Maria Panto is the daughter of Paul and Jennifer (Zingales) Panto of Palmer Township. She is the granddaughter of Salvatore Panto, Sr. and the late Mary (Mussillami) Panto. Ms. Panto is also the granddaughter of Salvatore (Sammy) Zingales and Jennie (Vangeli) Zingales. All of her great grandparents came from Santo Stefano diCamastra in the province of Messina, Sicily.
Maria is a senior at Easton Area High School and is a member of the Varsity Cheerleading Squad. She has been cheering for 11 years and gymnastics for 10 years. Maria enjoys volunteering for the Special Olympics and plans on studying Special Education in college after graduating from high school in the spring. She is a member of Saint Anthony of Padua Church in Easton.
Maria has been involved in the Holy Cross Society Celebration since she was very young and has fond memories of helping her family run the food stand for 8 years. Today she enjoys making Italian cookies with her family.
Maria has participated in the Holy Cross Celebration Court for the past 6 years and is honored to be the Queen for the 100th Celebration. She thanks all the members for this honor and wishes all a great celebration. She also welcomes members of her family who are visiting from Santo Stefano.
2011 Queen Maria Panto
2010 Queen Gina Elizabeth Palmeri (Bonano)
Sarah Casciole (Panto)
Lia Pignotti (Frinzi)
Jr. Attendants Madison Panto
Ava Marie Tumminello
Flower Girls Paige Panto
Sofia Rose Bruneo
Ella Trunzo (Spaziani)
Crown Bearer Anthony Morici Jr.