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Morinello welcomes winners of 2017 Italian-American scholarship awards

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Tue, Jun 6th 2017 11:00 am
Assemblyman Angelo J. Morinello joined his colleagues in the New York State Conference of Italian-American State Legislators in welcoming the recipients of the conference's 2017 athletic and academic awards.
Assemblyman Angelo J. Morinello joined his colleagues in the New York State Conference of Italian-American State Legislators in welcoming the recipients of the conference's 2017 athletic and academic awards.
On Monday, Assemblyman Angelo J. Morinello joined his colleagues in welcoming the students who were awarded the New York State Conference of Italian-American Legislators' academic and athletic scholarships.
"I congratulate the winners of these awards for their hard work in both the classroom and on the athletic field," Morinello said. "With the rising cost of higher education, these scholarships will go a long way toward helping these individuals and their families as they further their education.
The New York Conference of Italian-American State Legislators has done a wonderful job giving back to the state's Italian-American community, and I am proud to be a part of this group of legislators." 
Student award winners included (academic achievement) Matthew Palesano and John Spensieri, and (athletic achievement) John Tevese and Micaela Fontanetta.
The scholarships were created in memory of Assemblyman James D. Conte and Sen. John J. Marchi, and grant the winners $3,000 for future academic ventures.
Morinello represents the 145th Assembly District, which consists of parts of Erie and Niagara counties. For more information, visit Morinello's official website.

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