Congratulations to more high school and college graduates

We have a number of young adults who graduated from high school and college. We are featuring them in the bulletin and on our parish website.

Alana Batson

  • Parents: Jeff and Gina Batson
  • High school: Whitesboro
  • Awards: National Honor Society, graduated with honors, four-year scholar athlete, Edwin J. Wadas Scholarship, CBSA Scholarship, Carolyn Cooney Partyka Award, Whitesboro basketball scholarship, SUNY Oneonta Achievement Award
  • Plans for the future: Attend SUNY Oneonta to study pre-physical therapy and play on the women’s basketball team.

Anthony J. Pandolfo

  • Parents: Rocco and Rosella Pandolfo
  • College: Boston University College of Engineering
  • Degree: Master’s in biomedical engineering
  • Plans for the future: Verification engineer at Breas Medical in Billerica, Mass.

Bethany Geary

  • Parents: Steve and Patti Geary.
  • College: Graduated summa cum laude in May from Utica College.
  • Degree: Bachelor’s in nursing.
  • Plans for the future: Will start job in August at Upstate University Hospital in Syracuse in the cardiothoracic step-down unit.

Joseph R. Rizzo

  • Parents: Joseph and Patricia Rizzo.
  • High school: Christian Brothers Academy, Syracuse.
  • Awards, activities: BSA Eagle Scout, New York State emergency medical technician, American Red Cross lifeguard, Brother Adolphus Honor Society, National Society of High School Scholars, La Salle Award, Scholar Athlete Award.
  • Plans for future: Attending University of Miami to study biology/premed.

Shaelin Siniscarco

  • Parents: John and Mary Siniscarco.
  • College: Utica College.
  • Degree / awards: Bachelor of Science in Nursing; graduated magna cum laude; inducted into the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society (Sigma) and The National Society of Leadership and Success.
  • Plans for the future: Adult psychiatric nurse at SUNY Upstate Hospital.

Matthew Elacqua

  • Parents: Vincent and Lois Elacqua.
  • College: Graduated magna cum laude from The College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Mass.
  • Degree / awards: Bachelor’s in computer science; member of the Alpha Sigma Nu Jesuit Honor Society; the Rev. John J. MacDonnell, S.J., Computer Science Award.
  • Plans for the future: Will be attending Yale University as a computer science PhD student.

Emily Surace

  • Parents: Steve and Gina Surace.
  • College: Utica College.
  • Degree: Bachelor of science degree in psychology / child life; graduated magna cum laude; founder and president of the Utica College Dance Team.
  • Future plans: Remain at Utica College to pursue master’s degree in education and special education. 

To feature your graduate, submit the following information to Anne Elacqua at If you have any questions, you can call her at 315-941-7447.

  • Name
  • Parents’ names.
  • High school or college from which you graduated.
  • Awards and/or degrees.
  • Plans for the future.
  • Also, if you’re 18 or older, please submit a head-and-shoulders photo of yourself.