PHOTO: Italian Heritage Essay Winners Honored

CLARK — As part of the Clark UNICO’s sixth annual Italian-American Feast this weekend, UNICO celebrated Italian Heritage and Columbus Day on Sunday, Oct. 7, at a noon ceremony on the grounds of the feast. Town Council members, UNICO members and officers, township, county, and school district personnel participated in the heritage ceremony. Student essay winners read aloud their essays.

Pictured above are (BOTTOM ROW:) Ryan LaRosa, fifth grade, Hehnly Elementary School (essay on Leonardo DaVinci), Benjamin Sweeney, fifth grade, Valley Road Elementary school (essay on Christopher Columbus), Anthony Rizzuto, ninth grade, Arthur L. Johnson High School (essay on Rudy Giuliani), Marissa Petronella, seventh grade, Kumpf Middle School (essay on Vince Lombardi), Kelly Meade, seventh grade, St. John the Apostle (essay on Christopher Columbus). TOP ROW: Clark Schools Superintendent Kenneth Knops, Clark Board of Education Vice President and Clark UNICO member Henry Varriano, Clark Councilman Richard Kazanowski, Clark Councilwoman Angel Albanese, Clark Councilman Brian Toal, Clark Councilman Alvin Barr, Clark Mayor Sal Bonnacorso, Union County Freeholder Chairman Alexander Mirabella, UNICO District X Governor Robert Bengivenga, Clark UNICO President and Clark Recreation Director Ralph Bernardo, UNICO Past National President and Plainfields’ UNICO member Renato Biribin. (Photo By Sebastian D’elia, County of Union and Plainfields’ UNICO)


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