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State Sen. Greg Ball gives $10K to Kennedy

 

Schools across the county welcomed students back for another academic year this week.  This Friday, Kennedy Catholic had the added benefit of kicking off its first full day with a check presentation by state Sen. Greg Ball.

Ball is no stranger to Kennedy, having partnered with its president and principal, the Rev. Mark Vaillancourt, and Yorktown Councilman Terrence Murphy this past spring in the fight to preserve busing mileage minimums for non-public schools.  Members of Ball’s Citizens Advisory Council, co-chaired by Father Vaillancourt and Murphy, ventured up to Albany in April to meet with key members of the Mandate Relief Council and state their case.

“It’s a pleasure to present this grant,” Ball said, noting that $10,000 was just the beginning.  “As long as I’m state senator, I’ll continue to deliver because this is just an amazing institution.”

The president was excited to receive additional funding for Kennedy’s Summer School Program that serves area districts.  The $10,000 in bullet aid will go toward programs at Kennedy that impact the larger community, specifically, its Summer School, PSAT and High School Readiness programs.

“For the past two years, our staff has worked hard to fill the void of summer enrichment programming in Northern Westchester,” Father Vaillancourt said.  “We are pleased the Senator has recognized that we, too, are ‘gettin’ it done’.”

State Sen. Greg Ball presents the Kennedy Catholic Student Council and Father Vaillancourt a bullet aid grant for $10,000 at the Mass of the Holy Spirit on Sept. 7.

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