Holy Cross Class of 2015 Receives Scholarships
Benefactors, parents, relatives and friends of twenty-three academically gifted young men who are entering Holy Cross’ Class of 2015 gathered at the school on March 14 for a special scholarship ceremony and reception. During the ceremony, five young men received the Principal’s Award for Academic Excellence, an award based on their outstanding elementary school report cards. The recipients included Liam McCaul (St. Gregory the Great), Brandon Muller (St. Fidelis), Andrew Peck (Incarnation), Eric Ramroop (Holy Name of Jesus), Frederic Schuler (St. Gregory the Great).
Special named partial scholarships were also awarded that evening. Jonathan Campos (I.S. 25 in Auburndale) was presented the Joseph Navin, Sr. Moreau Scholarship; Louis DeMarco (M.S. 216 in Fresh Meaodws) received the Angelo Cozza Memorial Scholarship and Women’s Guild Scholarship; Timothy Eliades (William Spyropoulos School in Flushing) was recipient of the Philip J. Spincola Scholarship and Women’s Guild Scholarship; Christopher Manfre (Ave Maria Academy in Howard Beach) was awarded the Peter and Kathryn Neary Scholarship and Women’s Guild Scholarship; Patrick O’Donnell (St. Mel’s in Flushing) was presented the Peter J. Vlakancic Memorial Scholarship; Nicholas Saladin (St. Luke’s in Whitestone) received the Thomas A. Wylie Memorial Scholarship; Brandon Simone (Our Lady of Blessed Sacrament School in Bayside) was recipient of the Gino DeMarco Memorial Scholarship; Thomas Smith (St. Gregory the Great School in Bellerose) received the Raymond J. Cook Memorial Scholarship; Patrick Tuffy (St. Gregory the Great School in Bellerose) was awarded the Paul Pope Scholarship and Joseph Walsh (St. Fidelis in College Point) received the William Damato Scholarship and Women’s Guild Scholarship.
Two Knights Scholarships sponsored by Holy Cross alumni Daniel Bartolomeo ’73 and Kevin Brady, Esq. ’74 were awarded, respectively, to Anthony Benanti (J.H.S 194 in Whitestone) and Brian Lavelle (Our Lady of Blessed Sacrament School in Bayside).
Full four-year Academic Achievement Scholarships, funded by the Alumni Scholarship Endowment and Holy Cross High School, were presented to Christopher Cadigan (Our Lady of Blessed Sacrament), Brandon Chow (Our Lady Queen of Martyrs), Dylan Chow (Our Lady Queen of Martyrs), Jack Egan (Holy Trinity), Christopher Laudando (I.S. 25) and Vincent Lee (St. Michael).