Sock it to ’em!

Teen volunteers show off the baskets of nonperishables they collected for the food pantry.

Marine Park

Do-gooder teens Alliah George, Robert Quintana, Steven Russo, Michael Zwosta, Jenna Kahn, Lilia Franco, Noel Canna, Krista Gelling, Tiffany Felicetti, and Nerissa deRoche, put their best foot forward when they amassed 700 new pairs of socks and donated them to Covenant House’s Teens Helping Teens Program. Along with the socks, the students held a canned food drive to collect non-perishable staples with which to stock the shelves at the St. Edmund food pantry. Student council moderator and campus minister Sister Barbara, CSJ, directed both drives. Now that’s sockin’ hunger and cold feet with a wallop.

St. Edmund Preparatory High School [2474 Ocean Ave. at Avenue T in Marine Park, (718) 743-6100].

Marine Park

Health and safety first

Not to be outdone by his students, David Kirk, religion teacher at St. Edmund Prep received the Health and Safety Award by the Greater New York Red Cross, in recognition for his dedication and volunteering. Our pal David has given his time to the Red Cross for the past ten years, as well as taught CPR and First Aid at the school. It’s no wonder the students volunteer so well look who their role model is.!

St. Edmund Preparatory High School [2474 Ocean Ave. at Avenue T in Marine Park, (718) 743-6100].


Alms for yoga

Whether you’re shining up your half moon, balancing your crane or trying hard to tame your inner downward-facing dog, MYoga is the place to do it. According to owner Maksim Khasin, “During these difficult economic times, I’m just happy that we can offer the community an opportunity to work out stress and stay healthy through yoga, without wringing their pockets dry — (fees for the yoga classes are donation-based).” Who knows, all that relaxation and stress relief just might make your economic outlook surprisingly brighter. And if not, it’s still gonna make you feel good. Yoga classes run about one hour, and there’s no need to register. Just put on your yoga pants, get your mat ready and show up about 15 minutes before each class. Standing O is signing up faster than you can strike a “Lord of the Dancer” pose. You can also check them out at www.myogany.com.

MYoga [1002 Quentin Rd. between Coney Island Avenue and E. Ninth Street in Midwood, (718) 288-9434].

Windsor Terrace

Ride ‘em cowboys!

Saddle up. it’s time to ride! Four wranglin’ seniors at Bishop Ford HS are the recipients of the prestigious Posse Foundation Scholarship. For all you greenhorns, the Posse Program is one of the most comprehensive and renowned college access and youth leadership development programs in these whole United States. The four lucky doggies are Anthony Santiago, who stakes a dorm at the University of Southern California; Gregory Boles heading his covered wagon to Dickerson College; and Brian Louis and Macregga Severe, who will both take the wagon train to Brandeis University.

“All four young men are fine students who have worked hard to achieve this great honor,” said Standing O princi-pal Frank Brancato. Standing O wishes them a darn good ride!

Bishop Ford HS [500 19th St. between Prospect Park W. and 10th Avenue in Windsor Terrace, (718) 360-2555].


Pass the sour cream

Latkes all around! Miriam Alexander, founder of the Yehuda Memorial Center rounded up her posse of Miriam Savit’s Bikur Cholim volunteers and Rabbi Jacob Hoenig to throw a latke party in celebration of the first day of Hanukkah. Standing O hostess with the mostest Miriam treated party-goers to chocolate coins and dreidels to go along with their latkes, apple sauce and jelly donuts. Oy vey, what a spread!

Beth Israel Medical Center – Kings Highway Division [3201 Kings Highway between E.31st and E. 32nd streets in Flatbush (718) 252-3000].

Reach reporter Joanna DelBuono at jdelbuono@cnglocal.com or by calling (718) 260-2523.

St. Edmund Prep religious teacher David Kirk is the recipient of the Health and Safety award from the Greater New York Red Cross.

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