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Sister Ann Thomas O.P. (’09) Speaks at 28th Annual Communion Breakfast

Article by Christina Benintendi & Mary Cannatella, Class of 2018: Last Sunday, March 22, Kellenberg Memorial High School held its 28th annual Communion Breakfast for freshman and Latin School students. This event started with Mass in which the freshman class and Latin School students participated with a banner and cross precession. The Mass was celebrated by Fr. Thomas Cardone, S.M, who had a wonderful homily. He started off by talking about a mustard seed and how a mustard seeds have to die to grow. He then compared this to our faith.... Read More

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Kellenberg Boys Basketball Program Honored with James Greene Sportsmanship Award

Congratulations to the Kellenberg Memorial High School Boys Basketball program which was recently honored by International Association of Approved Basketball Officials (IAABO) Long Island Board #41 with the James Greene Sportsmanship Award for the 2014-2015 season. This award is given each year to the Long Island high school basketball program that excels above and beyond expectations of sportsmanship, integrity, and honor in high school basketball. This is the third year in a row the school has won the award which represents the highest praise... Read More

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Athletic Awards Banquet Honors Winter Athletes

Congratulations to our winter season athletes on their accomplishments and success this past winter season. Player profile information below has been provided by their coaches and was read at the awards banquet. Boys Freshman Basketball Bernie Ward Commitment Award – Kristian Mayer Kristian Mayer   One of the problems with sports today is that athletes do not put enough effort into what they are doing. Many athletes would find dealing with adversity as too difficult or it would take too much work to overcome it. This is not true for this... Read More

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School Celebrates Lenten Mass Together on the Solemnity of St. Joseph

Article by Paul Samson, class of 2015: The atmosphere of Kellenberg resonated an aura of veneration and reverence as the student body assembled in Mass to celebrate the Solemnity of Saint Joseph on March 19, 2015. Taking place during the Lenten season, all grades from 6-12 came together as one family under God not only in commemoration of St. Joseph, but also in remembrance of the ultimate life sacrifice of Christ Over 2,700 faculty and students gathered throughout the first floor facilities to celebrate three Masses, each presided over by one... Read More

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Latin School Students Excel in LI Regional Science Olympiad Competion

Article by Rachel Buzeta, Class of 2015: On Saturday, March 7, the Latin School Science Olympiad A and B teams competed in the Western Long Island Regional, which was hosted by Wisdom Lane Middle School in Levittown, NY. Joined by 42 other teams from across western Long Island, our students competed in 23 events. Hundreds of young students, united by a love and interest in science, took tests touching on all scientific fields. They tested the efficiencies of handmade balsa wood bridges, built bottle rockets, launched wooden planes, and experimented... Read More

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Newsday: Kellenberg beats Cardinal O’Hara in CHSAA Class A semifinal

Article by Newsday’s Jason Stromberg (): Playing for a shot at the state CHSAA Class A championship should have been motivation enough, but the Kellenberg girls basketball team had a score to settle with Buffalo’s Cardinal O’Hara. And now they’re even. The Firebirds beat O’Hara, 60-49, Friday to advance to the 5 p.m. title game against Nazareth Saturday at [Archbishop Molloy High School in Queens]. “This is huge for us because they beat us [62-59] in the state championship game last year,” said senior Lindsey... Read More

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Student Reflection on “Breaking the Cycle” Presentation on Forgiveness

Article by Sarah Goldberg, Class of 2015: On Tuesday, March 10 2015, the upperclassmen of the Kellenberg Memorial community went to an inspiring assembly that was presented by an amazing organization called “Breaking the Cycle.” The assembly consisted of three motivational speakers that told stories about hardships in their lives and how the experiences made them stronger and taught them to forgive. The first speaker was Hashim Garrett. He told the student body about, “one of the best days of his life,” the day he was shot. On May 7, 1990,... Read More

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“Wake Up the World; We Raise our Flags” – A Reflection on the Freshman Lenten Pilgrimage

