Kearney Scholars From The Peninsula
Seventeen young women who live on the peninsula were among 221 Bishop Kearney High School seniors who graduated on June 6, 2009. Fourteen of them were among the 125 graduates (64 percent of the class) who received more than 640 scholarships, valued at more than $20,500,000.
Courtney Clerkin won the Academic Excellence Scholarship to Iona College; the Presidential Scholarship to Manhattan College; the St. Vincent Ferrer Scholarship to Providence College; a full Presidential Scholarship and the SJC/CSJ Scholarship to St. Joseph's College and the Loyola Scholarship to the University of Scranton. Courtney will attend Providence College in the fall.
Bridget Dalton received the full CUNY - Macauley Honors College Scholarship to Baruch College; the Loyola Scholarship to Fordham University; the Presidential Scholarship to Loyola College in Maryland and a full Scholastic Scholarship to St. John's University. Bridget will attend Fordham University.
Sarah Donahue received the Leader Scholarship to Le Moyne College; the Presidential Scholarship to Merrimack College and the Founders' Scholarship to the College of St. Rose. She will attend St. Joseph's University in the fall, on the University Scholarship.
Meaghan Edwards received the Alumni Scholarship to Marist College; the Academic Scholarship to Quinnipiac University; the Dean's Scholarship and the SJC/CSJ Award to St. Joseph's College; the Dean's Merit Scholarship to Stonehill College and the Alumni Award to the University of Hartford. Meaghan will attend SUNY at New Paltz in the fall.
Mary Gallagher received the St. Francis Scholarship to St. Francis College and the Vallone Academic Scholarship. She will attend Queens College in the fall
Alyssa Gallo received the Vallone Academic Scholarship. She is attending the University of Massachusetts Amherst in the fall.
Tracey Greene received the Iona Scholarship to Iona College. Tracey will attend San Diego State University in the fall to major in graphic design.
Kristina Iudica received the St. Vincent de Paul Award to the College of Mount Saint Vincent; the Iona Scholarship to Iona College; the Merit Award to Mount St. Mary College; the Scholastic Achievement Award and the SJC/CSJ Award to St. Joseph's College and the Alumni Award to the University of Hartford. Kristina plans to attend Iona College in the fall.
Chelsea Kellar received the Academic Achievement Award to St. Francis College and plans to attend St. Francis in the fall.
Kaitlin McVeigh received the Bellarmine Award to Fairfield University; the Alumni Scholarship to Marist College; the St. Joseph's Scholarship to Providence College; the Deans' Scholarship and the Franciscan Scholarship to Sienna College; the Dean's Merit Scholarship to Stonehill College and the Scholastic Excellence Scholarship to St. John's University. Kaitlin will attend Loyola College in Maryland in the fall.
Tara Redden received the Academic Achievement Award to St. Francis College. She plans to attend St. Francis in the fall to study history.
Patricia Sorensen received the Scholastic Achievement Award and the SJC/CSJ Award to St. Joseph's College. She plans to attend SUNY College at Cortland, to study education.
Deirdre Stokes received the Presidential Scholarship to Ithaca College; the Academic Achievement Award to St. John's University and the Presidential Scholarship to the University of Vermont. Deirdre plans to attend the College of the Holy Cross in the fall, to study biology.
Kaitlyn Tuohey received the St. Clare Award to St. Francis College and the Incentive Award and the SJC/CSJ Award to St. Joseph's College. Kaitlyn will attend Bridgewater State College in the fall.
Among the other graduates are: Kaitlin Donahue, who will attend St. Francis College; Ariel Fahy, who is attending John Jay College of Criminal Justice and KellyAnn Malloy, who is attending the Maryland Institute College of Art.
In reviewing the accomplishments of the Class of 2009, 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. Senior guidance counselors, Sister Elizabeth Kelly and Sister Margaret Ruddy and Ellen Burti, Kearney's college and careers counselor, worked very hard with the girls, to insure that they would receive the recognition they deserved for their academic achievements. These young women have surpassed all previous graduating classes in the value and diversity of awards they earned, as well as the inroads they made in the Ivy League and other prestigious schools. They 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.