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Fontbonne celebrates Class of 2015 with graduation, church liturgy

Fontbonne Hall Academy changed its graduation tradition this year to include not just commencement exercises but a liturgy in a church. … Full Article

Denyse Wharf cleanup crew gets close up view of harbor seal

Members of the Harbor Seals Swim Team got a chance to meet their namesake when a real life harbor seal swam up to the edge of Denyse Wharf while the swimmers were cleaning the Bay Ridge pier. … Full Article

Prospect Heights group wants input into new Atlantic Yards school

The Prospect Heights Neighborhood Development Council (PHNDC) is urging residents to attend a joint hearing of Community Board 8 and Community Education Council 13 to demand input into a public school planned for the Atlantic Yards area. … Full Article

De Blasio restores funding for summer programs after push by parents, advocates

After an intense campaign by parents, youth advocates and city Councilmembers, the Mayor’s Office announced it would restore funding for summer programs 17,000 kids for one more year. … Full Article

Bishop Kearney senior tells how blood transfusion saved her life

A Bishop Kearney High School senior says she’s living proof of the importance of donating blood. … Full Article

Poly Prep senior’s legacy: Raising $20,000 for cancer kids

When Margaret Riordan was a sophomore at Poly Prep County Day School, she founded Poly Kids Walk for Kids with Cancer, a group that participated in walkathons to raise money for children with the disease. … Full Article

Edward R. Murrow HS celebrates 40th anniversary

Former students returned in large numbers to Edward R. Murrow High School to take part in a big celebration of the school’s 40th anniversary. The event, which took place at the school at 1600 Avenue L in Midwood in April, was open to all alumni, retired teachers and their guests. … Full Article

Chancellor Farina announces new NYC school data tracking tools

Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña announced the release of two new interactive data tools that will allow schools to more easily measure student progress, the city’s Department of Education (DOE) said on Wednesday. … Full Article

Five Xaverian HS seniors all accepted by Cornell University

It’s quite a coup when a high school can say that a member of its senior class has been accepted into an Ivy League university. But five seniors? Now that’s something to boast about! … Full Article

Brooklyn native wins creative writing scholarship

Vincenzo Ciccone used his experience of growing up in Brooklyn Heights as his inspiration for a poem that won him the 2015-16 Truman Capote Scholarships for creative writing at Xavier University of Louisiana. … Full Article

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