Ahoy and congratulations to Teresa Collins, the valedictorian of the Class of 2018 at Saint Saviour High School, who is currently enrolled in the U.S. Naval Academy.
The Windsor Terrace teen, the first student to enter the Naval Academy directly in the 100-year history of the school, has had an amazing experience at Saint Saviour. She was the president of the National Honor Society, president of the Instrumental Ensemble, president of the Gospel Choir, captain of the Varsity Track Team, acted in various drama productions, and a member of Student Government.
Teresa is also an ace outside of the school environment, in that she participated in the ACE Mentor Program, is an active member in the Youth Ministry at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish, and a Liturgical Minister.
Accolades include National Honor Society, Société Honoraire de Français, General Excellence Award, Excellence in Latin Award, Excellence in Mathematics Award, National Latin Exam summa cum laude, Saint John’s University Women in Math and Science Award, George Washington University Engineering Award, Varsity Track Dedication Award, and the IHM Pope Saint John Paul II Youth Award.
Standing O wishes Teresa much success in her future.
Saint Saviour High School [588 Sixth St. between Eighth Avenue and Prospect Park West in Park Slope, (718) 768–4406].
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Green thumbs up for the students at P53K District 75, who won a 2018 Budding Botanist Grant.
Keepers of the school garden learn about vegetables, eat more fruits and vegetables, and get more exercise.
The grant is sponsored by the Klorane Botanical Foundation in partnership with KidsGardening, and is open to educators in urban and inner city, low-income schools across the US to help provide much-needed resources for creating and expanding gardens with their students.
P53K District 75 was chosen as the winner for its commitment to teaching students about environmental sustainability and biodiversity.
The school will use the funds to create a fully accessible garden space for students of all abilities to learn from and enjoy. They plan to integrate garden activities into an adaptive science curriculum that they hope will result in sustainable gardening becoming an integral part of their everyday learning environment and school culture.
According to Principal Heather Leykam, “I believe the new garden will afford our students the best opportunity for successful teaching and learning about their environment and the impact it has on all aspects of their day-to-day living.”
Standing O says, “Keep it green.”
P53K District 75 [544 Seventh Ave. in Park Slope, (718) 832–563].
A jolly good Fellowship
Hip, hip, hooray to William Mason, who was awarded the prestigious Summer Fellowship by the Ashbrook Center at Ashland University in Ohio.
Mr. Mason teaches at Bishop Loughlin Memorial High School.
Teachers chosen as Summer Fellows participate in a rigorous week-long graduate-level summer course with other students enrolled in Ashbrook’s Master of Arts in American History and Government program. The program is the nation’s only master’s degree program developed specifically for history and government teachers.
“During their week at Ashbrook, the Summer Fellows study the ideas that motivated the people who have shaped our nation’s history by reading what these individuals said and wrote at the time,” said Chris Pascarella, program director.
Bishop Loughlin Memorial High School [357 Clermont Ave. at Greene Avenue in Clinton Hill, (718) 857–2700].