Mepham High School’s chapter of the National Italian Honor Society recently hosted its annual Italian Culture Night.
Under the direction of teacher, Kristen Montuori, students, faculty, parents and community members joined to celebrate the Italian culture for the 15th year. The evening was filled with music, poetry, games and food.
Honor Society members Samantha Morgan and Olivia LaRocchia sang Il Volo’s version of “Nel Blu, Dipinto di Blu.” Amanda LaRossa recited the poem, “Vorrei averti vicino” by Adelina Della Bosca.
The evening also included the annual game of Tombola, Italian style-bingo, led by Christina Gargano and Rebecca Spear. To truly appreciate the Italian culture, the honor society led the guests in a sing/play along to a classic, Italian favorite, “Eh Cumpari.” Everyone in attendance used musical instruments as props to play and sing along to the popular song.
The Italian Honor Society would like to thank all of the Mepham families as well as the local businesses that helped to make the event successful by donating food and raffle items: Bellmore Playhouse, Cake Gallery, Metromodes Salon, Luanne’s Boutique, Elisa’s Ristorante, Gino’s Tuscany, Moolala, Salpino’s Italian Market, Via Roma, Gusto Divino Trattoria, Bagelicious, Guy Anthony’s, Galleria Pizzeria, Red door Spa, Antoinette Lore, Flowers by Voegler, Earthtones Salon, Mama Gina’s Pizzeria and Restaurant, The Hair Bar & Makeup Lounge, The Wool Novelty Company, The Oakhurst Company, Left Coast Kitchen & Cocktails, Ciro’s Pizzeria and Restaurant, Swirlz World, Grillfire Restaurant and Tazzetto Company.