Yorktown's Circolo da Vinci Hands Out Student Scholarships

Circolo da Vinci President Dorothea LaScala, Aidan Mahoney, Bianca Rose Maniglia, Person of the Year recipient Dr. Rocco Noto, Risa Repetto, Melanie Lattin, Patrick Patierno, and Matteo Cosentino Credits: Brian Marschhauser
Robert Sassano, a founding member of Circolo da Vinci, leads the Pledge of Allegiance. Credits: Brian Marschhauser
Yorktown Police Officer Angel Garcia sings the national anthem. Credits: Brian Marschhauser
Rob Cosentino, Rosanna Capellini, Matteo Cosentino and Danielle Cosentino. Rosanna presented a scholarship named for her late husband, Al Capellini, to Matteo, a student at Fordham Prep. Credits: Brian Marschhauser
Pat Patierno, Emilia Patierno, Patrick Patierno, Mishelle Ciliberti and Marianne Materasso. Patrick received the Louis Materasso Memorial Scholarship, named for one of Circolo's founding members. Credits: Brian Marschhauser

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Six area high school seniors were awarded scholarships Thursday, May 10, by Circolo da Vinci, a nonprofit Yorktown organization that promotes Italian-American heritage. The 36th annual scholarship dinner was held at Vittoria’Z in Jefferson Valley.

This year’s scholarship award recipients were: Matteo Cosentino of Fordham Preparatory School (Albert Capellini Memorial Scholarship); Melanie Lattin of Ossining High School (Circolo da Vinci Scholarship); Aidan Mahoney of Somers High School (Ken Langone Scholarship); Bianca Rose Maniglia of John F. Kennedy Catholic High School (Robin Risi Memorial Scholarship); Patrick Patierno of Yorktown High School (Louis Materasso Memorial Scholarship), and Risa Repetto of Walter Panas High School (Circolo da Vinci Scholarship).

Dr. Rocco Noto was named this year’s honoree and received the Person of the Year Award. Noto is a practitioner of adult and pediatric medicine in Yorktown. In his award biography, Circolo da Vinci notes that Rocco is “compassionate” and “one of the nicest people in the world.” Through his solo practice, Noto offers personalized care and is known all of his patients on a first-name basis, the organization stated.

Sign Up for E-News

Noto was born in Sicily and raised in Milan. He immigrated to the United States when he was 11 years old. He worked at various restaurants to finance his education at Fordham Preparatory School and New York University. He graduated from the University of Guadalajara, Mexico, in 1983 with a degree in medicine and surgery.

Noto completed internships at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn; Lincoln Hospital in the Bronx; Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla, and Our Lady of Mercy Medical Center in the Bronx. He has served as clinical preceptor for medical students at New York Medical College and as preceptor to nurse practitioner students at Pace University. He has also served as a physician at both Nyack Hospital and Westchester Square Hospital. He is currently affiliated with Northern Westchester Hospital Center and NewYork-Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital. He lives in Yorktown with his wife. They have three adult children.

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News


I Do Not Make Stuff Up!

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote in my column, “Watergate analogies apply to Obama, not Trump,” that President Obama’s Justice Department planted a spy in the Trump campaign. I said I used the term “spy” because this was a counter-intelligence operation, not a criminal investigation, where the term informant would have been proper.

That statement has been brought ...

Interview with Senate Candidate, Robert Kesten

The seat in the 40th Senate District of New York, currently occupied by Republican Sen. Terrence Murphy, is up this year. Senator Murphy, who has announced he is seeking re-election, has already started campaigning. On the Democratic side, newcomer Robert Kesten entered the race. Challenging him for the Democratic nomination is former county Legislator Peter Harckham. Kesten and Harckham will ...

What Kind of Sports Parent Are You?

Social media recently showered a lot of likes and love on a high school pitcher in Minnesota whose team was playing in a regional final that would send the winning team to the state championship game.

After the last batter of the game struck out, the pitcher did something unheard of. Rather than spontaneously join his teammates in an on-field celebration, as is customary, the pitcher ...

Packing Heat

“Are you leaving me?” asked my husband one night as he surveyed the contents of my closet on our bed.

“What? No!” I said. “Why would you think that?”

“Every single article of clothing you own is laid out on our bed,” he replied. “So I have to assume you are either leaving me or you have joined the armed services and if that’s the ...

What More Can Murphy Do?

June 21, 2018

In his letter “Murphy should address gun laws” (June 14), Bernard Lipsy praises Sen. Terrence Murphy and then condemns him for not keeping guns away from people that shouldn’t have them. I was wondering just what new laws he would propose? How many more laws are needed? How about enforcing the numerous laws already on the books, which, by the way, isn’t being done?

What ...

Upcoming Events


Thu, June 21

Navajo Field, Yorktown Heights

2018 Kickball Registration is Open! Meet, Greet ...


Thu, June 21, 7:00 PM

NY-Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital, Cortlandt Manor

Book Club for Women with Cancer

Health & Wellness

Fri, June 22, 9:00 AM

Fourth Unitarian Society of Westchester, Mohegan Lake

Giant Church Tag Sale

Community Calendar

Yorktown Youth Soccer Club Results

June 15, 2018

Sunday, June 10  - The Yorktown Crew clinched the Westchester Youth Soccer League JV-1 Division with a 4-3 win over Rivertown FC on Sunday. The team has been on a remarkable run for the past 2 seasons with a team record of 16-1-1. Sunday’s matchup vs Rivertown had a championship like atmosphere as Rivertown trailed Yorktown by 1 point in the standings. The Crew worked hard all week in ...