PLAINS TOWNSHIP -- A deserving high school athlete received a special award in Luzerne County on Wednesday.
The Wilkes-Barre chapter of UNICO National awarded Hazleton area's Brian Soroka with the 2017 Brian Piccolo award at a special ceremony at the Woodlands Resort.
The award honors a student athlete who has overcome adversity.
Soroka has not let his heart condition and complications from a brain tumor keep him from excelling as a member of Hazleton Area's shooting club.
In addition to a trophy, Soroka was awarded $1,000.