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FROM THE PRINCIPAL’s
DESK John P. Lorenzetti
This month we begin the holy season of Lent, a time for reflection, self-examination and self-sacrifice in preparation for the celebration of Easter. Having just returned from our Ash Wednesday prayer services, I cannot help but marvel at the working of the Holy Spirit in our community through our students – who with the assistance of Sr. Barbara, Deacon Andy and Deacon Ron – ministered to all of us during the hour of long services. This experience is neither unique nor surprising. Our students lead us in prayer at the beginning of meetings, classes and assemblies. They volunteer their time
to lead our own students in the Emmaus retreat program and 7th and 8th grades students in the Cleopas retreat program and in countless other programs here at the Prep.
desk to add additional outreach programs in our city in conjunction with Midnight Run and in Appalachia in conjunction with the Capuchin Ministries.
Hundreds of our students put their faith into action by volunteering to work in elementary schools as tutors and mentors, to work in soup kitchens, to work on construction or to spend time with the lonely, the homebound and those in nursing homes. Currently, I have proposals on my
Many alumni and current students have accepted the challenge to be men and women for others, particularly those whom we highlight in this edition of our Magazine. They understand that they serve God and His Church by serving their fellow man. We who are privileged to serve at
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board of trustees
Editor: Joanne Blum Director of Development
Chairman: Rev. Edward Brophy
Writers: Mark Amatrucola, Erica Barbieri,
Carl DeCordova P ’08, P ‘11
Grace Carey, Deacon Andy Ciccaroni, Sr. Barbara Doyle, Phil Fama, Marie Geraci, James Grillo, John Malazzo, Susan Moquin, Kevin Raphael, Deacon Ron Rizzuto, Joanne Wright
Design: Colin Pinnavaia, Anthony Pinnavaia, Jr.
administration John P. Lorenzetti Principal Kevin Raphael Assistant Principal for Students Allison McGinnis Assistant Principal for Academics Michael O’Brien Dean of Students
Vice Chairman: Richard Arkwright Donna M. Nickitas, PhD, RN, CNAA, BC, ‘72 Donald Ritter Lisa Mammone-Rossi, Esq. ‘82
We welcome your thoughts and comments. Send your comments to us at email@example.com On the cover: David Mattioli ‘12 helps to renovate a bathroom during the summer outreach project.
St. Edmund at this moment in time are most grateful to God for all the blessings He has bestowed on us and to you for all you do in giving of your talent and treasure to enable us to continue to work in the vineyard of the Lord. As I always do, may I request that you keep us in your prayers. Be assured you are in ours. May God bless you.
STUDENT PUBLICATIONS HONORED
Two St. Edmund Prep student publications recently earned two major awards from the American Scholastic Press Association.
The Equinox, the school’s Literary Magazine won first place honors for design, layout, and creativity among New York high schools. The 2013 Equinox was subtitled “New Beginnings through Fire and Flood” and consisted of original artwork, photography, poetry, and prose created by Prep students. Many of the submissions in this issue were in reaction to the effects that Super Storm Sandy had on members of the St. Edmund Community. Nicole Thurgood ‘15, Naomi Charles ‘15, and Brianna DeMorcey ‘15, made up the editorial team behind this award-winning publication. English teachers Sue Moquin and Jim Grillo ’02 are the faculty advisors for the Equinox. The Canterburian, the school’s print yearbook, placed third among New York State high schools
for presentation, content, and originality. The 2013 yearbook highlighted the 80th anniversary of St. Edmund Prep and spotlighted many of the special events which celebrated this milestone. Additionally, the Canterburian continued its fine tradition of chronicling the year in
the life of the Prep. The student editorial team consisted of Jessica Pinto ‘13, Clare Ryan ‘13, John Carucci ‘13, and Stephanie Fox ‘13. Lauren Monopoli ‘14, Matt Dalto ‘14, and Nicole Thurgood ‘15 rounded out the yearbook’s staff. English teacher Jim Grillo ‘02 is the advisor to the Canterburian.
NHS INDUCTS THIRTY-THREE NEW MEMBERS This past November, the Aurora Chapter of the National Honor Society held its annual induction ceremony. recognizing those students of the junior and senior classes who exemplify the St Edmund Prep honor student through the guidelines of the Society. The St. Edmund chapter also recognized one of the faculty/staff members as a guiding light to our students and bestows upon these individuals honorary membership into the society. This year, 33 students were inducted as members of the Aurora Chapter, bringing the total Chapter membership to 51. This total surpasses last year’s record of 50 members. The increasing number of honor students is a tribute to the efforts of the administration of St Edmund to elevate instruction and expectations of learning among the St. Edmund community. Mr. Brian Wagner, Science Department Coordinator, was awarded an honorary membership for his dedication to the school through academics and athletics.
The NHS will continue community service efforts at the Prep that include peer tutoring, breast cancer awareness and fundraising, gathering supplies for the homeless, and providing the annual Easter Party at St. Edmund Elementary School.
Students in action... In and Out of the Classroom
BAND SPREADS HOLIDAY CHEER
WALK-A-THON BRINGS RAIN
This past holiday season, the St. Edmund Badinage Ensemble was in high demand! The quality of our band’s performance continues to grow in stature and reputation, confirmed by a growing list of requests by outside organizations to stage concerts. As part of its Community Service efforts, the band entertained the elderly and sickly at the St. Joachim and St. Anne Nursing Home as well as the Hamilton Park Rehabilitation Home for the twelfth year in a row. This past December was the group’s eleventh performance for the Good Shepherd Tree Lighting and the St. Edmund Parish and Elementary School Tree Lighting. A highlight of the group’s “Good Will” Tour is a trip to Sparkill, New York where our students entertain at the Dominican Sisters’ Retirement Home. This was their fifth year visiting the Sisters, some of whom taught at St. Edmund Prep.
Another Walk-a-Thon, another rainy day! SEP students decended on Marine Park on October 10th to walk in support of The Prep. Despite the rainy weather, students enjoyed spending time with one another, joined a few touch football games, and munched on some bagels.
BISHOP CHAPPETTO VISTS SEP
Members of the Junior Class took Philadelphia, PA by storm this fall for their annual class trip. The day trip took students to many of the historical sites including Benjamin Franklin’s grave site, Betsy Ross’s house, Independence Hall, Christ Church, and the Liberty Bell. The group ran the steps of the Philadelphia Art Museum and posed next to the “Rocky” Statue on their way to the Franklin Institute. The group is pictured above outside Independence Hall along with Junior Class Moderator Mrs. Lucy Mineo.
On Tuesday, November 19, 2013 St Edmund Preparatory High School was honored with a visit from Auxiliary Bishop Raymond Chappetto. Bishop Chappetto celebrated mass at 9am in St Edmund Church where he was assisted by Rev. Edward Brophy, Pastor of St Edmund Parish, Rev. William Dulaney, Chaplain of St Edmund Prep, Rev. Kevin Abel, Diocesan Vocation Director and Deacon Ron Rizzuto. The Bishop gave a poignant message concerning the specialness of life using the suffering of our brothers and sisters in the Philippines. Later in the morning the Bishop met with students, stressing the need for their strong allegiance to the Church and their response to God’s call in their lives.
The proceeds from this year’s Walk-a-Thon went to support the refurbishement of the gym, which included new curtains on the stage and windows as well as new padding along the front of the stage. Pictured above is Mrs. Barbieri’s senior homeroom, who celebrated the first “last” of their senior year.
ROBOTICS “NERD HERD” OPENS SEASON SEP’s Robotics Team, the Nerd Herd, cannot wait to showcase its work this year. Composed mainly of seniors, it is their last chance to expand the program, teach “gracious professionalism” and hopefully, participate in as many competitions as possible. Last year, our rookie team competed in the FIRST Tech Challenge, spending most of the year learning the basics and overcoming technical challenges. This year, the team members are able to build on their experience, share their knowledge, and mentor others through the new and improved STEM Robotics club. At our club meetings this year, Team members introduced the basics, which they learned through the FIRST Tech Challenge. They hope that the program will continue to grow with new club members, and will become integrated in the school’s everyday curriculum. It is important that the Nerd Herd have ownership of their team, which is why
they are committed to personally raising the funds necessary for the program. This year, the team sold gourmet lollipops, applied for grants, and held their second annual Fashion Show on November 1, 2013. Student supporters of the robotics team, along with three team members, walked the runway showcasing formalwear donated by Doris Fashions and Classie Tuxedo. In addition, local companies such as Bruno Salon and Spa, Faces Salon, Ace Luggage, 18 Floral Events, and Perfect Entertainment provided raffles and entertainment for family, faculty, administration and friends. This event procured the necessary funding needed for most of the team’s expenses. The ALCOA Foundation also provided a generous grant for the year’s registration fees. The SEP Nerd Herd participated in local scrimmages in December and their qualifying tournament will take place in the coming months. They are optimistic for this year’s outcome.
STREETCORNER GOURMET RETURNS After a Hurricane Sandy-imposed hiatus, the StreetCorner Gourmet returned to St. Edmund Prep! This annual event has been an opportunity to gather as a community to serve the needs of others. On Wednesday, November 27th, over 300 students, faculty, staff and alumni joined forces in the SEP cafeteria to prepare 350 pounds of Stuffing from Heaven. Prep’s fare was part of a larger gourmet meal to be shared with those in need on the streets of Harlem on Thanksgiving Day. The StreetCorner Gourmet began over 40 years ago when a nun, Sr. Mary Lanning, decided to do her part in the fight against hunger. Putting together the makings of a Thanksgiving feast with all the trimmings, Sr. Mary transported her home-cooked meal to the street in her tiny Volkswagen. There, she parked on 125th Street and Morningside Avenue, laid a tablecloth on the hood, and shared her own Thanksgiving holiday with anyone who passed by in need of a warm meal. Since then, this small act of kindness has grown in leaps and bounds. Each year, a number of organizations form teams, with each one committing to prepare a specific portion of the meal. Whether it be
roasting turkeys, mashing candied sweet potatoes or making homemade baked goods, each part of the gourmet meal uses only the finest ingredients, and is fixed as if it were for royalty. Under the direction and efforts of faculty members Deacon Ron Rizzuto, Marie Geraci and Mark Amatrucola (Mr. A.), “Team Edmund” has provided the stuffing for the last eight years. It is estimated that 2,000 people share in the meal annually. St. Edmund’s participation involves weeks of preparation, with members of the SEP faculty and staff soliciting donations and raising funds to purchase all the ingredients necessary. This year, Beth Murphy Ward ’79 produced t-shirts which were sold to students, faculty and alumni to wear during food-preparation on Thanksgiving Eve. Additionally, major ingredient donations were generously provided by Mr. & Mrs. Frederick Barone P’13, ’14 , Navin Brothers Food Service, c/o Mr. Mark Delluomo P’13 and Mr. Carl Campagna of Campagna Foods, Inc. This overall endeavor was a huge success due in no small part to the benevolence of these SEP families, alumni, faculty and students who contributed so generously.
PRAISE TO THEE ALMA MATER Reunion Highlights CLASS OF 2003 REUNION Members of the class of 2003 joined together on Friday, November 11, 2013 to celebrate their 10 year reunion here at the Prep. Loren Avellino spearheaded the event and put together a fun-filled evening. Several members of our faculty joined in on the fun. Principal John Lorenzetti escorted members of the class around the building to look at the many improvements. Many members of the class commented on how proud they are of the Prep and its tremendous growth since their graduation.
