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D.R.E.A.M. Big at St. Agnes Academic

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Dominican Roots in Education: St.Agnes and Molloy College

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F R O M T H E P R I N C I PA L October, 2016 N E W S F R O M S T. A G N E S A C A D E M I C H I G H S C H O O L

Issue: Fall 2016

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St. Agnes Academic High School 13-20 124 Street College Point, NY 11356 PRINCIPAL Mrs. Susan Nicoletti ASSISTANT PRINCIPALS ACADEMICS Ms. Anne Forde STUDENT LIFE Ms. Kathleen Gaughan STRATEGIC PLANNING Mrs. Keri-Ann Wade-Donohue DIRECTOR OF ADVANCEMENT Ms. Denise Fetonte PRINT & DIGITAL COMMUNICATIONS Ms. Theresa Hynes GENERAL OFFICE 718.353.6276

In ThisFAXIssue NUMBER 718.353.6068

ONLINE stagneshs.org

Dear Alumni, Have you heard the big news? St. Agnes Academic High School has partnered with Molloy College to D.R.E.A.M. Big (Dominican Roots in Education: St. Agnes and Molloy.) This new academic program is a natural fit for two educational institutions founded by the Sisters of Saint Dominic. Together, we create pathways to success for young women. Detailed information about this program is included in this issue of Agnews. A graduate from the Class of 2016 recently returned to St. Agnes excited to tell us that she is considered a sophomore at her college because of the college credits she received at St. Agnes. What an accomplishment for her and a tremendous savings for her parents! We are so proud of our affiliations with Molloy College, St. John’s University and SUNY Albany and we are delighted to see their impact on our students. Our recruitment and fundraising efforts have expanded with an updated website, new recruitment publications, marketing and digital communications. The new alumni database will enable us to connect alumni with St. Agnes and with each other. This year, we are working closely with reunion classes to expand support for scholarships, new programs and facilities. Our teachers are attending Google Professional Development workshops with a goal of becoming a “Google School” by September 2017. Google Classroom allows us to go paperless while organizing assignments, creating lessons, viewing student work and so much more. This dedicated and esteemed group of teachers continues to encourage and inspire our students to reach for the stars. Thank you for your generous support of The Angel Program, which is currently assisting 24 students. When a student has to leave because of financial difficulty, it is heartbreaking for our entire community. As a Catholic School, we stand together with every student, every day. I am so thankful to all of our generous alumni who support The Angel Program and encourage anyone who might be interested in making the gift of a lifetime to support this wonderful effort. Pray for us as we continue our mission of educating young women in the Dominican tradition. All hail to thee…St. Agnes Academic High! All the best, Susan Nicoletti

OFFICE OF ALUMNI RELATIONS 718.353.6276 ext 30

W H AT ’ S I N S I D E A G N E W S ? MISSION STATEMENT

St. Agnes Academic High School, founded by the Sisters of St. Dominic, is a culturally diverse Catholic High School for young women that develops a strong foundation for lifelong learning. By building upon each student’s faith and challenging her full academic potential, our mission is to graduate women who are open to growth, intellectually competent, socially aware, morally discerning, and committed to being women of integrity and truth.

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SECTIONS 2 D.R.E.A.M. BIG 3 WHAT’S NEW AT ST. AGNES 9 GIVING 11 THROUGH THE YEARS 12 SERVICE H I G H

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FEATURES 5 WWII VETERAN RECEIVES DIPLOMA 7 WORLD YOUTH DAY 11 SAAHS ALUMNI COACHES

Dominican Roots in Education: St.Agnes and Molloy College

The D.R.E.A.M. Big Program Has Begun! Students interested in Biology, Chemistry and Environmental Studies recently met with the researchers at the Molloy College Center for Environmental Research and Coastal Oceans Monitoring (CERCOM) located at the Blue Point Oyster Hatchery in West Sayville. A science research center and monitoring station on the Great South Bay, CERCOM develops solutions for environmental problems in coastal ecosystems through a network of programs and research. St. Agnes High School partnered with Molloy College to create D.R.E.A.M. BIG: Dominican Roots in Education: St. Agnes and Molloy College matching student interests with college resources. On behalf of the students who took part in this exciting day, many thanks to Molloy College!

D. R . E. A . M . B I G St. Agnes provides an intellectual environment where students grow academically, personally, and spiritually. From the beginning students are exposed to a full range of academic resources and college partnerships to ensure success in high school, college, and beyond. This year St. Agnes has entered into a partnership with Molloy College. D.R.E.A.M. BIG, Dominican Roots in Education: St. Agnes and Molloy College, offers a series of experiences, seminars, and workshops at St. Agnes High School and the Molloy College campus in Rockville Centre. D.R.E.A.M. BIG offers students insight about college and careers from accomplished leaders in higher education. St. Agnes students, under the guidance of faculty from Molloy College, will experience a rich variety of programs including: Building Your Future in STEM; The Humanities & Technology; TV Studio Workshop; Law & Order Seminar; Dance/ Theater/ Art Workshop, and Choosing a Career Path. The program will continue to expand, becoming a college bridge program for a select number of students. Currently we offer a Law course for college credit through Molloy College as an elective to seniors. In addition to the D.R.E.A.M. BIG program, St. Agnes also participates in the St. John’s University College Advantage Program as well as the Science Research Program SUNY Albany. The St. John’s University College Advantage Program invites seniors to enroll in college credit courses at a discounted rate while still enrolled at St. Agnes. Students may take courses such as British Authors, College Writing, Advanced Algebra, Calculus, Human Biology, People and the Environment, Psychology, Psychology of Women, and Emergence of a Global Society. The Science Research Program of SUNY Albany is open to 10th, 11th, and 12th graders with a qualifying GPA who pass the interview process. Students can earn up to 12 college credits while working one-on-one with a mentor on a scientific research project of their choosing.

