2005-06-03 / Community

Rockaway Residents Graduate From Bishop Kearney HS

Eleven young women who live on the peninsula were among two hundred sixty-four Bishop Kearney High School seniors who graduated on June 4, 2005. Eight of them were among the one hundred thirty-nine graduates (53% of the class) who received a total of four hundred eighty five scholarships, valued at over twelve million, seven hundred thousand dollars.

Courtney Calciano won the Loyola Scholarship to the University of Scranton, PA, the Alumni Scholarship to Wagner College, NY and the Marist College Scholarship to Marist College, NY. She will attend Marist College in the fall.

Jillienne Jordan won the Fairfield Tuition Scholarship to Fairfield University, CT, the Loyola Scholarship to Fordham University, NY and the Georgetown University NHS Scholarship to Georgetown University, DC. She will attend Georgetown in the fall.

Pamela Kellar received the CUA award to the Catholic University of America, DC, the WVU Blue & Gold Level 2 Scholarship to West Virginia University, WV and the Xavier Grant to the University of Scranton, PA. She plans to attend the University of Scranton.

Christina Maiocca won the Achievement Award to Adelphi University, NY and the Iona Scholarship to Iona College, NY. She will attend the College of Mount Saint Vincent in the fall.

Casey Mulligan received the Dominican College Scholarship from Dominican College, NY, the DePrizio Scholarship from Kings College, PA and the Special Recognition Scholarship from Hartwick College, NY. She plans to attend Hartwick College.

Cara O’Donnell received the University Scholarship from the Catholic University of America, DC, the Scholastic Excellence Scholarship from St. John’s University, NY and the Community Recognition Award from St. John’s University, NY. She plans to attend Tulane University in the fall.

Catherine Purpura received the Academic Incentive Award from Long Island University, NY and the CUNY – Peter F. Vallone Academic Scholarship. She plans to attend CUNY – Hunter College, NY.

Ariana Starace won the Canisius College Benefactor’s Scholarship from Canisius College, NY and the Iona Incentive Award from Iona College, NY. She will attend SUNY in Albany, NY.

Among the other graduates are: Casey Castellano , who plans include working; Katherine Muldoon , who will attend St. Thomas Aquinas College, NY and Genevieve Tyne , who plans to attend College of Mount St. Vincent.

In reviewing the accomplishments of the Class of 2005, Sister Thomasine, Kearney’s principal, noted: “We are very proud of the scholastic accomplishments of this class. These young women have worked very hard, focused on their college goals and achieved their personal best.” Ms. Kelly Karidis, senior guidance counselor, supported the girls to insure their success in achieving recognition for their academic achievements. The large number and variety of scholarships awarded to these graduates testify to their ability and earnest dedication to their studies. These strong young women are certainly going to make a difference in the 21st century.”

Bishop Kearney High School is a private Catholic secondary school owned and operated by the Sisters of St. Joseph and staffed by both religious and lay people in a co-operative effort to educate young women of Brooklyn, since 1961.

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