2004 to mark decade
calling the class of 1964
Class of 2004 will be having their 10 year reunion in the Fall of 2014. Joe Romano is coordinating this event and welcomes any members of the Class of 2004 to help organize. Please contact Joe Romano if interested at firstname.lastname@example.org. A date has not yet been determined. Keep your eye out for more information in the next issue of our Magazine.
Class of 1994 Graduates of 1994 will be celebrating their 20 year reunion on Saturday, April 12th from 2:00 p.m. â€“ 6:00 p.m. in the SEP Art Gallery. Stephanie Howe Failace is organizing the festivities. Any questions please email her at email@example.com or Alumni Director Grace Carey at firstname.lastname@example.org.
1979 is divine The Class of 1979 will be celebrating their 35 year reunion on Saturday, June 7th from 2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. to be held at the school in the Art Gallery. Beth Murphy Ward is spearheading this event. Any questions please email her at Elizabeth.Ward@cecintl.com or Alumni Director Grace Carey at email@example.com
LOOKING TO ARRANGE A REUNION FOR YOUR CLASS? EMAIL: DEVELOPMENT@STEDMUNDPREP.ORG
Class of 1964 will be celebrating their 50th year reunion on Friday, May 2, 2014. This was the first four-year graduating class after St. Edmund Commercial School became St. Edmund High School. We will mark this momentous occasion with a 12:30 p.m. mass at St. Edmund Church followed by a luncheon in the high school auditorium. Fran Fichera Calamera is the class captain for this event. Any questions please contact Fran at 347-393-0266 or Alumni Director Grace Carey, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Has time really gone by that fast? Are you approaching a major anniversary? What better way to celebrate than to organize a reunion for your class. If you are interested in serving as a class captain to plan your reunion event, contact our development office today!
NOT TO BE SERVED
“Let us love god, my sisters and brothers, let us love god. But let it be with the strength of our arms and the sweat of our brow.” - St. Vincent De Paul The Vincentian mission of service to the poor is one of love – love of neighbor and love of God. This closely parallels St. Edmund Prep’s own charism – Caritas. Along with a rigorous academic program, St. Edmund Prep strives to provide our young men and women with opportunities to live this charism – to put our faith into action. Some of life’s most important lessons are not learned inside of a classroom. As part of St. Edmund Prep’s Summer Outreach Program, ten students and several faculty members travel to the Germantown section of Philadelphia to spend several days serving lunch to the homeless, helping the local Catholic elementary school clean their building, doing physical labor with a local non-profit contractor and a variety of other services that might help the less fortunate. The work is coordinated through the St. Vincent De Paul Youth and Young Adult Center, which is where our student volunteers and faculty stay for the week. In addition to our housing, the St. Vincent De Paul Center provides our meals and coordinates and provides our transportation to and from the work sites. The Center is staffed by Sr. Patricia Evanick, DC and Fr. William Allegretto, CM. The Summer Outreach program was started in 2010 by former Prep faculty member, Mrs. Patricia Buckley. Mrs. Buckley contacted Sister Patricia Evanick, looking for a venue in which St. Edmund students could perform Christian service during the summer. Prep faculty and students have since been able to spend many summer days serving the Germantown community.
During the summer months, the St. Vincent De Paul Center welcomes high school student volunteer groups; college students are invited during their school breaks between September and May. The Prep’s inaugural group participated in a three-day project, which might best be described as an urban plunge. The summers that followed saw the expansion of the program to a five-day experience. This past year, the program experienced a growth-spurt when twice the number of students applied to participate than could be accommodated. As the students were so eager, the current faculty program leaders, Phil Fama and Marie Geraci, reached out to Sr. Pat to reserve an additional week of service and recruited additional faculty members, Chris and Joanne Wright for support. For the first time, St. Edmund Prep sent two groups of volunteers to the St. Vincent De Paul Center, one in late July and another in late August. According to Sr. Pat, no other high school had ever sent two groups of volunteers during one summer, and she added: “The Holy Spirit must be alive and working in St. Edmund Prep to cause
such generosity of spirit and a desire to serve among your students.” The service projects are varied and throughout the course of the week offer the students a glimpse into the lives of those who are in need in some way. Students might find themselves entertaining children or playing BINGO or putting a jigsaw puzzle together at the local daycare center for adults. They return with stories of their “new friends,” recognizing that God’s love transcends age and socioeconomic boundaries – that simply sharing one’s time can make a great deal of difference in another’s heart. Some teams of volunteers work at a local thrift store to sort donated clothing. Others visit a homeless shelter to serve a lunch to men who would not otherwise have a hot meal that day. The workers return with a new understanding of God’s love and how it can be found in the generosity of others. They often return with a profound gratitude for the blessings that God provides. One of the venues calls for the volunteers to fulfill various construction roles, similar to Habitat
010 “To share what one has is nothing if one does not share oneself.” ST. LOUISE DE Marillac
of the last day, Fr. Bill is the celebrant of a special private Mass. The time spent in the chapel is calm and reflective – special service experiences are shared, faith is discussed and God’s love is truly recognized. Several individuals who have participated in the Summer Outreach Program also make the Emmaus retreat, either before or after the experience. The ideal of being a “Person for Others” which is a paramount theme of Emmaus is truly realized in the Outreach experience. God’s presence is genuinely felt in so many ways throughout the week of service. An Emmaus Team leader, Madelin Mule ‘14 was forever changed by her service experience. “Summer outreach was one of the most eye-opening and enriching experiences of my life. It made me appreciate all that I have been given; it helped me to discover a charitable part of me that I never knew existed. It brought out compassion and a desire to give to and help those who need it the most.”
for Humanity, while another provides the opportunity for our students to visit with elderly and infirmed priests and brothers. Upon return to the Center, it is not uncommon for the students to do a second round of service with the maintenance staff of the St. Vincent de Paul School located across the street, assisting with their summer cleaning. An impromptu ballgame may even break out after dinner in the schoolyard, as the neighborhood children are drawn to the joyful laughter of the “kids from Brooklyn.” William Albert ’14 volunteered in the summer before his senior year. When asked to reflect on his experience William shared this: “It showed me that one small act of kindness can make a huge difference for others. Volunteering at a nursing home, daycare center and thrift store were unique experiences. It gave me a new perspective of the life others live. Although they might not be well-off, it does not mean that they are not happy. It taught me to be thankful for what I have.” Each day begins and ends with prayer in the Center’s chapel. During Morning Prayer, the volunteers prepare themselves spiritually for their day of service to come for the people and activities they are about to encounter. Evening prayer provides each community member with the opportunity to share a story about what most impacted him or her during the day - in the work they performed or in the people with whom they worked. On the morning
Throughout the Outreach experience, the volunteers also experience the joy of being part of a community. Service projects, meals and clean-up are all team efforts
011 “Going on the Summer Outreach was hands down one of the greatest decisions I have ever made in my life. It made me realize how privileged I really am and that there are truly people in the world that actually need my help. It was an honor to be there and provide a helping hand and seeing a new perspective of life that I never thought existed.” Joanne CLAUDE ‘14 SUmmer 2013
– students set the table for dinner each night, load and unload the dishwasher, prepare bagged lunches for the days of service, and clean the house. The community dines buffet-style at a very large table while recounting their day usually to raucous laughter. During the evening, everyone participates in games of all kinds – a special tradition of playing Charades is often the most fun. On the evening of the last work day, the hosts provide a night out on the town, which includes an opportunity to sample Philadelphia cheese steaks and check out some local shops. It is always a fulfilling week for the SEP students and faculty at the St. Vincent de Paul Center. The volunteers leave knowing that they have learned much and grown both as individuals and as a community. They have lived the Gospel message.
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“The Holy Spirit must be alive and working at St. Edmund Prep to cause such a generosity of spirit and a desire to serve among your students.” Sr. Patricia Evanick, DC St. Vincent De Paul Center
MALLON USES SKILLS TO HELP STORM VICTIM REBUILD Last summer, through the non-profit organization New York Says Thank You, St. Edmund art teacher, Phil Fama brought Katie Mallon ‘14 to the home of a firefighter in Rockaway who needed help refurbishing his basement after it was devastated by Hurricane Sandy. New York Says Thank You helps rebuild the homes of many first responders who had little or no insurance at the time of the hurricane. “I was tremendously proud of Katie”, says Mr. Fama when asked about her efforts to help out. “She has a natural ability and she soaked up instructions like a sponge. We were putting up metal studs and she had great instincts. When anyone needed help, she was able to anticipate their needs. She was a definite asset all day long.” Always handy growing up, Katie hopes to turn her skills into a career in plumbing some day. In September, Katie found herself again with Mr. Fama, this time in his Wood Workshop class, a class of seniors: five boys and four girls. Once again, Katie’s natural ability has allowed her to do some really good work. She worked hard with her partner, Megan King ‘14, to make a beautiful bench to give as a Christmas gift.
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STUDENT & ALUMNI ATHLETES IN ACTION... Eagles Succeed on the Field
BACK TO BACK CHAMPIONS
VOLLEYBALL MAKES RUN
TENNIS SERVES IT UP
The Girls’ Varsity Soccer team defeated Bishop Kearney to claim the Diocesan Division A title by a score of 3-1 in penalty kicks. The only regulation goal came from Kellie O’Neill ‘15 with penalty kick goals from Kelly Doyle ‘14, Katie Sammon ‘17 and Maura Bellone ‘15. St. Edmund goalie Dena Cronen ‘14 made a diving save to her right to preserve the win on Kearney’s last kick.
The girls had their best season in over 25 years, finishing in 2nd place in the division, reaching the Diocesan Championship game and the New York State Finals. Taylor Tsatsis ‘17 led a balanced team effort and was named to the All-Tournament team at the State tournament. With most of the girls returning for next season, the future is bright. Great job by Coach Michele Murray ‘07.
Under the guidance of Coach Joan Akpan the team reached new heights this season. Alexandra Gorchkova ‘14 (pictured above) represented St. Edmund Prep and the CHSAA in the State Tournament in Latham, NY! The Tournament was held on November 2nd and included the top singles and doubles players from around the State. Congratulations Alexandra!
1000 FOR LOUISON ‘11
GUERIN ’05 HEAD COACH
New coach Orlando Cruz did a wonderful job whipping the girls into shape, developing the skills of new girls and preparing the veterans for a spot on the varsity team in the near future. The girls defeated St. Agnes in the 1st round of the playoffs and were knocked out in the semi-finals.
Under the direction of 1st year coach Andre Marcano, the boys competed and all established personal bests in times during the season. Captain Romario Auguste ‘14 and Greg Stewart ‘16 were exceptional all season. Next up for the team is the indoor season.
David Louison ‘11 scored his 1000th career point for the St. Joseph College Bears on January 13th against Brooklyn College. Louison has also been named the Player of the Week from both AD3I and the HVIAC for the fifth time this season. Congrats David!
Tommy Guerin ‘05 has been named the head coach of the NYU-Polytechnic Men’s Basketball Team, after a two-year stint as Assistant Head Coach. Guerin graduated from Brooklyn College in 2010. He holds a bachelor’s degree with a major in Physical Education.
BOYS SOCCER After a slow start to the season, new coach Anthony Giudice helped to turn the season around and led the boys to a playoff victory over St. Raymond’s, with William Halstead ‘14 scoring the only goal of the contest in OT. Seniors Andrew Cardona, Matthew Cappiello (pictured above), Alex Moule, and Michael Skubal led the charge.