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F R O M T H E P R I N C I PA L October, 2016 N E W S F R O M S T. A G N E S A C A D E M I C H I G H S C H O O L

Issue: Fall 2016

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St. Agnes Academic High School 13-20 124 Street College Point, NY 11356 PRINCIPAL Mrs. Susan Nicoletti ASSISTANT PRINCIPALS ACADEMICS Ms. Anne Forde STUDENT LIFE Ms. Kathleen Gaughan STRATEGIC PLANNING Mrs. Keri-Ann Wade-Donohue DIRECTOR OF ADVANCEMENT Ms. Denise Fetonte PRINT & DIGITAL COMMUNICATIONS Ms. Theresa Hynes GENERAL OFFICE 718.353.6276

In ThisFAXIssue NUMBER 718.353.6068

ONLINE stagneshs.org

Dear Alumni, Have you heard the big news? St. Agnes Academic High School has partnered with Molloy College to D.R.E.A.M. Big (Dominican Roots in Education: St. Agnes and Molloy.) This new academic program is a natural fit for two educational institutions founded by the Sisters of Saint Dominic. Together, we create pathways to success for young women. Detailed information about this program is included in this issue of Agnews. A graduate from the Class of 2016 recently returned to St. Agnes excited to tell us that she is considered a sophomore at her college because of the college credits she received at St. Agnes. What an accomplishment for her and a tremendous savings for her parents! We are so proud of our affiliations with Molloy College, St. John’s University and SUNY Albany and we are delighted to see their impact on our students. Our recruitment and fundraising efforts have expanded with an updated website, new recruitment publications, marketing and digital communications. The new alumni database will enable us to connect alumni with St. Agnes and with each other. This year, we are working closely with reunion classes to expand support for scholarships, new programs and facilities. Our teachers are attending Google Professional Development workshops with a goal of becoming a “Google School” by September 2017. Google Classroom allows us to go paperless while organizing assignments, creating lessons, viewing student work and so much more. This dedicated and esteemed group of teachers continues to encourage and inspire our students to reach for the stars. Thank you for your generous support of The Angel Program, which is currently assisting 24 students. When a student has to leave because of financial difficulty, it is heartbreaking for our entire community. As a Catholic School, we stand together with every student, every day. I am so thankful to all of our generous alumni who support The Angel Program and encourage anyone who might be interested in making the gift of a lifetime to support this wonderful effort. Pray for us as we continue our mission of educating young women in the Dominican tradition. All hail to thee…St. Agnes Academic High! All the best, Susan Nicoletti

OFFICE OF ALUMNI RELATIONS 718.353.6276 ext 30

W H AT ’ S I N S I D E A G N E W S ? MISSION STATEMENT

St. Agnes Academic High School, founded by the Sisters of St. Dominic, is a culturally diverse Catholic High School for young women that develops a strong foundation for lifelong learning. By building upon each student’s faith and challenging her full academic potential, our mission is to graduate women who are open to growth, intellectually competent, socially aware, morally discerning, and committed to being women of integrity and truth.

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SECTIONS 2 D.R.E.A.M. BIG 3 WHAT’S NEW AT ST. AGNES 9 GIVING 11 THROUGH THE YEARS 12 SERVICE H I G H

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FEATURES 5 WWII VETERAN RECEIVES DIPLOMA 7 WORLD YOUTH DAY 11 SAAHS ALUMNI COACHES

Dominican Roots in Education: St.Agnes and Molloy College

The D.R.E.A.M. Big Program Has Begun! Students interested in Biology, Chemistry and Environmental Studies recently met with the researchers at the Molloy College Center for Environmental Research and Coastal Oceans Monitoring (CERCOM) located at the Blue Point Oyster Hatchery in West Sayville. A science research center and monitoring station on the Great South Bay, CERCOM develops solutions for environmental problems in coastal ecosystems through a network of programs and research. St. Agnes High School partnered with Molloy College to create D.R.E.A.M. BIG: Dominican Roots in Education: St. Agnes and Molloy College matching student interests with college resources. On behalf of the students who took part in this exciting day, many thanks to Molloy College!

D. R . E. A . M . B I G St. Agnes provides an intellectual environment where students grow academically, personally, and spiritually. From the beginning students are exposed to a full range of academic resources and college partnerships to ensure success in high school, college, and beyond. This year St. Agnes has entered into a partnership with Molloy College. D.R.E.A.M. BIG, Dominican Roots in Education: St. Agnes and Molloy College, offers a series of experiences, seminars, and workshops at St. Agnes High School and the Molloy College campus in Rockville Centre. D.R.E.A.M. BIG offers students insight about college and careers from accomplished leaders in higher education. St. Agnes students, under the guidance of faculty from Molloy College, will experience a rich variety of programs including: Building Your Future in STEM; The Humanities & Technology; TV Studio Workshop; Law & Order Seminar; Dance/ Theater/ Art Workshop, and Choosing a Career Path. The program will continue to expand, becoming a college bridge program for a select number of students. Currently we offer a Law course for college credit through Molloy College as an elective to seniors. In addition to the D.R.E.A.M. BIG program, St. Agnes also participates in the St. John’s University College Advantage Program as well as the Science Research Program SUNY Albany. The St. John’s University College Advantage Program invites seniors to enroll in college credit courses at a discounted rate while still enrolled at St. Agnes. Students may take courses such as British Authors, College Writing, Advanced Algebra, Calculus, Human Biology, People and the Environment, Psychology, Psychology of Women, and Emergence of a Global Society. The Science Research Program of SUNY Albany is open to 10th, 11th, and 12th graders with a qualifying GPA who pass the interview process. Students can earn up to 12 college credits while working one-on-one with a mentor on a scientific research project of their choosing.

