Each year, The Tablet salutes the high school graduating class by highlighting one outstanding graduate from each of the high schools in the Diocese of Brooklyn.
Russian troops inflicted heavy damage on Taya Kostochka’s school in Kyiv, Ukraine. Now she has a new school, and friends, at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Academy in Gravesend.
Cathedral Prep students helped research the purchase options for a jet, which is now the “Flying Classroom” of pioneering pilot Capt. Barrington Irving. The good captain returned the favor recently by giving them rides in the Learjet over Long Island.
Linda Keppel, associate principal of Divine Wisdom Catholic Academy, has spent 40 years in education in the Diocese of Brooklyn — first as a teacher for 31 years and then as an administrator for nine. She looks back on her career.
Father Israel Perez, administrator of Holy Child Jesus Parish, Richmond Hill, asked Patricia Winters, principal of Holy Child Jesus Catholic Academy, if the schoolchildren would like to send messages to their peers in Ukraine.
Immaculate Conception Catholic Academy – Astoria recently achieved accreditation from an organization that grades schools worldwide. The Diocese of Brooklyn has 66 elementary schools which, like ICCA-A, routinely achieve accreditation, school officials said.
Maya Singh, an eighth-grader at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Academy in Queens, said she has enjoyed every minute of her time in the school, where she feels right at home and has made many friends with whom she has a lot in common. But one thing that Maya does not have in common with many of her classmates is religion. Unlike them, Maya is not Catholic.
Deacon Kevin McCormack, the newly-named superintendent of Catholic Schools in the Diocese of Brooklyn, has spent nearly 40 years guiding students at Xaverian, first as a teacher and then as principal for the past 15 years.
Deacon Kevin McCormack, the principal of Xaverian High School in Bay Ridge, has been appointed superintendent of schools for the Diocese of Brooklyn by Bishop Robert Brennan, the diocese announced on Thursday, May 5.
Through an art project and a dress-down day, the students of St. Sebastian Catholic Academy in Woodside, sent prayers and support to refugee families in Ukraine and in neighboring Poland.