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Merrimack Valley

June 13, 2014

UNICO awards five scholarships

Five local students were presented with scholarships during the annual scholarship dinner of the Merrimack Valley Chapter of UNICO Wednesday night at the Wyndham Hotel in Andover.

Winners of the $2,500 awards were: Megan McKenna of Tewksbury, a student at Austin Prep in Reading; Marika Cerbone and Sarah LaMacchia, both students at Andover High School; and Matthew Famiglietti of Tewksbury and Michael Consoli of Methuen, both students at Central Catholic High School in Lawrence.

UNICO of Merrimack Valley is celebrating its 24th year as a chapter of UNICO National, founded in 1922, the largest Italian American service organization in the United States, recently announced that it has raised and distributed over $800,000 to local charities.

UNICO President Ken DeBenedictis said the local group distributed over $37,000 to organizations and individuals in the year. UNICO of Merrimack Valley conducts an annual golf outing to raise money for its charitable activities.

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