Brooklyn Education: Fontbonne alumnae support scholarship

Fontbonne Hall Academy alumnae and friends of Fontbonne gathered at the Yellow Hook Grille in Bay Ridge on July 26 to raise awareness and funds for Fontbonne’s Women of Substance Scholarship Program.

The scholarship program was established to attract the best and brightest young women to Fontbonne and allow them to attend Fontbonne with full or partial scholarships for four years.

Danielle Long and Deirdre Donovan, both members of the Class of 1999, organized the event. Alumnae from various years came to show their support, and they enjoyed the chance to catch up with friends and share memories.

There were fun raffles, including Fontbonne sweatshirts, shorts, computer bags and blankets. The evening ended in true Fontbonne style with the group singing the school song, led by Kristin Prior ’99.

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This year, Bishop Kearney High School art students won awards in both age groups of the Second District Dental Society of New York’s Creative Poster Contest for Children’s Dental Health Month.

In the ninth and 10th grade division, Caroline Johnson won first place and Christina Bauman won second place.In the 11th and 12th grade category, Christina Severe took first place.Each student received a certificate and a monetary award for her winning entry.

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Fontbonne Hall Academy graduate Cathleen Giordano ’13 was one of five students in New York City selected as a Turner Construction Company YouthForce Scholarship winner. The award is accompanied by a four-year internship with Turner.

Cathleen will attend Manhattan College in September. She distinguished herself at the Manhattan College summer engineering program last year, winning a prize for structural engineering.

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Saint Saviour High School sophomore Mariah Jenkins just completed her three-and-a-half-week commitment as a counselor at Camp Mariah, The Fresh Air Fund’s Career Awareness Camp in Fishkill, New York.

Her responsibilities included teaching a high school prep class for campers entering the eighth grade, helping campers learn to swim, and supervising team-building activities.

Camp Mariah enables New York City adolescents to explore educational paths and career options and enjoy camp adventures at the same time. The camp is named after board member Mariah Carey.

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