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Marine Park

Cheers to St. Edmund Prep Girls Varsity Volleyball team for trouncing St. John’s Prep on its first win of the Catholic High School Athletic Association since 1987. The Eagles, led by coach Meghan Wheeler, finished the regular season 13–1 and participated in the New York City Catholic High School Championship Tournament.

Team members include: Claire McNeice, Anastasia Fesenko, Cristina Morales, Devin Gavigan, Maria Nicole, Juaneza, Jenna Lonnborg, Jacqueline O’Connor, Taylor Tsatsis, Jenna Barbosa, Tara Rae Burns, Brianna Elancieux, Alicea Hernandez, and Althea Sullivan.

Sharing the golden goal is senior forward Michael John, who was selected to the Catholic High School Athletic Association All-League Soccer Team. Michael, a four-year letter-winner for the Eagles, led his team in goals scored during the season. He received his award at halftime of the championship game, played at Maritime College on Nov. 5.

St. Edmund Preparatory High School [2474 Ocean Ave. at Avenue T in Marine Park; (718) 743–6100].

Bay Ridge

Road trip

We hear engineering students at Fontbonne Hall Academy spent the day at Brown University touring the engineering facilities and watching chemical and mechanical engineering demonstrations. The mechanically minded students sat in on an engineering class and tried their hands at practice problems.

Fontbonne currently offers the Brown Pre-College Scholars Program in Engineering to students in grades 10 through 12. It is a year-long online course taught by faculty from Brown University’s School of Engineering. Students selected for the innovative program explore engineering and its design principles, and work collaboratively on biomedical, materials science, and renewable energy engineering projects.

Working closely with their Brown instructors, students participate in approximately five hours of coursework per week, including lab and demo activities, online discussions, assignments, and a year-long team design project.

The students are supervised by Fontbonne’s STEM Specialty Programs coordinator Adam Segall.

Fontbonne Hall Academy [9901 Shore Rd. at Third Avenue in Bay Ridge, (718) 748–2244].

Borough Wide

Loose change

Standing O is tipping the piggy bank for TD Bank — “America’s most convenient bank.” The financial giant raised $2,855.72 for the Marine Park Junior High School Band, as part of its Bring Change campaign. The Flatbush Avenue branch hosted a community coin-counting event that raised the funds, enabling 150 talented students to express themselves through music.

The school offers 11 programs, including jazz ensembles, chamber music, marching band, woodwind choir, and brass quintet.

Visit to donate and bring a little change of your own!


Thanksgiving thanks

Big-hearted students at Bishop Kearney High School hosted a food drive the week of Nov. 14, exemplifying the spirit of Thanksgiving, and donating 40 large cartons of food to the St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry at St. Athanasius Church, with the community’s help.

Thanks to the selfless generosity of these youngsters, the T-day tables of many in the community were filled with the bounty of the holiday.

Standing O is sending them abundant shout-outs.

Bishop Kearney High School Phone [2202 60th St. at Bay Parkway in Bensonhurst, (718) 236–6363].

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Updated 11:48 am, January 16, 2019
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