The Greenwich coed sings the national anthem on her own Bucknell opening | Pro Club Bd

Lia Zavattaro, a native of Old Greenwich, began her formal singing education in middle school, singing as a soloist at Carnegie Hall and during Sunday services at Bucknell University’s Rooke Chapel.

And Zavattaro now had the honor of opening final practice at her own graduation from Bucknell with her solo rendition of The Star-Spangled Banner. Bucknell held his opening drills for the Class of 2022 on the Malesardi Quadrangle on May 22 at his Lewisburg, Pennsylvania campus. A celebration for the Class of 2020 was held on May 21st.

“I love the freedom of music. It’s an amazing way of expressing how you’re feeling and lifting your spirits,” Zavattaro said. “It definitely helped me stay positive and keep going during my time in college.”

Zavattaro said she describes her Bucknell experience as a time of growth as she explored the interests that excite her most — including Spanish, which Zavattaro has learned since kindergarten.


“I’ve learned and done so much here that I don’t think I could have it anywhere else,” she said. “Bucknell has helped me become more confident and confident and fueled my drive to be the best I can be.”

Zavattaro, a member of the Class of 2022, was a dual environmental studies and Spanish major. She took the stage to sing the national anthem that started the graduation ceremony.

In addition to Zavattaro, the following local students also graduated from Bucknell this spring: Margaux Vaccari of Cos Cob; Seve Calderini, Nick Daetwiler, Bems James, Ash Padmanaban, Christian Ruf and Zach Tucker, all from Greenwich; and John Colbert and Christina Lawrence, both of Old Greenwich.

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