Entries by Rich Kirby

No Free Swings at Bat: Mrs. Gerrity Breaks Down ‘College Prep’

This week Kennedy Catholic students will be attending their third in-house college fair of the school year. During their time at Kennedy, students will attend eight college fairs. With nearly 50 college admissions counselors per fair, that’s a lot of college representation and preparation. “It is a philosophy,” acknowledges Christine Gerrity, Kennedy Catholic’s Director of […]

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Kennedy Catholic Musicians Blend Styles in a Christmas Concert Master Class

Everyone in the Kennedy Catholic community needed a little Christmas, and the combined forces of Kennedy’s Chorus, String Ensemble and Concert Band delivered it last night in spades. …better make that “diamonds,” as glittering stage sculptures crafted by the junior class’s Advanced Visual Arts Collaborative Project filled the stage of the auditorium and provided a […]

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Kennedy Catholic Fair Starts “The College Conversation”

Kennedy Catholic held its first College Fair of the school year today and it was well-attended and received by students from sophomore through senior years. The tables, literature and reps for nearly two dozen institutions for higher learning filled Kennedy’s Commons for the better part of the day. Matthew Stabler, the Assistant Director of Undergraduate […]

Where the Rubber Hits the Road: Physics at Kennedy Catholic High School

While a new report finds nearly two in five schools across the country don’t offer Physics, the course is considered vital at Kennedy Catholic High School. It’s a cornerstone of STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) education, and the U.S. Department of Education is projecting a meteoric rise in STEM jobs at least through 2020 […]

Kennedy Class of ’16: Where Are They Now?

The U.S. News & World Report just published their annual compilation of the “Best Colleges,” and well over two dozen members of the Class of ’16 are now attending “nationally ranked” universities by that magazine’s reckoning. Not everyone is a fan of the magazine’s list, of course. The New York Times views the magazine’s keenly-awaited […]