014 Ten Years - Walking Along
In November of 2004, the retreat program at the Prep took a giant leap of faith - and landed on the Road to Emmaus. Based on the Gospel passage from Luke’s 24th chapter, the Emmaus Retreat afforded a once-in-alifetime opportunity. That weekend as Emmaus I, members of the Prep community began a tradition which would set the stage for a mainstay program, soon to become a hallmark of many students’ high school years. Over the course of each special three-day journey, students, faculty and alumni join in a wide variety of enjoyable and extraordinary experiences. Whether a result of laughing in the kitchen while preparing a meal, sharing a story in a large group or simply listening during quiet-time out by the lake, many have shared what a personal and powerful encounter they had! In the ten years of this program, when all too often adolescents receive overly negative press, we’ve had the privilege of watching over 1,000 young Men and Women for Others come to know themselves a bit better, grow in understanding and genuinely value their family and friends, and recognize God’s presence in their lives.
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Attending these retreats has been the greatest experience of my life. I learned so much about others and myself. Great friendships have come out of these retreats because a special and strong bond is formed. In those wonderful three days you are able to open up to others and bring the best out in yourself while helping others find themselves too. Not a day goes by that I don’t think about or miss the Emmaus retreat program. I gained so much and wouldn’t have found it any other way. - Samantha Cohen ‘11 Emmaus XXII
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When I was asked to be a member of the adult team for Emmaus II (the first girls’ retreat), I was thrilled. I was not prepared for the way in which serving as a member of the adult team would change me. Whether it was that initial experience as a member of Emmaus II or subsequent experiences as a co-director, director, or member of the training team, each retreat experience humbled me and allowed my faith to grow in ways I didn’t know were possible. God’s love has been shown to me through each retreatant, palanca, homecoming, game of buzz fizz, sing along on the bus, and especially through the way this program grounds students and faculty in the mission of SEP and the wider mission of the Catholic Church. - Patti Buckley, Faculty ’03-’11
The Emmaus retreat came at a pivotal shy and time in my life. As a smart, but terribly ics, but dem introverted teenager, I excelled in aca down, rd faltered when it came to putting my gua open up. I getting to know people and being able to Emmaus took a chance and decided to go on the s deeply one’ ut retreat. Opening up and talking abo however, to personal experiences was scary to me; moving hear of everyone’s experiences was both sense ilar sim a in t and comforting, to know tha ggling to stru and we are all dealing with hardships r, the late grow and find ourselves. Nearly a decade inue to Emmaus retreat is still an experience I cont think about and gratefully appreciate. - Laura Mulcahey ‘05 - Emmaus IV
017 My Emmaus Retreat was a time where I was able to reach out to God, and one another to find that support, confidence and encouragement and also to remind me that there are always good people who are full of support. Those three days helped me more that I could have ever imagined and have made me who I a m today. Jesus speaks about us being the light of the world for all to see. When I think of all my retreat experiences, I a m proud to say that they have taught me to be that light for others. - Krystal Chin ’09 - Emmaus XVI
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IN THE NEWS... Alumni & Students Make Headlines
CALL HIM “MR. PHILHARMONIC” John Stapleton ‘12, former member of the Prep music program is making headlines as he pursues his music career. John attends the Boston Conservatory as a performance major. He has earned a coveted position as a percussionist in the Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra under the direction of Benjamin Zander, the conductor of The Boston Philharmonic Orchestra. In its first year, the youth orchestra has filled major concert halls in Boston as well as New York. The orchestra has also toured the Netherlands presenting many major works from the classical repertoire. John is a very dedicated and tenacious musician and has been ever since he was in middle school.
develop his skills and craft in our Badinage and Chamber Ensemble. He presented challenging and inspiring chamber works at our Café Night that raised the level of the players around him. He embraced the program at St. Edmund Prep utilizing the academics stressed in music such theory, ear training, history and score analysis. John is pictured above (left), during his sophomore year playing at a local nursing home during the holiday season with our band. John plays with the Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra(above right).
While at The Prep, John made the most of many opportunities to further
EURO CHALLENGE COMES TO SEP
MOSES ‘94 HONORED BY NETS
The Euro Challenge is an exciting educational opportunity for high school students to learn about the European Union (EU) and the euro. St. Edmund has selected five students to join the 2013-2014 Euro Challenge Team, Amanda Mattioli ‘16, Shelby Lau’16, Jenna Barbosa’16 , Gerald Rehill ‘17, and Sarah Aloe ‘16. The competition, instituted nine years ago by the Delegation of the European Union to the United States, is currently supported by The Moody’s Foundation and Federal Reserve Bank of NY, among others.
Tricia Moses ‘94 (pictured in inset), who is recovering from lung transplant surgery, was given the Black History Month/Ordinary People Doing Extraordinary Things award by the Brooklyn Nets in a ceremony at the Barclays Center on February 9th.
Team SEP will be tasked with choosing an economic issue facing a member of the European Community and then offer an economic policy solution, keeping in mind how the Euro, shared by 18 countries may help or hinder a suggested policy change/implementation. The competition will culminate in May.
“We’re so grateful for the Brooklyn Nets to recognize her,” said Moses’ cousin Jillian Alfonso (pictured above, center), who accepted the award for the teacher. “She’s so honored that they would take the time to think of her.” Tricia, a special-needs teacher at Public School 233 in East Flatbush, put off a lifesaving lung transplant last spring to prepare her third-grade students for a high-stakes reading exam. Photo credit: Andrew Theodorakis and Aaron Showalter, New York Daily News. Article reprinted from the New York Daily News - February 9, 2014
As part of our 80th Anniversary celebration, we were eager to recognize those many individuals who have contributed to our success through their generosity and support. In particular, if not for the philanthropic nature of so many alumni, friends and parents, it would have been impossible to support the building of the new wing and its spaces designated for student amenities. We celebrated those individuals who were able to contribute to the Campaign for St. Edmund as well as various other scholarship funds at a leadership reception held on November 15, the eve of the feast of St. Edmund of Canterbury. This event was long overdue. Originally scheduled for November 14th, 2012, it was necessary to cancel due to the effects of Hurricane Sandy. Pictured are photos of the donor wall which hangs in our main entrance which recognizes those individuals who gave generously to the Campaign. Many acknowledged the memory of a loved one or honored a dedicated faculty member or family member with their gift.
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Honors Program Challenges Best and Brightest
The World Scholars Honors Program was established in 2011 to recognize the academic excellence of incoming students with significantly high TACHS scores and academic achievement in grades six through eight. Admission to the World Scholars Honors Program is by invitation only at the time of admission. It is a rigorous and challenging program of study for the highly-motivated and academically-gifted student. Participants are enrolled in a number of honors courses in both their freshman and sophomore years. It serves as a natural stepping stone for those who intend to
pursue an International Baccalaureate Diploma as well as enrollment in Honors, Advanced Placement (AP), and/or St. Johnâ€™s University College Advantage Program. As Mentor to the Honors program. Mrs. Susan Moquin assists the students in their academic pursuits and also challenges them to become citizens of the world. The group meets regularly where students and mentor discuss current events and discuss solutions on how they can play a role in making a difference. Recently, the group raised funds for the Philippines after the devastation of the typhoon. The group raised $450.00 which was given to Fr. Patrick Longalong, a native of the Philippines who is currently stationed at St. Francis De Sales Parish in the Rockaways, for distribution to those most in need. As the year progresses, the students will continue to meet monthly to discuss ways they can fulfill their global responsibilities.
We acknowledge all those who have supported the Campaign for St. Edmund since its inception as well as all of those who contributed to St. Edmund Prep Annual Fund and Scholarship Funds. Through the generosity of the individuals, companies and foundations listed on these pages, we are enabled to continue to provide a quality, challenging, and faith based education for our students.
We will be forever grateful to our supporters and continue to remember them in our prayers each day at St. Edmund Prep.
DONORS The Campaign for St. Edmund Founders
Mr. & Mrs. Donald Ritter
The Louis Calder Foundation
James & Mary Ellen Wilkens
In honor of Josephine Lombardi
In honor of Kathleen Ruane Vulpis
Helen Ballas ‘50
In honor of Rev. Edward Brophy
In memory of Eleftheria Ballas & Sr. Victoire
John P. Lorenzetti Navin Bros Food Service, Inc In memory of Joseph E. Navin, Sr.
Charles & Marie Rey Thomas & Agnes Carvel Foundation
Partners Louise M. Cortese Marlou Garments Inc. & The DeAngelo Family In honor of Louis De Angelo
Leaders Richard Arkwright The Chin Family In memory of The Kee Family
Regina Coyle In memory of Firefighter James Coyle, FDNY
Ralph Petagna In memory Ann Bellini Petagna
The Raphael Family
Sustainers John & Joanne Blum In honor of Erin ‘13, Courtney ‘15 & Kerrianne
Gerard & Patricia Buckley In honor of The Buckley and Spinelli Families Phil Fama In honor of Helen Fama The Mineo Family In memory of the deceased members of the Carannante & Mineo families
Verrazano Rotary Charitable Foundation
Sponsors Rev. Edward Brophy Kevin & Susan Buckley In honor of The Buckley & Church Families
Craig & Regina Carey Patricia McLoughlin Cook ‘68 Michael & Ann Coughlin Carolyn Courtien ‘74 Kathryn DeMello, R.N. In memory of Lillian & Eugene Keegan
Dr. & Mrs. Joseph Fusco In memory of their grandson Joseph Lawrence
Dorothy Cann Hamilton ‘67
021 Susan Richards Kutzin ‘73 The Lisboa Family
Anna Carillo Vitiello ‘42 Mrs. Kathleen Vulpis
In honor of Marcy, Kaysee and Teyamo
In memory of John Ruane
Lorraine Buckley The Burns Family Lorraine Carbonaro ‘79
In memory of Jean Carbonaro
In memory of Louis DiCostanzo
Wayne & Grace Carey
In memory of Jack and Grace McCann
Peter Lorenzetti Anna Mariella In memory of Hedy & Vito Mariella
Johanna Motta Donna Costello Nickitas ‘72 Lucia Piro In memory of Antonio & Gabriela Piro
Stephen Siegel The Toscano Family The Wright Family
Matthew Carroll ‘99
Mr. & Mrs. Michael Bianco
Lucanne Oddo Caruso ‘76 Ann Marie Casey ‘89 Marybeth Richroath Casey ‘73 Linda Savarese Cavicchio ‘64
In honor of Gregory Bianco ‘11 Student Council President
The Colucci Family Frances Quaglia Covello ‘69
In memory of Donny Duval
In memory of Mr. & Mrs. L. Savarese
In memory of Ann Wright & Sgt. Ed Quigley, NYPD, 61 Pct.
