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The Council of Italian American Societies of Summit County awards scholarships to children of Italian descent.

2017 Scholarship Winners

MYA CONTILLO

PARENTS: COLLEEN AND CHRISTOPHER CONTILLO

REPRESENTING:SONS OF ITALY

WILL ATTEND OHO UNIVERSITY

 

LUCAS FRAZIER

PARENTS RICHARD AND FERNANDA FRAZIER

REPRESENTING:CAROVILLESE LADIES CLUB AUXILIARY

PRESENTLY ATTENDING THE UNIVERSITY OF AKRON

 

ANGELA GINELLA

PARENTS: ANDY AND SUZANNA GINELLA

REPRESENTING; M.S.C. CONVERSANSE

WILL ATTEND THE UNIVERSITY OF AKRON

 

CAYLA MERCURIO

PARENTS: SALVATORE AND ROSEMARIE MERCURIO

REPRESENTING:BARANELLO MEN’S CLUB

WILL ATTEND: THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY

 

SARA MIHALIK

PARENTS :JOHN AND CAROLYN MIHALIK

REPRESENTING: KENMORE ITALIAN CIVIC CLUB

WILL ATTEND JOHN CARROLL UNIVERSITY

 

ELENA RAUHE

PARENT: MARIA RAUHE

REPRESENTING: BARANELLO LODGE

WILL ATTEND UNIVERSITY OF MOUNT UNION

 

MAX STARVAGGI

PARENTS: JOHN AND RENEE STARVAGGI

REPRESENTING: ITALIAN COMMUNITY OF AKRON LA RADICI

WILL ATTEND; THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY

 

ISABELLA ROSE TASSIELLO

PARENTS: VINCENT J. AND HEATHER TASSIELLO

REPRESENTING; ST. ANTHONY’S HOLY NAME SOCIETY

WILL ATTEND: KENT STATE UNIV.

 

JULIANNA MARIE TOMARO

PARENTS: ANTHONY AND KATHLEEN TOMARO

REPRESENTING: BARANELLO LODGE

WILL ATTEND THE UNIVERSITY OF AKRON

 

ROBERTO VALLETTA

PARENTS: NICOLA AND MARGARET VALLETTA

REPRESENTING:BARANELLO LODGE

PRESENTLY ATTENDING CLEVELAND STATE UNIVERSITY

 

VITTORIO VALLETTA

PARENTS:NICOLA AND MARGARET VALLETTA

REPRESENTING; BARANELLO LODGE

PRESENTLY ATTENDING: THE UNIVERSITY OF AKRON

 

MARCELLO VELOTTA

PARENTS: MARCELLO AND MARIA VELOTTA

REPRESENTING: BARANELLO LODGE

WILL ATTEND: THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY

 

2016 Scholarship Winners

James Salvatore Cairns

Parents: Scott Cairns and Nancy DiFalco-Cairns

Representing: Italian American Professional Businessmen’s Club

Presently attending: Kent State University

 

Rachel Caster

Parents: Brian and Valerie Caster

Representing: Father Duffy Ladies Auxiliary

Will attend: Walsh University

 

Vincent A. DiGiacomo

Parents:John and Marianna DiGiacomo

Representing: Kenmore Italian Civic Club

Will attend: University of Akron

 

Courtney Donovan

Parents: Jim and Julie Donovan

Representing: Kenmore Italian Civic Club

Presently attending: Kent State University

 

Montgomery Hujar

Parents: John and Michelle Hujar

Representing: St. Monica of St. Anthony’s Church

Will attend: Kent State University

 

Joseph Kainrad III

Parents: Joseph, Jr. (Deceased) and Lisa Kainrad

Representing: The Italian Community of Akron, Inc. “Le Radici”

Will attend: The University of Akron

 

Elena Marie Lewis

Parents: Joseph Lewis and Sandra Ciraco Lewis

Representing: The Italian Community of Akron, Inc., “Le Radici”

Will attend: High Point University, High Point, NC

 

Vincent Murdocco

Parents: Michael and Maria Murdocco

Representing: Holy Name Society of St. Anthony’s Church

Will attend:  University of Dayton

 

Samuel J. Parri, Jr.

