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Mercy student chosen for Italian heritage summit

Gina Troia, an incoming senior at Mercy High School in Omaha, was one of 20 students chosen nationally to attend The Sons and Daughters of Italy Foundation Student Summit in Washington, D.C., Aug. 1-4.
 
The summit offers students an opportunity to connect with peers from across the United States and learn about Italian culture and heritage. Troia earned the honor through her commitment to the Omaha community and the city’s Italian community.
 
In 2018, she was named queen of the Santa Lucia Festival in Omaha. She also is a member of the Italian American Heritage Society, Faces of Catholic Education and the Sons and Daughters of Italy Colombo Lodge.
 
Troia recently was accepted into the Greater Omaha-Council Bluffs Youth Salute, a council that honors students for academic achievement. She also participates in speech, cross country and track teams at her school.

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