Students at the Lutheran Elementary School are benefiting from the generosity of alumni and friends. Over the summer, a new science lab was constructed. The lab includes an interactive Promethean board. Grades three through eight work in the lab with Dr. Vivian Cama, science specialist.
The science lab was dedicated in memory of LES graduate and Bay Ridge resident Stephen Vella. He was valedictorian of LES in 1989 and went on to graduate from Poly Prep, Princeton and Yale. Dr. Vella passed away in 2010. He is remembered for his brilliant mind and kind heart.
Shannon Guerrero, a senior at Bishop Kearney High School, was selected as a finalist for the Peter M. Flanigan Scholarship. The scholarship was established in 2014 with generous funding from the Kovner Foundation in honor of the founder of Student Sponsor Partners. It provides up to $10,000 per year for four years of undergraduate study as well as the advisory support necessary to attend a highly selective college or university. Shannon is currently ranked sixth in her class with a cumulative GPA of 96.8.
Selection criteria for the scholarship included academic achievement and participation in leadership activities and community service. Application was by invitation only. Applicants for the scholarship are part of the citywide Student Sponsor Partners (SSP) organization.
Saint Saviour High School senior Abigail Russell was invited to perform her poetry slam as part of the International Day of the Girl celebration at the United Nations. Several students from the Women of the Spirit class, led by Sr. Barbara, and the Inner Glow Club attended the event on October 10 representing SSHS and supporting their classmates.