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Something new is happening at St. Agnes Academic High School! In addition to new science labs and an exciting new connection with Molloy College, St. Agnes has launched a new marketing campaign to share the good news with prospective students, parents and alumni.

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What's New at St. Agnes

Something new is happening at St. Agnes Academic High School! In addition to new science labs and an exciting new connection with Molloy College, St. Agnes has launched a new marketing campaign to share the good news with prospective students, parents and alumni.

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WWII Veteran Receives Diploma This past June, the Class of 2016 joined the over 8,000 alumni from St. Agnes Academic High School. We are delighted to report that one hundred percent of the graduating class will be attending college. This year, two Valedictorians represented the class. Bethlehem Hailu will be attending Hunter College Yalow Scholars Program to study Biological Sciences. Maria Savva will be attending the St. John’s Honors Program to study Mathematics Education. The Class of 2016 celebrated their graduation mass by welcoming an honorary graduate. Mr. Anthony Barone attended St. Agnes from 1938 to 1941 but was unable to graduate as he left school to help support his family. His mother was raising three children as a single parent and his brother Victor was called to serve in the Army. In 1943, Mr. Barone joined the Army and served as a military police escort guard. Mr. Barone said one of his biggest regrets in life was not receiving his high school diploma. At the conclusion of the graduation mass, Mrs. Nicoletti presented Mr. Barone with an honorary diploma, 75 years after he left St. Agnes. Today, Mr. Barone is an active parishioner of St. Fidelis and a member of the American Legion.

"Today, on this joyful day, the day that falls between Memorial Day and D-Day, it is our great pleasure to honor Mr. Anthony Barone as a veteran, a neighbor and a graduate of St. Agnes Academic High School."

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WWII Veteran Receives Diploma This past June, the Class of 2016 joined the over 8,000 alumni from St. Agnes Academic High School. We are delighted to report that one hundred percent of the graduating class will be attending college. This year, two Valedictorians represented the class. Bethlehem Hailu will be attending Hunter College Yalow Scholars Program to study Biological Sciences. Maria Savva will be attending the St. John’s Honors Program to study Mathematics Education. The Class of 2016 celebrated their graduation mass by welcoming an honorary graduate. Mr. Anthony Barone attended St. Agnes from 1938 to 1941 but was unable to graduate as he left school to help support his family. His mother was raising three children as a single parent and his brother Victor was called to serve in the Army. In 1943, Mr. Barone joined the Army and served as a military police escort guard. Mr. Barone said one of his biggest regrets in life was not receiving his high school diploma. At the conclusion of the graduation mass, Mrs. Nicoletti presented Mr. Barone with an honorary diploma, 75 years after he left St. Agnes. Today, Mr. Barone is an active parishioner of St. Fidelis and a member of the American Legion.

"Today, on this joyful day, the day that falls between Memorial Day and D-Day, it is our great pleasure to honor Mr. Anthony Barone as a veteran, a neighbor and a graduate of St. Agnes Academic High School."

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By Amy Ford ‘17

I was excited to be leaving for Poland after having prepared for the last few months. The atmosphere on the plane was full of anticipation. As we walked the streets of Krakow, Poland, we passed groups from France, Britain, Korea and Mexico. Despite cultural and language barriers, it was amazing to meet people from different countries. At one of the masses for the Brooklyn Queens Diocese, we heard stories of how people grew in their faith. The most touching stories were from our visit to Auschwitz where hundreds of thousands were killed because of their faith. It was an emotional trip and very different from learning about it in class. 7

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A few days later , we had an overnight camp-out where we walked almost 8 to 9 miles just to get to the camping grounds. Earlier, we had received buttons to exchange with other countries and spent an hour conversing with people from Britain who asked if we really use words such as "elevator," "sidewalk" and "jeans." Later that night there was a candle lighting ceremony that reminded me of our Dominican faith here at St. Agnes." Be who God wants you to be and set the world on fire." People shared

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their flames with each other. I fell asleep comforted by the fact that I was surrounded by loving and caring people. The next day was the Mass with Pope Francis. He spoke of prejudice and stereotypes that can lead us off God’s path. He asked us to stop fighting and rely on God’s love and mercy. Hearing the Pope’s message while being surrounded by so many cultures was an amazing and moving experience. I thought I was coming back from World Youth Day as the same

person. A few days later something happened that changed my mind. I was with a companion and I stopped to help someone. My companion said “You came back from Poland trying to help people out. You can go back to normal now.” That comment gave me pause. Someone was seeing my faith through my actions. It didn’t stop me. It encouraged me to keep going. I’m so grateful to have been able to participate in the experience of World Youth Day. A G N E W S :

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I was excited to be leaving for Poland after having prepared for the last few months. The atmosphere on the plane was full of anticipation. As we walked the streets of Krakow, Poland, we passed groups from France, Britain, Korea and Mexico. Despite cultural and language barriers, it was amazing to meet people from different countries. At one of the masses for the Brooklyn Queens Diocese, we heard stories of how people grew in their faith. The most touching stories were from our visit to Auschwitz where hundreds of thousands were killed because of their faith. It was an emotional trip and very different from learning about it in class. 7

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A few days later , we had an overnight camp-out where we walked almost 8 to 9 miles just to get to the camping grounds. Earlier, we had received buttons to exchange with other countries and spent an hour conversing with people from Britain who asked if we really use words such as "elevator," "sidewalk" and "jeans." Later that night there was a candle lighting ceremony that reminded me of our Dominican faith here at St. Agnes." Be who God wants you to be and set the world on fire." People shared