In memory of Jennie Quaglia
Dorothy Devery ‘55
Thomas & Katherine Chin Maria Giurleo Correra ‘68
In memory of Mildred Tierney Nevill
In memory of Salvatore Giurleo
Richard, Clare & Stephen Amster In memory of Det. Robert L. Parker NYPD
Burke Supply Company, Inc. The Class of 1987 Ellen M. Coletto Jeanne Cowhey Bernadette & Tom Fay The Garvey Famly Peter & Celeste Grillo John & Maureen Kaseta Mary Allison Lindner ‘73 In memory of Mary Conklin Allison
The Lopez Family Nancy Lundy Mr. & Mrs. John Malazzo Barbara Mauceri ‘75 In memory of Anthony Mauceri
The McGrath Family In memory of Ann Wright
Edward & Albertina Moore In honor of Sr. Mary Jane
Teresa Perro ‘71 Mr. & Mrs. Colin Pinnavaia The Pino Family The Quaranta Family In memory of Lucianna Quaranta
Safie Sanders In honor of Stephaney Sanders ‘10
Margaret Trilla Serravalli ‘79 The Shakir Family Ann C. Venturino ‘66 In memory of Joe & Millie Venturino
James Grillo ‘02 Irene Logan Haran ‘66 The Lay Faculty Assocation Jane Margotta Marino ‘69 & Dr. Joseph F. Marino The Marques Family In memory of Antonio Afonso
Mr. & Mrs. John McLaughlin Jane Moran ‘55 Geraldine Roth Mulcahy ‘66 Noreen Conwell O’Hanlon ‘73 Patricia Boyle Panchak ‘66 Glenn & Nora Phillips Donna Tarulli Picone ‘68 The Prianti Family The Quarto Family The Spinelli Family The Tiralosi Family Sylvia Palumbo Tirella ‘66 Valerie Lombardi Vinciguerra ‘71 In memory of Nicholas & Bernadette Lombardi
Jacqueline Haugk Walsh ‘67 Mr. & Mrs. Daniel F. White In memory of Bartholomew O’Sullivan
Friends The Agro Family Gabriella Anderson ‘08 Pauline Dalton Antonio ‘60 The Aquino Family Rebecca Berrios ‘98 Grazyna Bogdan Charles Buckley
Jeanne Cowhey In memory of Anne Minaidas
Jeanne Cowhey & Kathryn DeMello In memory of Alfredo Archetto
Joanne Cummings Margaret Darcy Blasé & Mary Davie In honor of Martha Davie
Janet Dawson ‘87 Nina M. Dougar ‘77 J.P. Doyle ‘10 Meagan Doyle ‘12 The Elkins-DeVito Family Patricia Ellis ‘68 Jean Eloiseau The Fab Five Helen Fama In memory of Philip R. Fama, Sr.
Joseph & Barbara Fama Cecelia Wilson & the Sequential Art Students 2008 Francine Ferraro In memory of Josephine LaRosa
Ethel Fusaro Joanne Lupo Giallanza ‘73 James & Margaret Giorgio Jean Gould Linda Puricelli Greco ‘76 Norma Stephens Hannigan ‘71 In memory of Cathleen Stephens
Rosemary Scandale Heil ‘72 Rose Mary Hughes ‘89 Patricia Sullivan Jakubauskas ‘80
Mary Lynn Magrino Januszewski ‘72 Philomena Cusack Kopil ‘67 Melanie Lake ‘64 The Lucas Family The Mancusi Family In memory of Rosemarie Mancusi
The Trani & Marcus Families The Marinelli Family Kevin McMorrow ‘09 Jacqueline Dunn McNally ‘66 In memory of Kelly McNally
The Meyers Family Agnes Moreno In memory of John J. Moreno
The O’Toole Family The Pacifico Family Angela Mineo Paguaga ‘74 Rosalie & Nick Pinto & Family Michael & Teresa Reinhardt Patricia Cinerar Rhatigan ‘71 James Ryan ‘07 Sean Ryan ‘10 Theresa Molino Scavo ‘69 Elena Scotto ‘93 Gerard Skelly In honor of Ann Marie Skelly-Casey ‘89
Nolan Smith ‘08 Marie Sommer ‘68 Ira & Carol Steinberg The Stumbo Family In memory of Anthony Stumbo
The Syvertsen, Raico & Sellitto Families In memory of Helen McGowan
Joann Thompson In memory of John J. Thompson
Samantha Tropea ‘08 Billy Tropea ‘10 The Tropea Family In memory of William Tropea
Joan Greenidge Wright ‘64 In memory of Ivy Greenidge
Virginia Medici Wylly ‘76 Elizabeth Breslin Zapata ‘77 Rita & Frank Zinnanti Phil Fama In memory of Alfredo Archetto
Joanne Blum & Nancy Lundy In memory of Lorraine Buckley
Phil Fama In memory of Alexander Lorenzetti
Gerard Buckley, Joanne Blum & Lucy Mineo In memory of John P. McGoldrick
Phil Fama In memory of Ann Wright
Supporters Vinessa Agro ‘03 Mariangela Stabile Allen ‘91 Marie Lazzaro Amato-Esposito ‘69 Eileen Caini Anderson ‘64 Stephanie Armetta ‘90 Carmella Aversa ‘69 Antoinette Pandoliano Bailey ‘66 Kristian Baldomar-Deodatto ‘85 Serena Circosta Barbuzza ‘72 Elaine McKenna Bardo ‘66 Ezra Velez Barone ‘61 Yolaine Barreau Fortune In honor of Kevin Raphael
Mary Ann Corrao Bass-Ullger ‘60 Geraldine Geraci Benfatti James Benson Berkoff Fox Rosemary Biggio ‘68 In honor of August Biggio
Helen Browning Bonauro ‘74 In memory of Joan McKeon Pisano
Daniel Borgia ‘98 Lois Victor Brennan ‘66 Stephen Brennan Haydn Briggs Laurel Lewis Brockman ‘82 Ellen Michalski Broderick ‘72 Kathleen Feeley Brown ‘66 Joan Caccamo ‘79 Fran Fichera Calamera ‘64 In memory of Ann & Sam Fichera
Mary Glynn Caldarola ‘82 Tania Simpson Calvo ‘89 Nancy Cameron In honor of Patricia McLoughlin Cook ‘68
Angela Capriola ‘68 In memory of Lorraine Maiurro Pugliese
Madalena Carrozzo ‘74 Marcia Grappone Catalano ‘65 Patricia Colaianni Cattonar ‘67 Patricia Cimmino Cavanaugh ‘75 Annette Milo Chiriano ‘54 Eleanor Costello Condenzio ‘68 Michele Petrow Contri ‘68 Joan Coogan Luciano Cornacchia Lorraine French Costa ‘65 Linda Cranston Joan Cullen ‘72 Nancy Cusack Prudence Mazzola Cutillo ‘66 Catherine McGrath Darcy ‘64 Margaret Darcy MaryAnn Tuzzolino D’Arecca ‘56 Silvano Debaz Kathryn Buono DeChiaro ‘74 Sr.Amelia DeMarco, OP Dianne DeMaria ‘71 Sr.Natalie DeNatale, OP ‘56 Diane Denning Carol DePalo Lorraine Loverro DeSarlo ‘76 Adalynne Sottile DiCristofalo ‘66 Pamela Masiello DiMola ‘75 Maria Doti ‘75 In memory of Maria Elena Bonzzi ‘75
Nadine Lepere Drickel ‘71 Margaret Duffy EcoPhones Nora Ecock Esposito ‘82 Carol Essig ‘64 Leslie Curcio Fattorusso ‘68 Timothy Fay ‘05 Colleen Spista Ferris ‘68 Agnes Shea Fetter ‘71 Regina Finnegan ‘67 Rosalie Anobile Fischetti ‘59 Maura Fleming ‘77 Maureen McKelvey Freundlich ‘66 Emily Romani Gaglioti ‘55 Jonathan Garvey ‘04 Kevin Garvey ‘07 Bernadette Lynch Geissler ‘66 Geraldine Gilson & Essex Walk Neighbors In memory of Helen McGowan
Mary Zengel Ginn ‘66 GlaxoSmithKline Foundation Lily Grigoryan Suzanne Carey Gross ‘53 Kathleen Haddican-Nuszer ‘75 Clare Steckel Hanley ‘43 Diane Miccio Hashem ‘74 Elizabeth Shea Hayes ‘71
023 Joan Connors Hayes ‘51 Elizabeth Walsh Hooper ‘72 Josephine Vivona Inzano ‘84 Jamie Iovelli Kelly Isaacson ‘09 Danielle Johnson ‘00 Reinalda Medina Johnson ‘80 Michele Jules-Chapman ‘86 Kathryn Keane Barbara Scimone Keegan ‘66 Catherine Rizzi Kelly ‘66 Susan Kompa ‘76 Eileen Kopp Mary Esposito Kreuter ‘66 In memory of Carmela Esposito
Luanna Costantino LaBriola ‘70 Patricia Sudsky Lagonia ‘67 Diane Lanzisera ‘08 Dolores Piovesan Laudicino ‘64 Ryan Laurain Jeanette Doumar Lazarofsky ‘72 Florence Hard Lehning ‘47 Marie Dunne Lennon ‘66 Angela Iacono Levitan ‘69 Raquel Lezcano In honor of Jane Margotta Marino ‘69
Barbara Scala LiMauro ‘76 Barbara Cambria Loffredo ‘65 Peter Longworth Marah Loughran ‘92 Linda DelGatto Lugero ‘67 Marc Lugo ‘03 Carol Labdon Magarine ‘56 Barbara Baker Maggio ‘64 John Maida
Linda Malinskas ‘66 Dorothea Malone Theresa Biscione Mangano ‘83 Andrea Collins Marino ‘66 Sabina Caul Martinko ‘67 Antoinette Taranto Marzorati ‘65 Michael Matera Gail Castellano Mauro ‘64 Denise Barbieri Mazza ‘86 Claudia Giugliano McCadden ‘69 Loretta McCaffrey ‘69 Elaina Braccio McClain ‘67 Kathleen Sweeney McCullough ‘64 Lorraine Russo McMahon ‘77 Diane Ryder Meehan ‘75 Francis Mescall In memory of Robert Doria
Frances Puglisi Micciulli ‘77 Audrey Evans Miles ‘67 Martha Artese Militano ‘66 Christine Misiti Miller ‘71 Nancy French Mitchell ‘77 Linda Mosca Moldauer ‘67 Joan Dowd Mullins ‘49 Noreen Munnelly ‘78 Rosemary McDonough Muzzio ‘67 Susan Vorbach Nesci ‘78 Eileen Lane Nolan ‘76 Laura Mineo Noto ‘72 Elizabeth McHugh O’Brien ‘86 Kathleen O’Hanlon Mary Jane Mason O’Leary ‘54 Catherine Marra Olivo ‘73 Christine Muscianisi Orlando ‘86 Barbara O’Sullivan
Virginia Zammataro Paskoff ‘64 Eileen Scott Peacock ‘68 Barbara Nigro Philipps ‘70 Claudia Attardi Pisano ‘75 Diane Russo Portogallo ‘77 Diane Martingano Potente ‘73 Eleanore Prestigiacomo Laux ‘60 In memory of Loretta Farrell
Antoinette Rizzi Quatela ‘86 Paula Barone Rago ‘89 Barbara Pitts Ravida ‘80 Marian Marino Reed ‘74 Bernard Reilly Joan Colombo Ricci ‘68 Elizabeth Rich ‘67 James Richroath ‘02 Barbara Danza Rinaldo ‘73 Frances Casalinuovo Ripillino ‘68 In memory of Sr. Antonia
Mary Moroney Rogers ‘66 Geraldine Romano ‘73 Alaina Stumbo Rossetti ‘00 Ramona Dutton Rottkamp ‘65 Rosemary Anari Ruggiero ‘74 Linda Cocito Russo ‘71 Karen Schnaars Rutherford ‘66 In memory of Sr. Mary Peter
Samantha Saines Ryan ‘03 Dolores Perinelli Sabbatino ‘66 Cecilia Salcedo Salber ‘67 Krystyna Samosiuk Lynne Maturi Sanzo ‘64 Eileen Gaffney Savold ‘68 Gelsomina Perrusio Schaffert ‘75 In honor of the Class of 1975
Eleanor Loffredo Schell ‘50 In memory of Marie Calise
Barry Schulman Diane Sclafani ‘83 Dorothea Farrell Shearman ‘54 Hillary Siemsen ‘72 Gerald Siesser Lorraine Critelli Smith ‘69 Mary Ellen Weber Smith ‘66 Maria Travers Solimine ‘70 Kathleen Bradley Stokes ‘69 Janet Fischer Sweeney ‘48 Steve Tabone , Jr. Teresa Tancredi ‘67 Michelle Teasdale-Beattie ‘68 In memory of Sr. Mary Peter
Rose Ann Regina Tellez ‘66 Louise Bello Teutonico ‘67 Judith Thompson-Backstrom ‘67 Icilma Thorpe-Griffith Margaret Fagan Tierney ‘61 In memory of Sr. Mary Peter
Ramon Torrecampo Trio Pizza Richard Troise In memory of Maria Troise
St. Aidan’s Anglican Girls’ School Brisbane, Australia Yue Zheng The Class of 1976
Barbara Turco In honor of the Turco & Gioia families
Donna Pollack Vientos ‘77 Maryann Vitella ‘77 Therese Koestring Vivo ‘76 Denise Rouhana Von Stange ‘76 Debra Pitta Ward ‘76 James Warren Veronica Guariglia Warren ‘65 In memory of Virginia Marcellino ‘65
Mary Moakler Watters ‘49 Linda Spadafora Weiss ‘66 Rosemary Burke Wheeler ‘76 Patricia Whelan ‘87 Mary Mitchell Wilson ‘72
Hurricane Sandy Relief Fund This fund was established to provide tuition assistance to those students who were most in need following Hurricane Sandy. We also acknowledge The Class of 1976, who raised $2000 for a scholarship on the occasion of its 35th reunion. It was given in memory of Nancy Galvin Sorenson ’80. Nancy suffered an injury during the height of Hurricane Sandy. Emergency workers were unable to reach her and Nancy passed as a result of her injury. The scholarship money was awarded to her son Gregory ‘13. The Class of ’76 celebrates Nancy’s life and legacy. She was a wonderful teacher, mother and friend.
