Bishop Kearney senior n the running for prestigious award

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Bishop Kearney senior Shannon Guerrero is in the running for the Peter M. Flanigan Scholarship. The prestigious award is in honor of Student Sponsor Programs founder Peter M. Flanigan, and provides up to $10,000 a year for four years of under-graduate study.

A student must have participated in leadership activities and community service, and high academic achievement to be considered for the by-invitation-only plaudit. Our pal Shannon — currently ranked sixth in her class with a cumulative grade point average of 96.8 — is one of 10 citywide students being considered for the scholarship.

School president Dr. Margaret Minson shared her enthusiasm.

“The entire Bishop Kearney community is thrilled for Shannon and immensely proud of her success,” she said. “She is a fantastic example of Bishop Kearney’s mission that every young woman has limitless potential.”

Standing O joins in the pride and wishes Shannon luck and success.

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

Mill Basin

Hooray to the new coach

Welcome to Kyle Robinson, head coach of the Long Island University Brooklyn Volleyball Program. He has been named the club director and head coach for the Aviator Sports Volley Ball Club. The veteran coach is in his seventh season as head of the Blackbird Program, was named the Northeast Conference Coach of the Year, and amassed a 119–70 overall record. Coach Kyle came to the borough in 2008 and brings loads of experience that he garnered as coach in the U.S. Air Force Academy.

“I am extremely excited to be involved with youth volleyball in Brooklyn and look forward to helping bring the Aviator Sports Volley Ball Club to prominence on a national level,” he said. “It’s a dream facility for our athletes to perfect their crafts and work on becoming champions.”

Standing O agrees, and thinks Aviator is a dream facility for everyone while extending congratulations to Coach Kyle.

Aviator Sports Volleyball Club [Floyd Bennett Field, 3159 Flatbush Ave. in Mill Basin, (718) 758–7500].

Prospect Park

Flying on wings of ‘Eagles’

Special thanks to the “Brooklyn Eagles,” a new group of Brooklyn’s young philanthropists on a mission to raise support for the Brooklyn Public Library.

Brooklyn Eagles hosted the second annual Brooklyn Classic benefit last month, drawing more than 200 professionals to the main branch at Grand Army Plaza to celebrate the library’s role as a cultural center and raise funds for its collections and programming.

Shauneequa Owusu is a Brooklyn daughter who has used the library all of her life, and she joined the Brooklyn Eagles last year to ensure that the borough’s youngest learners have access to the same opportunities that she didn’t always have.

The library is an intergenerational goldmine, according to Eagles’ founding chairman Peter Goldwasser.

“Many of us in this room remember taking advantage of the library when we were kids, and now we take our children to do the same,” he said.

Brooklyn Public Library [10 Grand Army Plaza at Flatbush Avenue in Prospect Park, (718) 230-2100].

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Updated 11:48 am, January 16, 2019
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