Queensboro UNICO awards scholarships to five local high school students

Feb 12, 2020 161

BY: MADDISON FARRIS

Queensboro UNICO awarded five students with the “American Italian Achievement Award” scholarships on Tuesday, Feb. 4, in Rego Park. The Queens chapter of UNICO — an association for Italian Americans — works hard for their community and is always looking for ways to serve the public. One of the ways the group serves the community is by providing scholarships for students that are pursuing an interest in Italian American studies.

Students were asked to write an essay about how the struggles of being an Italian American have affected their lives. Approximately 20 students applied, and five were awarded the scholarship, which ranges from $1,000 to $3,000. The winners — high school students Lorenzo LaRosa, Francesco DiMarco, Luca Mistretta, Joseph LaBarbera and Victor Colona — shared stories about the bravery of ancestors, grandfathers, grandmothers, fathers, mothers and friends. 

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SOURCE: https://qns.com/

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