Brooklyn Education: St. Ephrem spelling bee winners

Congratulations to the participants of the fifth annual St. Ephrem’s Spelling Bee. Eighteen students in Grades five through eight took part in the contest that was held on December 5 in the school gym.

After 18 rounds, Molly DeSena (sixth grade) emerged as the champion. Tess Walsh (eighth grade) won second place and Daniel Salib (sixth grade) won third place. The runners-up were Alexa Nanfro (sixth grade) and Allie Giordano (fifth grade). These students will represent St. Ephrem School in the Daily News Spelling Bee.

The students in the eighth grade at St. Ephrem School have started their journey toward graduation. On November 6, they received the Sacrament of Confirmation with Bishop Chappetto. On November 19, they received their school rings. To celebrate Ring Night, the students gathered with their families and the faculty in St. Ephrem Church for a prayer service held by Monsignor Peter Kain.

Monsignor Kain blessed the rings. As Sr. Francis Regis announced the name of each student, Principal Annamarie Bartone and eighth grade teacher Michelle Emeh handed the ring to Monsignor Kain, who placed it on the student’s finger. Mrs. Bartone addressed the group, reflecting on the significance of Ring Night and the symbolism of the school ring.

On November 15, St. Ephrem School held its annual Father-Daughter Dance. This year, the event was named the Sweet Tart Dance. The Home School Association and volunteer moms transformed the school gym into a candy shop filled with lollipops, candy designs and colorful balloons. The girls had a great night with the special men in their lives and created memories that they will always treasure.


At Thanksgiving, the students at the Lutheran Elementary School celebrated their blessings and remembered the importance of giving to others. They collected food to donate to the Bay Ridge Center Food Pantry, sponsored by Bethlehem Lutheran Church.


Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams recently spoke at Bishop Kearney High School during an assembly honoring veterans and current members of the armed forces.

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