First Posted: 1/21/2013
Two Holy Redeemer High School students were selected to attend the High School Presidential Inaugural Conference in Washington, D.C. , which included taking part in Inauguration Day activities. Andrew Mark, a senior, and Alexia Mazzarella, a freshman, were selected for their outstanding achievements in the school and community, as well as for their past participation in leadership programs. The five-day High School Presidential Inaugural Conference brought students from the U.S. and the world together to provide them with a deeper understanding of the history behind the electoral process and the traditions surrounding the Presidential Inauguration. Participants interacted with political experts and historians during days of group meetings and presentations, including keynote speeches by former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and former NATO Supreme Allied Commander General Wesley Clark. They also viewed the Presidential Inauguration, visited the Smithsonian, and attended a concert, inaugural luncheon, and inaugural gala. Mr. Mark, a resident of Pittston Township, is the son of Alexander and Patricia Mark. Miss Mazzarella, a Pittston resident, is the daughter of Joseph and Tiziana Mazzarella.