Branch 374 of the Italian Catholic Federation recognized two St. Bede Elementary School students as distinguished students. Students in the seventh and eighth grade grades who contributed essays and provided evidence of service were each winners $100 each. The students were selected by a committee including Past President Al Restivo, 2nd Vice President Diane Restivo and Branch Secretary Mary Wynton, along and Branch President Mark Mannarell who chairs the scholarship committee.
Students were awarded checks at the general meeting of the branch on April 21 in the St. Pope John XIII room of the parish center. Each year ICF selects students from the school who submit essays and prove hours of service to the church, school and the community. ICF also provides a $400 scholarship to a selected eighth grader once each year. Proud parents of the winners, Jill Pieterse and Joyce Carey, stood by as their children were honored.