2008-12-12 / School News

Bishop Kearney Students Celebrates Others

Pictured are members of the student council as they began to arrange the more than 30 cartons of food collected by classmates. Pictured are members of the student council as they began to arrange the more than 30 cartons of food collected by classmates. November was a very busy month at Bishop Kearney High School, in Bensonhurst. To commemorate Veteran's Day, the students hung yellow ribbons on the trees surrounding the building and wrote "thank you" letters to individual members of the Armed Forces presently deployed overseas.

They also put together a list of relatives and friends who are retired or on active duty, to remind their classmates to keep these people in their prayers.

Aware of the needs in their own community, the girls decided to concentrate on supplying food to two local programs this year.

As they prepared for Thanksgiving Day, they were busy collecting canned and non-perishable food for St. Athanasius' Vincent de Paul Society and the Reaching Out Community Service Program, on New Utrecht Avenue, Brooklyn.

The faculty also put together a complete dinner basket for a needy family.

The gifts were presented during the school Mass of Thanksgiving on Wednesday, November 26, as the Kearny community gathered to remember those less fortunate and show their gratitude for all the gifts they have received during the year.

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