The nonprofit, fraternal organization was founded in 1922 and represents Americans of Italian descent residing in California, Nevada and southern Oregon. It focuses on sharing Italian heritage and culture and helping young students study the Italian language through educational programs and scholarships.
Cipponeri will hold the title for two years and is first princess, the runner-up to Grand Lodge Queen Emily Eslick of Visalia. Four princesses make up the Grand Lodge queen’s court: Cipponeri; Miss Italy Alexa Lotito of Los Angeles; Miss California Isabella Benedetti of Tulare; and Miss Convention City Marie Copak of Anaheim. Liana Lorusso of Whittier is duchess, and Kathryn Webb of Encinitas is countess.
The daughter of David and Terri Cipponeri of Modesto, Cipponeri was crowned queen of the Modesto lodge in September 2013. She attends American University in Washington, D.C., majoring in political science with a minor in international studies.
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