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Kellenberg Features

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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Kellenberg’s Winter Sports Pep Rally

Article by Sabrina Zaffiro, Class of 2016: The Kellenberg Winter Sports Pep Rally took place on Friday, January 16. The purpose of the pep rally is to gather Kellenberg students together to celebrate the athletes in the current sports season and get motivated for the remaining season. Commercials for the pep rally were featured every day on the morning announcements video feed leading up to Friday’s events. During the varsity rally, all winter sports teams played against each other in a competitive four-on-four basketball tournament. Two members... Read More

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Newsday: Eagle Scout hopeful leads mural project at St. Bernard’s Church school building in Levittown

James Giella is a senior at Kellenberg Memorial High School. Article by Newsday’s Carl Corry: James Giella is hoping to be an Eagle Scout, and he already has an eagle eye. Dressed in his tan-and-green Boy Scout uniform, the 17-year-old member of Hicksville-based Troop 381 stands back to survey the work of the dozen or so volunteers he’s corralled on a recent Saturday to help revitalize a long, bland hallway in the lower level of the St. Bernard’s Church school building in Levittown. The task at hand: a mural of religious-themed... Read More


Newsday: Kellenberg’s Jazmine Fray, Deirdre Lewin finish first and third at Molloy Stanner Games

Article by Newsday’s Jordan Lauterbach: On most days, Kellenberg’s Deirdre Lewin and Jazmine Fray are joined at the hip. Training partners, they waltz around the school’s track, preparing for big weekend races. So as another big weekend race came to a close Saturday at the Armory in Manhattan, it was no surprise to see the two barreling down the final straight — joined at the hip. Fray won the 1,000 meters in 2 minutes, 59.67 seconds at the Molloy Stanner Games. Lewin, who was a half step behind her for most of the race,... Read More


Lady Firebirds Win Millrose Trials Sprint Medley Relay

The Kellenberg Girls Sprint Medley Relay team won the Millrose Games Trials Sprint Medley Relay event. This qualifies the team to compete in the Millrose Games on Feb. 14 of this year. The squad’s winning time of 4:07.78 is currently the third fastest time in the U.S. this year behind Rush-Henrietta H.S. and Oak Park Michigan H.S. Pictured here from left to right are Coach Martin Brown, seniors Keryann Ladoceur, Bridget McNierney, Jazmine Fray, world renown track and field announcer Ian Brooks, and junior Gabriella Schreib. From usa.MileSplit.com: But... Read More

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Five Kellenberg Juniors to Participate in Project Understanding Pilgrimage to the Holy Land

This February, five Kellenberg juniors will join with other Catholic and Jewish juniors from Long Island on a spiritual, educational, and life changing pilgrimage to the Holy Land. The trip will run from February 12 through February 22. The students representing Kellenberg Memorial High School are Charles Russell, Jon Michael Connolly, Tara Noble, Victoria Rubino, and Fiona Danyko. The other students participating are selected from Jewish and Catholic communities on Long Island. The students will be accompanied by two Jewish moderators and... Read More


Boys Varsity Basketball Team Retreat Unites Firebirds

Article by Liam Turner, Class of 2015: After an outstanding and successful Christmas break for the Boys Varsity Basketball Team, the team was able to take a well-deserved break from the tiring practices and games and go on a team retreat at Founder’s Hollow for three days. This is something Coach McCutcheon has been enthusiastically doing with his teams for the past few years. It is a way to forget about all the struggles the team faces throughout the season and just spend more time as a unit in order to build better team chemistry. The retreat... Read More

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Newsday FutureCorps feature Kellenberg Drama Club

From Newsday’s FutureCorps January 8, 2015: During the school year, students from the drama department at Kellenberg Memorial High School in Uniondale perform musicals for all in the community to enjoy. Three years ago, they decided to host a Sunday matinee performance, free of charge, for the elderly residents of a local senior citizen center. The audience grows each year as more senior centers are invited by Kellenberg’s talented students to the free event. This year, the seniors were treated to a performance of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s... Read More

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New Times Demand New Methods: Digital Application of the Ten Commandments

Article by Christine Corio, Class of 2018: This past month, the freshmen completed a Scripture project in which we had to study one of the Ten Commandments and complete several different tasks using various apps on their iPads. We were instructed to research what our commandment means today in 2014 and what God’s intention was when He gave Moses the commandment for Israel. We were also asked to interview an adult, such as a parent, neighbor, or relative, and ask them what the commandment means to them and then create a modern moniker... Read More

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