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Page 8 POST-GAZETTE, April 11,2014 Pirandello Lyceum's Annual "I Migliori Awards" by Ivanha Paz (Photos by Ross Photographer) Master of Ceremonies Lawrence S. DiCara, Esq. Seated L-R: Dorothy Maio, Mary Vitiello, Dr. Lori Azzara, Terry Mazzulli, Gina Fiandaca, Angela Peri, Marjorie Cahn: Standing L-R: Maria Capogreco, Nicolane Ciano, Lola Lombardo, Dr. Steve Maio, Dr. Dom Amara, Sal Bramante, Dott. Luigi Munno, Sgt. Orlandi recently returned from Afghanistan, Richard Leccese, Antonio Sestito, Lino Rullo, Atty. Frank Ciano, Atty. Larry DiCara, Rosario Cascio. The Pirandello Lyceum is an institutioyl geared towards the appreciation and n promotion of Italian culture and heritage, providing incentives towards achieving excellence within the Italian-American community.  Every year they hold "I Migliori" awards given to those Americans of Italian de- scent that have been outstanding in their chosen field. As explained by the insti- tution, "Nominees may serve in any area of business, education, the arts and sciences, or public service. They should be men and women of the highest charac- ter whose contributions to society have beffn clearly demonstrated." The banquet ceremony took place on March 29 th at the Hyatt Hotel, Boston Logan Airport. Eight remarkable Italian-Americans received their awards. Lori E. Azzara, a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in neuropsychology. Gina Fiandaca is the Director City of Boston's Office of the Parking Clerk and for the past 26 years has earned a reputation as one of the city's most effective ,administrators. Richard M. Leccese currently dedicates his life to Italian history and culture as vice-presi- dent of the Italian-American Cultural Organization, after a long career in the bank- Consul General of Italy in ing industry. Tereza F Mazzulli has completed extensive research on Italian cul- Boston Giuseppe Pastorelli ture. Angela Peri is the owner and founder of Boston Casting and has casted thou- and wife Lilla. sands of national, regional and local productions. Antonio Sestito has been deeply involved in the Order of the Sons of Italy, holding many leadership positions throughout the years. The President's award was given to Dott. Luigi Munno, Deputy Consul General of Italy in Boston, who has offered constant assis- tance to the community in a professional and also personal level. A Special I Migliori Award was given to Dr. Philip Cordaro, one of the founders of the Pirandello Lyceum. He has devoted his life to the promotion of the Italian language and culture and worked for many years as a journalist, writer and university professor. Master of Ceremonies for the evening was Mr. Lawrence S. DiCara, Esq., lawyer of special counsel. Musical entertainment was provided by the talented Frank Zarba and Ray Cavicchio. Luigi Munno and daughter Alessandra Rosario Cascio and Antonio Sestito Tereza F Mazzulli and Dr. SCephen F. Maio Richard M. Leccese and Rosario Cascio Rosario Cascio and Angela Peri Rosario Cascio and Gina Fiandaca 000000iii00i00i00iiiiiiii!iii!iiiil iii{ii!iii!i!iiii i. ii!ilil/iz /iii!00 Rosario Cascio and Lori E. Azzara, Psy.D. Standing L-R: Massimo Ranalli, John Argiro, Ronald Hill, Karen Argiro, Marisa Ranalli, Marieanne Sestito, Antonio Sestito, Marisa Sestito, Antonio Sestito, Jr., Mary Ann Bello, Donna Giuliani, James DiStefano, Dr. John Christoforo. Seated L-R: Catherine Sestito, Ann Hill, Kathy DiStefano, OSIA Mas- sachusetts State President Carmelita Bello, Marie Jackson, Marjorie Cahn, Florence Ferullo Kane and Denise Furnari, Front; Ptrick and Thomas M.asey. " ", . .' ....... ...... Alex and Anthony Leccese and Maddalena Leccese