Parents: Samuel J. and MJ Parri

Representing: The Italian Community of Akron, Inc., “Le Radici”

Will attend: Kings College, Wilkes Barre, PA

 

Jennifer Rinaldi

Parents: Joseph and Kathy Rinaldi

Representing: The Italian Community of Akron, Inc., “Le Radici”

Presently attending: Walsh University

 

Nicholas Rinaldi

Parents: Joseph and Kathy Rinaldi

Representing: The Italian Community of Akron, Inc., “Le Radici”

Will attend: Kent State University

 

Joseph Rizzo, Jr.

Parents: Joseph and Kristen Rizzo

Representing: The Italian Community of Akron, Inc., “Le Radici”

Will attend: The Ohio State University

 

Ross Moore

Parents:  Ken Moore and Vita Signorino-Moore

Representing: Sons of Italy, Akron Lodge 685

Will attend:  University of Cincinnati

 

2015 Scholarship Winners

David Aglioti
Parents: Frank and Lisa Aglioti
Representing: Sons of Italy, Akron Lodge 685
Will Be Attending: Ohio University
Scholarship Partially Funded By:
CARDINAL MAINTENANCE & ENVIRONMENT
Hannah Caprez
Parents: Michael and Lina Caprez
Representing: Societ’a Di Mutuo Soccorso Carovillese
Presently Attending: The University of Cincinnati

Nicholas Ginella
Parents: Andrew and Suzanna Ginella
Representing: Societ’a Di Mutuo Soccoroso Conversanese
Will Be Attending: The University of Dayton
Scholarship Partially Funded By: S. A. COMUNALE CO., INC.

Christina Gorey
Parents: Patrick X. and Anne Del Medico-Gorey
Representing: Holy Name Society of St. Anthony’s Church
Will Be Attending: The College of Wooster
Scholarship Partially Funded By: THE SCALA FAMILY MEMORIAL

Dominic J. Mittiga
Parents: Robert and Ann Marie Mittiga
Representing: Cassanese Auxiliary
Will Be Attending: John Carroll University
Scholarship Partially Funded by: THE SCALA FAMILY MEMORIAL

Julia Moore
Parents: Kenneth Moore and Vita Signorino-Moore
Representing: Sons of Italy, Akron Lodge #685
Will Be Attending: Ohio University
Fully Funded by the Andrea Rose Teodosio Foundation

Jaclyn Musci
Parents: Lawrence and Julie Musci
Representing: St. Monica Society of St. Anthony’s Church
Will Be Attending: The Ohio State University
Fully Funded by the Andrea Rose Teodosio Foundation

Gabrielle N. Myatt
Parents: Daniel and Denise Myatt
Representing: Societ’a Di Mutuo Soccoroso Conversanese Auxiliary
Will Be Attending: The University of Akron

Joseph Paolucci
Parents: Thomas and Helen Paolucci
Representing: Holy Name Society of St. Anthony’s Church
Will Be Attending: The University of Akron
Scholarship Partially Funded by: WILLIAM D. EVANS II Co., LPA

Taylor Paolucci
Parents: Richard and Christine Paolucci
Representing: Holy Name Society of St. Anthony’s Church
Will Be Attending: The University of Akron

Anne Tomei
Parents: Gregory and Marianne Tomei
Representing: St. Monica Society of St. Anthony’s Church
Will Be Attending: The University of Toledo
Scholarship Partially Funded By: SCALA FAMILY MEMORIAL

Samuel Woodburn
Parents: Daniel and MaryJo Woodburn
Representing: Sons of Italy, Akron Lodge #685
Presently Attending: Bowling Green University
Scholarship Partially Funded By: CONTI MEMORIAL

2014 Scholarship Winners

Alec Bianchi

Representing: Sons of Italy, Akron Lodge #685

Parents: Ernie and Allie Bianchi

Will be attending: Marietta College, Marietta, Ohio

 

