Brooklyn Education: Students use summer week for good deeds

This summer, eight students from Fontbonne Hall AcademyBishop Kearney High School and Academia Maria Reina in San Juan, Puerto Rico, worked together to help the Sisters of St. Joseph. They spent one week tending to the needs of the elderly sisters at St. Joseph’s Villa in Hampton Bays.

The students from Fontbonne Hall Academy were Kristen Weidlein and Catalina Gayá. They were accompanied by campus minister Jennifer Uzzi-Silverio and CSJ club coordinator/math department chair Sister Helen Herley.

From Bishop Kearney High School, the students were Jasmine Ali, Alessandria Vicario and Jerina Carmosa with campus minister Sister Rosemarie Figlia. Joining the students from Brooklyn were their new friends from Academia Maria Reina: Janelle Molière, Claudia Coira, Veronica Cádiz and their English teacher, Neda Negron.

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Poly Prep is proud to announce that three members of its Class of 2013 earned prestigious National Advanced Placement (AP) Scholar awards with the announcement of spring 2013 AP test results in July.

Sixty-three other Poly students, who also took AP exams this spring, won other AP awards, including AP Scholar, AP Scholar with Honor and AP Scholar with Distinction.

According to the College Board, students earn National AP Scholar awards if they achieve an average score of at least 4 on all AP exams taken and scores of 4 or higher on eight or more of these exams. AP exams are scored on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being the highest score.

Poly’s 2013 National AP Scholars are Emily Giurleo ’13 (headed to MIT), Bonnie Mai ’13 (headed to the University of Pennsylvania), and Thomas Walker ’13 (headed to Stanford). These students took challenging AP exams in multiple subjects ranging from English literature, French, and European history to calculus, chemistry, and physics.

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This summer, St. Saviour High School English teacher Janet Cardone completed the Shakespeare Set Free Institutes two-day program, which is a partnership between the ESU [English-Speaking Union of the United States] and the world-renowned Folger Shakespeare Library.

The program’s purpose is to teach educators performance-based approaches to Shakespeare, which will make it easier and more enjoyable for them to teach Shakespeare to their students.

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