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  • The Winter Athletics Awards Ceremony Has Been Rescheduled to March 12

    The Winter Athletics Awards Ceremony scheduled for tonight has been postponed to Thursday March 12 from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM at Crest Hollow.


    Please note that the Girls Varsity Basketball NSCHSAA championship game and the Boys Varsity Basketball NSCHSAA chamionship game have been rescheduled to WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4, 2015 due to the weather forcast.

    Girls Varsity Basketball vs. St. John the Baptist - 4:00 PM
    Boys Varsity Basketball vs. Chaminade - 7:30 PM

    Both games will take place at Farmingdale State College.

  • Spring Sports Tryout Postponements – Updated 3/1

    Attention all Spring Sports candidates. Due to the weather and field conditions tryouts for some sports have been altered. Please pay attention for your sport information:

    1) All Freshman, JV A and JV B team tryouts will be postponed until at least Wednesday March 4th
    Please check with your coach for details.

    2) Boys Tennis tryouts will be postponed until Tuesday March 10th

    3) Girls Winter Track tryouts will be postponed until Monday March 9th

    4) All Golf team candidates will have tryouts on Monday March 2nd at 3:45 pm. Please see Mr. Doran for the meeting location.

    5) Boys Spring Track tryouts will be postponed untill Monday, March 9th.

    6) All other Varsity teams will have tryouts on Monday March 2nd. Please see your coach for the scheduled tryout time.

    Thank you.

Kellenberg Features


Speech and Debate Team Hits Historic Mark

Article by Artemis Tsagaris, Class of 2016: The Kellenberg Speech and Debate Team competes in the difficult Long Island Forensic League.  Every year, students strive towards the goal of representing the school at the State Forensic League Championship Tournament.  This year’s tournament takes place in Oneonta, New York on the weekend of April 24th.  Since September, the Speech and Debate Team members have been working hard every week with the directors and coaches of the team.  Throughout the year, competitors have been attending many competitions... Read More

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Mock Trial Team Remains Undefeated

Article by Danielle Santevecchi, Class of 2016: After months of preparation and hard work, the Kellenberg Mock Trial team has advanced enough in the Nassau County tournament to become one of the final sixteen teams of forty-eight to remain standing. After three weeks of competing with one trial a week, the team has emerged undefeated, therefore setting a new record in its history. This year’s fictional case involves the defendant, Casey Cheatham, facing a civil lawsuit from the Morningside Heights Booster Club, an organization in which Cheatham... Read More

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Newsday: Torre brothers lead Kellenberg into CHSAA final

Article by Newsday’s Bob Herzog: When Mike, a senior, went to the bench with his third foul midway through the third quarter and the Firebirds leading by six, Steve, a junior, scored seven of Kellenberg’s next nine points. By the time they were reunited on the court for the fourth quarter, Kellenberg was in command. “I do not want this to end,” Mike Torre said slowly, emphasizing each word, after scoring 29 points while his brother added 21 in No. 4 Kellenberg’s 75-65 victory over No. 1 Holy Trinity Sunday in a CHSAA... Read More


Marianist Students Participate in St. Joseph’s Mission over Winter Break

Article by Sabrina Zaffiro, Class of 2016: Almost two and a half years ago, Superstorm Sandy transformed the lives of thousands of Americans. Within hours, mass physical and emotional devastation overtook multitudes of inhabitants of the East Coast. This record shattering obliteration left more than just fallen trees and power outages; it is estimated that approximately 305,000 homes were damaged or destroyed as a result of the storm. Hurricane Sandy was also declared the second costliest hurricane since 1900 with a total damage cost of over $50... Read More


Christian Morales Competes in Regional Spelling Bee at Hofstra University

Brother Joseph C. Fox’s eighth grader, Christian Morales, recently participated in the regional Spelling Bee at Hofstra University. Christian qualified for Hofstra as one of the top winners in the Latin School’s annual spelling bee. He competed with thirty students in grades six, seven, and eight and then completed twelve rounds of spelling words that progressively became more difficult as the rounds continued. In the end, Christian was our final winner with the spelling of the word “silhouette.” On February 8, 2015, joining... Read More


Junior Robert Weissheier Places 2nd on LI; Will Compete in National Championship

Congratulations to Kellenberg Boys Track and Field junior Robert Weissheier who placed 2nd in the varsity shot put at the Long Island Elite Meet this weekend, pitting the best public and private athletes from Long Island.  His throw of 51′ 5 3/4″ was his second best throw of the season. This accolade adds to his third place finishes in the Catholic league Championships and Catholic State Championships.  Robert will represent Kellenberg in the National Indoor Championships on Friday March 13 at the New York City Armory.  Congratulations... Read More


Girls Sprint Medley Relay Captures CHSAA Title

Kellenberg’s Girls Sprint Medley Relay team of Bridget McNierney, Keryann Ladoceur, Gabby Schreib, and Jazmine Fray captured their second “John P. Prendergast CHSAA” title in three years at the 108th Running of the Millrose Games in NYC’s Armory Track and Field Center. The favorite going into the race due to their Millrose Trials win and the fact that the relay squad currently has the third fastest time in the country, the Firebirds didn’t disappoint! McNierney led off the opening 400 meter leg in a close third, while... Read More


