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Assemblyman Ra Presents Scholarship to Help Franklin Square Softball Player Attend College

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Marissa Nicoletti, a senior at H. Frank Carey High School, is the recipient of this year’s Sen. John J. Marchi Memorial Athletic Scholarship.

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Assemblyman Ed Ra and Assemblyman Michael DenDekker presented Marissa Nicoletti with a check for a $3,000 scholarship from the New York Conference of Italian-American State Legislators on Italian-American Day in Albany on Tuesday, June 5.

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Franklin Square, NY - June 12, 2018 - Assemblyman Ed Ra (R-Franklin Square) is pleased to announce the recipient of this year’s Sen. John J. Marchi Memorial Athletic Scholarship as Marissa Nicoletti, a senior at H. Frank Carey High School in Franklin Square. The $3,000 scholarship is offered yearly by the New York Conference of Italian American State Legislators to high school students who show a passion for athletics and dedication to their academics, among other requirements. Marissa has been playing softball for almost a decade and is on her school’s kickline team.
 
“I am proud to present this scholarship to Marissa, who is as equally dedicated to her academics as she is to her athletics,” said Ra. “I have no doubt she will continue to show this type of dedication in college, where she will be playing softball for a NCAA Division II team while in a five-year program to earn her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees to teach math to special education students. She is truly an inspiring individual.”
 
Marissa was granted early acceptance into Molloy College after being recruited for its softball team. At Molloy, Marissa will be in a five-year program to receive her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Childhood Math Special Education for grades 1 through 6.
 
Assemblyman Ra represents the 19th Assembly District.