RAIA WELCOMES 2017 ITALIAN-AMERICAN AWARD WINNER
Assemblyman Andrew Raia (R,C,I,Ref-East Northport) welcoming 2017 Senator John J. Marchi Memorial Scholarship for Athletic Achievement recipient John Tevere to Albany, where he was honored by the New York Conference of Italian-American State Legislators. Photo Below.
Yesterday, Assemblyman Andrew Raia (R,C,I,Ref-East Northport) welcomed 2017 Senator John J. Marchi Memorial Scholarship for Athletic Achievement recipient John Tevere to Albany, where he was honored by the New York Conference of Italian-American State Legislators. Tevere, a resident of Dix Hills and senior at Half Hollow Hills West, was one of four students from across New York State to be selected for the Italian-American Legislators scholarship.
“John is an outstanding individual, a product of a great family and one of the wonderful education systems we have in our district,” said Raia. “Not only is he outstanding on the soccer and baseball fields, but he is equally as impressive in his academic ventures. After sitting with him and his family for the day, I got to know this incredible young man and have no doubt he will be an excellent addition to the Villanova University community.”
Tevere, a senior at Half Hollow Hills West High School, will graduate with several honors to his name, such as: the Italian Honor Society, Business Honor Society and National Honor Society. He was also a stalwart on the pitch, where he played at the varsity level for two years on the school soccer team, and served as captain of his soccer team in Dix Hills. “I wish John the best of luck in the coming years, and look forward to seeing him achieve the life goals I know he is capable of,” said Raia.
Tevere will attend Villanova University in the fall, where he will study engineering and business. John hopes his future success will grant him the ability to give back to his community and help address humanitarian issues such as global hunger, clean water and education for children.