• Marc Del Piero to be Honored in Japan

    On October 11, at the invitation of the City of Ichiki-Kushikino, Japan, awards of special recognition and commendation will be presented to Marc Del Piero of Pebble Beach and Vince Ferrante of Salinas.

    Marc Del Piero

    Marc Del Piero

    Del Piero and Ferrante will be honored there by the mayor and city assembly during Ichiki-Kushikino’s anniversary celebration. They will be honored for their decades-long sustained effort to provide funding and support for the Salinas-Kushikino Sister City Association’s student ambassador exchange program.

    The program, founded in the mid 1980s provides awards of cultural and educational exchange scholarships to academically exceptional students from high schools throughout the Salinas Valley, the Monterey Peninsula, and North Monterey County to visit Japan; and for exceptional students from Japan to visit Monterey County. More than 250 Monterey County student and young Japanese scholars have been awarded exchange scholarships to participate in the program.

    A 10-peron delegation, led by the Association’s long-time president and former Salinas mayor Russell Jeffires will accompany Del Piero and Ferrante to the celebration in Ichiki-Kushikino.

    The City of Ichiki-Kushikino will also send awards of appreciation to current Salinas-Kushikino board members Lynne Hodges pf Salinas and Mary Minami of Corral de Tierra, current treasurer and secretary of the board respectively.

    posted to Cedar Street Times on October 2, 2015

    Topics: Front PG News

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