Brooklyn Education: Kearney artist wins Great American Smokeout Contest

Bishop Kearney High School junior Kristen Walsh is the 2012 New York State winner of the ENT & Allergy Associates and American Cancer Society’s Great American Smokeout Print Advertisement Contest.

Her Your Life is Running Out print ad, for the peer-to-peer anti-smoking effort,portrayed a dying battery with the caption, Each cigarette burns away 11 minutes of your life and ended with the reminder that You can’t recharge that. She received a check for $2,000, $1,000 for herself and $1,000 for Bishop Kearney High School, which was presented to her at a school assembly on March 11.

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Bishop Kearney High School senior Billie Wei, who will attend Yale University in September, has been named a National Merit Finalist.The National Merit Scholarship Program is an academic competition for recognition and scholarships.

High school students enter the National Merit Program by taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT), a test that serves as an initial screen of approximately 1.5 million entrants each year, and by meeting other program participation requirements.

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Twenty sophomores and juniors took part in Xaverian High School’s eighth Annual Belgium Exchange Program. In October, Xaverian families hosted 20 students from the founding Xaverian Brothers’ school in Brugge, Belgium. In return, Xaverian students visited Belgium for nine days during February recess with chaperones, Mr. Steven Giugliano ’07 and Mr. Michael Spence ’03.

The students experienced Belgian culture by living with host families and visited many of the historic sites in Brugge, Ghent, Ieper and Brussels. The program also brought students to Paris, France, for two days.

The 2012-2013 Belgium Exchange Program participants were: Matthew Bramante ’14, Matthew Cappiello ’14, Liam Collins ’15, Peter DiSalvo ’14, Carmine Feola ’14, John Freeze ’14, Andrew Gallagher ’15, Robert Kiernan ’15, Joseph Nugent ’14, Michael Pancetti ’15, Richard Perfetto ’15, George Pigott ’15, Brian Santanelli ’15, Cejay Simon ’14, Lindo Skoda ’15, Austin Sullivan ’15, Giorgio Tallegra ’14, Nicholas Urso ’14, Lorenzo Vaccaro ’14, and Gerard Weir ’14.

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Five students from Saint Saviour High School participated in the 2013 Moody’s Mega Math (M3) Challenge, which spotlights applied mathematics and computational science as powerful problem-solving tools and as practical courses of study and meaningful professions.

This year, the M3 Challenge posed a relevant and ambitious applied math problem to approximately 5,800 high school students in 29 eastern U.S. states.The Saint Saviour participants were Imani Greeves, Chelsea Miller, Jessica Hall, Melina Roberts and Kerri Gill.

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