Somerville school recognizes volunteering of alumna’s parent

April 29, 2018 by  

Immaculata High School in Somerville will be giving out its annual Mackie Award to Tony Petto of Hillsborough.

The award was created in 2008 and has been given to a volunteer at the school who continues to donate his or her time long after their children’s graduation. The first award was given to J. Brandon (Mackie) Maxwell, the person for whom the award was named.

Petto’s daughter graduated in 2010 yet he has continued to be very much involved in the school, particularly in the office of advancement and the music department.

Director of Music, Ed Webber, said that Petto has been like a ‘Band Dad’. He has loaded equipment and driven the truck to competitions and games as far away as Florida. For the past 12 years, he has been an adult mentor for the stage crew and served as a carpenter.

Petto is also a major contributor of his time to the annual Garage Sale and helps with organizing the Golf Classic run by the Office of Advancement. The Golf Classic is where Petto will be given his award. Golf starts at noon on Monday, June 4, followed by the awards dinner at 5:00 pm at the Copper Hills Country Club in Ringoes.

Poster printing companies can be hired to create posters that can be displayed throughout the school and the town so that people can become aware of such accomplishments.