Senior Lillian Harrington awarded the 2019 Jim Devellano High School Scholarship
Senior Lillian Harrington is the recipient of the 2019 Jim Devellano High School Scholarship. This scholarship was awarded to only one female senior and one male senior at the 17th Annual Hockey Weekly’s High School All-State Banquet which took place at Farmington Hills Manor on March 24th. The banquet is sponsored by Detroit Red Wing, Henrik Zetterberg.
To qualify for the scholarship award, applicants must be a current High School Hockey player who is in the senior class with good academic standing and an active participant in their community.
Lilly is an Honor student, a member of the National Honor Society, and holds a 3.94 GPA. She joined the Varsity Hockey Team sophomore year and worked hard to establish herself on the team and develop herself as a player. She is a Team Captain and has shown strong leadership among her teammates. This year she has earned the All-Academic Catholic award from the Detroit Catholic High School League and was also named All-State Academic. Her junior year she was voted Most Improved by her coaches and has been consistent in assisting goals throughout her hockey career at Regina.
Lilly explains that Coach Paul Buscemi, who recently won the 2018-2019 Michigan Girls High School Coach of the Year award, would always say to the team, “Clear eyes, Full heart, Can’t Lose,” which is a motto that she lives by now. She says that “learning the game of hockey is a life lesson. You may fall down but you always get back up again.”
Guidance Counselor, Amy Dulgerian, says, “Lillian works hard to be the best version of herself. She has a ‘can-do’ attitude and we are very proud of what she has accomplished and know that she has a great future ahead of her.”
Beyond her academics and hockey at Regina, Lilly enjoys volunteering at St. Lawrence’s Vacation Bible School. She attended St. Lawrence for elementary school and has been working with the catechists every summer since 6th grade. She is now a Senior Helper and explains that “teaching children about God is one of the greatest things you can do.”
Lillian will attend the Lyman Briggs College at Michigan State University in the fall to study Pre-Dental. She has a long-term goal of entering Dental School and a strong interest in specializing in Orthodontics. She also wants to try out for the Michigan State University Women's Club Hockey Team.
Jim Devellano is a sports executive and currently serves as the senior vice-president & alternate governor of the Detroit Red Wings National Hockey League (NHL) team and vice-president of the Detroit Tigers Major League Baseball (MLB) team among many other prominent roles. He entered his 37th season with the Detroit Red Wings and celebrated his 52nd season overall in the National Hockey League in 2018-19. Devellano has a sincere desire to assist hockey players financially who are heading for college and who play for their high school team.