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their flames with each other. I fell asleep comforted by the fact that I was surrounded by loving and caring people. The next day was the Mass with Pope Francis. He spoke of prejudice and stereotypes that can lead us off God’s path. He asked us to stop fighting and rely on God’s love and mercy. Hearing the Pope’s message while being surrounded by so many cultures was an amazing and moving experience. I thought I was coming back from World Youth Day as the same

person. A few days later something happened that changed my mind. I was with a companion and I stopped to help someone. My companion said “You came back from Poland trying to help people out. You can go back to normal now.” That comment gave me pause. Someone was seeing my faith through my actions. It didn’t stop me. It encouraged me to keep going. I’m so grateful to have been able to participate in the experience of World Youth Day. A G N E W S :

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GIVING ANNUAL FUND 2015-2016 GIFTS RECEIVED JANUARY THROUGH AUGUST Mother Agatha $5,000 and above Joan Dzwill Bluestone ‘51 Joan Deitz Gorman ‘53 * Joan & Dan’s 60th Anniversary Terence McBreen FR Joe & Marie McCauley FR + Cecilia McCauley Anonymous

Millennium Circle $2000 and above Elieen Baxter ‘71 Barbara Viorica Coletti ‘57 Joan Deitz Gorman ‘53 + Margaret Kenny Lane ‘53

Principal’s Circle $1000 and above Gail Bodenlos FR Denise Boudiette ‘69 Joan Wohlitka Capili ‘59 Eileen Cunniff PA Maureen Downes Downes Kirkorowicz ‘68 + Sr. Marie John Garrity + Carol Hadek Garrity ‘52 Maryanne Warren McCormack ‘64 Kathleen Moran ‘61 Marie Nuzzi ‘71 Kathleen O’Keeffe ‘56 Donna McKeefrey O’Meara ‘64 + Patricia Capasso Joan Mc Guirk Ryan-Ferrell ‘54 + Kathleen Peyer Jean Troike ‘54

Dominican Circle $999 to $500

Anne Dillon Alexander ‘71

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Diane Golero Beni ‘74 Linda Savignano Brosnan ‘74 Kimberly Daly Bruno FF Jean Grolimund Costa ‘64 Marianne Peterman Geraghty ‘64 + Jesse, Helen, & Michael Peterman and James Geraghty Joan Kinnier Grossman ‘59 Barbara Moyer Justiz ‘67 Anne Pahl ‘67 Victoria Mossa Pilotti ‘75 + Bella Siauw Parker ’75 Leslie Giddens Robinson ‘66 Janet Conroy Unger ‘63 Monica Wild Whitman ‘68 Margaret Stark Williams ‘51 S T . A G N E S A C A D E M I C

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St. Agnes Circle $499 - $250 Nancy Zurenko Aden ‘81 Kathleen Burns Brady ‘70 Anne Carroll Bulger ‘66 Patricia Feulner Kelley ‘64 Peggy Dorrian Kiely ‘65 Eileen Lambert ‘69 Virginia Kavanagh Landry ‘45 Patricia Mc Glynn Nazemetz ‘67 Peggy Podmore ‘75 Linda Fridl Rossol ‘66 * Sr. Shawn Marie, OP Louise Bonaccorso Troisi FF Marilyn Wranek ‘54 * Patricia Wranek Manning ‘45

Century Circle $249 to $100 Gay & Diane Abel-Bey FR + Eugenia Rudmann ‘56 Lyn Bauer ‘71 Maura Mc Gurran Bradshaw ‘62 Lynda Brady ‘80 Kathleen Mc Loughlin Cafaro ‘49 Dorothy Meier Cagna ‘50 Diana Malafronte Calvert '60 + Frank & Ida Malafronte Barbara Dorrian Cascia '68 + Margaret Graham Dorrian ‘42 Thomas Cooney FR Susan Porcari Corrente '86 Maureen Dorgan Crowley '86 Joanne Daly '72 Susan Eksovzian Deleo '71 Joanne Toker DeNicola '72 Anne Schuck Devereux '57 + Martin & Dorothy Schuck Megan D’Orazi '04 Lorraine Sadallah Falco '83 Antoinette Fiscina '66 Anne Sullivan Fitzgerald '58 + Catherine & Cornelius Sullivan Carolyn Barbero Foley '86 Audrey Michaels Ford '64 Dorothy Vance Forte '68 Rosemary Gaffney '57 Mary Scanlon Giaquinto '61 Robert Gillin '42 Ronald Gonella FF + S. Miriam Arthur, OP Patricia Gorman FR * Joan Deitz Gorman’s 81st birthday Pat Grace '64 Kathleen Haberkern '71 Nicole Vangeert Hamburger '64 + Martin Hamburger Geraldine Hapke '62 + George, Catherine & George Hapke, Jr. Anne Moehringer Hardtmann '55 H I G H

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Ximena Cueva-Daste Higgins '71 Lorraine Warren Hoyt '59 Joanne Hickey Hulser '75 Jean Iadarola '64 + Susan Babcany Patricia Davis Imbro Bell '71 Kathleen Ivans '65 Mary Ann Koshatzky Keirans '55 Dawn Gallery Khan '86 Roberta Phillips Kirkwood '52 * Catherine McKenna Lorenz Mary Huggins Korson '55 Joan Kraft '57 Campion Lally, OSF BD Margaret Kenny Lane '53 Ilene Ramsey Lee '57 Jane Scanlon Lehrach '55 + Margaret Scanlon Conway Jeanne Marren Linhart '71 Jura Litchfield FF Kathy Lizzul '76 Dorothy Lynch MacAluso '61 Plinio Marchione FR Anne Bianchi Marino '55 Coleen Dunphy Meli '67 Christina Ronan Moore '55 Joyce Wieser Moraghan '56 Regina Mullen '92 Susan Murray '71 Jeanne Mooney O’Driscoll '60 Arlene O’Rourke '73 Allison Hika Peyser '78 + Susan Hika ‘74 Kathleen Finlay Phillips '88 Laura Doessinger Picht '75 + Annamarie Anastasia Jeanne Damiano Raffa '68 Sheila Trotter Rappaport '64 Joan Regan '62 Maria Landa Rego '71 Elizabeth Mc Feely Rein '65 Margaret O’Connell Roche '59 + Roberta O’Connell Kane Loris Pellegrini Ros '51 Marjorie Schmidt Russo '73 Therese Wolpensinger Schmitt '59 + Mary & Anne Wolpensinger Katherine Sekowski '69 + Dr. I&J Sekowski Bernadette Madden Sheehan '56 Margaret Smyth '57 Doris Kohler Stahl '59 Catherine Thornton '53 + Sr. Mary Mack, OP Irene Tomala '86 Carol D’Alessio Tromba '66 Dorothy Warren Uhl '58 Amanda Sergenti Weigl '80 Maryellen Schade White '75 Monica Cunningham White '72 Deborah Marren Wilkens '72 Grace Zuccaro '65

