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Tablet Talk April 13, 2019

SFP Artists, Writers Win Nationally
Students from St. Francis Prep, Fresh Meadows, were again named winners in the National Scholastic Arts and Writing Awards – the nation’s longest-running, most prestigious recognition initiative for creative teens and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Pictured are art department chairperson Jeanne Buccino; Allison Lau, Jinghong Chen; Kasper Bielecki; Yejin Kim; art teacher Dianna Shmerykowsky; Charlize Ruiz and Principal Patrick McLaughlin.
Photo courtesy Robert L. Johnston

May 3 and 10, the vaunted Music department of St. Francis Prep, Fresh Meadows, will present their annual Spring Concerts, showcasing the culmination of a year that brought national recognition to an already well established program.

In all, over 550 Prep students will be performing over the two nights. May 3 will include all three orchestras, both percussion ensembles, and the Concert Chorus. May 10 will spotlight all three bands, and Prep Chorus and Chamber Orchestra. The concert on the 10th will also feature the bands from Sacred Heart Catholic Academy in Cambria Heights, St. Luke School in Whitestone, and St. Gregory the Great Catholic Academy in Bellerose.

Each concert begins at 7:45 p.m., with doors opening at 7:15 p.m. General admission tickets are $5, and can be bought in advance in Prep’s Music department office, or at the door. There is ample street parking.

For more information, please contact Dr. Robert Corbino,, or 718- 423-8810, x255

Our Lady of the Cenacle, Richmond Hill will welcome Father Charles and Laurie Mangano for a Night of Reflection in the week of Divine Mercy on Thursday, May 2, 7-9 p.m. It’s a time for worship, praise and adoration.

“Hey, King! Where’s your crown, where’s your Cadillac? I’ve never seen a king before — on a donkey’s back.” – Paul Grant and Marian Palmer

Holy Week is ripe for photo taking! Why not send a photo to Tablet Talk.

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For more information call 718-517-3132.

Battle of the Orators in Jamaica Estates

Photo © Carl Ballenas

Eleven students at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Academy in Jamaica Estates, ranging from sixth to eighth grade, battled it out with an oratorical contest. They memorized influential speeches and striked a pose to express the feeling of their speeches for the photo seen above. Sixth grader Ysabella Pawlicki, second from left, triumphed as the winner with her rendition of the speech given by Severn Suzuki in 1992 to the UN Conference on Environment and Development.