YOUNGSTOWN — The Wolves Club of Youngstown, Den VI, will honor area high-school students and their parents during an annual scholarship awards dinner to take place at 6 p.m. May 14 at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Social Hall.
The scholarship recipients, who will attend Youngstown State University, are:
UBrian Anderson of Sebring High School, who will major in respiratory care.
UKelsey Kalasky of Cardinal Mooney, criminal justice.
UJames Mamonis of Western Reserve, mechanical engineering.
UMichelle Mancini, Chaney, physical therapy.
USarah Navarra, Chaney, pre-pharmacy.
UDevin Smith of Jackson-Milton, telecommunications.
ULorene Swartz of Boardman, Spanish/secondary education.
UCynthia Williams of Springfield Local, prebusiness management.
The Wolves Club also awarded funds to St. Elizabeth School of Nursing, American Association Teachers of Italian and YSU Foreign Language Department, and to Matthew Miles of the Dana School of Opera, who will study in Lucca, Italy, this summer.
An Italian pranzo dinner will be served at the event, and entertainment will feature the Dana School of Opera and traditional Italian music by John Gabriele.
The featured speaker for the evening will be Dr. Perry J. Martini, a native of Warren, who retired from the U.S. Navy as a captain after 31 years of service and is an adjunct professor in organizational leadership, management and ethics at Regent University in Virginia Beach, Va.
E. Gregory Tierno is the club’s national scholarship chairman, and committee members are Atty. A. Ross Douglas, Nicholas Manos, William Vennetti, Atty. Robert Stevens, and Atty. Gregg A. Rossi, who will also serve as toastmaster. Michael Dercoli is club president.
Tickets for the scholarship event are $25 and are available by calling Dr. Peter Chila, (330) 702-9023. Tax deductible contributions can be made to the Wolves Club by sending a check, payable to the Wolves Scholarship and Charitable Trust, c/o Butler Wick Co. Inc., 8286 South Ave., Youngstown, OH 44512.
This year, the total funding of scholarships and donations by Den VI is $46,650. Funds were raised through an annual golf outing, reverse raffle and a polenta dinner. Matching funds are provided by the YSU Foundation for the scholarships. The local chapter has awarded more than $561,000 in scholarships since it was founded in 1952.