Gina Elizabeth Cecilia Palmeri
Famiglia Stefanese Bonano
Gina Palmeri is the daughter of James J and Carol Palmeri of Martins Creek PA. She is the granddaughter of James F and Bessie (Bonano) Palmeri and Elizabeth (Gibson) Miller and the late Lester L Miller. She is the great-granddaughter of Giuseppe and Maria Santa (Maglio) Bonanno who emigrated from Santo Stefano di Camastra and settled in Easton.
Gina is a senior at Easton Area High School. She is now in her fifth year of studying Italian and her second year of being President of the Italian Honor Society and Italian Culture Club. She is a member of the National Honor Society, a member of the yearbook staff, a manager of the varsity baseball team and has played clarinet in the marching and concert band. Gina is a member of St. Rocco’s Roman Catholic Church in Martins Creek where she volunteers at their annual festival. Her future plans include graduating from Easton High School and attending Emerson College in Boston.
Gina’s sister, Emily, attends Northeastern University in Boston, MA where she majors in International Business and Italian. This year she studies at the Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Piacenza, Italy.
Gina has traveled to Sicily with her family several times and has toured the Italian mainland with her Italian teacher. While in Sicily, Gina went to Santo Stefano di Camastra and visited the Sanctuary of Letto Santo. She loves traveling, especially to Sicily so she can spend time with her family and experience Sicilian culture.
Gina wishes to thank the members of the Holy Cross Society and Auxillary for continuing this tradition of honoring our heritage. For the past three years, Gina has participated in the Holy Cross Court and is very excited and honored to be the Queen of the 99th Holy Cross Celebration!
2010 Queen Gina Elizabeth Cecilia Palmeri (Bonano)
2009 Queen Suzanna Francesca Cianci (Piscitello)
Attendants Maria Panto
Nina Theresa Boscia
Jullianne Mary Cianci (Piscitello)
Savannah Vincent (Gambino)
Laura Spence (Gerbino)
Gina Spence (Gerbino)
Lia Pignotti (Frinzi)
Flower Girl Ella Trunzo (Spaziani)
Crown Bearer Owen Coursen (Panto)