Kellenberg Science Olympiad Team Captures First Place in Regional Competition

Article by Rachel Buzeta, Class of 2015: On Saturday, January 31, Kellenberg Memorial High School hosted the Western Nassau Division C Regional Science Olympiad Competition. Representing 19 schools from Long Island, 34 teams came to compete. Donning team shirts with clever science puns, students did their best to make their presence known. Our hallways were soon bedecked with streamers, posters, and balloons of various school colors. Walking through the hallways in the early morning, the enthusiasm was palpable. Events started promptly, and students... Read More


Newsday: Kellenberg’s Jazmine Fray sets school record in 600 meters

Article by Newsday’s Jordan Lauterbach: It’s good to be fresh. Jazmine Fray knows that firsthand. While the Kellenberg senior usually has to run the 600 meters after exerting herself in a previous event (typically the 1,000 meters), she had the luxury of leading off her day with it Sunday at the CHSAA Intersectional Championships. Fray won the event in 1 minute, 33.44 seconds at The Armory in Manhattan. That broke the Kellenberg record of 1:35.46 set by Kim Mackay in 2010, coach Marty Brown said. It was Fray’s first time running... Read More


Kellenberg Pro-Life Retreat on the March for Life

Kellenberg juniors pictured here with Bishop William Murphy. Article by Emily Clark & Christina Engelke, Class of 2016: On January 22, 2015, fifty-two Kellenberg juniors, along with a few seniors, alumni, and faculty, joined the thousands of people for the annual March for Life in Washington D.C. Every year, a select group of Kellenberg juniors participates in this national event in support of the protection of the defenseless life in America. We made our way down the streets of D.C. in protest of the legalization of abortion and other affairs... Read More


Firebirds Victorious at the 13th Annual Tom Crotty Classic

Kyle DeVerna recieves the awared for Most Valuable Player of the game. Pictured here with the family of Tom Crotty following Kellenberg’s victory. (Credit: Steven Ryan) Article by Sabrina Zaffiro, Class of 2016: On Saturday, January 24, Kellenberg hosted the 13th Annual Tom Crotty Classic Basketball Tournament. Games are held yearly to commemorate and celebrate the life of Tom Crotty, who was tragically killed during the September 11 attacks. Living in Rockville Centre and attending Maria Regina High School, Class of 1978, Tom Crotty never... Read More


Science Olympiad Medals at MIT Invitational

Article by Rachel Buzeta, Class of 2015: After school on Friday, January 23, our A and B Science Olympiad teams travelled to Cambridge, Massachusetts, to compete in the inaugural MIT Invitational. Like the Yale Invitational the week earlier, Science Olympiad alumni organized the MIT competition. The MIT students responsible for this competition wanted to provide the Massachusetts and Greater New England area with an enhanced Science Olympiad experience. They thought hosting an invitational would be just the way to do that. This competition was... Read More

Mother Celine Therese Vadukkoot addresses guests during a birthday party for centenarians Jan. 20 at the Little Sisters of the Poor's Queen of Peace Residence in the Queens borough of New York. Eight residents celebrating 100 or more years in 2015 were honored at the event. (CNS photo/Gregory A. Shemitz)

Kellenberg Students Volunteer with the Little Sisters of the Poor to Help the Elderly Poor Live with Dignity

Mother Celine Therese Vadukkoot addresses guests during a birthday party for centenarians Jan. 20 at the Little Sisters of the Poor’s Queen of Peace Residence in the Queens borough of New York. Eight residents celebrating 100 or more years in 2015 were honored at the event. (CNS photo/Gregory A. Shemitz) Article by Beth Griffin, Catholic News Service: QUEENS VILLAGE, N.Y. (CNS) — “I found heaven,” Agnes Russo said definitively, as she described the Little Sisters of the Poor Queen of Peace Residence, her home of 17 years. Russo, 99,... Read More

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Science Olympiad Team Competes at Yale Invitational

Article by Rachel Buzeta, Class of 2015: Meeting at 4:30 a.m. on January 17, Kellenberg Science Olympiad took two teams comprised of 27 students to compete in New Haven, Connecticut. That day the 2nd annual Yale Invitational was underway. This invitational was run solely by Yale students who were Science Olympiad alumni. These students, aware of the great impact this club has on thousands united by a love of science, decided to host a competition of their own and give back to a community that nurtured their passions for years. That morning the renowned... Read More


Juniors Responding Spiritually on Retreat at Founders Hollow

Article by Emily Clark, Class of 2016: Over Christmas break, over 80 students from the junior class received letters in the mail in which they were selected to join “Juniors Responding Spiritually” or JRS. “Juniors Responding Spiritually” is a group of juniors who use their exemplary leadership skills to run the retreats of younger students who are also growing in the faith. Half of these 86 students were assigned to lead freshman retreats whereas the other half will be running the retreats of students from the Latin School and St. Martin... Read More

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