ROCKLAND COUNTY, N.Y. -- The Rockland Sons of Italy Lodge 2176 awards scholarships at the end of each school year to students in Rockland County who have excelled in a particular area and demonstrate a strong ability to continue on to a successful college career.
On May 18 they presented the following awards:
- Charter Member Award for Academic Excellence: John Fasano of Clarkstown High School South, who is going on to study at Pace University.
- Michael LoRusso Award for Community Service: Julianna Violetto of Tappan Zee High School, who will attend Ithaca College.
- Gennaro Gentile Memorial Award for Individualized Education Program Achievement: Sabrina Verdicchio of Pearl River High School, who will attend Rockland Community College, and Haley Clement of Clarkstown High School South, who will go on to LIM College.
- Fred Sica Memorial Award for Outstanding Future Business Leadership: Gregory DeCola of Tappan Zee High School, who is graduating with a 96.8 GPA and will attend SUNY Binghamton.
- Joseph Scaringe Award for Athletic Dedication: Alana Prosapio of Nanuet High School, who will attend the University of Delaware.
- Joseph Sorce Memorial Achievement Award: Tia Fasano of Clarkstown High School South, who will attend Pace University.
- John DeSimone Award for Excellence in Italian Language: Andrew Galanter who is graduating with a 101.5 GPA from Tappan Zee High School and will attend New York University.