Archbishop Molloy H.S., Jamaica, will celebrate the life of late alumna, Karina Vetrano, with a vigil and relay walk/run event June 23-24.
Vetrano, a member of Molloy’s first co-ed graduation class in 2004, was murdered while jogging in Howard Beach last year.
A vigil and relay will begin on Friday, June 23 at 8 p.m. at the school. The following morning at 10 a.m., a Mass will be celebrated, followed by breakfast. At the conclusion of the event, the Marist Brothers, who run the school, will dedicate a permanent memorial in her honor.
The school has also announced that money will be raised to establish the Katrina Vetrano Memorial Scholarship Fund, which will provide financial educational assistance to deserving young women.
“Katrina’s family and friends instilled in her a love for creative writing, poetry, running, and physical exercise,” said Molloy’s President Richard Karsten.
“During the days spent at Archbishop Molloy H.S., Katrina’s interested continued to grow and flourish with the support of her classmates, teachers, and teammates, many of whom became lifelong friends. She is part of the fabric of our school and will be forever remembered as a member of our Molloy family.”
Anyone interested in signing up for the event, or making a donation to the fund, can visit www.molloyhs.org/karina or call the school’s alumni center at 718-441-9210.