The Pittsburgh Penguins Alumni Association awarded its 17th annual scholarship to Beaver Area High School graduate Madison Flaugh. The scholarship is valued at $5,000 and is co-sponsored by the Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation.
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.
Flaugh, a defenseman for the Beaver Bobcats, is the first female in Beaver varsity history to letter in ice hockey for four years. She was honored with the PIHL Academic Award on six occasions. She was a member of the Beaver County Badgers Hockey program from second grade through her junior year, and was also a PAHL Academic Award winner each year.
She excelled academically and was a member of the National Honors Society, achieving High Honor Roll status for every school year. She was a member of the Student Council, Teen Leadership Corps, Environmental Club, Spanish Club, Math Club, and Ski Club. She served as Class Historian during her junior and senior years.
Flaugh received numerous honors and awards throughout her high school career including the AAUW Woman in Science Award, Maroon and Gray Award for citizenship and leadership, and the Outstanding Senior Award for Academic Games (chosen as one of only five students nationally). In addition, she served in a variety of leadership roles including president of the Teen Leadership Corps and secretary of both the Spanish Club and National Honors Society.
An active member of her community, she created and has maintained for the past six years, a backpack and school supplies drive for local students in need. She has also volunteered as a coach for Beaver County’s Learn to Play hockey program.
She is the daughter of Bryan and Jennifer Flaugh of Beaver, PA. She will attend the Honors College at the University of Pittsburgh this fall to pursue a degree in biomedical engineering.