Starting smart: St. Edmund Prep senior receives Smart Start scholarship

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Congratulations to St. Edmund Preparatory High School senior Bithja Pierre. She has been accepted to participate in the JP Morgan Thomas G. Labrecque Smart Start Program.

The JPMorgan Thomas G. Labrecque Smart Start Program is available for high school seniors applying to colleges in New York in the fall, who are not planning to major in any life sciences or fine arts programs. The scholarship lasts for four years and covers full tuition. It also comes with a paid internship at JPMorgan throughout the four years, which consists of specific assignments, on-the-job training, full-time work over the summer, and part-time work during the school year. The scholarship provides a yearly stipend of $750 for books and supplies.

Our smart teen will be attending Fordham University in the fall.

Standing O wishes Bithja success in her future and good luck in her college career.

St. Edmund Preparatory High School [2474 Ocean Ave. at Avenue T in Sheepshead Bay, (718) 743–6100].


Put out the mat

Greenpointers rejoice, your choice of top-notch medical care has arrived — NYU Langone is spreading the health and opening its first outpatient location in Greenpoint. NYU Langone Medical Associates–Greenpoint is a multispecialty practice offering primary care and a wide variety of subspecialty services providing experts in more than a dozen clinical areas including allergy; cardiology; ears, nose, and throat; gastroenterology; internal medicine; endocrinology; neurology; oncology; ophthalmology; orthopedic surgery; physical therapy; pediatrics; and podiatry.

“We are excited to become part of NYU Langone, a world-renowned organization dedicated to providing high-quality and personalized care to patients,” said Dr. Shuja Qadir, a cardiologist and medical director at NYU Langone Medical Associates–Greenpoint. “Most importantly, this new partnership has allowed us to expand the specialties offered in our practice.”

“Our new affiliated practice in Greenpoint further demonstrates how we are bringing NYU Langone’s world-renowned, high-quality care directly to our patients’ neighborhoods, which enhances local and convenient access,” said Andrew Rubin, vice president of clinical affairs and ambulatory care at NYU Langone.

NYU Langone Medical Associates–Greenpoint [1934 Manhattan Ave. between Ash Street and Newtown Creek in Greenpoint, (718) 389–8585].

Borough wide

Race to the finish

It’s big, it’s stupendous — this Saturday more than 27,000 runners from around the world will participate in the Airbnb Brooklyn Half, a grueling 13.1 miles up the hills and down the dales and the country’s largest half-marathon, organized by the New York Road Runners.

Brooklynites who have overcome some pretty daunting conditions will be lacing up their trainers and participating in the demanding race.

Shelley Nauss of Bedford-Stuyvesant is running after losing 50 pounds and reversing a diagnosis that threatened complete loss of her eyesight.

Gravesend native Robin Howald is running for the 15th time in honor of her mother, who led a community movement in the 1970s to preserve Ocean Parkway, which makes up a significant portion of the race course.

And Marine Parker Barbara Klasewitz is running after discovering a love of walking and jogging through the Runners’ Open Runs, free weekly runs led by community volunteers throughout local neighborhood parks across the five boroughs. Since committing to a healthier lifestyle in 2015, Barbara has lost 104 pounds.

So be there or be square. Runners are gearing up on May 20 at the starting line near the Brooklyn Museum and will finish at the Boardwalk of America’s playground, Coney Island.

Standing O wishes all the runners good luck.

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Updated 11:48 am, January 16, 2019
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