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Kellenberg Alumni at the 25th Annual Benefit Outing – June 2016

Kellenberg Memorial High School Alumni

All Graduates of Kellenberg Memorial High School automatically become a part of the Kellenberg Memorial High School Alumni Association. The Alumni Association strives to enrich the lives of its members by cultivating the relationships developed at the school in order to enhance the professional, personal, and spiritual relationships of its members. As a member of the Alumni Association you are entered into and have access to the Kellenberg Alumni Database, and can create and update your profile. As a member of the Alumni Association, you also will receive information and updates about various happenings at the school and have access to events run by the Alumni Association. Finally, the Alumni Association attempts to aid the school in the development of its programs and facilities. If you have any further questions about the Alumni Association, please contact Mr. Thomas Huggard, the Alumni Director, at MrHuggard@kellenberg.org or 516 292-0200 x375.

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Alumni Registration:

If you haven’t yet registered and wish to do so, you may by calling Mr. Huggard at (516) 292-0200 x375, or emailing alumni@kellenberg.org.

Make a class gift today.

We are pleased to continue the tradition of a class gift that has been established by alumni which allows each class to donate money to the Kellenberg Memorial Shepherd’s Fund. The Shepherd’s Fund, along with the Development Fund, works to provide support for the education, work, and activities of Kellenberg Memorial High School. The Shepherd’s Fund helps to provide for many of the expansions and renovations at KMHS. Finally, the goal of these funds is to help to reduce the price of tuition for all Kellenberg students.

Alumni News

  • December 1, 2016
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    On December 28th, from 7:00 to 9:00 P.M. we will have the Kellenberg gym open for some volleyball competition and conversation. Come by to play or just chat with the coaches and other Kellenberg Volleyball Alumni. Heros and soda will be provided.

  • December 1, 2016
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    All Kellenberg Alumni are invited to a Christmas Social at Seasons 52 Wine Bar & Grill 630 Old Country Road, Garden City (located next to the Roosevelt Field movie theatre) on Thursday, December 22, 2016 from 7:00 – 10:00 PM. Please join us for an evening filled with complimentary appetizers, free valet parking, and happy hour drink specials in a private room upstairs.  Advanced registration suggested.   

  • November 30, 2016
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    On Wednesday, November 23, seniors in Mr. Dugal’s English classes were treated to a special guest lecture by Lygia Day Peñaflor ’91, who published her debut novel, Unscripted Joss Byrd, in August 2016.  The young adult novel has been met with rave reviews and was recently named a Junior Library Guild Selection.   For the past 10 years, Lygia has served as a private academic teacher for young Hollywood stars.  Her students have included cast members of Gossip Girl, Boardwalk Empire, and I Am Legend.  She drew heavily upon her professional teaching experience when writing Unscripted Joss Byrd, which is about a young actress on the set of an indie film who must deliver an exceptional performance while going “off-script” to stay true to herself. Lygia shared many inspirational tips with the students about both the process of becoming a published author, and also the general steps to take in order to advance your career in any field.  One piece of advice she shared which resounded with the students was to do one thing every day to further your career.  After a challenging day dealing with writer’s block, Lygia decided to switch gears and send an email to a film director expressing her admiration for his work.  That one thing she decided to do has led her to amazing new heights in her career, as the director signed on to direct and co-write the screen adaptation of Unscripted Joss Byrd.   Although Lygia’s star is rapidly rising, she remains thoroughly in touch with her Kellenberg Memorial roots.  Her husband for nearly 17 years, Robert Szelwach, is a fellow alumnus of the class of 1991, and she can still remember the combination to her locker (32-18-12)!

  • November 27, 2016
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    A preview of the cover story in the fall 2016 issue of Heart & Mind. One of the first things that a student learns about upon entering Kellenberg Memorial is COR, which is the Latin word for heart, and also an important acronym that represents three principles at the heart of the school: Civility, Order, and Respect.  It is through the Kellenberg Memorial community’s dedication to COR that an atmosphere which promotes the cultivation of intellectual, moral, and spiritual values is able to flourish.   Upon graduation, Kellenberg Memorial alumni bring many lessons and experiences with them as they move onto the next chapter of their lives.  COR is not only something that stays with Firebird alumni; it serves as a larger, moral foundation for the adults they become.  Given the impact that Kellenberg’s COR principles have had on so many students, it is no surprise, then, that many alumni have been inspired to lead lives of service by serving our nation in various ways.  Whether they are in the Navy, Army, Marine Corps, or National Guard, many Kellenberg Memorial alumni are proud to value service over self in support of the United States of America.  Below are profiles of a small sample of alumni who are serving our nation.  All those in the armed forces remain in the prayers of the Kellenberg Memorial community. Featured alumni in this issue include: Captain Michael P. Sweeney ’07, United States Marine Corps Lieutenant Matthew Sweeney ’11, United States Marine Corps Lieutenant Mary-Elyse Janowski '08, United States Naval Academy Lieutenant Commander Isaac Malcolm-Jamaal Pelt ’00, United States Navy Lieutenant Stephen Szalai ’04, United States Navy Major Shaun Cullen ’97, Air National Guard Captain Phil Mauro ’03, Army National Guard Ensign Michael Brodnansky ’10, United States Navy Major John Naughton ’01, United States Marine Corps Major Vincent A. Dueñas ’01, United States Army Ensign Arthur Clint Morales ’11, United States Navy Lt. Ryan Mahon ’08, United States Navy 3/c Alicen Ré ’14, United States Coast Guard Lieutenant JG Thomas Ré ’10, United States Navy Reserve

  • November 23, 2016
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    A huge congratulations in order for Kellenberg alumna Bridget Simons. She received the award and honor of being named Academic All-American (All-Academic) by US lacrosse for the 2016 season. This is the first time in Kellenberg girls' lacrosse history that a player has been awarded this honor. We were finally able to present her with her certificate when she returned home for Thanksgiving break from the University of Notre Dame. An All-Academic player has to not only exhibit exemplary lacrosse skills and good sportsmanship but has to represent high standards of academic achievement in the classroom. An All-Academic player should also make significant contributions of service to their school and/or community. Bridget Simons met and exceeded all of these standards. She was ranked #1 out 547 graduates from Kellenberg's 2016 graduating class. She earned the Academic Excellence Award at graduation. Bridget was a passionate lacrosse player who made major contributions to our junior varsity and varsity teams since she was a freshman. She was an all-league award recipient throughout her time at Kellenberg Memorial. Bridget was a leader in draw-controls, which helped lead our teams to countess victories. She was named as a captain for her senior year. Bridget always led by example on the field and inside/outside of the classroom. She was a volunteer at Hofstra's summer camp REACH program as well as countless service activities and clubs at Kellenberg Memorial. Bridget Simons is truly deserving of this award.