Mabel Chin Carolyn Mancuso Courtien ‘74 Cathy Magrino Hirschhorn ‘76 Hal Koplin Michael Koplin Pamela Lillig John Masini Jill Meyers Sr. Marie Murphy, OP Kathleen Nolan Deborah Steele
Jose Rodriguez Scholarship Fund This scholarship was established in memory of Jose Rodriguez ‘14, who passed away during basketball tryouts in November of 2011. We remember his love of sport, work ethic and general good nature and honor Jose with the awarding of this scholarship in his name.
Anonymous Mark Amatrucola Rev. Anthony Azzarto, SJ Laura Barbosa The Blum Family Patricia Buckley Carol Cannizzo Grace Carey Kathy Carr Ann Coughlin Brian Donohue Anita Esposito Philip Fama Carmine Fuschetto Jeannie Gavitt Marie Geraci Eileen Kopp Nancy Lundy John Malone III Virginia Malone Carmela Trani Marcus ‘76 Robert McHugh Johanna Motta Theresa Naimoli Amelia Quarto James Quitoni Donald Ritter Deacon Ronald Rizzuto St. Mark’s Sports Association Rita Stumbo ‘68 Ann Venturino ‘66 Kathy Vulpis
Sr. Mary Peter Award Fund On the occasion of its 40th Reunion, the Class of 1966 learned of the passing of a beloved teacher, Sr. Mary Peter. A scholarship in her honor was established and is given to a Junior who epitomizes the philosophy of St. Edmund through word and deed.
Georgette Cefariello Altigieri Antoinette Pandoliano Bailey Kathleen Feeley Brown Rita Murphy DeCrescenzo Maryann Palese Esposito Bernadette Lynch Geissler Mary Zengel Ginn Irene Logan Haran Amelia Abagnalo Kreitsch Mary Esposito Kreuter Marie Dunne Lennon Suzanne Filosa Linares Valerie Leone Liota Gloria Dowdell McAvoy Jacqueline Dunn McNally Martha Artese Militano Patricia Lipari Milo Geraldine Roth Mulcahy Mary Ellen McKeon Pokowitz Leona Witkowski Ritchie Jeanne Casey Rubino Karen Schnaars Rutherford Dolores Perinelli Sabbatino Mary Ellen Weber Smith Patricia Nolan Synan Linda Rogers Varesio Frances Izzo Vitucci Linda Spadafora Weiss
025 Senior Class Gift Campaign Re-established in 2010, the Senior Class Gift challenges students to leave a lasting impression on St. Edmund Prep through their financial support.
Class of 2010 Phoebe Abraham Christopher Acevedo Anthony Allocco Bianca Anchaluisa Melissa Ancona Domenico Angilletta, Jr. Salvatore Annunziata Michael Arabia Christopher Archevald Joseph Azor Ashley Bazile Michael Brennan Joshua Browne John Browning Patrick Camitan Jessica Cann Christine Chao Allison Colucci Amanda Conenna Eric Cooper Luciano Cornacchia Jenna Cozzolino Elicia Cruz Anna D’Angelo Laura D’Angelo Ciro Debaz Salvatore DeCarlo Alfonso DeFilippis Daniel DeJesus Nicholas Dellavecchia Jennifer DiFilippo Brendan Dillon Francis Donnelly Mary Donovan Joseph Doyle Ricardo Durand Louis Durante Matthew Edelson Gregory Elianor Mitchell Emile Amanda Essor Joseph Familiare Emma Ferington Alexandra Feria Thomas Finn Frederick Fougere Nicole Franco Maria Fraschilla Oliver Gallego
Jessica Gallo Lauren Gandolfo Michael Garay Bryan Garvey Bartholomew Golik Francesco Guardavaccaro Gina Hansen Timothy Horgan Angela Iovelli Billy Jean-Baptiste Kimberly Jean-Charles Trisha Khan Melissa Klohe Luke Konig Robin Lariviere Barbara Lopez Betty Lopez Mitzie Louis Alan Lykov Jun Jie Ma Melissa Makak David Maldonado Catherine Maltese Kurt Manesy Nicole Mangano Shamire Marc Eddie Marques Paul Massoni Joseph Massucci Joseph Mattioli Jeanna Mauceri Kimberlee McAuliffe Susan McLoughlin Ellerie Mercado Noelle Meyers-Powell Anthony Migliaro Terrence Morris Meaghan Murphy Kaitlin Murray Gabrielle Musumarra Christopher Neckles Anunya Nuntawaropas Julianne O’Shaughnessy
Genevieve O’Toole Christopher Pacifico Marangelis Pagan Thomas Peruggia Matthew Phelan Joseph Pino Andrew Prianti Christina Quintana Jameela Ramirez Tristan Ramsaran Samantha Randazzo Ciara Rayder Ryan Rayder Thomas Rayder Patrick Reynolds John Rizzo Arthur Rozentsvit Sean Ryan Farra Saint Flavin Carlos Sanchez Stephaney Sanders Patricia Ana Santana Roddy Santos Thomas Sapienza Casey Sclafani Dana Scotto Kevin Shivcharran Thomas Smith Cynthia Somma Stephanie Tabone Alexander Tancredi Dmitriy Todd Priscilla Tong Barbara Traina Taylor Tritsch Christina Troisi William Tropea Christine Velez Danielle Vito Zachary Wade Edward Warren Victoria Wilson Krista Witkowski Vincent Zito
Class of 2011 Bianca Adamita Aaron Agun Steven Aiello Stephanie Appolon Hugo Arriagada Olivier Auguste Erica Ayers Jessica Bannan Gregory Beehler Debra Berger Gregory Bianco Trevor Blenman Bianca Boafo James Brandow Esther Bredwood Matthew Brigando Winston Brown, Jr. Michael Burns Jasmine Caceres Mark Caputo David Carroll Michael Cassano Michael Cerrone Fabienne Chery Jesse Chin Brittany Ciraolo Samantha Cohen Taylor Cohen Stephanie Colon Michelle Cranston Stefani Crichigno Gregory Cronen Patrick Cusack Carlo D’Angelo Destiny Davila Thomas DeCapua Keisha Decayette Lauren DeCordova Richard DeMola
Kathleen Dengler Nicholas DePalo Sara Desin Ryan Devine Timothy Dillon Richard DiPietro, Jr. Meghan Donahue Alen Douda Brian Doyle Courtney Dugger Shanilda Elancieux Joshua Emmanuel Dylan English Jackeline Ferman Jeanne Fiumara Ocean Flores Marc Frias Gloria Gagliano Anthony Galeano Kerri Gavitt Anthony Gecevice Samantha Ginefra Christopher Giorgio Brittany Granata Clarese Grant Leanna Gryak Priscilla Grzech Patrick Guerin Gina Guglielmo Keith Harnisher Peter Hernandez Stefanie Hicks Alen Hodzic Christopher Hogan-Jimenez Kristal Igneri Anthony Inserillo Michael Johnson James Kennedy Patrick Kirk Arita Kuka Chris Labady Stefanie LaSpina Matthew Lawrence Seung Lee Drucila LeFevre Stephen Lennon Sony Lim Matthew Lipari Michael Longo Terence Lorenzo David Louison Michelle Luback James Lubrano Christina Luddeni Erin Manas Michael Maranga Robert Marcus
Christina Martin Kervin Mathieu Salvatore Mattaliano Nicole Matteo Sheanise Mays Timothy McCormick Jesse-Rose McDade Morgan McGinnis Francesca McHale-Mannetta Alexa Medrano Nicholas Mercuri Victoria Mitchell Cassandra Molinari Girardin Mondesir Ernence Moreau Kaylynn Murchison Calvin Neptune Patrick Nolan Devan O’Donnell Brittany Olivier Yuliya Orkis Michael Orloff Taisha Oscar Daniel O’Shea Jonathan Penalosa Nicholas Perillo Peter Pinto Stephen Pulkoski Mariella Raso Jasmine Redman Thomas Rehberg Jessica Reinhardt Veronica Rigaud Alyssa Rosado Rebecca Rousseau Kristan Rudolph Amber Russo Jason Russo Jennifer Russo Peter Sacca Andrew Sainvil Joann Samosiuk Jason Sanon Jennifer Sarrantonio Richard Scannell Matthew Schmalix Danielle Schwarz Blaise Scotto Brendan Seagriff Anna Shakhbazov David Simpson Steven Sisto Stephanie Soto Sergiy Spaskykh Jaclyn Spinella Michael Spinelli Gianni Staley
027 Michael Stapleton William Storz Kristin Sugrue Eric Thurgood Thayne Tucker Bianca Tumino Norah Tyburczy Erin Ward Bianca Willingham Robert Zito
Class of 2012 Joseph Agro Serge Akopyan Frank Albino Jr. Jack Alcineus Danielle Alexander-Archin Carine Alexis Matthew Almeida Tolan Almeida Daniel Alvarez Jessie Ancona Nicholas Asaro Noelle Baatz Deanna Basmagy Tyler Benoit Brittany Biagioni Nicolete Blanco Bianca Borgella Krystal Briggs Daniel Brown Vincent Brown Jonathan Browne Christian Buckman Emmanuel Burgos Vincent Busardo Nicholas Calabrese Erica Cann Noel Canna Melissa Caraballo Kristin Cardillo Craig Carey Guiseppina Carpenzano Nicole Caruso Joseph Cassar Roodchelle Charles James Ciullo Chazz Coleman Richard Conklin Cheyenne Cruz Jessica Dâ€™Antonio John Davidson Anatolii Davydenko Andrew DeLeon Joseph Dename Nerissa deRoche Mahalia Desrosiers
Danielle DiCarlo Joshua Dolan Rodney Dorismond Michele Dougherty Jillian Dowd Denica Downer Meagan Doyle Matthew Duffy Joseph Fattorusso Michael Faulkner Tiffany Felicetti Anthony Feliciano Nicholas Ferrera Francesca Feuerstein Caitlin Flanigan Lilia Franco Michael Galante Deanna Gallina Krista Gelling Angelo Giurato Nicholas Grasso Luca Guglielmo Brian Guillen Ashley Hall Bryan Hinton Michael Hjalte Amanda Iglesias Johana Jarama Demetri JeanLouis Kyle Jones Medgid Joseph Jenna Kahn Andrew Kelk Thomas Kennedy Christopher Kirchein Nicola Krett Nancy Kuohn Joseph Lamar Dylan Lambert Danaell Lebrun Kerry Leon Bogdan Leyton Jaime Lopez Courtney Louis Sarah Louison Osman Lulanaj Salvatore Luppino Brittany Maniscalco Donato Marchetti Jessenia Martinez David Mattioli Kristina McCormick Solange McKenzie Sarah McKinney Sean McNoble Bruno Merisier Marija Miljanic
