Off to Italy

Off to Italy Photo
Congratulations to Harborfields High School senior Matthew Katz, for recently receiving the Anthony Calia Foundation Scholarship at the Association of Italian American Educators (AIAE) 20th Anniversary Gala! The full scholarship will allow Katz to study Italian language and culture in Pisa, Italy this summer.  

He will participate in an enriching program titled Programma Ponte, which enables qualified Italian American students to take part in an intensive summer program of study designed to give those with Italian American heritage firsthand experience with Italy today through coursework, visits to important Italian and European institutions and direct contact with the Italian people.

Katz was selected based on a strong recommendation from AIAE President Cav. Josephine Maietta and English teacher Jim Incorvaia. He also provided an essay about why he would be an exceptional candidate and a writing sample demonstrating analytical and writing abilities.

Along with his Italian teacher Craig Butler, Katz attended the special luncheon which featured authors, playwrights, news reporters and Former New York State First Lady Matilda Cuomo. Mrs. Cuomo congratulated and encouraged the award winners to continue their scholarship in Italian Language.