive end, he ranks 2 out of 179 students. Myers is an honor roll student, member of the National Honor Society, and participates in student government, the school newspaper, yearbook staff, and basketball. He is Scholastic Scrimmage captain and member of several school clubs. He is a Jeff Dailey Foundation volunteer, a West Point Leaders Attendee, and is active in his church.

Palisades - Justin Andrew Marsh

A 5-9, 170-pound running back and linebacker, he ranks 21 out of 157 students. Marsh is an honor roll student, National Honor Society member, and participates in the Spanish Club and wrestling. His Key Club activities include collection of supplies for the troops, Shoes for Souls collection, and he volunteers as a youth sports mentor.

Palmerton - Aaron Cameron Cook

A 5-8, 195-pound fullback and linebacker, he ranks 4 out of 139 students. He is an honor roll student, National Honor Society member, earned all-conference honors, football team captain, and participates in baseball and the yearbook staff. He is a 2011 Mini Maxwell Award winner, class secretary, FBLA and Environmental Club member. His numerous volunteering activities include the Miracle League and Special Olympics.

Parkland - Matthew Douglas Laub

A 6-3, 220-pound tight end, linebacker, and defensive end, he ranks 164 out of 721 students. Laub an honor roll student, earned all-conference honors, and participates in the Latin Club and lacrosse. He is a school tour guide, DARE representative, Special Olympics volunteer, a youth sports coach, and is active in his church.

Pen Argyl - John Thomas Krincek

A 5-8, 255-pound two-way guard and placekicker, he ranks 33 out of 161 students. Krincek is an honor roll student, earned all-conference honors, and is a member of FBLA. His activities include participating in calculus workshops and guitar activities.

Phillipsburg - Robert S. Waterson

A 6-0, 190-pound tight end and linebacker, he ranks 48 out of 398 students. Waterson is an honor roll student, Student Council Executive Board Member, and participates in basketball. He is involved with Veteran's Tribute, AAG, Giving Tree, and local blood drives.

Pius X - Matthew L. Camilletti

A 6-1, 205-pound tight end, wide receiver, and kicker, he ranks 9 out of 59 students. Camilletti is an honor roll student, President of the National Honor Society, and earned all-conference and all-state honors. He participates in baseball and basketball, is a member of the Pro Life Club, SADD, the Prom Committee, and is active in his church as an altar server.

Pleasant Valley - Robert Jacob Getz

A 5-7, 185-pound tailback, defensive back, and kick returner, he ranks 46 out of 512 students. Getz is an honor roll student, National Honor Society member, earned all-conference honors, and participates in baseball and basketball. He is a National Leadership Forum representative, President of the Health/PE Club, and volunteers with Special Olympics, the Salvation Army, Cystic Fibrosis, Angel 34, and the Lucy Fund.

Pocono Mountain East - Jacob Fritz

A 6-1, 225-pound offensive tackle and defensive end, he ranks 21 out of 366 students. Fritz is an honor roll student, National Honor Society member, earned all-conference honors, participates in track, school fundraisers, the Reading Competition Team, Scholastic Scrimmage, the Controversial Debate Club, and is the Spanish Honor Society treasurer. He is active in his church and the Community Soldier Support Group.

Pocono Mountain West - Mikiel Ruach Crosby

A 6-2, 152-pound wide receiver and defensive back, he ranks 141 out of 443 students. Crosby is an honor roll student, participates in varsity track, weightlifting, and the Fitness Club. He volunteers as a Camp Counselor, with the Salvation Army, and is a Peer Tutor.

Salisbury - Andrew David Eherts

A 6-1, 215-pound running back and linebacker, he ranks 5 out of 153 students. Eherts is an honor roll student, National Honor Society member, earned all-conference honors, and participates in track and student government. He is a Key Club member.

