When it comes to being named valedictorians of their respective Catholic high school graduating classes, Allie Giordano and Victoria Ryan have a lot in common.
In 1976, 200 years after the United States of America declared independence from Great Britain, then-President Gerald Ford officially recognized February as Black History Month (BHM) across the U.S. The fact that such a milestone in African American history happened only 50 years ago wasn’t lost on the young women who planned, practiced, and then performed at St. Saviour High School’s annual BHM assembly on Feb. 17.
Students from St. Saviour High School welcomed Bishop-designate Robert Brennan to their church the best way they knew how — treating him to a joyful rendition of the gospel song “Awesome God.”
When Xavier High School religion teacher Stephanie Boccuzzi was in the fourth grade, an early morning recess session on Sept. 11, 2001, turned into an immediate dismissal. Back then, she had no idea why.
It’s in Angelia Lubrano’s blood to help others, having grown up performing holiday-themed community service with her family and fundraising in memory of her late aunt, who died from lung cancer. This Lenten season, Angelia stepped up to the plate in a solo effort.
Bottles and blankets and bibs, oh my! Just ahead of Mother’s Day, St. Saviour High School’s Respect Life Club donated $800 worth of gift cards and baby-related necessities to new mothers residing at Good Counsel Homes on Staten Island.
Within nine years, Madison Garrett rose through the ranks to become an Ambassador Girl Scout and earned the program’s highest award for scouts between the ages of 14 and 17 — the Gold Award.
St. Saviour High School junior Allie Giordano wanted to do more for others as the pandemic continued to unfold during the holiday season. She asked for help from her school’s administration with a Christmas service project she wanted to pursue — collecting items for the military through the American Red Cross Holidays for Heroes program.
Car parades, virtual proms, home visits from principals personally delivering caps and gowns to doorsteps, and drive-by graduation ceremonies are just some of the ways high schools around the Diocese of Brooklyn are making seniors feel special in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Tablet asks students from around the Diocese of Brooklyn a question for the opinion section of the Youth page. This week: students from St. Saviour H.S. in Park Slope.