Brooklyn Education: Fontbonne students visit Italy

Eighteen members of the junior Class at Fontbonne Hall Academy had the opportunity to immerse themselves in Italian culture during the February break. They toured Rome, Florence and Venice with faculty members Mrs. Fuerst, Ms. Marinello and Ms. Duggan. Among the highlights of their trip was walking through the Holy Door at St. Peter’s Basilica, and they especially enjoyed an extensive tour of the Vatican Museums. The group also visited Assisi.

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On February 29, students in the sixth grade at Visitation Academy traveled to Albany to see the government in action. Accompanied by several faculty members and parents, the students were welcomed to the Legislative Office Building by State Senator Martin Golden and his staff, and were invited to a pizza party in his offices.

They enjoyed a question-and-answer session with the senator as well as a guided tour of the historic New York State Capitol building. After the tour, they sat in the gallery of the Senate chamber and watched the Senate consider several laws.

They met with Senator Golden again on the chamber floor, where they were able to chat with lawmakers and admire the famous room more closely. The students came away with a deeper understanding of how the government works.

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The St. Edmund Prep High School athletic community gathered together in January for the annual Beef and Brew celebration, which was held in conjunction with a basketball triple-header.

In between games, the SEP Girls Varsity Soccer and Girls Varsity Volleyball teams were recognized for winning the 2015 Diocesan Championships in their divisions. The banners, hanging in the gym, were unveiled in a ceremony featuring student-athletes, coaches and school administrators. Co-athletic directors Mr. Wiatre and Mr. Grillo coordinated the event.

Congratulations to all.

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