Pulaski High School senior Brock Gracyalny is one of four finalists of the Cousins Subs and Make It Better Foundation’s seventh-annual Wisconsin Sports Awards Scholarship Contest.
Gracyalny – son of Gary and Jenny Gracyalny – was awarded a $7,500 college scholarship during a surprise presentation at Pulaski High School on April 15.
Gracyalny was selected as a finalist due to his academic acumen, community involvement and success in three Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association-sanctioned sports – football (four years), wrestling (four years) and baseball (one year), according to a news release from Cousins.
He will be recognized at the Wisconsin Sports Award event at the Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee on June 6. The Wisconsin Sports Award is an exclusive VIP event celebrating Wisconsin’s finest athletes in the high school, collegiate and professional arenas.
“Brock Gracyalny is a young man who has committed himself to the #RaiderStrong way for many years. It is very common for me to be here at PHS very early in the morning doing work, but most mornings Brock is also here,” said PHS principal Jeremy Pach. “He made some strong commitments to his work ethic by regularly being in the weight room. Brock also works hard in the classroom and in his volunteerism.”
Gracyalny has earned a 4.07 grade point average at PHS that includes Project Lead the Way and advanced placement courses. Through his academic, athletic and Maple Grove 4-H involvement, Brock has worked on projects to support the Wounded Warrior Project, Salvation Army, beautification projects at Memorial Park, Leaders Read program for elementary students, Adopt-a-Highway, the Pulaski Wrestling Booster Club and more. He was a 4-H officer while in middle school and junior and senior class officer and varsity wrestling captain at PHS.
He plans to attend the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks, North Dakota, to study commercial aviation and join the Air Force ROTC. He plans to either work as a pilot for an airline or accept a commission into the U.S. Air Force after graduation.
“Brock is a young man that puts the right amount of passion and effort into being a young man of character. I appreciate all he has contributed to making PHS better and I look forward to watching him as he works on becoming a pilot,” Pach added.