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Bay Ridge

Above par

The golf team at Fontbonne Hall Academy celebrated the end of the season with coach Bill Eisenhardt at Giacomo’s Restaurant in Bay Ridge.

Awards were given out to the students who had showed great improvement and hit the magic number under par for the season.

Team members included Megan, Laura, Teressa, Francesca, Kyra, Olivia, Grania, Katie, and Nicole.

No ordinary trophies for these students! Coach Bill presented them with special memento titanium bangle bracelets designed by professional golfer Scotty Cameron, who has a line of golf clubs and equipment.

The girls, along with their parents, enjoyed a pizza and reminisced about a season well played.

Congratulations to coach Bill and his girls.

Fontbonne Hall Academy [9901 Shore Rd. and 100th Street in Bay Ridge, (718) 748–2244].

Park Slope

Fond farewell

Emcon Pharmacy president Naresh Bhagroo is putting away his mortar and pestle, and retiring after serving the Park Slope community for 28 years at the drugstore where he began his career as a student intern from Long Island University.

His then-bosses prescribed Naresh a full-time position to dispense and counsel customers behind the counter. His climb up the ladder brought him to become partner and eventually president.

Naresh’s care and dedication has proved invaluable to his patients, who have come to trust his wisdom and kindness. He routinely provides little toys for children to play with while filling out prescriptions for their parents, and takes the time to chat with elderly patrons. His customers consider him the year-round Santa Claus of their community.

Even though Emcon provides free delivery, many patients prefer to pick up their meds just so they can sit and chat for a bit with Naresh. They’re sure gonna miss him!

Standing O wishes Naresh a very happy retirement.

Emcon Pharmacy [49 Fifth Ave. and Bergen Street in Park Slope, (718) 789–3370].

Borough-Wide

Move over those tassels

Cheers and shout-outs to the Class of 2016 at Bishop Kearney High School. The graduating seniors attended their commencement day on June 4 at Our Lady of Angels Church with humanitarian Carolyn Makinson as keynote speaker.

All of the grads, who between them have earned approximately $29 million in scholarships, will attend college in the fall.

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

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Hip, hip, hooray to The Brooklyn Free School students, who graduated on June 11, following a week of fun-filled activities, including a field day at Fort Greene Park and a day at the beach at Jacob Riis Park.

Brooklyn Free School [372 Clinton Ave. in Clinton Hill, (718) 499–2707].

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Huzza, huzza to proud grads at Xaverian High School.

The Class of 2016 walked up the aisle at Brooklyn College’s Walt Whitman Auditorium on June 4 to receive its diplomas, as the Pipe and Drum Corp artfully handled the Call to Order.

Senior Isaac Alexandre Jean-Francois, headed to Columbia University in the fall, gave the welcome address — and some choice advice to his fellow graduates.

“We must use the lessons we learn to empower those around us and to create a better world for all,” he said. “In doing so, we expand Xaverian’s impact far beyond its walls out into a world that we will shape for ourselves.”

Xaverian High School [7100 Shore Rd. at 71st Street in Bay Ridge, (718) 836–7100].

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The Kings Bay Y hosted the first graduation class for students in the Noar Leumi Teen Program.

Danny Danon, Israel’s ambassador to the United States, was the guest speaker.

Noar Leumi is a youth movement from Israel that follows the social ideology of Ze’ev Jabotinsky, who believed that youth have the power to change and impact society.

The program is the first chapter in New York and is open for teens 15 to 18 years old.

Kings Bay Y [3495 Nostrand Ave. at Avenue W in Sheepshead Bay, (718) 648–7703].

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Updated 11:48 am, January 16, 2019
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