Eighth-grade graduates Izabella (Izzy) Gamarra and Grace McKenna have gone through life side-by-side, and their journey together isn’t over. The pair became friends in kindergarten at Sacred Heart Catholic Academy in Bayside and have been inseparable ever since — especially after Izzy was diagnosed with a golf ball-sized brain tumor, at age 7, before starting second grade.
The CHSAA is hosting a boys’ spring basketball tournament.
Leslie “Les” Pinder, an honorary member of the St. Francis Prep, Fresh Meadows, Class of 1959, died peacefully from natural causes on Jan. 15.
The CHSFL has instituted a 7-on-7 format for the fall, with the full season set for this spring.
Tom Catalanotto is the first girls’ varsity basketball coach at Holy Cross.
At Holy Cross H.S., Flushing, think fresh chicken cutlets and shish kebab with tzatziki sauce. The school’s meals are high quality — and they are a family affair, too.
Thanksgiving and Sept. 11 are linked together at an annual Mass Holy Cross H.S., Flushing, holds close to Thanksgiving every year, a liturgy that honors the 17 alumni who died during the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001.
Destiny Howell, a senior guard on the St. Francis Prep, Fresh Meadows, girls’ basketball team, has committed to continue her hoops career at Howard University in Washington, D.C.
Freshman golfer Emily Browne became the first female Holy Cross student-athlete to play in a CHSAA league match.
The Tablet asks students from around the Diocese of Brooklyn a question for the opinion section of the Youth page. This week: Holy Cross H.S., Flushing.