ROSELLE PARK, NJ – Three Elizabeth graduating high school seniors received scholarships from the Elizabeth Chapter of UNICO at a dinner at Costa’s Italian Ristorante & Catering on June 9.

Olivia Cardet, Gregory Markowitz, and Alyssa Vega joined six others, all of whom shared an Italian heritage.

“Tonight is a monumental night for the Elizabeth Chapter of UNICO as it the first time we have nine scholarship recipients,” said UNICO president Nino Quaglia, “We are able to do this in large part from the monies raised at our biggest fundraiser, The Citizen of the Year.”

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The scholarship recipients:

Angelica Lettini, a Linden resident, will graduate from other Seton High School. In the fall, she will attend DeSales University to major in biology with further plans to be a physician assisstant.

Gregory Markowitz will be graduating from Thomas Jefferson Arts Academy and will attend Drexel University to major in graphic design/TV production.

Gabrielle Munoz of Monroe High School and plans to attend Montclair State University to study marketing.

Alysa Vega will graduate from Benedictine Academy and will continue her education at Immaculata University to seek a career in physical therapy.

Totowa resident Raquel Baumann is graduating from Passaic Valley High School and will attend Montclair State University to pursue a degree in the sciences.

Olivia Cardet of Elizabeth will graduate from the Upper Academy, Elizabeth High School. She will attend Kean University where she will major in speech pathology.

Nicholas DiGeronimo, who will graduate from Clark, will study civil engineering at NJIT.

Miranda Hummel will graduate from Roselle Park High School, and her future plans call for studying biology with an eye toward medical school at the University of Delaware.

Amanda Johns of Roselle will also graduate from Bendictine Academy and will be attending Caldwell College to study special education including sign language.

UNICO is an Italian-American service organization that seeks to promote and enhance the image of Italian Americans; for members to be of service to the community; to promote Italian heritage and culture; to promote, support and assist charitable, scientific, cultural, educational, and literary projects; to promote members' interest in public welfare; and, to cooperate with others in civic, social and cultural development.