Farrell alumni create annual scholarship program for excelling student portraying the mission of Monsignor Farrell High School, Vir Fidelis, both at school and in the community
Thomas Rafferty, a Monsignor Farrell High School Junior, has been chosen as the 2016 recipient of the inaugural Gallucci Brothers Scholarship. Thomas, a National Honor Society student and member of the Monsignor Farrell Varsity Football team, has great interests in history and foreign languages which he attributes to the education and enlightenment that he has received at Farrell. He plans to pursue a college education upon graduating, with the ultimate goal of obtaining a career within the Intelligence Division of the United States Government. Aside from his academic and athletic success, Thomas values the importance of community service, taking great pride in assisting organizations such as Autism Speaks and Hearing for Heroes.
Established in 2016 with the goal of supporting and developing young men who will move on as successful graduates of Monsignor Farrell High School, Mario and John Gallucci created the Gallucci Brothers Scholarship. The scholarship is to be awarded to an individual who is portraying the Farrell Mission of being a “Faithful Man” (Vir Fidelis), giving consideration to community service, faith, financial need and the ability to carry the message as a “Faithful Man” into society. The $10,000 scholarship is to be awarded to one individual each year to pay tuition for their senior year of high school.
“After reviewing numerous applications from merited Farrell students, Thomas stood out amongst his peers as the perfect candidate to receive the inaugural Gallucci Brothers Scholarship”, said Mario and John Gallucci. “We created this scholarship to financially assist men in need through their senior year of high school, helping to prepare them for graduation as they use the values instilled in them from Monsignor Farrell High School to pursue future success, both in and out of the workplace. We would like to congratulate Thomas on being awarded the 2016 Gallucci Brothers Scholarship and wish him continued health and success!”
ABOUT MARIO AND JOHN GALLUCCI
Mario and John Gallucci, brothers who grew up in Staten Island, New York are both alumni of Monsignor Farrell High School. Mario graduated in 1982 and went on to receive his Juris Doctor from Vermont Law School in 1990. Mario is currently a Partner in Helbock, Nappa and Gallucci LLP., with offices in New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. Mario has built a successful career as a Criminal Defense Attorney and is well known for representing many high-profile cases throughout New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. He is also a regular commentator on MSNBC, NY1 and is seen regularly on daily crime news shows.
John graduated from Monsignor Farrell High School in 1985 and went on to receive his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Dominican College. John is currently the President and CEO of JAG-ONE Physical Therapy, a comprehensive outpatient orthopedic physical therapy company with fifteen facilities throughout New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. Aside from his role at JAG-ONE Physical Therapy, John currently serves as the Medical Coordinator for Major League Soccer and sits as the Chair of the New Jersey Council on Physical Fitness and Sports. John was inducted into the Monsignor Farrell Hall of Fame in 2010 and has been a huge supporter of Farrell’s wrestling program for many years.
ABOUT MONSIGNOR FARRELL HIGH SCHOOL
Monsignor Farrell High School strives to provide quality education to young men. Stemming from the true understanding of human nature is the need for the full and harmonious development of the physical, moral, intellectual and social endowments of each individual. Hence, Monsignor Farrell High School’s concern is to graduate mature, faithful men who will be sensitive and productive members of society.
It is the mission of the school to provide quality education for young men, challenging them to develop their own God-given talents. The school offers an approach to life that is simultaneously Catholic, American, and contemporary. It stresses the importance of service to others and teaches the students to be seekers of peace and justice.