ATLANTA –– The Atlanta Hockey Foundation announced the first recipients of the Larry Pickett Memorial Scholarships.
On May 10, Drew Friedman, president of the foundation, awarded three worthy recipients $2,000 scholarships each for the 2013-14 academic year.
The scholarship selection committee was very impressed with all of the applicants. Friedman said that all applicants were worthy of the scholarship.
“We collectively should be very proud that we have so many academically successful, ambitious, civic minded young men and women amongst us,” said Friedman.
The three finalists are listed below as well as their accomplishments and destinations.
Kevin Olsen, of Decatur, is a current member of the AAHL. Olsen captained his high school hockey team. He attended the University of Florida on a full scholarship and graduated with a 3.6 grade point average in nuclear engineering. Olsen is a current medical student at Emory University. He also lectures high school students about entering the medical field.
Madeline Robinson, of Marietta, is a senior at Pope High School and will be attending the University of Georgia in the fall. During her high school career, she finished with a 3.8 GPA and took a full complement of Advanced Placement classes. She was also an accomplished athlete in soccer, cross country and track. Additionally, Robinson plays cello in the orchestra.
Kyle Pickett, of Roswell, is a graduating senior at Centennial High School. He has also been accepted to attend the University of Georgia in the fall. He is an avid soccer player and was a captain of his high school cross country team. Pickett is heavily involved with his church and worked as a referee for youth soccer and at Chick-fil-A. Pickett’s father, Larry Pickett, for which this scholarship is named, was a man of integrity, leadership and was devoted to his family and friends.