2010-07-23 / Community

Kearney Students Use Summer Opportunities

Juniors at Bishop Kearney High School are using the summer to take advantage of advanced educational opportunities offered by a variety of organizations, colleges and universities. Three students have been chosen to participate in the Congressional Student Leadership Conference – a program of Lead America – Creating Leaders for Life, offering a diverse curriculum of hands-on career based opportunities. Mikela Regan will participate in the Council on Overseas Language Education at the University of San Lorenzo, Madrid, Spain. Kasandra Dorce will attend the New York City Medicine and Healthcare Council at Columbia University. Gabriela Donato will take part in the Conference on Law and Advocacy at the University of Chicago, in Chicago.

Maryann Batts will be attending Cornell University’s Summer College Program, with a focus on Veterinary Medicine. Vittoria Alberti was selected to participate in the Polytechnic Institute of New York University’s Center for Youth in Engineering and Science Summer Mathematics and SAT Prep Program. Yara Bishara has been admitted to the New York University’s Precollege Summer 2010. She will be studying Human Society, and Culture and Introduction to Human Communication.

Deirdre Hynes will attend Lead America, the Leadership University of Bentley University, Boston. Tressa Cali and Samantha Bruno were selected to attend the Manhattan College Summer Program in Engineering and Science for Women and Minority High School Students, which is co-sponsored by the Metropolitan Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers, the ACE Mentoring Program and individual corporate sponsors. Victoria Carrillo will be attending the Pre-College Intensive Nursing Program of Adelphi University. T

Saima Safa plans to attend the F.I.T. Summer Pre-College Program.

Kiera Cavalleri has a research internship at the American Museum of Natural History.

She will work about two hours twice a week under the guidance of a mentor, who is a researcher at the museum.

Athina Nicolaou has an internship at the Freedom from Fear Mental Health Clinic. Dylan McMarthy has an internship at the Office of the District Attorney, Kings County.

Kristin Lopez has been accepted as a work-study student in the Gallery/Studio Program at the Brooklyn Museum. She will be taking classes in Digital Photography.

Cassandra Williams and Kristen Casano are spending the summer as part of the Volunteer Program at Maimonides Hospital.

Victoria Lama, Eyliza Morciglio, Emily Mason and Kathleen Mason are taking part in a Habitat for Humanity project in West Virginia.

Participation in and support of Habitat for Humanity’s Collegiate Challenge program is a vital contribution to the mission of eliminating poverty housing from the face of the earth. A Kearney spokes person says, “Thank you girls, for your positive attitude and willing spirit – and we hope all our students have a restful and profitable summer.”

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