Michaela Birti

Representing: Father Duffy Ladies Auxiliary

Parents: Karl Birti and Rhonda Birti

Will be attending: Hocking College, Nelsonville, Ohio

 

Marisa Conti

Representing: Cassanese Auxiliary

Parents: David and Joanne Conti

Presently attending: Kent State University

 

Zachary Conti

Representing: Sons of Italy, Akron Lodge #685

Parents: John and Andrea Conti

Will be attending: The Ohio State University

 

Michella Dilworth

Representing: Sicilian American Women’s Auxiliary

Parent: Andrea Dilworth

Will be attending: Cleveland State University

 

Domenic Grosso

Representing: Sicilian American Women’s Auxiliary

Parents: James and Rita Grosso

Will be attending: Walsh University

 

Gabrielle Glandorf

Representing: Sicilian American Women’s Auxiliary

Parents: Terry and Denise Glandorf

Will Be Attending: The University of Akron

 

Richard Lovell

Representing: Father Duffy Ladies Auxiliary

Parents: Rick and Laurie Lovell

Will Be Attending: Kent State University

 

Matthew Mascolo

Representing: Sons of Italy, Akron Lodge #685

Parents: John and Phyllis Mascolo

Will be attending: Cleveland State University

 

Rachel Starvaggi

Representing: The Italian Community of Akron, Inc. “Le Radici”

Parents: John and Renee Starvaggi

Will Be Attending: The University of Akron

 

Jake Tersigni

Representing: Italian American Professional Businessmen’s Club

Parents: David and Annie Tersigni

Will be attending: The University of Dayton

 

Erin Zita

Representing: The Italian Community of Akron, Inc. “Le Radici”

Parents: Tony and Mary Zita

Will be attending: The University of Pittsburgh

2013 Scholarship Winners

Nicholas Bavaro

Representing: Carovillese Ladies Auxiliary
Parents: Nicholas and Roberto Bavaro
Will Be Attending: Case Western Reserve University

 

Katherine Caprez

Representing: Societ’a Di Mutuo Soccorso Carovillese
Parents: Michael and Lina Caprez
Will Be Attending: Miami University, Oxford, Ohio

 

Clark DeVitis

Representing: Cassanese Auxiliary
Parents: Anthony and Kathleen DeVitits
Will Be Attending: The University of Akron

 

Alessandro Dickos

Representing: Sons of Italy, Akron Lodge #685
Parents: Alex and Virginia Dickos
Will Be Attending: The Ohio State University

 

Monica Leach

Representing: Sons of Italy, Akron Lodge #685
Parents: John and Janet Leach
Will Be Attending: Kent State University

 

Natalie Leach

Representing: Sons of Italy, Akron Lodge #685
Parents: John and Janet Leach
Will Be Attending: Kent State University

 

Allison Marino

Representing: Sons of Italy, Akron Lodge #685
Parents: Charles and Laura Marino
Will Be Attending: Bowling Green State University

 

Holly Mariola

Representing: Carovillese Ladies Auxiliary
Parents: Marion and Karen Mariola
Will Be Attending: Kent State University

 

Thomas Paolucci

Representing: Sons of Italy, Akron Lodge #685
Parents: Thomas and Helen Paolucci
Will Be Attending: The University of Akron

 

Angelia Scianna

Representing: Sicilian Women’s Auxiliary
Parents: Mark and Laurel Scianna
Will Be Attending: Kent State University

 

RosaLia Stadler

Representing: The Italian Community of Akron Inc “Le Radici”
Parents: Leo Stadler and Angela DiLullo
Will Be Attending: The University of Dayton

2012 Scholarship Winners

Marcus Carano

Representing: Societ’a Di Mutuo Soccorso Carovillese
Parents: Sergio Carano and Susan Van Vorst
Will Be Attending: The College of Wooster

 

Gregory A. Margida

Representing: Son of Italy, Akron Lodge #685
Parents: Dr Anthony J. and Andrea Margida
Will Be Attending: Grinnell College, Grinnell, Iowa

