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State Supreme Court justice keynotes auction
A state Supreme Court justice will be in town Thursday night to keynote an annual charity auction for a Latino Catholic school.
San Juan Diego Academy, a K-8 school in Wyoming, will host its auction in Lowell at the Grand Volute Ballrooms, starting at 6 p.m.
Michigan Supreme Court Justice David Viviano will deliver the event’s keynote address.
Viviano is the first Italian American and Lebanese American to serve on the Michigan Supreme Court and is a product of a Catholic school education.
Viviano will talk about his upbringing as a child of immigrant parents and the choices he made that helped him become successful.
“I think I’ve been fortunate to be able to go on to law school and to have a successful legal career,” Viviano said.
Viviano said he hopes to help people recognize that people with ethnic backgrounds can be successful in the United States.
“It is important for us to make sure that we are building stronger communities and bringing people into the American dream — getting a great education and being able to support your family,” Viviano said.
People can buy tickets to the event via the San Juan Diego Academy website.