Johnston High School sends stutents off to Italy

Apr 21, 2017 979

BY: Pete Fontaine

Although the Pannese Society of Rhode Island is small in numbers, the Johnston-based Italian-American non-profit is now the state’s leader in International Student Cultural Exchanges. That became fact Tuesday when four Johnston High School students, who were armed with knowledge of the Italian language and customs, boarded a Peter Pan Bus Company motor coach in Providence and headed for Logan International Airport in Boston where they began a once-in-a-lifetime journey.

JHS students Allison Vessella, Sara Echeverria, Miguel Azanon and Mark Cruz were bursting with excitement as they arrived at the bus terminal where they were met by Joseph Spremulli, president of the Pannese Society. Spremulli, whose long-standing non-profit raised upwards of $5,000 to help fund the four students trip to Panni Foggia, Italy, as part of the Town of Johnston’s Sister City Program that was instituted by the Pannese Society, took the time to talk individually with all four students and wish them well during their two-week stay in Italy.

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