BRONXVILLE, N.Y. -- The Columbus Day Committee of Eastchester and Tuckahoe has announced that Eastchester High School junior Julia DeBenedictis is the winner of the Miss Columbus 2014 scholarship.
DeBenedictis was selected from among other juniors who reside in Eastchester and Tuckahoe for her academic strengths and continued interest in the Italian language.
She will receive a scholarship in the amount of $10,000 that is funded through the Generoso Pope Foundation.
DeBenedictis will be marching in the Eastchester Columbus Day Parade as well as the New York City Columbus Day parade. She will be honored at a dinner at the Marina Del Rey on Sunday, Nov. 2.