The Tewksbury Lodge held its annual scholarship awards dinner on June 26, 2019. This year two outstanding 2019 graduates of Tewksbury Memorial High School were awarded $1000 scholarships. Receiving awards were Brooke DeSimone and Jonathan Cabral.
Brooke will attend the University of Massachusetts - Dartmouth where she plans to study Bioengineering with a minor in Sustainability. She was the valedictorian of her class and was voted by her peers as the most likely person to cure cancer.
Jonathan will attend the University of Massachusetts-Lowell in the fall where he plans to study International Relations with a concentration in Education and a minor in Spanish. He maintained a 4.0 GPA all while competing in sports, working, and performing community service.
The Scholarship Committee, headed by David Penney, selected recipients on the basis of scholastic ability, character, activities, and community service. Also serving on the committee were Vice-President Kathy Anderson, Allison Crisci, David Crisci, Nancy Brown, Edward Brown, Barbara Parrella, and Tony Tedesco.
The award presentation ceremony included congratulatory remarks by President Deborah Deputat and Scholarship Chairperson David Penney who introduced the recipients and outlined their achievements.
The event was coordinated by Maria DiCiaccio and Nina Galante and catered by Lodge chef Allison Crisci. Entertainment was provided by the Arnie Rosen Trio. Over fifty people were in attendance including State Deputy Charles DeStefano.
The Tewksbury Sons of Italy awarded $1000 scholarships to three outstanding 2018 graduates of Tewksbury Memorial High School. Receiving scholarships were Kathryn Famiglietti who will attend the University of Rhode Island with a major in Pharmacy and a concentration in infectious disease; Felicia Ragucci who will attend Dartmouth College with a double major in Biology and English and minor in Genetics and Creative Writing; and Stephanie Tam who will attend Worcester Polytechnic Institute with a major in Biomedical Engineering. Members of the Scholarship Committee selected recipients on the basis of scholastic ability, character, activities, and community service. The committee included Chairperson Barbara Parrella, Lodge Vice-President Kathy Anderson, Linda Bettano, Charles Bettano, Nancy Brown, Edward Brown, David Crisci, Mary Iannuzzo, Martha Iarrapino, and Tony Tedesco. Presentations were made by Lodge President Deborah Deputat and Scholarship Chairperson Barbara Parrella at the organization’s June 27th meeting where the young women and their families were celebrated at a dinner in their honor. Congratulations were also extended to the recipients by Massachusetts Grand Lodge First Vice-President Denise Furnari. Over 70 people were in attendance including State Deputy Charles DeStefano and president of the Salem Lodge Jeannine Camarda. The event was coordinated by Nina Galante and catered by Café Sicilia with entertainment by the Arnie Rosen Trio.
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