Brooklyn Education: St. Bernadette student shines in math bee

Congratulations to Isabelle Hazar, an eighth grader at St. Bernadette School and her teacher, Ms. Kristina Troha.  Isabelle placed second in the Diocese of Brooklyn Junior High Math Bee after winning the school bee and placing in the regional bee.


Lutheran Elementary School held an alumni reunion on April 18. Graduates from 1964 – 2006 gathered at the Lonestar Bar & Grill, co-owned by graduate Tracy Christensen-Blais. Attendees traveled from as far as Kansas and Norway to participate.  They included the school’s first principal, Ruth Wohltjen, and her student and current principal, Lorraine Tuccillo. Music was provided by graduate Tom Skoldberg.


John Dewey High School hosted its second annual community Spring Fest on April 25. Local families flocked to the 16-acre campus in the heart of Bensonhurst to enjoy a free day of festivities. Neighborhood children jumped in the bouncy house, rocked in the half moon and snaked around the campus in a trackless train. The Dewey students and staff served visitors candied apples, popcorn and cotton candy while the children played carnival games, danced with costumed characters and had their faces painted.


St. Edmund Prep High School’s Spring Blood Drive collected 162 units from students, administration, faculty, staff, alumni, parents and grandparents. The drive was held at the school, in conjunction with the American Red Cross.

The school has won awards for its successful blood drives.  For the second year in a row, St. Edmund Prep has won the Bob’s Discount Furniture High School Heroes Scholarship Program Grand Prize of eight $1,000 scholarships to be awarded to high school seniors who were instrumental in helping with blood drives. Winners will be announced at the school’s Senior Awards Dinner on June 5.

School Nurse Kathy DeMello, RN, is the moderator of the blood drives.

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