 

Katelyn Rose Hill

Representing: Societ’a Di Mutuo Soccoso Conversanese
Parents: Dr. Michael and Patricia Hill
Will Be Attending: Slippery Rock University – Slippery Rock, PA

 

Angelina Moore

Representing: Sons of Italy, Akron Lodge #685
Parents: Kenneth and Vita Signorino Moore
Will Be Attending: Ohio University – Athens, Ohio

 

Lauren Hurley

Representing: Sicilian American Women’s Auxiliary
Parents: James Patrick III and Jo Ann Hurley
Will Be Attending: The University of Akron Honors College

 

Vincent Michalec

Representing: Cassanese Auxiliary
Parents: Larry and Rita Michalec
Will Be Attending: The University of Rochester – Rochester, NY

 

Lauren Gironda

Representing: Sons of Italy, Akron Lodge #685
Parents: Robert and Kathleen Gironda
Will Be Attending: The Ohio State University

 

Gina Marie Scianna

Representing: Sicilian American Women’s Auxilliary
Parents: Mark and Laurie Scianna
Will Be Attending: The University of Akron

 

Jennah Romansky

Representing: Sons of Italy, Akron Lodge #685
Parents: Kenneth A. and Joyce Romansky
Will Be Attending: Rutgers University – New Jersey

 

Jonathan D. Crabbs

Representing: Cassanese Auxiliary
Parents: Duane and Lisa Crabbs
Will Be Attending: Malone College, Canton

2011 Scholarship Winners

Cristina Dickos

Parents: Alex and Ginny Dickos
Will be attending: The Ohio State University
Representing: The Sons of Italy, Akron Lodge #685

 

Benjamin Musci

Parents: Lawrence and Julie Musci
Attending: The Ohio State University
Representing: Italian-American Professional Businessmen’s Club

 

Justin Julian

Parent: Mark Julian
Will be attending: The Ohio State University
Representing: Father Duffy Ladies Auxiliary

 

Stephanie Padula

Parents: Frank and Mary Ellen Padula
Will be attending: Bowling Green State University
Representing: Societ’a Di Mutuo Soccorso Carovillese

 

Marisa Tomei

Parents: Gregory and Marianne Tomei
Will be attending: The University of Toledo
Representing: St. Monica of St. Anthony Church

 

Alyssa Paolucci

Parents: David and Lisa Paolucci
Will be attending: Walsh University
Representing: Sons of Italy, Akron Lodge #685

 

Joseph Mong

Parent: Paula Capozzi
Will be attending: The University of Akron
Representing: Cassanese Auxiliary

 

Daniel Bavaro

Parents: Nicholas and Roberta Bavaro
Will be attending: Case Western Reserve University
Representing: Societ’a Di Mutuo Soccorso Carovillese

 

Alyssa Chiarappa

Parents: John and LeeAnn Chiarappa
Will be attending: Ohio University, Athens
Representing: Sons of Italy, Akron Lodge #685

 

Christopher O’Neil

Parents: Christopher and Rita O’Neil
Will be attending: The University of Michigan
Representing: Kenmore Italian Civic Club

2010 Scholarship Winners

Angela N. Armocida

Representing: Carovillese Ladies’ Club

 

Lorenzo M. Butts

Representing: Sons of Italy, Akron Lodge #685

 

Marco Caponi

Representing: Italian American Professional Businessmen’s Club

 

David A. DiDomenico

Representing: Societe Di Mutuo Soccorso Carovillese

 

Michael Frascello

Representing: Kenmore Italian Civic Club

 

Kaila Frisone

Representing: Societ’a Di Mutuo Soccoso Conversanese Auxilliary

 

Cara Leach

Representing: Sons of Italy, Akron Lodge #685

 

David S. Lowry*

Representing: Italian-American Professional Businessmen’s Club
*Phil Palumbo Award

 

Benjamin C. Musci

Representing: Italian-American Professional Businessmen’s Club

 

Alex Spidare

Representing: Father Duffy’s Ladies’ Auxilliary