Fontbonne Bonnies explore legal careers

On January 8, students at Fontbonne Hall Academy attended an after-school seminar on criminal law conducted by Lisa Kingdon, a graduate of Boston College Law School.It was open to any junior or senior interested in attending law school and pursuing a legal career.

The presentation was fun and informative.Ms. Kingdon spoke about her own career and gave the students an overview of criminal law and criminal procedure. She offered advice on how to pursue a legal career, including the best types of courses to take in college.She also explained the process of legal writing and answered the students’ questions.

The law seminar is just one example of the many programs at Fontbonne that enhance its academic curriculum. On the horizon is a trip to Ireland with musical artists who have teamed up with Encore tours, the musical division of ACIS, the AmericanCouncilfor International Studies.

Fontbonne students will go “on tour with the band” and get hands-on learning experience in music performance, production and promotion.Every student will play a significant role on the tour, such as back-up singing, recording or stage design. Prior to the trip, students will take on “internships” in their respective roles as preparation.

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Fontbonne has a strong sports program, and senior Kristen Sullivan has been an important part of it since she was a freshman.Kristen has been named to the first team in the 2013 All-New York City girl’s volleyball team selection by MSG Varsity.Congratulations!

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Xaverian High School‘s National Honor Society organized a relief drive for the Philippines, collecting hundreds of items for those in need.Nina Santos-Becker from the Philippine American Chamber of Commerce came to the school on December 13 to pick up the relief supplies. These items will go directly to the victims in the Visayas.

Members of the Class of 2015, includingHarrison Jamin,Dylan Gittins,Anthony John Scotto,Brandon Smith,Anthony Scotti,Peter Mosconi,Christopher Nierva,Christopher Carroll,Joseph Tadros,Antonio Mannino andJoseph Gatto,helped load up the donated goods. Kudos to the National Honor Society for organizing such a successful drive.

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The members of the Ryken Club at Xaverianhosted another successful Crazy Hat Dance fordevelopmentally challenged adults from the Guild for Exceptional Children. The club is moderated by Brother Jim Smith.As usual, everyone had a wonderful time.

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