Christ the King High School was visited by officers of local Italian American organization, Associazione Culturale Italiana Di New York, to bestow proceeds from a local comedy show to be used towards Art Scholarships for Christ the King students, totaling $5,500.
The new scholarships will be the Constance DelVecchio Maltese Art Scholarship. Mrs. DelVecchio Maltese is the late wife of Serphin R. Maltese, Chairman of Christ the King’s Board of Trustees. She was a renowned artist whose achievements included her award winning "Age of Discovery Navigators" portrait series. Constance was knighted by the Republic of Italy and given the title "Cavaliere" for her many works of art and her artistic achievement which enhanced the Italian American heritage and experience.
Chairman of Christ the King’s Board of Trustees, Serphin R. Maltese stated, “On behalf of Christ the King High School, I would like to thank Chairman Tony DiPiazza and Associazione Culturale Italiana Di New York for their splendid efforts and generous contribution to Christ the King’s students, which will allow us to reward our artistically gifted students.”
Pictured from left: CK Principal Geri Martinez; CK President Michael Michel; Chairman of Associazione Culturale Italiana Di New York Tony DiPiazza , CK Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Serphin R. Maltese; Associazione Culturale Italiana Di New York Board of Director Members Frank DiPiazza, Esq., Joe Nastasi, Maurizio Troia, and Tony Mule.