+ Charles & Carmela Zuccaro VFW Post 885 College Point

Patrons $99 – Victoria Conlon Agresta '60 Dorothy Ryan Archer '56 Christine Avery '91 Mary Benton '05 Eileen Shannon Bielemeier '58 Carmelita Boyd, Rosemary Boyd '53 + Sr. Christella, Sr. Auxilia & Sr. Doreen Virginia Brady '66 Margaret Brown Brink '56 Barbara Fiorello Bruetsch-Cockrell '67 + Patrick & Jo Fiorello Pat Busset '68 Veronica Butler, Joan Butler '51 Maryellen Cancellieri FF Joann Nordquist Conklin '52 Christine Boyle Conrath '64 Ann Chromy Cutajar '86 Kevin Daly FF + Sr. Florentina Marie Weber & Sr. Clare Thomas Germann Antoinette DiStasi '82 Mary Cvelic Dujmovic '82 Maureen Troy Firth '56 Susan Shea Fortgang '65 Adele Reina Grasso '63

Margaret Guzzo FF Lily Hannigan 2007 * Sr. Richard Homan, OP Ellen Michener Jentz '70 Joan Collins Kelly '64 Maria Penta Leone '77 Rita Hollweg Malone '46 Elizabeth Cote Manyin '55 Kathleen Lynch Martens '72 +Maureen Lynch Ludwicki Maria Genese Massa '66 Eva Mazzetta, O.P. FF Catherine Higgins McNamara '68 Alice Walsh McTague '52 Ava Megna '68 Laura Waloski Michaels '86 Kathleen Martens Mihalick '67 Jeanne Haines Millin '60 Mary Montesa '78 Margaret Coughlin Mulhall '77 Dolores Neufeld Nehlig '72 Donna Gorman Nelson '71 Shelagh Kavanagh O’Brien '60 Jeanne Raby O’Carroll '43 + Emily ‘43 and Jim Higgins ‘44 Domini Hartfield Oreski '55 Rosemarie Slevin Perocchia '71 Joan Gallagher Pfitzner '52 JoAnn Ruberto Porter '69

Kathleen Boyle Saville '60 + Of Sr. Martin, OP Jean O’Neill Schroeder '65 * All my wonderful teachers Dorothy Stephens Scotti '58 Joanne Simon '75 Veronica Simpson '42 Anita Sheridan Somerville '49 Kathleen Eich Spellman '55 Kathleen Lambert Sukanek '64 Marylyn Kehoe Tie '55 Eileen Tonry '61 Kathleen Donovan Treanor '60 Geraldine Varrassi '64 Joan Lo Secco West '57

Corporate Matching Programs Colgate-Palmolive Co New York Life Foundation IBM Corp. Matching Grants Program

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2016-2017 ANNUAL FUND DONOR FORM Donations can now be made ONLINE at www.stagneshs.org

Name____________________________________________________________________________Class of____________________ Maiden Name_______________________________________________________________________________________________ Address _______________________________________________City__________________________State_______Zip__________ Phone ___________________________________________Email _____________________________________________________ My gift is q In Honor of q In Memory of ___________________________________________________________________ I would like my gift to support:

q STEM q Angel Program (Tuition Assistance) q Academic Scholarships q Athletics

q Performing Arts q Wherever need is greatest

q Enclosed please find my tax deductible check made payable to St. Agnes High School in the amount of____________. q Please charge my donation of $________________to q Visa q Mastercard Credit Card No.____________________________________________________Expiration Date___________________ Signature_________________________________________________________________________________________ q Mother Agatha Circle $5000 & above q Millennium Circle $2000 & above q Principal’s Circle $1000 & above q Dominican Circle $999 to $500 q St. Agnes Circle $499 to $250 q The Century Circle $249 to $100 Patron q

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1950s

1980s

Mary Jane Huggins-Korson ‘55 continues to enjoy the journey!

Nancy Zurenko Aden ‘81 is a flight attendant with American Airlines living in Phoenix, AZ. “I have been blessed with good health, an amazing husband and a fabulous career.” Nancy’s passions are animal rescue and travel. “Hope everyone from the Class of 81 is enjoying good health and all the things that make them smile!”

Alice Walsh McTague ‘52 lives in the Catskills in a mobile home community where she rescues cats with her daughter. They provide a loving environment for them.

Anne Schuck Devereux ‘57 is retired and babysits her 3 year old grandchild, Aidan. She enjoys playing mahjong, canasta and bunco and is a Eucharistic Minister. Her two children and husband are doing well, “It’s a wonderful life”. Anne just finished her 14th season as an AARP tax aide volunteer. Anne Sullivan Fitzgerald ‘58 is happily retired from teaching 33 plus years from P.S. 32 in Flushing. She is traveling a lot, likes Irish set dancing (not step), she enjoys gardening and participating in the Irish cultural society. Anne also volunteers at the AHRC Stewart Manor garden club in Floral Park. Margaret O’Connell Roche ‘59 is happily married for 51 years! “Never forget the basic education at St. Agnes – you take it with you forever!” Therese Wolpensinger Schmitt ‘59 is still living in the same house where she raised her family. Her kids are widely scattered and love going back home and being together. Therese spends a lot of time visiting her family and spent last Christmas with her daughter in London. “My health has remained good enough for me to maintain an active lifestyle.”

