Bishop Ford Basketball Star Heading to St. John’s

Bishop Ford H.S., Park Slope, girls’ basketball star Aaliyah Lewis will be taking her talents to St. John’s University, Jamaica.The senior accepted a four-year scholarship offer to play for the Red Storm. “I am grateful to God, my family, Bishop Ford and all my coaches in the AAU basketball program,” Lewis said. “This was a […]

St. Saviour Sends Buckets of Love

With New Yorkers struggling to clean after superstorm Sandy, St. Saviour H.S. students wanted to make sure those affected had the tools they needed to complete the daunting tasks. The Park Slope high school collected 60 buckets filled with various cleaning supplies to donate to the victims of Hurricane Sandy. The packages were labeled “Buckets of […]

When Disaster Strikes, Students Unite

As the students and faculty of Bishop Kearney H.S., Bensonhurst, returned to school this week, they shared their stories and experiences and immediately put their heads together to see how they could help the families affected by Hurricane Sandy. The generous and compassionate spirit of the Kearney community was evident all through the building and […]

Maspeth Youth Learn from Year of Faith

by Katie McCague The combined youth ministry of St. Stanislaus Kostka and Transfiguration parish, Maspeth, took to heart Pope Benedict XVI’s call to learn the teachings of the Catholic Church through the Year of Faith. They held a prayer service to help them better understand the feasts of All Saints and All Souls. Father Paul […]

A Super Hero in Seventh Grade

The Atlantic Ocean, the Sahara Desert and Mt. Everest  combined could not keep Mikesha Withanachchi from helping her fellow girls in Sri Lanka. Withanachchi, a seventh-grade student in Sacred Heart school, Bayside, asked her principal, Dennis Farrell, to send a letter to the school community with a request. She wanted to ask for assistance in […]

Gen. Colin Powell Visits B’klyn’s Cristo Rey H.S.

General Colin Powell visited the students at Cristo Rey Brooklyn H.S. to encourage them to be their own role models. “You are going to be the leaders of this country,” said the former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and former U.S. Secretary of State. “I am counting on you, now that I am […]

A Golden Jubilee in Middle Village

  In order to honor 50 years of dedicated service to Catholic education, Auxiliary Bishop Paul Sanchez celebrated Mass at Christ the King R.H.S., Middle Village. When the episcopal vicar for Queens presided over the annual opening Mass for the school, he asked God’s blessings for the new school year. He also expressed gratitude for […]

The Power of Determined Silver Scouts

When their community was in need, seven eighth-grade girls from Sacred Heart, Bayside, exemplified the true character of the Girl Scouts, said Roberta Bilello co-leader of the parish Troop 4443. The room their parish and school used for toddler programs was in need of a makeover, said Georgette Lyons, Girl Scout moderator. So, the girls […]

The Government at Holy Cross High School

As the nation turns its attention to leadership at its highest levels, Holy Cross H.S., Flushing, looks at leadership closer to home. New members of the school’s student council took on the responsibility of leadership among their peers. Standing from left to right are: Dimeji Bamishile, senior, senior class vice president; Delaney Warner, senior; Kenneth […]

IPads Are Not Toys at TMLA

As education and technology continue to intertwine, the young women at The Mary Louis Academy are leading the curve. Every ninth-grade student at the Jamaica Estates high school will be using iPads, a touchscreen computer tablet, in their social studies classes. This pilot program is being implemented by Danielle McCormack, social studies teacher, and Shannon […]