13) ITALIAN NEWS
The Italian Club participated in a pasta making workshop sponsored by the Italian Cultural Center in Tuckahoe, Wednesday, May 17th. Students cooked side by side while a local chef taught them how to make fettuccine. Following the class, the students dined together and enjoyed the pasta they had just made.
Congratulations to Charles DelGrosso who was recognized for scholastic excellence in Italian and participation in school activities by the Forum of Italian American Educators. FIAME awarded Charles a scholarship Wednesday, May 3rd at the Morris Park Association in the Bronx.
Pelham celebrates Carnevale! Carnevale, also known as carnival is celebrated in Italy and many places around the world 40 days before Easter (Pasqua), a final party before Ash Wednesday (le Ceneri) and the restrictions of Lent (Quaresima) begin. Carnevale in Italy is a huge winter festival celebrated with parades (la sfilata), including floats (i carri) made out of papier-mâché (la cartapesta), masquerade balls, entertainment, music, and parties. Children throw confetti (i coriandoli) at each other. Mischief and pranks are also common during Carnevale, hence the saying “A Carnevale Ogni Scherzo Vale”, which means “Anything goes at Carnival”.
Pelham Memorial High School students Nathaniel Heintz (teacher Christina Prignano) and John Prignano (teacher Elizabeth Caparotta) were honored for their outstanding performance in their study of Italian on October 3, 2016 at the 2016 Westchester County Proclamation Ceremony in White Plains. The ceremony occurs each October and is sponsored by the Westchester Coalition of Italian American Organizations in collaboration with the Italian Club of Westchester Community College. The ceremony also proclaims October as Italian Heritage and Culture Month in Westchester County. Congratulations to our students, parents, teachers.
Mrs. Caparotta, John Prignano, Allison Feldman and Ms. Ciardullo