Brooklyn Education: Operation Beautiful at Bishop Kearney

The members of Bishop Kearney High School’s Self-Image Club sponsored Operation Beautiful for their classmates. After students returned from winter break, club members, under the direction of Mrs. Maureen Moses, wrote signs and sticky notes which they placed on every locker and classroom door throughout the school building. The notes reminded everyone in the Kearney community that she is uniquely valued and beautiful.

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Members of the junior class at Fontbonne Hall Academy celebrated the meaning of Valentine’s Day by creating their own Valentine’s Day cards for the children at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee. Approximately 130 valentines were sent to brighten the day for the young patients.

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On February 12, author Natasha Danna visited the Lutheran Elementary School’s kindergarten class. She shared her book, Any Two Can Be Twindollicious * * *

Saint Saviour High School senior Kerry Gill has been named a finalist in the National Achievement Scholarship Program. Gill, a Rosedale, Queens resident, is interested in Computational Fashion.

Last year, she had an internship at Eyebeam, a not-for-profit art and technology center, and competed in the Emoti-con! NYC challenge, which is a competition for young people working on digital media and technology projects.

Gill and her Saint Saviour partner, Victoria Fiquet, created a jacket with lights in it. When an MP3 player was attached to the jacket, the colors of the lights would change depending on the volume of the music. Gill is interested in attending Carnegie Mellon University.

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In February, at the New York Armory, Bishop Kearney High School sisters Tessy and Jackie Gallagher became Brooklyn/Queens Diocesan Indoor Track champions. Tessy won the 3,000-meter run. Jackie won the 1,500-meter run with a time of 5:04, setting a Kearney varsity school record in the process.

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Two Saint Saviour High School swimmers, junior Briana Vega and freshman Caroline Adams, have qualified for the 2014 Junior Olympics, which will be held from March 14-16 at the Nassau County Aquatic Center in Eisenhower Park in East Meadow, New York. Congratulations!

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