Avondoglio named Collegiate Scholar

| 28 Sep 2011 | 02:13

    ANDOVER-Erica Avondoglio has accepted membership in the prestigious National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS), Washington, D.C. The NSCS is a highly selective, national, non-profit honors organization. It recognizes first- and second-year undergraduate students who excel academically. Avondoglio has just completed her sophomore year at the University of Delaware, where she is maintaining a double major in political science and English. She has previously been named to the university's Dean's List. Last summer, Avondoglio interned in the Franklin office of Assemblywoman Alison L. McHose (R-24). In 2000 she was a U. S. House of Representatives page. In that same year, she attended, by invitation, the Presidential Classroom Scholars Program, the nation's leading civic education program, designed to offer students an introduction on how the federal government works. Avondoglio is also a former "People to People Student Ambassador," through which she traveled to England and the Scandinavian countries in 1998 and to Australia in 1996. She is a 2002 graduate of Pope John XXIII High School in Sparta. Avondoglio, an Andover resident, is the daughter of Virginia and Wade Avondoglio and the great-great granddaughter of Emil and Angiolina Perona who founded Perona Farms.