Knights of Columbus award scholarship

Knights of Columbus Council 7622, sponsored by Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary Parish in Jermyn, established a scholarship program to benefit a graduating eighth grade student from LaSalle Academy in Jessup who will be continuing their Catholic education at either Holy Cross High School or Scranton Prep. The student receiving the $1,000 scholarship was selected using criteria developed by LaSalle Academy and Council 7622 and included academics, leadership, financial need, courage, honor, patriotism, service to God and community among other attributes. This year’s recipient was Olivia Strazzeri, who was also presented with a Certificate of Award. From left, Deputy Grand Knight Mario Fitzgerald, mother Kelly Strazzeri, Olivia Strazzeri, Grand Knight Tony Spataro and father Lou Strazzeri.