1960s Grace Zuccaro ‘65 continues the wonderful opportunities for personal growth, happiness and success that St. Agnes provides to today’s girls. Anne Carroll Bulger ‘66 is happy to celebrate her 50th anniversary of her graduation from St. Agnes! “I am grateful for all the strong academic strengths I received at St. Agnes. They provided me with a strong basis for future educational programs. I also want to say I am the proud grandmother too. Barbara Fiorello Bruetsch-Cockrell ‘67 “retirement has been a wonderful blessing – you get to volunteer time for the things that you love and then you get to rest!” No more hectic pace – love it!”

1990s

Jeanine Kruger Bono ‘91 "My husband and I would like to announce the birth of our first son. Joseph Karl Bono , he was born on 9/29/2015. He is 6 months old now. My husband and I are blessed to have him in our life. We are a happy family."

2000s Lily Hannigan ‘07 currently lives in New Orleans and works in communications and event planning for a nonprofit.

LET US REMEMBER Margaret “Peggy” Walsh Grant ‘43 passed away at age 90 on March 7, 2016 in Spokane, Washington. She is survived by her loving husband William Grant, five daughters and one son, 12 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. Julie Ann Abramaitis Marzano ‘97 passed away on April 30th, 2016. Myrna McDermott, sister of Sister Theresa McDermott passed away on February 23rd, 2016. Peggy Guerin McGriskin ’77 died on October 14 th after a short battle with breast cancer. Peggy is the sister of Patricia Guerin Dirico ’74, Debra Guerin-Kryspin ’78 and Donna Guerin Masiello ’82. Please keep the Guerins and Peggy’s family in your prayers. Sister Antoinette Marie Damato, OP, aka Sister Mary Conrad, passed away on April 5, 2016. Sister taught at St. Agnes from 1955-1966. On April 30, 2016 Julie Abramaitis Marzano ’97 lost her battle with melanoma. Julie was a teacher at Immaculate Conception in Jamaica and her sister, Jill Abramaitis Vitale, is a graduate from the class of 1995. Julie was an amazing sister, daughter, wife and friend who touched the lives of so many.

1970s

Mary LeStrange Vavruska ’50 died in July 2015.

Laura Doessinger Picht ‘75 “I was so impressed with St. Agnes and the good job they are doing at educating young women – a safe haven for learning!”

Margaret Kenny Lane ’53 passed on June 3, 2016. Margaret was a dear friend to Joan Deitz Gorman ’53 who remained friends since they had met at St. Agnes. Eileen Donovan ’57 passed in February 2016. Please remember Eileen and her family in your prayers.

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SERVICE By Samantha Coo ‘18

Finding out that I needed to do summer service was really exciting to me. I knew I was going to enjoy this process because it’s something that I’ve always wanted to do. In the past, I gave old clothes and things away to children who were in need, but I’ve always wanted to give my time. Last summer at St. Mary’s Children Hospital, I thought service was just going to be giving a couple hours of my time to some sick children, however after getting to know the staff and children I realized a lot more. After doing my service at St. Mary’s, I noticed that service isn’t just about putting yourself in a situation where you’re helping others, but you are also getting to know them and they become part of your life. I learned how to work in an environment where it was happy, playful, but most importantly, I learned how to put others’ needs before mine. If I had never done service I would lack skills and knowledge that I now know. I learned how to deal with children, young adults, my coworkers and I learned about controlling my emotions, both good and bad.

I took away so much from my service this past summer and I can’t wait to do it again. I can honestly say that I wouldn’t mind going back to St. Mary’s this summer and for the summers following. Maybe one day possibly in the future I could work at St. Mary’s or any other children’s hospital, because this experience showed me that this may be something I want to do in the future. During my service, I was happy to wake up every single day knowing that I was going back to St. Mary’s to learn more and make more funny, crazy, awesome memories with my new friends. If you’re thinking about service as a waste of your summer, it is going to affect your personal experience more than you think. Volunteer experiences can change your life and make you look at the future in a different way.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

SAVE THE DATE April 29, 2017

Class of 1967 50th Reunion For more information contact Anne Pahl at annepahl@aol.com

CONGRATULATIONS St. Agnes would like to congratulate

S. Richard Homan OP on her

60th Jubilee Celebration

MacNeil Park Clean Up In May, St. Agnes Academic High School Students participated in a Spring Clean Up at Macneil Park in College Point. Organized by the Student Council, 25 students walked to the park with garbage bags and gloves in hand, ready to work. With assistance of officers from the 109th Precinct, students split up into groups and covered different areas of the park. One group of students walked down to the kayak and canoe launching area which was mostly impacted by garbage washing up from the East River. The park is significant to St. Agnes as the Cross Country and Track Team utilize the park for team practices. Destany Batista ‘16, Cross Country member and Student Council President said, “As a member of the Cross Country team, I run at Macneil Park every day in the fall. It's a great feeling to know that I've helped clean the park that my team uses so frequently.” A G N E W S :

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1950s

1980s

Mary Jane Huggins-Korson ‘55 continues to enjoy the journey!

Nancy Zurenko Aden ‘81 is a flight attendant with American Airlines living in Phoenix, AZ. “I have been blessed with good health, an amazing husband and a fabulous career.” Nancy’s passions are animal rescue and travel. “Hope everyone from the Class of 81 is enjoying good health and all the things that make them smile!”

