Local Students Awarded Italian Festival Scholarships - WTRF 7 News Sports Weather - Wheeling Steubenville

Local Students Awarded Italian Festival Scholarships

Posted: Updated:

While many associate the Upper Ohio Valley Italian Heritage Festival with fun and Italian food, it has a more serious side as well.

14 deserving students received honors from the festival's organizers. Thanks to support from up and down the Ohio Valley, each student received a $1,000 scholarship to help out with their higher education.

The festival organizers also announced Doctor John DeBlasis and Gilda Reed as 2013 Italian-Americans of the year.