Thanks to the generosity of the America-Italy Society of Philadelphia, under the direction of Franca Riccardi, PhD, the Cape Henlopen High School Italian classrooms learned in late April that they not only would be given a donation to cover the subscription to an authentic Italian magazine, but would also be able to use some of the funds to award a $1,100 scholarship to a deserving senior.
“There are many outstanding Italian students in my classes, so limiting it to one was a tough decision,” said Cristina Christy, Cape High Italian teacher. “Ultimately, Landon [Hayes] was selected because he is such a quiet and gentle young man whose family had really wanted to make the trip to Italy a reality for him.”
Hayes had anticipated traveling to Italy with classmates during his time at Cape High, but due to a number of unfortunate events including COVID, the group of students was not able to travel.
“It is my hope that Landon will not only continue his Italian studies in the future, but that he will indeed get the chance to visit Italy someday,” said Christy.