Area graduates awarded Sons of Italy scholarships

Jun 25, 2015 790

by Ben Thompson

Fifteen graduating seniors from several Brockton area high schools were presented with scholarships earlier this month by the Brockton chapter of the Sons of Italy. The scholarships, totaling around $10,000, were awarded to the group of winners from a pool of applicants comprised of family of Sons of Italy Christopher Columbus Lodge 216 members and area high school students of Italian descent.

After going through an entry process involving a description of their merits, the top 15 candidates were formally granted their educational aid at George's Cafe in Brockton at a June 3 dinner. "The accomplishments of these kids astounded me," said Lodge 216 president Jacky Bonarrigo. "These kids are incredible."

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