Congratulations to Yeoman First Class Shellyann Atwater. The fly girl earned her Blue Angels Crest after completing several weeks of training in squadron history, procedures, teamwork, and traditions.
Our borough daughter was pinned by Cmdr. Eric Doyle, flight leader for the U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, at a cresting ceremony held at Naval Air Facility El Centro, Calif.
Standing O wishes Yeoman Atwater, clear skies and easy flying.
Ashes to ashes
The staff and students at St. Edmund Preparatory High School celebrated Ash Wednesday with a service. Ash Wednesday signals the 40 days of preparation for celebrating the Resurrection on Easter Sunday.
Fr. Michael Gribbon, school chaplain, administered ashes to the students and said during the service: “Let us allow the voice of God to speak more clearly to us and let us to be more attentive to Him speaking to us in our lives.”
Also participating were Br. Mark Amatrucola, director of technology, Deacon Ronald Rizzuto, director of mission, ministries and outreach, and Deacon Andrew Ciccaroni, math and religion teacher.
St. Edmund Preparatory High School[2474 Ocean Ave. and Avenue T in Sheepshead Bay; (718) 743–6100]
Congratulations to borough son Dr. Robert Gore, an emergency room at tending physician at New York City’s Health+Hospitals at Kings County.
The doctor was selected to attend the class of 2018 in the program for developing and implementing the Kings Against Violence Initiative, a youth violence prevention program, through the prestigious Presidential Leadership Scholars Program.
The initiative, a partnership between the presidential centers of George W. Bush, William J. Clinton, George H.W. Bush, and Lyndon B. Johnson, was designed to cultivate a diverse network of leaders who are capable of addressing our nation’s most pressing challenges. Over the course of six months, the executive-style education series provides mid-career professionals with the opportunity to learn from former presidents, key administration officials, respected scholars, and academics.
“I feel fortunate to be able to participate in the program and represent the Kings Against Violence Initiative and NYC Health+Hospitals–Kings County,” said Dr. Gore.
In addition to his role at Kings County, Dr. Gore serves as an assistant clinical professor of emergency medicine at SUNY Downstate. Dr. Gore continuously seeks new ways to build the program, and his appointment to the program is expected to provide new ways to build on successes already achieved.
“We congratulate Dr. Gore on his acceptance into this elite program,” said Sheldon McLeod, chief executive officer at NYC Health+Hospitals–Kings County.
Dr. Gore was also recognized in 2017 and awarded the Distinguished Community Service Award from the United Hospital Fund.
New York City Health+Hospitals, Kings County [451 Clarkson Ave., in Flatbush; (718) 245–3131]