Our Youth

Teen News Flash – Feb. 17

Christ is Risen Easter Art Contest is Underway!

P.S. I Love You Day Celebrated at Bishop Kearney HS

(Photo: Bishop Kearney H.S.)

P.S. I Love You Day is held on the second Friday of February at Bishop Kearney H.S., Bensonhurst.  This year, the Student Council sponsored a Dress Down Day and asked  students to wear purple to encourage positive attitudes and spread love in order to decrease bullying, and promote mental health awareness.

Students of the Month at Christ the King HS

Back row (left to right): Christian Wong, Justin Figuero, Jondelle Reyes, Daniel Persaud, Briana Ayuso Front row (left to right): Annie Valle, Kristie Caruana, Arianna Trujillo, Taylor Lobur, Adriana Cumbe, Anays McKensie and Christina Shenuda (Photo: Christ the King H.S.)

Twelve students were honored at the Middle Village high school for their efforts in school as well as grades.  Principal Geri Martinez said in a statement that she’s proud of her students for “embodying the spirit of the mission of Christ the King, which is to “attain a high level of achievement based upon recognition of their unique abilities and their relationship with God.”

Prestigious Science Awards at Fontbonne HS

Fontbonne Hall Academy, Bay Ridge, students Kristina Scarfo and Teressa Martinelli were honored to receive award badges for their research papers, which were submitted to the Regeneron Science Talent Search, the nation’s oldest and most prestigious science and math competition for high school seniors.

From left: Teressa Martinelli, Kristina Scarfo.(Photo: Fontbonne Hall Academy H.S.)

Kristina earned the Regeneron Science Talent Search Research Report Badge, which is awarded to an entrant who has submitted a well-written, college-level, journal-style research report based upon her own independent science research. Kristina worked with Dr. Philip Schatz from St. Joseph’s University. Her paper is entitled “Gender Differences in Concussion Symptoms as Reported by Youth Athletes and their Parents.”

Teressa also earned the Regeneron Science Talent Search Research Report Badge along with the Student Initiative Badge for her well-written college-level research report and her extraordinary effort and accomplishment relative to the resources available to her.  Teressa’s paper is entitled “Increased Risk of Attentional Bias in First-Time Parents Exhibiting Symptoms of Stress, Anxiety, and Depression During Pregnancy,” and she worked for two years under the mentorship of Dr. Clancy Blair at New York University.

Both students are members of Fontbonne’s Science Research Program, which is a three-year sequence of classes that allows students to choose an original area of investigation and work under the guidance and coaching of a research scientist to complete the project. Students enter their papers in the Regeneron Science Talent Search along with other local research competitions in their senior year.

Honor Roll Students from Our Lady of the Snows

Congratulations to the following students who attend Our Lady of the Snows, North Floral Park:

  • Erik Brown
  • Melanie Girao
  • Marcel Koch
  • Laura Vasquez

Honor Roll Students from Our Lady of Mercy

Congratulations to the following students who attend Our Lady of Mercy, Forest Hills:

  • Isabella Cognata
  • Mark Alex Sulewski