Written by: Liz Fetchin
Friday, June 2, 2017
Nazareth Prep recognized six outstanding high school students with $5,000 scholarships. The scholarships, to be used for college education, technical training and apprenticeship support, were awarded at the Academy’s annual St. Joseph the Worker Luncheon, held on May 25 at Rivertowne Brewing Hall of Fame Club. Emmai Alaquiva, an Emmy-winning film director, composer, mentor and CEO/President of Ya Momz House, Inc., was the keynote speaker.
St. Joseph scholarships are awarded to applicants who, in addition to maintaining good grades and attendance and demonstrating a strong commitment to the school’s values, excel at their internship assignments. All Nazareth Prep students spend one day a week throughout the school year working at some of Pittsburgh’s premier employers.
The awards are made possible through public and private donations to Holy Family Foundation’s Saint Joseph the Worker Fund, which supports scholarships and financial aid and bolsters a robust core academic program. The Fund is named for Saint Joseph, the Patron Saint of Workers, and was created on the belief that education and hard work are Pittsburgh’ best hope for a better future, and that every youth with the desire to lead a moral, responsible and meaningful life should be given that opportunity.
This year’s winners are:
Ninth Grade: Najjah Cobb and Jabriel McDonald
Tenth Grade: Kaylee Nicotero and Hayden Bogert
Eleventh Grade: Amanda Jones and Adarian Williams