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Catholic Business Women's League Fashion Show Supports Scholarships
History and background of the Pearls of Wisdom fashion show and scholarship.
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The Nashville Catholic Business Women's League was proud to be featured in the Aug. 16, 2016 Tennessee Register. To learn more about the history of the  Aurelia Varallo Mariani Scholarship fund and the Pearls of Wisdom Fashion Show, Auction, and Luncheon, please click the link above.

The Aurelia Varallo Mariani Scholarship Fund

Named in memory of Aurelia Varallo Mariani, a 1951 graduate of St. Cecilia Academy, NCBWL funds scholarships for young Catholic women at all three area Catholic high schools: St. Cecilia Academy, Father Ryan High School, and Pope John Paul II High School. The scholarship is funded mainly through the proceeds and patron donations of the annual Pearls of Wisdom Fashion Show, Auction, & Luncheon, held in September.

Current Recipients

Samantha Oliphant is the 2014 Father Ryan scholarship recipient. She is a graduate of St. Henry School and the daughter of Suzi and David Oliphant. Samantha has received several awards and honors including Distinguished & first Honors, Music Award, and Spanish Award. She is interested in cheerleading, lacrosse, swimming and diving, Fellowship of Christian Athlese, Friends of Rachel Club, Relay for Life, Respect Life Club, Competition Dance Team, Father Ryan Singers, Junior Classical League (Latin Club), & Model United Nations.

Eva Nsengiyumva, the 2015 St. Cecilia scholarhip recipient, is the daughter of Aime Nsengiyumva and Marie-Odile Umuhire of Nashville, She is a graduate of Holy Rosary Academy where she achieved a llegacy of outstanding of academics and leadership including forensics club president, choir and band 

member, National Honor Society, cheerleader, volunteer tennis teacher's aide and winner of the American Legion Freedom Essay. 

 Kaylee Contreras is the 2015 scholarship Recipient from St. Cecilia Academy. She is the daughter of Kelly and Jay Contreras of Brentwood and a graduate of Page Middle School where she was a member of the National Junior Honor Society and American Heritage Girls. Kaylee is also active in youth programs at her parish, Holy Family. She has participated in Servio Deo  mission trips, runs the nursery at church, and attends Bible study and sharing groups. She has achieved outstanding academic success and has been a member of the tennis and track teams.

The Nashville Catholic Business Women's League is proud to help support the education of these fine young women who reflect lives Catholic teachings and good works.

 

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