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Standing O is back and cheering on Brooklyn!

Finished by a mile: (From left) Theresa (Tessy) Gallagher, Jackie Gallagher, and Kailey O’Grady.

Bensonhurst

It was a tough trek over hills and dales in a strange place called Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx, but our girls at Bishop Kearney High School ran rings around the other schools at the New York City Mayor’s Cup Race. More than 48 teams, comprised of public and private schools, competed in the annual event, but guess who came out on top?

Theresa (Tessy) Gallagher was crowned 2012 Mayor’s Cup Champion, and, keeping it in the family, sister Jackie Gallagher nabbed third place. Kailey O’Grady finished up in fifth.

Standing O says “Congrats, and see you at the finish line.”

Bishop Kearney HS [2202 60th St. at Bay Parkway in Bensonhurst, (718) 236–6363].

Borough Wide

Who’s your daddy?

Daddy Rocker is, and he’s out with his new music video and single “Recovery” on Nov. 13 and a follow-up performance in Manhattan on Nov. 27 at Gizzi’s, 16 W. Eighth St., between Fifth and Sixth avenues, from 8–9 pm. Daddy has been sober for the past 22 years and shares his struggles and triumphs with our youth with his message of recovery. Daddy told Standing O, “Kids need to know the other side of the story of addiction and that it is cool to be in recovery and you can turn your life around and live a meaningful and happy life, and not be a victim to the disease that will not only kill you but others, too.”

Standing O couldn’t say it any better. Stay sober, stay cool, stay alive. Thanks Daddy.

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Spreading the boosts

Kudos to the New York Transit Museum, the proud recipients of a multi-year $150,000 capacity building grant from the Booth Ferris Foundation. The monies will support a new finance professional to lead and oversee the museum’s growing fiscal operations.

New York Transit Museum [130 Livingston St. between Boerum Place and Court Street, Downtown, (718) 694–1600]

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Huzzah to the Northfield Bank Foundation for gifting Kingsborough Community College with a $20,000 scholarship grant, which will provide 40 students from Staten Island (or, as we like to call it, outer Brooklyn) and select local students with $500 scholarships, which will help them stay in school and attain their goals.

Kingsborough Community College [2001 Oriental Blvd. at Quentin Street, Manhattan Beach, (718) 368–5000]

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My bad! In our Oct. 4 issue we incorrectly stated that Dr. Pamela Brown was named provost when she was actually appointed as associate provost. Standing O apologizes for the error.

Rock on: Daddy Rocker performing at the Midnight Show.

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