09 Jun St. Peter’s graduate honored by New York Assemblymen
Domenick Boccia, a 2018 St. Peter’s graduate, was honored on Monday, June 4, by Assemblymen Michael Cusick (D-Mid-Island) and Matthew Titone (D-North Shore) at the Italian-American Day 50th Anniversary Ceremony in Albany.
Boccia accepted an athletic scholarship from the New York Conference of Italian-American Legislators. Each year, the organization provides four scholarships to New York state students.
Boccia was awarded the scholarship for his outstanding track and field performance. Boccia plans to attend Manhattan College, along with two fellow track and field athletes.
According to the Staten Island Advance, Assemblyman Michael Cusick stated, “It is great to see a local Staten Island high school runner being honored with Senator John Marchi Memorial Athletic Scholarship.”
Boccia’s mother shared with St. Peter’s that Senator Marchi’s daughter was in attendance for the scholarship presentation and was thrilled that a kid from Staten Island finally won her father’s memorial scholarship. Senator Marchi’s graduated from St. Peter’s Boys High School.
The award is presented to a student who demonstrates a grade point average of 85 and over, has proper conduct and demonstrates the dedication to pursue and complete a higher education degree. He also must be involved in an organized sport or sports, active in community service and extracurricular activities, and must demonstrate financial need.