WATERBURY – Our Lady of Loreto has awarded nine scholarships totaling $6,000 to five high school students and one college student this year.
All of those selected are actively involved in volunteer activities at the parish, which was a key factor in their selection, in addition to their excellent grades, and letters of recommendation.
The funds were donated to the parish specifically for use as scholarships and were available only to parishioners.
Meghan Mitnick, the daughter of Paul and Kristen Mitnick, received the Szumigala Family Scholarship in the amount of $500 and an Orrin J. Hubbard Scholarship in the amount of $500. She is a sophomore at Sacred Heart High School.
Katerina Valente was selected for the Ciriello Family Scholarship in the amount of $500 and a $500 Orrin J. Hubbard Scholarship. The daughter of Greg and Mary Valente, she is a sophomore at Sacred Heart High School.
Tyler Wrenn was given a $500 Beatrice Moran Scholarship and a $500 Orrin J. Hubbard Scholarship. He is a senior at Kennedy High School.
Laura Bacchiocchi, daughter of James and Louise Bacchiocchi, received an Adam and Lillian Bozzuto Scholarship in the amount of $1,000. She is a freshman at Quinnipiac University in Hamden.
Anthony L. Gizzi, the son of Angelo and Antoinette Gizzi, received a $1,000 Adam and Lillian Bozzuto Scholarship. He is a senior at Watertown High School.
Ava Calabrese, the daughter of Dom and Dawn Calabrese, received the Mr. and Mrs. Anonymous Scholarship in the amount of $1,000. She is a sophomore at Holy Cross High School.