FADM Awards 2015 Scholarships at Festa Abruzzese

Oct 06, 2015 1280

by Sandra Tornberg

The Federazione Abruzzese del Michigan held its Festa Abruzzese on Sunday, September 20. Wayne State University Professors Elena Past and Silvia Giorgini-Althoen and a group of their Italian students joined FADM members and friends for a great afternoon. In addition, Consul of Italy in Detroit Dr. Maria Luisa Lapresa made time in her busy schedule to stop by to congratulate this year's $1000 college scholarship winners, Marino Fabiilli, Lucas Serraiocco, and Wayne in Abruzzo award winner Christopher Candela.

Marino Fabiilli is in his senior year at Lawrence Technological University, majoring in mechnical engineering. He has been on the Dean's List each year in addition to working part-time while going to university. Marino has been a member of the FADM since its beginning in 1999, along with his parents Adelaide and Gennaro Fabiilli, his sister Simone, who is a past FADM scholarship winner and Miss FADM, his grandparents Lucio and Edda D'Aloisio, and his uncle Pasquale D'Aliosio.

Lucas Serraiocco is a 2015 graduate of Cousino High School where he was a member of the National Honor Society and the varsity football team. He also attended the Macomb Mathematics Science Technology Center. Lucas just started his freshman year at Michigan State University where he intends to major in chemical engineering. His parents are Vittorio and Tina Serraiocco, and his proud grandparents are Nellina and Gino Serraiocco and Augusto and Fiorina Lancia. Lucas' brother Austin was one of scholarship winners in 2013.

Christopher Candela was the recipient of our Wayne in Abruzzo Scholarship for 2015. He is in his third year at Wayne State University. This summer he participated in the program in Gagliano Aterno (AQ), then went to Sicily to spend time with his family.

The FADM prioritizes educational initiatives, and is proud to congratulate this year's scholarship recipients and their families.

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