Alice Walsh McTague ‘52 lives in the Catskills in a mobile home community where she rescues cats with her daughter. They provide a loving environment for them.

Anne Schuck Devereux ‘57 is retired and babysits her 3 year old grandchild, Aidan. She enjoys playing mahjong, canasta and bunco and is a Eucharistic Minister. Her two children and husband are doing well, “It’s a wonderful life”. Anne just finished her 14th season as an AARP tax aide volunteer. Anne Sullivan Fitzgerald ‘58 is happily retired from teaching 33 plus years from P.S. 32 in Flushing. She is traveling a lot, likes Irish set dancing (not step), she enjoys gardening and participating in the Irish cultural society. Anne also volunteers at the AHRC Stewart Manor garden club in Floral Park. Margaret O’Connell Roche ‘59 is happily married for 51 years! “Never forget the basic education at St. Agnes – you take it with you forever!” Therese Wolpensinger Schmitt ‘59 is still living in the same house where she raised her family. Her kids are widely scattered and love going back home and being together. Therese spends a lot of time visiting her family and spent last Christmas with her daughter in London. “My health has remained good enough for me to maintain an active lifestyle.”

1960s Grace Zuccaro ‘65 continues the wonderful opportunities for personal growth, happiness and success that St. Agnes provides to today’s girls. Anne Carroll Bulger ‘66 is happy to celebrate her 50th anniversary of her graduation from St. Agnes! “I am grateful for all the strong academic strengths I received at St. Agnes. They provided me with a strong basis for future educational programs. I also want to say I am the proud grandmother too. Barbara Fiorello Bruetsch-Cockrell ‘67 “retirement has been a wonderful blessing – you get to volunteer time for the things that you love and then you get to rest!” No more hectic pace – love it!”

1990s

Jeanine Kruger Bono ‘91 "My husband and I would like to announce the birth of our first son. Joseph Karl Bono , he was born on 9/29/2015. He is 6 months old now. My husband and I are blessed to have him in our life. We are a happy family."

2000s Lily Hannigan ‘07 currently lives in New Orleans and works in communications and event planning for a nonprofit.

LET US REMEMBER Margaret “Peggy” Walsh Grant ‘43 passed away at age 90 on March 7, 2016 in Spokane, Washington. She is survived by her loving husband William Grant, five daughters and one son, 12 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. Julie Ann Abramaitis Marzano ‘97 passed away on April 30th, 2016. Myrna McDermott, sister of Sister Theresa McDermott passed away on February 23rd, 2016. Peggy Guerin McGriskin ’77 died on October 14 th after a short battle with breast cancer. Peggy is the sister of Patricia Guerin Dirico ’74, Debra Guerin-Kryspin ’78 and Donna Guerin Masiello ’82. Please keep the Guerins and Peggy’s family in your prayers. Sister Antoinette Marie Damato, OP, aka Sister Mary Conrad, passed away on April 5, 2016. Sister taught at St. Agnes from 1955-1966. On April 30, 2016 Julie Abramaitis Marzano ’97 lost her battle with melanoma. Julie was a teacher at Immaculate Conception in Jamaica and her sister, Jill Abramaitis Vitale, is a graduate from the class of 1995. Julie was an amazing sister, daughter, wife and friend who touched the lives of so many.

1970s

Mary LeStrange Vavruska ’50 died in July 2015.

Laura Doessinger Picht ‘75 “I was so impressed with St. Agnes and the good job they are doing at educating young women – a safe haven for learning!”

Margaret Kenny Lane ’53 passed on June 3, 2016. Margaret was a dear friend to Joan Deitz Gorman ’53 who remained friends since they had met at St. Agnes. Eileen Donovan ’57 passed in February 2016. Please remember Eileen and her family in your prayers.

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SERVICE By Samantha Coo ‘18

Finding out that I needed to do summer service was really exciting to me. I knew I was going to enjoy this process because it’s something that I’ve always wanted to do. In the past, I gave old clothes and things away to children who were in need, but I’ve always wanted to give my time. Last summer at St. Mary’s Children Hospital, I thought service was just going to be giving a couple hours of my time to some sick children, however after getting to know the staff and children I realized a lot more. After doing my service at St. Mary’s, I noticed that service isn’t just about putting yourself in a situation where you’re helping others, but you are also getting to know them and they become part of your life. I learned how to work in an environment where it was happy, playful, but most importantly, I learned how to put others’ needs before mine. If I had never done service I would lack skills and knowledge that I now know. I learned how to deal with children, young adults, my coworkers and I learned about controlling my emotions, both good and bad.

I took away so much from my service this past summer and I can’t wait to do it again. I can honestly say that I wouldn’t mind going back to St. Mary’s this summer and for the summers following. Maybe one day possibly in the future I could work at St. Mary’s or any other children’s hospital, because this experience showed me that this may be something I want to do in the future. During my service, I was happy to wake up every single day knowing that I was going back to St. Mary’s to learn more and make more funny, crazy, awesome memories with my new friends. If you’re thinking about service as a waste of your summer, it is going to affect your personal experience more than you think. Volunteer experiences can change your life and make you look at the future in a different way.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

SAVE THE DATE April 29, 2017

Class of 1967 50th Reunion For more information contact Anne Pahl at annepahl@aol.com

CONGRATULATIONS St. Agnes would like to congratulate

S. Richard Homan OP on her

60th Jubilee Celebration

MacNeil Park Clean Up In May, St. Agnes Academic High School Students participated in a Spring Clean Up at Macneil Park in College Point. Organized by the Student Council, 25 students walked to the park with garbage bags and gloves in hand, ready to work. With assistance of officers from the 109th Precinct, students split up into groups and covered different areas of the park. One group of students walked down to the kayak and canoe launching area which was mostly impacted by garbage washing up from the East River. The park is significant to St. Agnes as the Cross Country and Track Team utilize the park for team practices. Destany Batista ‘16, Cross Country member and Student Council President said, “As a member of the Cross Country team, I run at Macneil Park every day in the fall. It's a great feeling to know that I've helped clean the park that my team uses so frequently.” A G N E W S :

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ALUMNI COACHES

ALUMNI COACHES

SAAHS Alumni Coaches CHEER LEADING

Katherine Stabile Class of 2010

Bridgette Garofalo Scagnelli, Class of 2005

I am currently pursuing my graduate degree in Psychology at Hunter College while working as an EMT for Lenox Hill Hospital.

