LIMA — The Charitable Italian American Organization of Lima awarded its 2019 scholarships at an awards banquet held May 29 at the Fraternal Order of Eagles.
The organization awarded $14,000 in scholarships to students from every school from which applications were received.
For more than 30 years, CIAO, formerly UNICO, has raised funds to donate to local worthy causes and award college scholarships to Allen County high school graduates. Italian heritage is not a requirement for CIAO’s scholarships or its charitable giving.
Receiving scholarships were Jonathan Acklin, Aubrey Breitigan , Autumn Thompson, Braden Reynolds, Madison Kennedy, Sara Pescosolido, Olivia Amstutz, Sarah Hildreth, Louis Hoersten, Cassandra Rose, Gabriel Williams, Michelle Rode, Emily Rocca and Sydney Treglia.