Bishop Luers student receives Sertoma award

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Bishop Luers High School senior Mitch Gigli, center, was the recipient of the Sertoma Award. He is shown with Bishop Luers Athletic Director Kevin Godfroy, left, and Principal Jim Huth. Photo contributed

Mitch Gigli, a senior at Bishop Luers High School, received the Sertoma award, which honors an outstanding student athlete. The award is based on scholastic achievement, athletic distinction and demonstrated leadership.

Gigli is ranked in the top 10 of the Bishop Luers Class of 2018. His scholastic awards and
scholarships include high honors, the Phillip Bail Scholarship, Academic All-State for wrestling, IFCA: Academic All-State for football in 2018, Larry Wedertz Memorial Scholarship and recognition as a Luers Scholar Athlete for football in 2018.

His athletic participation includes four years of football and wrestling and he served as team captain of both teams his senior year.

Gigli’s achievements as a football player include: First Team All SAC; IFCA, Region 2, All Star, Second Team All Northeast Indiana; AP All-State Honorable Mention; Bishop Luers MVP; Don Hall Most Outstanding Lineman; and selected for the 2018 Indiana North-South All-Star Football Game.

As a wrestler, he has been recognized in the following: Woodlan Invitational champion; 2018 SAC Champion; three-time regional qualifier; and two-time semi-state qualifier.

At Bishop Luers High School, Gigli has served as vice-president and president of the National Honor Society, has been a student council representative for four years, treasurer of the Student Leadership Board, a student ambassador and a Sodalitas service leader.

At his parish, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, he is an usher.

Gigli, the son of Mike and Michele Gigli, plans to study actuarial science at Purdue University.