Brooklyn Education: Broadway Bonnies

Students at Fontbonne Hall Academy have the best of both worlds

— A school community nestled in the heart of beautiful Bay Ridge and close proximity to the hustle and bustle and cultural offerings of Manhattan.

On March 26, members of the Fontbonne choruses attended a “Wicked” choral workshopat New World Stages in Manhattan. The day consisted of a two-hour workshop followed by a matinee performance of “Wicked.”

In preparation for the experience, participants were given the sheet music of a song from the production, which they were required to memorize.

At the workshop, amusical director and choreographer from the show worked with the group. Several actors discussed their career paths with the students and answered their questions.In the afternoon, the students attended the performance of “Wicked,” and they ended the day with a greater appreciation for all that is involved in making a successful Broadway production.

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Monsignor David Cassato is proud to announce that the St. Athanasiussixth grade Bantam Team won the BCBA Basketball Championship over Saint Columba, 39-20, on March 22.Head Coach George Firingos and Assistant Coach Joe Orlando led the team to victory.

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Congratulations to Xaverian’s Genesis middle school students who competed at the New York City National History Day contest on March 23.With 34 students competing in 23 projects, they impressed the judges with their presentation and research skills. Eleven projects were chosen by the judges to represent New York City at the New York State National History Day competition in Cooperstown, N.Y. on April 28.

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Six seniors at Bishop Kearney High School have received scholarships to CUNY’s Macaulay Honors College.The Macaulay scholarships are part of the over $1,500,000 in academic scholarships that the members of Kearney’s graduating class of 2014 have already earned.Congratulations to Katherine DeLorenzo, Alanna McAuliffe, Nadia Bon, Margaret Iuni, Kristen Walsh and Marissa DeTorre.

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Kudos to St. Saviour High School junior Abigail Russell who earned a spot in the Grand Slam Final of the 16th annual Urban Word NYC Teen Poetry Slam at the Apollo Theater. Abigail competed against other teenagers, reciting various kinds of poetry, spoken word, hip-hop and manifesto.

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One hundred seventeen Bishop Kearney High School students were inducted into the Mater Dei Chapter of the National Honor Society.Forty-three seniors received permanent membership, and 33 juniors and 41 sophomores were granted one-year provisional membership during a solemn ceremony.

The students received their membership cards from Sister Thomasine Stagnitta, CSJ, Kearney’s principal. Assistant Principal Geri Martinez, moderator of the chapter, presented each student with a rose.

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