2012-06-22 / School News

Kearney Scholars From The Peninsula


Some of the seniors from the peninsula were all smiles, as they posed for one last picture during the senior luncheon. Some of the seniors from the peninsula were all smiles, as they posed for one last picture during the senior luncheon. Several young women who live on the peninsula were among 162 Bishop Kearney High School seniors who graduated on June 2. They were among the 76 percent of the class who received scholarships valued at almost $24 million.

Morgan Baldrian (St. Francis de Sales) received the Belmont Abbey, NC Abbey Opportunity Award; the College of Saint Rose, NY Saint Rose Award; the Iona College, NY Iona Scholarship; the Mount Saint Mary College, NY Dean’s Scholarship; Siena College, NY Mission Scholarship; St. John’s University, NY Catholic High School Scholarship; St. Joseph’s College, NY Incentive Award and SJC/CSJ Award; University of Scranton, PA Loyola Scholarship and York College, PA York Heritage Award. Baldrian will attend Sacred Heart University, CT with the Trustee Scholarship.

Shannon Fahy (Scholars’ Academy) received the St. Joseph’s College, NY Incentive Award and SJC/CSJ Award. In the fall, she will attend Iona College.

Jessica Higgins (St. Francis de Sales) received the Iona College, NY Iona Scholarship and the St. John’s University, NY Catholic High School Scholarship. She will attend SUNY at Cortland in the fall.

Kerry McLaughlin (St. Camillus) received the St. Francis College, NY Institutional Scholarship. In the fall, she will attend Coastal Carolina University.

Caroline Nee (St. Camillus) received the Iona College, NY Academic Excellence Scholarship and the Manhattan College, NY Dean’s Award. Nee will attend the University of Scranton in the fall.

Victoria Romano (Scholars’ Academy) received the Johnson & Wales University, RI Presidential Academic Scholarship; University of New Haven, CT UNH Award and the University of Tampa, FL Minaret Scholarship. In the fall, Romano will attend the University of New Hampshire.

Sarah Stokes (St. Francis de Sales) received the Manhattan College, NY Founder’s Award; the Saint Michael’s College, VT Edmundite Catholic High School Scholarship; the St. John’s University, NY Academic Achievement Award and Catholic High School Scholarship; the St. Joseph’s College, NY Scholastic Achievement Award and SJC/CSJ Award and the University of Scranton, PA Loyola Scholarship. Stokes will be attending Loyola University, MD in the fall.

Among the other graduates was Luisa Gallagher, who will be attending St. Joseph College, NY in the fall.

In reviewing the accomplishments of the Class of 2012, 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.” Guidance counselor Sharon Keller 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 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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