Article by Paige Perrone, Class of 2018: On March 9, 2015, the freshman class participated in another “only at Kellenberg” event. The entire Freshman class united to go on a Lenten Pilgrimage to view the film, Jerusalem, at the Cradle of Aviation Museum. The day began with a gathering in the auditorium. We put ourselves in the presence of God with a prayer service led by Fr. Tom and a mediation song to put us in a spirit of faith as we began our pilgrimage. In order to make the experience prayerful and impactful, the teachers provided... Read More

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MSG Varsity: Ehrhardt helps Kellenberg steal quarterfinal win

Article by MSG Varsity’s Jordan Lauterbach: When a crucial inbounds pass was intercepted, landing in the hands of Kellenberg’s Lindsey Ehrhardt with six seconds left in Tuesday night’s State Catholic High School Basketball Tournament quarterfinals, there may have been some who were surprised. But not Ehrhardt. She knew exactly where it was going. “I had an instinct,” Ehrhardt said. “I saw the ball going there and I knew I had to go to it to secure the win. I’ve had this instinct all season. It’s just... Read More

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Kellenberg Students Participate at Hofstra’s Model UN Conference

Article by Thomas Ferrall, Class of 2015: Over the weekend of February 27, Kellenberg students traveled to Hofstra University to compete in their 4th Annual Model United Nations Conference. Schools from all over Long Island came to participate in this yearly competition. The conference was divided into 6 committees: Future Crisis, Historical Crisis, Special Political and Decolonization Committee (SPECPOL), Disarmament and International Security Committee (DISEC), Legal Committee, and World Health Organization. Kellenberg students were present in... Read More

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Newsday: Kellenberg students carry flags, crosses in Lenten pilgrimage

Article by Newsday’s Bart Jones: Six hundred freshmen from Kellenberg Memorial High School marched a mile-and-a-half Monday morning, carrying flags and crosses in a Lenten pilgrimage aimed in part at promoting understanding among different faiths. The throng of students — whose crosses bore posters showing the 14 Stations of the Cross — stopped as they prepared to cross Hempstead Turnpike near Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, waiting for police to stop traffic on the busy roadway. Then they proceeded to the Cradle of Aviation Museum... Read More

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Newsday: Kate Calabro sparks Kellenberg’s victory in CHSAA Class A championship game

Article by Newsday’s  Erik Bacharach: As Kate Calabro had her shot blocked with two minutes to go, the loud thud she made when she fell to the court silenced the crowd. “At the time, I didn’t know ,” teammate Lindsey Ehrhardt said. “She went down really hard.” Thirty seconds later, Ehrhardt fouled out, and Kellenberg (17-9) appeared to be in an even bigger hole than its six-point deficit with 1:30 left would indicate. But down the stretch, the veteran Firebirds never lost their composure. Calabro’s dramatic... Read More

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MSG Varsity: Staab’s shot: Kellenberg wins ‘A’ championship

Article by MSG Varsity’s Tom Liodice: Both Kellenberg and St. John the Baptist fans couldn’t have asked for a better basketball game. However, it was Firebirds fans that got an even better result. Caitlyn Staab’s running one-handed layup coming out of a timeout with 25 seconds left was the most important two of her 16 points as it lifted Kellenberg to a dramatic 68-67 victory over St. John the Baptist to capture the NSCHSAA Class A girls basketball championship Wednesday at Farmingdale State College. “Coach just drew up... Read More

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Seniors Turn Out For Blood Drive Saving 688 Lives

Article by Brianne Russell and Brooke Salmon, Class of 2015: On Friday, February 27, the Kellenberg Memorial seniors were asked to volunteer to become heroes. The New York Blood Center set up a blood drive in our very own gym. In increments of fifteen minutes, the seniors would come down from their classes to donate blood at their allotted times. As the seniors and various faculty members entered the gym, they began the process to donate blood by filling out various paper work followed by a check up with a nurse. From there, students and faculty... Read More

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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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