Pittsfield: UNICO chapter awards scholarships

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PITTSFIELD >> The Pittsfield Chapter of UNICO held its scholarship awards ceremony at the Italian American Club on June 21. The ceremony was held in conjunction with the Paul J. Capitanio Jr. Memorial Football Scholarship award ceremony.

The UNICO Scholarship Committee, chaired by Julie Salatino, awarded 16 scholarships totaling $15,000.

The Paul J. Capitanio Jr. Memorial Football Scholarship committee, chaired by past UNICO president Paul Capitanio Sr., awarded five scholarships at $1,000 each.

Pittsfield UNICO recipients are as follows:

Baseball Hall of Fame Scholarship: Allison Hunt, a Pittsfield High School graduate and the daughter of James and Cheryl Hunt, will be attending Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, N.Y.

Baseball Hall of Fame Scholarship: Morgan DeGrenier, a graduate of Mount Everett High School in Sheffield and the daughter of Curt and Gina DeGrenier, will be attending the Albany College of Pharmacy.

Rudolph Sondrini Scholarship: Mya Wiles, a Taconic High School graduate and the daughter of Scott and Jennifer Wiles, will be attending Unity College in Maine.

Joseph Colombari Scholarship: Alexander Consolati, a Lee High School graduate and the son of Jeff and Katherine Consolati, will be attending Syracuse University.

Honorable Anthony J. Ruberto Scholarship: Jacey Salvie, a Pittsfield High School graduate and the daughter of James and Nicole Salvie, will be attending Framingham State College.

George Cavallero Scholarship: Hannah Ciepela, a graduate of Wahconah Regional High School in Dalton and the daughter of John and Kellie Ciepela, will be attending Westfield State University.

Wayne Montagna Scholarship: Brianna Roy, a Pittsfield High School graduate and the daughter of Jeffrey and Trina Roy, will be attending the University of Rochester.

John Marchetto Scholarship: Alexis Huxtable, a Taconic High School graduate and the daughter of Andres and Cheryl Huxtable, will be attending Springfield College.

Gary "Red" Soldato Scholarship: Alysha DiSilva, a graduate of Monument Mountain Regional High School in Great Barrington and the daughter of Timothy and Tracey DiSilva, will be attending the University of Rhode Island.

Francis Sanginetti Scholarship: Shane Sinopoli, a Wahconah High School graduate and the son of David and Belinda Sinopoli, will be attending Emmanuel College in Boston.

Edward DeAngelo Scholarship: Joseph Sorrentino, a Lee High School graduate and the son of Joseph and Rebecca Sorrentino, will be attending the University of North Dakota.

Gloria Powers Memorial Scholarship: Richard Garwood, a Taconic High School graduate and the son of Pamela Garwood and the late John Garwood, will be attending Bentley College in Waltham.

William Sarracco Scholarship: Katlyn Toomey, a graduate of Drury High School in North Adams and the daughter of Gerald and Mary-Lynn Toomey, will be attending Springfield College.

Honorable Francis J. Quirico Scholarship: J. Connor McNinch, a Lenox Memorial High School graduate and the son of John and Jackie McNinch, will be attending Emerson College in Boston.

James DiSimoni Scholarship: Christiana Riello, a Taconic High School graduate and the daughter of Corinne Catau and the late Christopher Riello, will be attending Framingham State College.

Paul Tamburello Scholarship: Olivia Mazzeo, a St. Joseph High School graduate and the daughter of Vinnie and Stephanie Mazzeo, will be attending Western New England University in Springfield.

The Paul J. Capitanio Jr. Memorial Football Scholarship was awarded to the following:

Dalton Peck: A Wahconah Regional High School graduate and the son of Eric and Jennifer Taylor, he will be attending Springfield College.

Will and Wyatt Burnette: Both are Wahconah Regional High School graduates and the sons of Jerry and Tricia Burnette. Both will attend Hudson Valley Community College in Troy, N.Y.

Cody Ciepela: A Wahconah Regional High School graduate and the son of John and Kelly Ciepela, he will be attending Berkshire Community College.

Shane Cronin: A Pittsfield High School graduate and the son of Phillip and Sandy Cronin, he will be attending Western New England University.


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