Two Marathon High School Seniors, Emily Suarez and Kayla Sipe, have been awarded the “Palmerino D’Ascanio Memorial Scholarship” in honor of the D’Ascanio family patriarch. They were each awarded $2,500 during the MHS Class Night and Capping Ceremony on May 24th.
Palmerino “Rino” D’Ascanio was a respected and loved man by every life that he touched. Emigrating from Italy to the Florida Keys just after World War II, he raised a family (of MHS graduates) and built a family business from the ground up (read more of his story in a past D’Asign Times). Creating something from nothing takes an extremely motivated work spirit. That is what this scholarship recognizes: those who possess great pride in their work ethic, and strive to better the lives of those around them and the lives of those to come.
Congratulations to Emily and Kayla! We’re excited to see what your futures hold!
The Palmerino D’Ascanio Memorial Scholarship is a nondiscriminatory scholarship opportunity for all applicants, without regard to race, national origin, gender, or disability.