Saucon Valley - Kenneth Donovan Solt

A 5-11, 185-pound quarterback, he ranks 57 out of 198 students. Solt is an honor roll student, earned all-conference honors, is the yearbook editor, and participates in varsity wrestling and track. He is active in the Cops n' Kids program.

Southern Lehigh - Tyler Edmond

A 6-0, 190-pound quarterback, he ranks 9 out of 249 students. He is an honor roll student, National Honor Society member, earned all-conference honors, and participates in baseball and basketball. He is a member of the PA Math League, the power-lifting team, served as a youth football coach and camp volunteer, and planted trees to help create the Lower Milford Community Park.

Stroudsburg - Jonathan Thomas Passmore

A 6-2, 230-pound offensive guard and defensive end, he ranks 41 out of 498 students. Passmore is an honor roll student, earned all-conference honors, and participates in varsity track. He is active in his community.

Whitehall - Logan B. Kreglow

A 6-0, 175-pound wide receiver and defensive back, he ranks 14 out of 376 students. Kreglow is an honor roll student, National Honor Society member, earned all-conference honors, participates in track, the pep club, weightlifting club, and is involved in the Big Brother program. He is active in his church, volunteers with Special Olympics, the DaVinci Center, and is a youth sports instructor.

Wilson - Joe F. Crivellaro

A 5-10, 240-pound center and defensive tackle, he ranks 37 out of 153 students. He participates in varsity track and is a member of the Ski Club. He is active in his community.

College

East Stroudsburg University - Dan Caffrey

A 6-0, 280-pound center, he has a 3.23 GPA majoring in sociology with a concentration on criminal justice. Caffrey is a four-year starter, team captain, and dean's list member. He earned first team All-PSAC East honors, first team Daktronics All-Region honors, and was an ESU Redshirt Award recipient. He is active with Breakfast with the Warriors and as a Salvation Army bell ringer.

Kutztown University - Joshua Smith

A 6-3, 220-pound wide receiver, he has a 3.76 GPA majoring in secondary education - social studies and history. Smith earned dean's list honors multiple times and is a member of the History Honors Society. He earned the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference 2010-11 Champion Scholar Athlete Award, was a Capital One Academic All-American, and was selected to the All District I First Team. He actively works as a volunteer for the Boys and Girls Club of America.

Lafayette College - Brandon Ellis

A 5-9, 185-pound cornerback, he has 3.56 GPA majoring in economics and business. He is a three-time dean's list member, three-time Patriot League Academic Honor Roll selection, and Capital One Academic All American selection in 2011, and an ESPN Academic All-American in 2010. He was a three time All-Patriot League selection, an FCS AD's Association all-star team selection, while starting the final 33 games of his four-year career. He is active in his church and upon graduation will work for Johnson & Johnson in their Financial Leadership Development Program.

Lehigh University - Tanner Rivas

A 6-0, 240-pound linebacker, he has a 3.52 GPA majoring in finance, with a minor in Engineering. Rivas earned dean's list honors multiple times, was a member of the Patriot League Football All-Academic Honor Roll, and a Scholar Athlete Academic Award winner. His hobbies include hunting and fishing.

Moravian College - Allen Petros

A 6-1, 225-pound defensive end, he has a 3.42 GPA majoring in biology. He is a three-time dean's list member, a three-time ESPN Academic All American All-District First Team selection, a 2011 Capital One Academic All American, and a 2008 PSAC Scholar Athlete. He is a member of the Moravian Pre-Health Professional Club, volunteers as a reader at local elementary schools, is a youth sports volunteer coach, and is active in the National Bone Marrow Donor Drive. He intends to continue his education with a goal of becoming an oral surgeon.

Muhlenberg College - Phil Musick

A 6-0, 240-pound offensive tackle, he has a 3.69 GPA majoring in economics and mathematics. Musick is a three-year varsity letter winner, team captain, and Centennial Conference Academic Honor Roll selection in 2010 and 2011. He earned dean's list honors for five semesters and was selected to the Capital One Academic All -District First Team in 2011.