By John Anderson
Auburn senior Dillon Bruso signed his National Letter of Intent on Friday to attend Assumption College and participate in Track & Field. With his parents Jim and Donna Bruso in attendance, Dillon did the ceremonial signing under the watchful eyes of his proud coaches Jason Bergman and Gregory Pratt.
Acting Athletic Director Brian Davis and Vice-Principal Eileen Donahue were also present along with some teammates and Dillon’s grandfather. After the signing, Donahue reminded the students that this recognition is honorable since so few students are awarded athletic scholarships. She encouraged all to strive to be the best both athletically and academically.
Bruso told Auburn Mass Daily that he will be entering Assumption as an undeclared major, but he has a keen interest in history and government. He attributes that interest to teachers Spencer Kennard and Vincent Benacchio with whom he will soon depart for Washington, D.C. to attend the national We The People competition.
During the recent Mr. Auburn competition, Bruso performed very well including a solo dance wearing a pink tutu. This was a huge departure from his days on the gridiron when his size and strength helped the Rocket’s football team achieve notable results.
When asked if his football days were done, Dillon said, “Maybe I’ll play that at Assumption as well.” Time will tell.
Congratulations Dillon! You make Auburn proud.