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Kellenberg Features


Newsday: Katherine Piorkowski to honor dad, a longtime high school sports coach

Article by Newsday’s Mike Gavin: Before every game, Katherine Piorkowski puts a sunflower in her hair. “I used to wear bows,” said Piorkowski, the starting pitcher for the Kellenberg softball team. “But the sunflower symbolizes happiness, and I always felt happy when I was with my dad. So I wear it to honor him.” Her father, Steve Piorkowski — who coached softball, basketball, and bowling at Bayside High School in Queens — passed away Feb. 18 at the age of 54, after a three-year battle with cancer. Saturday... Read More

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Kellenberg Academic Quiz Bowl A-Team Takes First Place

AQB A-Team pictured: Matt York, Joe Levano, Jimmy Trainor, and Joseph Gallo Article by Joe Levano, Class of 2015: On Saturday April 11, 2015, Kellenberg’s Academic Quiz Bowl A Team won the Bergen Spring Tournament held at Bergen County Academies in Hackensack, New Jersey. Kellenberg played well in the morning, losing only a close game in sudden death to Livingston High School. However, after lunch they competed with renewed vigor sweeping the playoff bracket to lead into a harrowing advantage final against then-undefeated rival Hunter College... Read More

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Mike Torre, Steven Torre, and Kyle DeVerna Named All Long Island

The Kellenberg Boy’s Basketball program is proud to announce that Senior Mike Torre was selected as a member of the Boy’s All Long Island Basketball Second Team by Newsday this past Sunday. This comes on the heels of his selection as First Team All Long Island by LongIslandBasketball.com. In addition, both Steven Torre and Kyle DeVerna were selected as First Team All Long Island Juniors and Second Team All Long Island overall by LongIslandBasketball.com. Congratulations to all three players for their accomplishments and recognition both... Read More


Speech and Debate Team Qualifies Four For Nationals

Article by Fiona Danyko, Class of 2016: The Kellenberg Memorial Speech and Debate team saw incredible achievement this past season, qualifying twenty two members for the New York State Forensic League’s State Shampionship, but the success did not end there. On Saturday March 7th, Kellenberg sent its best representatives from the speech team to compete in a tournament to qualify for the Catholic Forensic League National Tournament, to be held in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The Long Island Catholic Forensic League sends only six qualifiers from each... Read More


Newsday Recognizes Kellenberg’s Science Olympiad Team on Regional Championship Win

From Newsday’s Michael Ebert: Syosset High School and Kellenberg Memorial High School in Uniondale placed first in the Nassau East and West Regionals, respectively. The East Regional featured 43 high school teams competing at Wantagh High School, while the West Regional featured 34 teams facing off at Kellenberg. Full article found on Newsday.com: http://www.newsday.com/long-island/nassau/17-nassau-teams-win-in-regional-science-olympiad-1.10114013 Congratulations to the 2014-2015 Science Olympiad A-team!   George Becker Senior Calvin... Read More


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


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


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


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


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


“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


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


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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