Primavera Italian Language Graduation

Patrick Caruso presented Community Board 10 awards to Tiffany MacKnight (l) and her mother, Loretta Zaino, Primavera Italian Language director.
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Congratulations are in order for this year’s Primavera Italian Language Program graduates! Senator Jeff Klein celebrated the Class of 2017 students’ success by conferring them with certificates of achievement on Saturday, March 11 at St. Benedict’s School. Assemblyman Michael Benedetto presented a check to Loretta Zaino, Primavera Italian Language director, to defer the graduation expenses. Returning the favor, Zaino presented certificates to Senator Klein, Assemblyman Benedetto and Councilman James Vacca and a plaque to Congressman Joseph Crowley for their continued support of the educational program. The graduates proudly displayed their certificates alongside Primavera members and sponsors.Photo by Silvio Pacifico

Vincent Buccieri, Today Realty broker and former Sons of Italy, Uguaglianza Lodge #83 vice president, honored Loretta Zaino with a $250 check.
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The graduates proudly displayed their certificates alongside Primavera members and sponsors.
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Thomas Messina accepted an award for Congressman Crowley from Angelina Zervos (l) and Loretta Zaino.
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Joel Gradanski (r) gave Zaino roses in recognition of all her work for the Primavera Program thoughout the years and to honor Women’s History Month.
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Budding artist Suzanna Malsbyti displayed her painting of a typical Italian scene.
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Zaino (l) honored Senator Klein with a certificate recognizing his many years of sponsorship.
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