CLARK, NJ - Clark UNICO recently celebrated the recipients of their Brian Piccolo and UNICO Scholarship Awards.  According to Vice President Ralph Bernardo, the pandemic put a stop to the usual celebratory dinner and gala the organization hosts for students each year.   Instead, the graduates were invited to an informal gathering at the Clark Recreation Center on July 7.

At that time, UNICO Treasurer Henry Trani welcome the group and introduced each winner.   The entire executive board of Clark UNICO were on hand with President Joseph Arancio to greet and congratulate the students.  Bernardo said this year's ceremony included the last scholarship in memory of Nicole Marzano being presented to Francine and Vincent Marzano, who give out a scholarship each year in memory of their daughter.

The 2020 Scholarships were awarded to:

  • Juliane Abbaticola
  • Ashley Cucca
  • Angelina Esposito
  • Emma Hilton
  • Jackie Minniti.
  • Giana Nigro
  • Jenna Pazienaza
  • Nicole Randazza
  • Gina Rizzuto
  • Julia Schelhorn
  • Daniela Thompson
  • Hanna Vargas
  • Jordyn Walsh
  • Emily Woods
  • Tara Viafora

This year's UNICO Awards Committee included Val Trani, Toni Manto, Joanne Chern, Rita Greco, Margaret Conforti and Linda Malanga.