Steven Moller Justin Musumarra Zuzanna Napierala Christopher Newman Sean Nihill Matthew Oâ€™Neill Anthony Padgett Breanda Padgett Nikki Palermo James Palinkas Benjamin Patelsky Daniella Pitino Alexis Pliszak Lauren Powers Corey Priam Aleksandr Pun Richard Quarto Robert Quintana Rossella Quintieri Karen Ragnanan Kelly Rawdon Raymond Recco Stephen Reynolds Ronald Rizzuto Ashley Roberts Kieran Rogers Stephen Russo Nicholas Saladino Michael Sansone Mary Anne Santos John Scafiddi Callie-Anne Schaffner Francesco Scotto Ryan Sebade Nastasha Smith Nicholas Smith John Stapleton Conor Strongreen Olivia Susi Nicholas Suslak Dana Sylvain
Jewel Taylor Cynthia Theodore Christopher Tsatsis Aniello Vicidomini Giani Villasis John Wagner Shane Wagner Zizhou Wang Anne White Jessica Zaremba Nicholas Zaza Michael Zwosta
Class of 2013 Juliann Albian Brianna Alloggio Matthew Ameruso Stephen Amster Ronnie Anderson Shniece Archer Peter Arena Giancarlo Armenino Aylin Arslan Robert Balaes Chelsea Balan Darilyn Barone Christopher Barreto Marina Battaglia Jozette Belmont George Benitez Erin Blum Mitchell Brigando Marisa Brincat Diana Bronson-Meadus Isabella Bruno Nicholas Buono Samantha Cacace Jessica Caiazzo Paul Cameron Adrian Candelario Herrera Robert Cann Daniella Capitummino James Carricato
John Carucci Nicolette Cianciotta Ann-Aira Coffy Justin Constantino Andrew Conte Veronica Cupo Michael Curatola Matthew Davids Paul Delluomo Primrose DelRosario Christopher DeMeo Vito DiGiovanni Olivia DiGiulio Kristen Distefano Richard Donnelly Lauren Dougherty Nicole Draxdorf Vladimir Duran Alyssa Durante Wagner Elancieux Jon Carlos Fermin Joanna Fernandez Vincent Ferrara Raymond Fonseca Stephanie Fox Christina Gaillard Salvatore Gallaro Victoria Gallina Alliah George Taylor Georges Stephanie Hahn Patrick Hammil Shannon Hayes Austin Hermance Tina Herteloo Megan Holmes Aneisha Ifill Amanda Innamorato Alexander Kaufman Jillian Knee Alex Lambros Christopher Lasasso Patrick Lennon
Nicholas Lermer Simone Lewis Alyssa Linley Nicholas Lupo Meagan MacBride Eileen Makak Francesco Malone Jessica Manetta Monica Mangano Hunter Marciano Jalilissa Marcus Ashley Matos Christopher Mazile Terence McCarthy Salvatore Mignano Veronika Moldovan Albana Mujaj Briana Munoz Juliana Musso Dennis Nee Stephanie Nicholas Hye Rim Noh Brianna Nuzzo William Oâ€™Connor Anna Odeh Samantha Oggeri Floralisa Ortega Paul Paris Chelsea Paul Nicole Perez Jessica Pinto Mariam Pirtskhalaishvili Alec Prianti Alyssa Raldirez Ashley Ralston Kristina Rappa Lynn Rayder Robert Rehberg Victoria Reinhardt Brianna Rios Brianna Riviezzo Rudjini Rosefort Christopher Rossi
029 Clare Ryan Deborah Sainvil Alexandra Samosiuk Amanda Scherer Filippo Schiavo Mica Severe Brian Shannon Demi Speranza Kayla Steinberg Tabitha Stewart William Stewart Reilly Sullivan Shannon Sullivan Dmitriy Tokarev Diana Toma Matthew Treppiedi Joseph Tumino Elijah Vazquez Jordan Verneus Adam Vidas Careen Walker Jayme-Lyn Wheeler Nikole Wolf Donnaree Wynter Wanting Ye Soo Min Yim Nicholas Zillini Edward Zinser
St. Edmund Prep Annual Fund Gifts made to the annual fund are unrestricted and directly support the year’s operating budget. Annual fund gifts make up the difference between the amount of tuition collected and the true cost of educating a St. Edmund Prep student.
2010-2011 Annual Fund St. Edmund Society Anonymous
Sparkill Society Richard Arkwright John Nelson Donald Ritter
2474 Society Anthony Quaranta In memory of Lucianna Quaranta
Principal’s Circle Richard Amster Lisa Grant Robert Kirk Patricia J. Morse ‘45
In honor of The Dominican Sisters of Sparkill
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Prianti Anna Carillo Vitiello ‘42
Leadership Circle Edward & Pauline Dalton Antonio ‘60 Ezra C. Velez Barone ‘91 Frederic C. Boyce Maureen Tillinghast Brady ‘66 Mabel Chin Linda Cranston Julia Deptula Nancy A. Scaringi Dietrich ‘64 Nina M. Dougar ‘77 Linda Greco Eckstein ‘76 Maria Flores-Duran Annette L. Petito Galassi ‘75 Claire V. Girardot ‘79 Peter Grillo Patricia Ann Sullivan Jakubauskas ‘80 Mary L. Esposito Kreuter ‘66 Nancy E. Lundy Arlene Fabiszewski Mahler ‘65 Laura Mangano Mary Ellen Pokowitz McKeon ‘66 William McMahon Marilyn C. Meyer Jane P. Moran ‘55 Geraldine A. Roth Mulcahy ‘66 Anthony Napoli Laura Mineo Noto ‘72 Teresa Perro ‘71 Florence Taylor Piantidosi ‘69 Diane M. Russo Portogallo ‘77
Michael Reinhardt Ira Steinberg Janet Tiralosi James Vafeas In honor of Janet Dawson
Denise Rouhana Von Stange ‘76 Thomas Welsh Mr. & Mrs. Nicholas Zaza
Laura Barbosa Elaine McKenna Bardo ‘66 Sr. Mary Burke, OP Michael Carney Mary Robinson Cohen ‘73 Joseph Conte Margaret Darcy Mary Ann Tuzzolino D’Arecca ‘56 Carol DePalo Joann Dolan Kim Draxdorf Colleen L. Ferris ‘68 Patricia Fleming George Foris Maureen A. Freundlich ‘66 Susan Gabriel Mary Anne T. Izzo Germino ‘67 Alison M. Collins Guerin ‘80 Linda A. Halliday ‘71 Thomas Hayes Rosemary Heil ‘72 Elizabeth J. Hooper ‘72 Deborah Janss Barbara Keegan ‘66 Carol A. Cieslewicz Kelleher ‘61 Philomena E. Kopil ‘67 Jeanette M. Doumar Lazarofsky ‘72 Maria S. Mareganza LoBue ‘76 Kim Lonnborg Claudia C. McCadden ‘69 Robert McHugh Joseph McManus In memory of Joan Manes McManus
Ann Marie Cerillo Misiti ‘78 Jacqueline Moller Leisa Mullen New York Life Roxanna O’Donnell Gloria J. Noonan O’Sullivan ‘61 Maureen Pierce Palestrini ‘73 Catherine A. Tancredi Passanante ‘73 Dawn K. Radigan ‘98
Arlene S. Fabiszewski Mahler ‘65 Armand Mancusi Laura Mangano Angela Marchetti Joann Marinelli William McMahon Jane P. Moran ‘55 Anthony Napoli Scott O’Donnell ‘06 Jennifer Pliszak Paul Prianti Marie Pun Kevin Raphael Rosemarie Rigunay Deacon Ronald Rizzuto Speedway Auto Center Janet Tiralosi James Vafeas In honor of Janet Dawson
Ann C. Venturino ‘66 In memory of Joe & Millie Venturino
Karen M. Schnaars Rutherford ‘66 In memory of Sr. Mary Peter Lynne K. Maturi Sanzo ‘64 Eleanor Schell Loffredo ‘50 Adrienne L. Sforza ‘87 Hillary A. Siemsen ‘72 Kim Sisto Lisa Spallone Joann Thompson Margaret P. Fagan Tierney ‘61 Ramon Torrecampo Lois L. Lembo Valletti ‘73 Mary T. Moakler Watters ‘49 Mary A. Mitchell Wilson ‘72 Patricia L. Winthrop-Murphy ‘80
2011-2012 Annual Fund Sparkill Society Richard Arkwright Charles Buckley Donald Ritter
Principal’s Circle Ann & Michael Coughlin Mabel Chin In memory of The Kee Family Regina Lynaugh Bratichak ‘76 Robert Ednie Teresa Perro ‘71 Donna Prestia Lisa Spallone Anna Carillo Vitiello ‘42 Li Ping Yu
Leadership Circle Shaila Akbar Mary Ellen Ambrosio Richard Amster In memory of Detective Robert Parker, NYPD
Edward & Pauline Dalton Antonio ‘60 Serena A. Circosta Barbuzza ‘72 Ezra C. Velez Barone ‘91 Mary L. Bellone Kevin Buckley Thomas Cann Carol Cannizzo Dawn Ann A. Carino ‘83 John Carlin In memory of Tommy Maher
Michael Carney Kathleen Carr Tanda Clarke Julia Deptula Joann Dolan Joseph Doyle Maria Flores-Duran George Foris Elizabeth George Norma S. Stephens Hannigan ‘71 Rosemary Scandale Heil ‘72 Linda A. Iervolino ‘64 Patricia A. Howkins Keith ‘51 Philomena E. Cusak Kopil ‘67 Mary L. Esposito Kreuter ‘66 Tony Kwan Luanna Costantino LaBriola ‘70 Christopher Lambert Neville A. Louison ‘03
Thomas Welsh Mark White Cathleen A. Sheehan Wilson ‘66 Mr. & Mrs. Nicholas Zaza
Laura Acampo Theresa Vernoia Ahlborn ‘47 Loren Avellino ‘03 Ann Marie Mitchell Baglivo ‘84 Nicole Barry Maureen M. Tillinghast Brady ‘66 Virginia E. Busardo Patricia R. Coccaro Calabrese ‘75 Donna Connell Cann ‘82 Ralph Carmosino Carolyn L. Mancuso Courtien ‘74 Donald Cupo Patricia A. Gaffney Deacon ‘66 Bernardo DeMeo Denise Draxdorf Linda Greco Eckstein ‘76 William V. Faulkner Maura Fleming ‘77 Rex Fox Kathleen H. Hickey Fox ‘69 Bernadette Lynch Geissler ‘66 Thakurdial Ghamandi In memory of Jose Rodriguez
Thomas Giangreco ‘04 Maryann Filosa Guglielmo ‘78 Vincenza Guidarelli Kevin Halstead Jean M. Hammel ‘72 Thomas Hayes Peter Hermida
Elizabeth J. Walsh Hooper ‘72 Deborah Janss Maura Kahn Christopher LaSalle ‘06 Florence Hard Lehning ‘47 Marie R. Dunne Lennon ‘66 Jimmy Locsin Elaine Makak Theresa Biscione Mangano ‘83 Frank Marino Daniel McGrath Robert McHugh Alice McKinney Joanne Meyers Milan Miljanic Jacqueline Moller Ann Marie Savino Murphy ‘68 Sheila Murray Theresa Naimoli In memory of Theresa Costantino
Betty A. Bruns Opfer ‘65 Catherine Tancredi Passanante ‘73 Maria R. Panetta Petrella ‘89 Donna M. Tarulli Picone ‘68 Tamara Pirts Florence Ruszowski Quintana ‘82 Rex Ramjag Barbara A. Pitts Ravida ‘80 Raymond Recco David Reynolds Rosalie Rodd Patricia Russo In honor of John Russo
Linda Scaglione Eleanor Loffredo Schell ‘50 Barry Schulman Nancy Galvin Sorenson ‘80 Joann Thompson Sylvia T. Palumbo Tirella ‘66 Ramon Torrecampo Julia Viverito ‘76 Debra Pitts Ward ‘76 Linda C. Spadafora Weiss ‘66 Mary A. Mitchell Wilson ‘72 Patricia L. Winthrop-Murphy ‘80
2012-2013 Annual Fund Sparkill Society Richard Arkwright Charles Buckley John Nelson