After leaving St. Agnes, I received a BA in Sociology, MA in Childhood Education and an Advanced Certificate in Childhood Special Education from Adelphi University while coaching cheerleading there. Since 2010, I have been an elementary school teacher at St. Luke School in Whitestone. In May of 2015, I married Daniel Scagnelli, and we welcomed our first child Brinley Rose in March of 2016. Returning to St. Agnes felt like going home. I had a great experience as a student athlete at St. Agnes and learned many valuable lessons. Returning as a coach gave me the opportunity to give back and say thank you for the many life lessons and opportunities I received there. My favorite thing about coaching at my alma mater is winning more trophies for the school that I love, and have never left. Go Angels!

SOCCER

Ashley Lilo, Class of 2009 I currently work as a child care provider in the infant room at a local day care center. I plan to return to the classroom soon to pursue my graduate degree. Playing soccer for St. Agnes was the best time of my life. I wanted to share these great times with the students so they can cherish them for years to come. I get to relive my memories. I love coaching because I get to be a role model for the girls.

I chose to coach at St. Agnes because I wanted to give back in any way possible. I played volleyball when I was a student and it was a great experience. Being on a sport at Agnes taught me about teamwork and self confidence, which stayed with me after I graduated. My favorite thing about coaching at my alma mater is the community, St. Agnes feels like a family. That's how I felt as a student and it makes me extremely happy that nothing has changed years later.

VOLLEYBALL

Josephine O’Malley Class of 2013 I am a senior in the Macaulay Honors Program at Hunter College majoring in Psychology and minoring in French. I'm currently working on my thesis, which will focus on bilingualism and stereotypes. I chose to coach at St. Agnes because my time on the bowling team was a significant part of my life throughout high school and I missed it greatly when I graduated. My former coach told me he wanted me to take his place so when Mrs. Nicoletti offered me the job, I was so flattered to be considered so soon after graduating that of course, I accepted. St. Agnes means so much to me, and I am so happy to be involved and giving back. My favorite part of coaching at my alma mater is getting to be involved even though I'm no longer a student. Being back at bowling is certainly different now that I'm a coach but I love working with the girls, sharing my experiences with them and hearing how things have changed since I left. I still get to be a part of something I love so much.

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SAAHS Alumni Coaches CHEER LEADING

Katherine Stabile Class of 2010

Bridgette Garofalo Scagnelli, Class of 2005

I am currently pursuing my graduate degree in Psychology at Hunter College while working as an EMT for Lenox Hill Hospital.

After leaving St. Agnes, I received a BA in Sociology, MA in Childhood Education and an Advanced Certificate in Childhood Special Education from Adelphi University while coaching cheerleading there. Since 2010, I have been an elementary school teacher at St. Luke School in Whitestone. In May of 2015, I married Daniel Scagnelli, and we welcomed our first child Brinley Rose in March of 2016. Returning to St. Agnes felt like going home. I had a great experience as a student athlete at St. Agnes and learned many valuable lessons. Returning as a coach gave me the opportunity to give back and say thank you for the many life lessons and opportunities I received there. My favorite thing about coaching at my alma mater is winning more trophies for the school that I love, and have never left. Go Angels!

SOCCER

Ashley Lilo, Class of 2009 I currently work as a child care provider in the infant room at a local day care center. I plan to return to the classroom soon to pursue my graduate degree. Playing soccer for St. Agnes was the best time of my life. I wanted to share these great times with the students so they can cherish them for years to come. I get to relive my memories. I love coaching because I get to be a role model for the girls.

I chose to coach at St. Agnes because I wanted to give back in any way possible. I played volleyball when I was a student and it was a great experience. Being on a sport at Agnes taught me about teamwork and self confidence, which stayed with me after I graduated. My favorite thing about coaching at my alma mater is the community, St. Agnes feels like a family. That's how I felt as a student and it makes me extremely happy that nothing has changed years later.

VOLLEYBALL

Josephine O’Malley Class of 2013 I am a senior in the Macaulay Honors Program at Hunter College majoring in Psychology and minoring in French. I'm currently working on my thesis, which will focus on bilingualism and stereotypes. I chose to coach at St. Agnes because my time on the bowling team was a significant part of my life throughout high school and I missed it greatly when I graduated. My former coach told me he wanted me to take his place so when Mrs. Nicoletti offered me the job, I was so flattered to be considered so soon after graduating that of course, I accepted. St. Agnes means so much to me, and I am so happy to be involved and giving back. My favorite part of coaching at my alma mater is getting to be involved even though I'm no longer a student. Being back at bowling is certainly different now that I'm a coach but I love working with the girls, sharing my experiences with them and hearing how things have changed since I left. I still get to be a part of something I love so much.

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St. Agnes Academic High School 13-20 124 Street College Point, NY 11356

Non-Profit Org. US Postage

PAID

Flushing, New York Permit No. 1095

ST. AGNES CAREER DAY Friday, January 27, 2017

ALUMNI! If you would like to speak at Career Day, please contact Jennifer Lamb at jlamb@stagneshs.org

by Tuesday, November 29, 2016. Please include your graduation year, current career and employer. We hope you will join us as we open the world of career possibilities to all St. Agnes students!

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