Brooklyn Education: Kearney freshman wins 9/11 essay contest

Congratulations to Ashleigh McGregor, a freshman at Bishop Kearney High School. Ashleigh was awarded the Bishop Kearney High School Annual 9/11 Lay Faculty Association Scholarship for her essay commemorating the events of September 11, 2001. She is a resident of Marine Park.

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On September 18, the Visitation Academy Mothers’ Club held its annual Get Acquainted Dinner at Mama Rao’s in Brooklyn. The dinner was held to welcome all new mothers to the Visitation Academy family.

The gala event was filled with tradition. Past presidents of the Mothers’ Club returned to perform the traditional pouring of the tea from antique teapots to welcome the new and returning mothers. Many lovely prizes, from designer pocketbooks to one-of-a-kind bookends, were raffled off.

The evening left everyone feeling like family and ready for the new school year. The next event for the Visitation Academy Mothers’ Club will be Ladies’ Night Out on November 14. All are welcome to attend.

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For the seventh consecutive year, St. Saviour High School participated in the Great Irish Fair. The 32nd Annual Great Irish Fair was held on September 14 and 15 in Coney Island near MCU Park.

Many of the students who attended the fair also volunteered their time to sell tickets for a 50/50 raffle that raised money to support St. Saviour High School. The moderator of the St. Saviour High School Gaelic Society is Eileen Cush, who is also a science teacher at the school.

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Introduce your little girl to the classroom environment at Visitation Academy’s Parent/Daughter Toddler Time. Classes will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. beginning October 1 through January 28. Girls who will be turning 2 years old by the end of December 2013 are eligible to attend. Visitation Academy is located at 8902 Ridge Boulevard. To register, call 718-680-9452 or email

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