2474 Society Rev. Edward Brophy Gayle Lombardi Prom Management Group, Inc.
Principal’s Circle Robert Ednie In honor of Brian Guillen ‘12
John & Anita Esposito Carol A. Cieslewicz Kelleher ‘61 Mary L. Esposito Kreuter ‘66 Jane P. Moran ‘55 Florence M. Taylor Piantidosi ‘69 Anthony Pinnavaia, Jr. Li Ping Yu
Leadership Circle Carmela M. Afflitto Pauline R. Dalton Antonio ‘60 Dawn Ann A. Carino ‘83 Mabel Chin In honor of The Chin Family
Ann & Michael Coughlin Blasé Davie Incoronata Devito Nancy A. Scaringi Dietrich ‘64 In memory John F. Dietrich
Nina M. Dougar ‘77 John Fabrizio William V. Faulkner Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Finnelli Geraldine M. Gilson & Essex Walk Neighbors In memory of Mary Whelan
Dennis J. Giordano ‘09 Rosemary Scandale Heil ‘72 Patricia Ann Sullivan Jakubauskas ‘80 Arlene S. Fabiszewski Mahler ‘65 Linda C. Malinskas ‘66 Kathleen Morgan O’Neill ‘75 Nicholas Pappagallo Teresa Perro ‘71 Catherine E. Cullen Stanisci ‘47 In memory of Thomas W. Stanisci
Donna M. Pollack Vientos ‘77 Anna Carillo Vitiello ‘42 Mr. & Mrs. Nicholas Zaza
Kristian A. Baldomar-Deodatto ‘85 Ezra C. Velez Barone ‘91 Rosemary Biggio ‘68 Maureen Brolly Rita R. Leggett Cronin ‘61 Margaret Darcy Nora C. Ecock Esposito ‘82 Garik Ferdman In honor of Carmine Giordano
Maura Fleming ‘77 Maureen A. McKelvey Freundlich ‘66 Jean M. Hammel ‘72
Norma Stephens Hannigan ‘71 In honor of Cathleen Stephens & Joan D. Hannigan Reid ‘67
Elizabeth J. Walsh Hooper ‘72 Nancy Cash Knight ‘72 Philomena E. Cusack Kopil ‘67 Jeanette M. Doumar Lazarofsky ‘72 Lois L. Lembo Valletti ‘73 Raquel Lezcano Mary Allison Lindner ‘73 Kim Lonnborg In honor of Kristen Lonnborg
Roseanne LoSchiavo ‘75 In memory of Anne Catanese Lorenzetti
Joanne B. Lembo Mantovani ‘70 Loretto A. Brickfield McCoy ‘76 Jacqueline Moller Jeanne H. Peters Montuori ‘68 In memory of Margaret Mary Dugan
Noreen A. Munnelly ‘78 Rose Marie Barreca Murphy ‘61 Eileen M. Lane Nolan ‘76 Roxanna O’Donnell Anne Sileo Pannone ‘74 Mr. & Mrs. Paul Prianti Barbara A. Pitts Ravida ‘80 Leona T. Witkowski Ritchie ‘66 Elaine M. Imburgio Rocco ‘82 Eleanor Loffredo Schell ‘50 In memory of Maria Calise
Marie Sommer ‘68 Kathleen Strongreen Patricia R. Nolan Synan ‘66 David E. Terruso ‘09 Louise M. Bello Teutonico ‘67 Joann Thompson Barbara Paul Thompson ‘56 Margaret K. O’Hanlon Toner ‘61 Veronica J. Guariglia Warren ‘65 In memory of Virginia Marcellino ‘65
Mary T. Moakler Watters ‘49 Mary A. Mitchell Wilson ‘72 Margaret E. Williamson Wynn ‘55
Lorraine Buckely Scholarship Lorraine Buckley was a beloved teacher at our Lady of Grace Grammar School whose son, Gerard Buckley, began his teaching career here at St. Edmund Prep. This scholarship award given to an incoming Freshman from Our Lady of Grace was established by Mr. Charles Buckley to honor the memory of his wife Lorraine, who passed away after battling breast cancer.
Denise Kelk Grace & Mauro Losciale Nancy E. Lundy The MacBride Family John Malone Michael Malone Thomas Malone Catherine Malazzo John Malazzo Barbara T. Mauceri ‘75
In honor of Anthony Mauceri
Teresa Murray Raymond Najjar Ann Petagna The Petrosino Family Deborah Steele The Richardson Family The Riviezzo Family Rita Rondello Violet Santabarbara David Storch Edith Storch Cecile Tyburczy The Ventimiglia Family Patrick & Nora Walls
Fine Arts/Band Gifts
Patricia McMahon Scholarships Patricia Mc Mahon ‘88 was tragically killed in a car accident during her Sophomore year. For the last eight years, Mr. William McMahon has offered a scholarship to a female student who excels in Science. In 2011, Mr. McMahon established a scholarship for a female student who excels in Mathematics. In 2013, Mr. McMahon established another scholarship dedicated to a male student who excels in Science. All these grants are awarded in loving memory of Patricia, a bright light taken much too soon.
We recognize those donors who have supported our Art, Music, and Theatre programs.
Erick & Jean Aladin William Boyle Catherine Casey ‘14 In honor of John & Elizabeth Casey
Mary Margaret Catalano The Ciccaroni Family Eileen M. Colucci ‘75 The DeSilva Family Joann Dolan The Fontana Family The Giorgio Family Good Shepherd Sports Association The Italian American Committee on Education
The following foundations have given generously to establish scholarships at St. Edmund Prep which allow some of our neediest and hardworking students the opportunity to receive a St. Edmund education.
Brooklyn Benevolent Society The Michael Gordon Foundation
We recognize those individuals who have planned gifts to St. Edmund Prep through their estate planning.
Ursla Van Orden ‘49 St. Edmund Preparatory High School endeavors to record the names of donors accurately and completely. However, if we have inadvertently omitted or misstated your name, please accept our sincere apologies and let us know by contacting the Development Office.
GOLF AND TENNIS OUTING GETS NEW HOME Most Successful Outing Yet
Despite the dire weather predictions, Mother Nature smiled on the St. Edmund Prep golfers at the Inwood Country Club on October 10th where not a single raindrop fell. The fifth annual St. Edmund Prep Golf and Tennis outing was a huge success, generating the largest profit of this still young fundraising tradition. This was the inaugural year at the Inwood Country Club and by all accounts, the new venue received rave reviews from all participants. The accommodations were top shelf beginning with a sumptuous breakfast buffet complete with made- to- order omelets. Golfers left the clubhouse satisfied, ready to face the challenge of the Inwood course, home to the 1927 U.S. Open.
The evening auction and grand prize raffle were a great success. Alumna Susan Kutzin ’73, proved to be the big winner hauling in the Grand Prize - an all-inclusive 3-night, 4-day stay at the 5 star Iberostar Riviera Maya, Mexico resort, home of the Big Break as seen on the Golf Channel. Be sure to mark your calendars for next year’s outing on Thursday, October 9th. What could be better than sharing good food, good spirits and supporting St. Edmund Prep all at the same time? Gather your foursomes and doubles partners today and join us for an event you won’t want to miss!
As the golfers gradually finished their rounds, they were greeted by a warm fire and plush surroundings in the Oakwood bar for the cocktail hour before progressing to the main club dining room where an outdoor BBQ featuring sirloin steaks, grilled salmon and chicken kebobs awaited all the guests. The food was outstanding and plentiful. This year we offered tennis for the first time. While the gathering clouds caused an early morning cancellation of the Club’s tennis pro, a hearty group of six women decided to chance the weather and squeezed in a few friendly games followed by a sauna prior to the cocktail hour. All proclaimed they were eager to return next year and enjoy the planned tournament and clinic.
For more images of the golf/tennis outing visit www.flickr.com/photos/stedmundprep
MAN FOR OTHERS Kevin is pictured with a group of boys in the Village of Buyambi in Uganda. There his team worked to bring water and sanitation to the village.
“MY EXPERIENCE WITH Engineers without borders OPENED MY EYES TO THE POSSIBILITY THAT I COULD TRULY MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN THE WORLD”
SENT TO MAKE A
DIFFERENCE As a St. Edmund Prep student, Kevin McMorrow â€™09, demonstrated a propensity to seek social justice in the world. As Student Council President, Kevin spearheaded a successful student boycott of the cafeteria food service provider to combat what students felt were unfair price hikes. Kevin was known as a thoughtful and energetic student with a strong commitment to service so it comes as no surprise that Kevin would continue to use his skills and talents to improve the lives of others throughout his college experience and beyond. Little did he know that this journey would take him to the remote village of Bbanda, Uganda. As Kevin tells it, he happened upon the Engineers Without Borders - Northeastern University Chapter at a club fair during his very first week at the school. After discussing the aims and objectives of the group, he was instantly hooked and recognized that the challenges embraced by Engineers Without Borders were exactly the mechanism to utilize his engineering skills and fulfill his drive to serve others. Engineers Without Borders supports community-driven development programs worldwide by collaborating with local partners to design and implement sustainable engineering projects, while creating transformative experiences and responsible leaders. Members of these chapters work with communities to find appropriate solutions for water supply, sanitation, energy, agriculture, civil works, structures and information systems. The Northeastern University chapter of EWB (EWBNEU) was just beginning a new project in Bbanda when Kevin joined. Bbanda, Uganda is a beautiful and busy village in Central Uganda of over 1100 people who must carry dirty water for miles just to meet their basic needs. EWB-NEU began working with the village in 2009 to establish two wells to provide potable water. The wells were completed in 2010, and now EWB-NEU is designing a distribution system to pump water around the village. Pumped water saves critical time so children can go to school and adults can work. Future educational and economic development in Bbanda depends upon the success of this water project. As Kevin explains it, groups of engineering students meet regularly to develop solutions to different projects and 99% of the blueprint of a project is developed here in the U.S. with occasional teams traveling to the area to ensure that work progresses in an orderly fashion and according to plan. Kevin emerged as leader on
this project and by the end of Freshman year, he along with another student were selected to join a mentor/ professional engineer and a nurse, to travel to the village on an assessment trip where they would meet with the community and learn crucial social and technical factors shaping the communityâ€™s water crisis. Kevin assisted with the formation of a Water Board (made of representatives of the different religions, age groups, genders, and occupations in the area) and met with the local drilling company to establish pricing for the work. His team worked to secure the proper equipment and supplies to ensure the success of the project and worked to educate the villagers about the importance of sanitary water. Kevin was transformed by the trip through what he witnessed and the friendships he formed. Kevin was able to graduate early due to college credits he had earned at the Prep and obtained two grants to help him begin his own company, IUNCTIO, LLC whose aim is to develop satellite connections in areas of the world which have no access to the internet. It is his hope that satellite connections to these areas, particularly third world nations, will strengthen local communities by increasing access to information. The information will allow students, families, and professionals an avenue to learn, share knowledge, and become engaged through education, communication and entrepreneurship. Kevin is grateful to his family for their constant support of his ventures. He also credits his SEP family with giving him the courage and strength to follow his convictions to make the world a better place for all. We are so proud that Kevin has proven himself to be a man for others and the embodiment of the St. Edmund Prep mission.
