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Congratulations to us! 

 2020 - 2022

Some of our board members:

Bottom row from left - Silvana Berardo (President), Cathy Vignale (Past President)

Top row from left - Marcella Clatworthy, Marisa Margarucci Fusaro, Phyllis Pizzolato (Past President), Anna Ranieri  

ITANJ Webinar Series: Professional development from your kitchen!   February 22 and 23. Sign up for both and save!

Details and Registration

2023 Italian Language and Culture Day Competition -

will be held on Thursday, March 23rd at Rutgers University.  


2023 Teacher Grants - Available to ITANJ Members. Deadline to apply for  is Jan. 25th.  CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS

Student Scholarships 2023 - Deadline for submissions is March 1st.

College Award Letter

College Award Flyer

HS Award Letter

HS Award Flyer

Application Form

Complimenti to Prof. Linda Schiano at Manalapan - Englishtown MS for the wonderful activities and competitions she organized for her students during Italian Heritage Month

Enjoy the photos of the Lotsa Pasta Festa Competition,  pasta making demo and hallway decorating.

Virtual Italian Language & Culture Competition 2022

This year's theme was Feste, Sagre e Tradizioni. 

Congratulazioni to the winning students and their teachers!

High School Level

1st Place: Saint Peter's Prep, Jersey City

Teacher: Rosalie Romano

Title: La "vera" battaglia delle arance

2nd place: Pascack Valley HS, Hillsdale

Teacher: Francesca Silvano

Title: La Taranta

Middle School Level

1st place: Grover Cleveland MS, Caldwell

Teacher: Lisa Manfre'

Title: Festival di Sanremo; Edizione Rinascimento

2022 ITANJ Senior Essay Contest Winners 

1st place ($250)  - Wayne Johnson, Red Bank RHS,  Federica Proietti Cesaretti, Teacher

2nd place ($100)  - Samantha Larsen, Ridge HS,  Fiorella Bologno, Teacher

3rd place ($50) - Giada Fichera, Garfield HS, Enrica Gillikin, Teacher 

There were a total of 15 participants from eight schools. Thank you to everyone who participated and congratulations to our winners and their teachers!

2022 ITANJ Borse di Studio WinnersWe are proud to  announce the winners of our $1,000.00 scholarships and thank all the excellent candidates who applied. Congratulations to the winners and their teachers!

Click here to see our winners. 

Per Studenti Universitari 

Rachael Amoruso of Holyoke College, MA, Prof. Morena Svaldi

Per Studenti di Liceo

Adrianna Valenti of Hawthorne High School, NJ,  Prof. Marisa Fusaro

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