The seniors of Archbishop Molloy H.S., Briarwood, tied their sneakers one last time Oct. 27 for their annual student fundraiser, the Walkathon, but some embarked on a special tradition: an 11-mile walk to the World Trade Center. Together, the seniors didn’t just raise money for their school, but they made lasting memories in their final year of high school.
I attended my first Jornadista Mass at Epiphany Church in Williamsburg. Although I am not a Jornadista, I attended to observe what it’s like to be a part of the Jornada Movement through one of their special events this year – a Halloween Costume Drive for families living in shelters.
I can confidently say that going on retreat has been one of the best decisions I have made in my high school career at St. Edmund Prep and in my life.
Sept. 27 was a big day for St. Agnes Academic H.S. in College Point. On this day, the Maureen Martin Fritch ’78 Health Science Lab was formally opened.
Hundreds of Pandas commemorated their alma mater at a Mass celebrated by Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio, who ushered in a new chapter in the school’s role of educating young women – spiritually, intellectually, and socially – to make positive changes in the world.
This was a leadership workshop and retreat, led by the Congregation of the Sisters of St. Joseph, that taught us how to bring forward elements of change in our communities, school and on a global scale.
This summer, from July 17 to Aug. 4, I was fortunate enough to participate in Google’s three-week intensive computer science program designed for 30 high-potential, incoming college freshmen, called the Computer Science Summer Institute (CSSI).
I participated in the ACIS Women’s Leadership Trip to the Dominican Republic with nine of my classmates from Fontbonne Hall Academy in Bay Ridge. This trip taught me leadership skills, teamwork and made me question how I could leave a lasting impact on the world through leading and educating.
My experience at Carnegie Hall was definitely one I will never forget. I loved having the opportunity to perform and what I loved even more was being able to do so alongside my Kearney sisters.
On June 7, I had the wonderful opportunity of personally meeting New York City Police Commissioner James O’Neill and shadowing him for the day. This experience helped me realize that you can achieve any goal with a little hard work and perseverance.