ATHLETICS HALL OF FAME TO INDUCT NEW CLASS Individual Player Must be at least 10 years since graduation (class of 2004 or earlier) Must have been a varsity athlete for at least two full seasons Must have graduated from the Prep in good standing Must have been an outstanding athlete and/or made outstanding contributions to the Athletics program Must have received some level of outside recognition for their athletic achievements
Team For over 80 years, the St. Edmund High School community has taken great pride in its athletic program. First, the Tigers and now the Eagles, have fostered a successful tradition. Established in 2009, The St. Edmund Athletics Hall of Fame biannually recognizes those who have made significant contributions to our athletic tradition. On Friday, November 7th, 2014, we will host the induction of the second class of the St. Edmund Athletic Hall of Fame at Buckley’s Restaurant at 7:00 pm. We are now seeking nominations. If a nominee successfully meets the criteria below, please feel free to submit your nomination by May 1, 2014. The Athletics Hall of Fame Class of 2014 will be announced in the Summer Edition of the St. Edmund Magazine. If you have any questions, please direct them to the Athletic Department at 718-743-6100 ext. 5017.
Must have been a varsity sport at St. Edmund Prep Must have played for a league/diocesan/state championship Must have at least 75% of players who graduated from the Prep in good standing Coach or Administrator Coaches and administrators become eligible for induction: a. five years following the conclusion of their service to the Athletic department b. when extraordinary circumstances (at the discretion of the committee) dictate Must have served as coach or athletic administrator for at least five years If a coach, must have participated in at least two league/ diocesan/state championships Special consideration will be given to individuals who, as a coach or administrator, offered outstanding service to the Athletics department or whose service to the Prep community was consistent with the mission and role of the Athletics department.
Submit your nominations online at www.stedmundprep.org/HOF
ST. EDMUND MARKS 20 YEARS OF CO-ED CHANGE It is hard to believe that next year will mark the 20th anniversary of an important milestone at St. Edmund Preparatory High School – the decision to re-organize and become a co-educational, college preparatory school. Boys made their first appearance in the halls of the Prep in September of 1994 and many credit this decision as a crucial turning point at St. Edmund Preparatory high school. Since then the enrollment of the school has tripled, growing from 250 to 750 students. Our curricular programs have expanded, standards and expectations have been elevated, and we have become an International Baccalaureate World school. We have also seen a resurgence in the Prep’s pride and reputation.
EagleFest III – Friday, October 17th Homecoming Doubleheader of the Boys’ & Girls’ Varsity Soccer Teams Under the lights at the Aviator fields. Five Year Reunion for the Class of 2009 Aviator Sports Complex – Aviator Sky Bar - Cash Bar
To that end, we are planning a number of events geared towards bringing these classes “home” again to celebrate the reinvention of the Prep. We hope you will make note of these dates and return to celebrate your “glory days” at some, if not all, of these events:
We would love to organize other events around this celebration. Please contact the Development Office at 718-743-6100 ext. 5081 and let’s put your ideas to reality!
First “Beef and Brew” Night - Saturday, November 29th Men’s and Women’s Varsity Basketball Doubleheader Featuring famous Brennan and Carr’s Roast Beef Sandwiches 21 and over - $30 per person includes roast beef dinner, beer and good spirits!
SPIRIT WEEK &
EAGLEFEST II The Prep was abuzz with excitement during the month of October as the second annual Spirit Week competition was in full swing, pitting each grade level against each other in a week long series of events to raise school spirit and Eagle pride. Under the guidance of Mrs. Allison McGinnis and Mr. Michael O’Brien the celebration began with EagleFest II, a Varsity soccer doubleheader under the lights at Aviator Sports Complex. The following week featured various competitions including an Ugly Sweater contest, Donation day, Eagle pride day, Sports Jersey day and the especially popular Twin Day. The Senior Class prevailed as the winner of the week’s festivities proving it is the most spirited class year at the Prep.
3-ON-3 TOURNAMENT TO HONOR LONGTIME COACH Joe Romano (pictured, right with his son and SEP faculty member Joseph Romano ‘04, left) was a dedicated coach at St. Edmund Prep for over 15 years, guiding members of the Boys’ Freshman and JV Basketball teams as well as the Girls’ JV Basketball team and coaching every level of the Baseball program in Fall and Spring. Joe was an enthusiastic Eagle supporter. He was a fixture in our gymnasium, sharing his skills, generous spirit and love of sports with so many of the young men and women who have participated in our sports program for nearly two decades. Joe tragically passed away last August after battling pancreatic cancer. His presence is greatly missed by faculty, staff and students alike. We will pay tribute to Joe’s enthusiasm for sports and dedication to the Prep by naming a new basketball tournament in his honor. The tournament is scheduled for Saturday, May 3rd beginning at 11:00 a.m. More complete rules will be provided as the tournament draws near. See the ad on the back cover of this magazine for more registration information
TEAM REGISTRATION GUIDELINES
FOUR people per team, at least TWO of whom are graduates of SEP All teams are guaranteed a minimum of THREE games Championship round for top teams All games will be played to 11 points OR 10 minutes (whichever comes first) Open to both Men and Women Two divisions: OPEN (competitive) and LIMITED (recreational) Fee $150 per team includes T-Shirt and Food
SUPPORT OUR FAITH IN ACTION PROGRAMS WITH A SEP MEMORIAL CARD and faculty chaperones who travel to Philadelphia to volunteer for the St. Vincent DePaul Center must pay for their room and board as well as transportation; we provide lunch at our Cleopas retreats for confirmation candidates, etc. Many of our volunteer efforts go hand-in-hand with a fundraising component to cover the cost of participation.
As shown in this edition, St. Edmund Prep students have truly embraced the Gospel call of service. They are quick to volunteer and are living examples of men and women for others. We are blessed to have a wealth of manpower to fulfill these service activities. While our students are willing to supply their labor and good will free of charge, our participation in these projects costs money. As we prepare over 300 pounds of stuffing we must supply all the ingredients; our students
To that end, we have developed a memorial card which will be used to defray the cost of these undertakings. This remembrance will be similar to Mass cards. We ask that a minimum donation of $10 be made to the “Faith In Action” programs at the Prep. The memorial card can convey condolences for the loss of a loved one as well as healing wishes for a sick or elderly friend. We will remember all of these individuals in communal masses and prayer services held throughout the year. You can request your memorial card(s) by contacting the Development Office at 718-743-6100 or email email@example.com with your request and payment information. Help our students help others by placing your order today!
CALENDAR APRIL 12TH
CLASS OF 1994 REUNION Celebrate your ten year reunion at St. Edmund Prep. $50 per person
INFORMATION: 2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Contact Stephanie Howe Failace firstname.lastname@example.org or Grace Carey email@example.com
JOSEPH ROMANO 3-ON-3 TOURNAMENT See information on page 37 INFORMATION: 11:00 a.m - St. Edmund Gym OCTOBER 9TH
CAREER DAY Alumni & Parents share their stories regarding their chosen career fields. INFORMATION: firstname.lastname@example.org MARCH 21ST
EMMAUS NITE AT THE RACES Help support our Emmaus Retreat Program at our Nite at the Races. Bring friends and place some wagers on real horse races! $25 Includes admission, finger foods, soda, water, coffee, tea (B.Y.O.B.)
SPRING BLOOD DRIVE INFORMATION: 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Contact Nurse Kathy DeMello email@example.com 718-743-6100 x5062
APRIL 4TH & 5TH
All Shook Up INFORMATION: St. Edmund Gym Contact Peggy McEvoy firstname.lastname@example.org
Inwood Country Club 10:00a.m. Registration 12:00 p.m. Shotgun Start email@example.com
Give the gift of life! Help those who need it most by giving blood.
INFORMATION: 6:30 p.m. St. Edmund Gym firstname.lastname@example.org
GOLF & TENNIS OUTING
CLASS OF 1964 REUNION Celebrate 50 years as a 4 year high school 12:30 p.m. Liturgy of Celebration. Luncheon immediately to follow in the high school INFORMATION: Fran Fichera Calamera 347-393-0266 or Grace Carey email@example.com.
EAGLEFEST III MAY 17TH
Class of 2004 and 2009 Reunions Aviator Sports - Sky Bar
Bring your family and friends to enjoy games, rides, BBQ, ice cream, cotton candy, and our DJ. There is something for everyone!
ATHLETICS HALL OF FAME INDUCTION
Buckleyâ€™s Restaurant See page 36 for more information.
CLASS OF 1979 REUNION Celebrate your 35 year reunion at St. Edmund Prep . $50 per person INFORMATION: 2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Contact Beth Murphy Ward Elizabeth.Ward@ceint1.com or Grace Carey firstname.lastname@example.org
BEEF & BREW FEST Featuring Brennan & Carr $30 per person INFORMATION: St. Edmund Cafeteria email@example.com
2474 Ocean Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11229 718-743-6100 Fax 718-743-5243 www.stedmundprep.org
JOSEPH ROMANO 3-ON-3 TOURNAMENT Saturday, May 3, 2014 11:00 AM St. Edmund Prep Gym
$150 per team (includes T-Shirt & Food) See Pg. 38 for Team Registration Information
Please mail your payment to St. Edmund Preparatory High School 2474 Ocean Avenue, Brooklyn, New York 11229 Contact the Athletic Department at 718-743-6100 x5017 or x5029
TEAM REGISTRATION FORM Team Name: _____________________________
Team Captain:_ ___________________________
Captain E-mail: ___________________________
Captain Phone #:_ ________________________
Player #1: _ ______________________________
T-Shirt Size:_ ___________
Grad Yr: _ _______
Player #2: _______________________________
T-Shirt Size:_ ___________
Player #3: _______________________________
T-Shirt Size:_ ___________
Player #4: _______________________________
T-Shirt Size:_ ___________
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The Winter 2014 edition of the St. Edmund Magazine. In this issue we highlight our Catholic mission and Faith in Action Programs.
Published on Mar 18, 2014
The Winter 2014 edition of the St. Edmund Magazine. In this issue we highlight our Catholic mission and Faith in Action Programs.