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Norwood Italian Lodge #1235 Awards Two College Scholarships

Aug 27, 2020 02:03PM ● By Chuck Tashjian

Hunter (Sophie’s brother), John & Regina Campagna (Sophie’s parents), Sophie Campagna – Scholarship Recipient, and Steven Eosco, Lodge PresidentSteve Eosco, President of the Norwood Italian Lodge #1235, recently presented their $1,000 scholarships to two qualifying high school students. This year’s recipients are Stephen Ailinger and Sophie Campagna. The Italian Lodge extended sincere best wishes to both of these outstanding young people with all their future endeavors.

Stephen is a Norwood High School graduate and will attend American University in Washington D.C., with a focus on International Studies. His scholarship was graciously donated by lodge member, Emily Malacaria, in memory of her husband, Andrew Malacaria, who was a valued Italian lodge member for many years. Stephen is the son of Joseph and Amy Ailinger of Norwood, and the grandson of lodge members, Joseph and Frances Ailinger of Norwood.

Sophie is a Norton High School graduate and will attend Bridgewater State University. She is the daughter of John and Regina Campagna of Norton, and the granddaughter of lodge members, Nicholas and Barbara Campagna, Jr. of Norwood. Sophie is interested in Mathematics and will also explore options for her major.

 Steve Eosco- Lodge President, Stephen Ailinger- Scholarship Recipient, Amy & Joseph Ailinger – Stephen’s parent

President Eosco acknowledged the hard work of lodge members who raise funds to support the scholarship program. Currently, the lodge has produced an Italian cookbook for sale ($15) with over 75 favorite recipes from lodge members. The proceeds for this project fund the lodge scholarship program.

The Order Sons and Daughters of Italy in America is the largest and oldest organization of Americans of Italian heritage in the United States. The Italian Lodge is a fraternal, social, and charitable organization whose purpose is to promote education, support charities through fundraising and to preserve Italian culture. For further information about the Norwood Italian Lodge, call Steve Eosco at 781-769-7865, or email at [email protected]