St. Francis College Grad’s Life Goal: Giving Health Care to Those Who Need it Most

As she walked across the stage at the historic Kings Theatre in May, St. Francis College co-valedictorian Zenovia Gonzalez was closing in on her goal of becoming a doctor specializing in emergency medicine. During her four years pursuing a bachelor’s degree in biology, the Marine Park resident excelled, being part of the elite Dun Scotus honors society and earning a spot in medical school at SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University.

When a Catholic School Closes, What Happens to All That Is Left Inside?

The closing of a Catholic school marks the end of an era for generations of students and teachers, but it doesn’t mean it’s the end of everything. For example, all of the items inside a school building — everything from the desks and chairs in classrooms to statues of saints gracing the hallways to student report cards stored away in file cabinets — have a life beyond the school itself.

Sew Good: Catholic Academy’s Fashion Club Teaches Students Clothing Design Skills

When Beatrix James joined the new fashion club at St. Stanislaus Kostka Catholic Academy, it was just to spend time with her two close friends. The third grader knew nearly nothing about clothing design. Soon, what began as a hobby with friends turned into a passion she could see herself pursuing as a career, flourishing within a community of kids that are always “going to want to play with you.”