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Thursday, May 12, 2011 • The RIVERDALE REVIEW


Around the schools... Local Scholars

Pace University Law School in White Plains has announced that the following graduates earned a JD degree this month: Anna I. Dokuchayeva, Amit Elhanan, Jeffrey Michael Gorenstein, Kelly Gaines Whiten and Diomarys Escano. Pace Law School offers specializations in the areas of environmental and international law, criminal justice and public interest, with clinics, externships and simulation classes as well as joint degree programs in conjunction with other colleges and universities. Babson College in Wellesley, Massachusetts, has announced that Natasha Lopez and Ifreen Abbasi were named to the dean’s list for the fall semester. Babson is an internationally recognized leader in entrepreneurial management education. It grants undergraduate B.S. degrees as well as M.B.A. and custom M.S. and M.B.A. degrees through its F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business.

P.S. 24

The school is collecting pencils, erasers, notebooks, markers, crayons, paper, glue sticks and books for the children of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, whose elementary schools were destroyed by the recent tornado. Parents are asked to gather these supplies in bags labeled “Disaster Relief” and to place them—by May 16—into collection boxes stationed at the main and annex entrances and in the hot-lunch room. The supplies will be shipped to the Tuscaloosa City Board of Education’s Command Center for distribution.

P.S. 81

On Friday, June 17, P.S. 81 will play against P.S. 24 in the two teams’ annual softball fundraiser from 3 to 7 p.m. in Seton Park. Tickets are $6, which includes food and soft drinks.

Riverdale-Kingsbridge Academy

The school’s first Academic and Arts Fair will take place on Thursday and Friday, May 26 and 27. Exhibition hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on both days and on Thursday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. The fair, to be hosted by student guides, will showcase academic and arts classwork by students in grades 6 through 12. There will also be a performance by the RKA

Dancers and the middle school band at 6 p.m. on Thursday.

Saint Gabriel School

The annual Spring Fair is on Saturday, May 21, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the schoolyard. Activities will include games, face painting, raffles and craft-making. Vendors will offer photo albums, jewelry, sunglasses and other accessories as well as various foods for breakfast and lunch. Proceeds from the event will benefit the school.

Horace Mann School

The artworks of seniors Charlotte Christman-Cohen, Spencer Whitehead and Dilly Francis were displayed in the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts K-12 Exhibition. ChristmanCohen’s piece, “Hitler Mask Series,” received the NCECA Merit Award for Sculptural Work, the event’s top honor. Clarinetist Adela Kim, a junior at HM and a student at the Juilliard school’s pre-college division, created a monthly series of classical music concerts performed by Juilliard students for patients at St. Luke’s –Roosevelt Hospital. The series, called Salut de la Musique, will include a gala fundraising concert this Saturday, May 14, at 8 p.m. in Mary Cary Hall at the DiMenna Center, 450 West 37th Street in Manhattan. The program will feature works by Mozart, Brahms and Mendelssohn. Proceeds will help to fund the 2011-2012 season and will be applied toward the purchase of a piano for the hospital. The Capelluto Foundation, which is funding the event, sponsors an annual public-service competition at Horace Mann, and Kim received the 2010 Alexander Capelluto Award for her initiative in creating this series. A documentary of the 2010-2011 season, filmed and produced by 2010 HM graduate and Columbia University student Nicole Bleuel, will be shown at the gala concert. Tickets are $20. To reserve, contact

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Riverdale Review, May 12, 2011  

Weekly newspaper published in Riverdale, NY 10471

Riverdale Review, May 12, 2011  

Weekly newspaper published in Riverdale, NY 10471