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Sara Skelton Named 2016 National Merit Finalist

Kennedy Catholic student, Sara Skelton, has been named Finalists in the 2016 National Merit Scholarship Program. Congratulations to Sara on this amazing accomplishment!


Congratulations to Sara Skelton who was recently named a 2016 National Merit Finalist.

A photo posted by Kennedy Catholic (@kennedycatholic) on


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Nick DiGrandi Meets Pope Francis

Following up from a previous post, Senior Nick DiGrandi had the opportunity to meet Pope Francis while His Holiness was in New York City. Nick was one of 12 students chosen to meet Pope Francis. After the meeting, Nick was one of three (of the 12) students to meet Anderson Cooper for an interview.




View Nick’s interview with Anderson Cooper below:



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Kennedy Boys Varsity Basketball wins CHSAA A City Championship

 Countdown until the boys play:


Important game information:

The boys will play in the New York State Catholic High School Championships on Saturday, March 14 at 3 p.m. in the Rose Hill Gymnasium of Fordham University against Canisius High School of Buffalo, NY. Student tickets purchased in advance are available in the Main Office at Kennedy at a cost of $5.00. Tickets at the door will b $10.00.

How they got here:

On Friday, March 6, the Kennedy boys basketball team won the CHSAA A City Championship and defeated Scanlan, 72-61. In the semi-finals leading up to this game, Kennedy defeated Monsignor Farrell (Staten Island) to face Monsignor Scanlan. Scanlan defeated Fordham Prep (Bronx).

Read more about the game here The Journal News – Article Link

See highlights of the game in this video by LoHud

Here is a collection of some of our favorite tweets. If you are on Twitter, you can follow us here https://www.twitter.com/kennedygaels and follow the team here https://www.twitter.com/KCBoysBball

View a gallery of images taken by Mrs. Patricia Lynch by clicking the image below Click-Here




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Kennedy volleyball victorious in CHSAA A Division Semifinals

Kennedy Catholic varsity volleyball was victorious in the CHSAA A Division Semifinals, prevailing over previously undefeated St. Joseph Hill Academy, Staten Island in straight sets:  25-23, 25-11 and 25-21.  After a difficult start, the Gaels overcame a large deficit and took the first set.  The momentum propelled the team to two more set victories.

The Gaels had defeated Cardinal Spellman in the quarterfinals on Tuesday and will play in the finals on Monday, November 3 in Staten Island.

Check out Staten Island Live for an article on the thrilling game.

Individual Varsity Statistics:

Kelly Gallagher  37 Assists, 4 Kills, 17 Digs, 10 Serves

Mary Burns  1 Assist, 7 Kills, 11 Digs, 14 Serves, 3 Aces

Katelynn Ryan  12 Kills, 14 Digs, 16 Serves, 1 Ace

Johanna Weidenhamer  3 Kills, 2 Digs, 11 Serves, 4 Aces

Tara Cooney  6 Kills, 1 Dig, 1 Serve Receive, 1 Block

Danielle Kralik  12 Kills, 6 Digs, 5 Serves, 1 Ace, 2 Serve Receives

Megan Erb  14 Serve Receives, 6 Digs

Meagan Gallagher 6 Serve Receives, 14 Digs, 15 Serves, 2 Aces

Teresa DeVino 8 Serve Receives, 10 Digs, 2 Serves









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Boys Basketball Upgraded to Class AA

MSG Varsity’s Kevin Devaney Jr. covers the Section One vote to bump our basketball Gaels up to Class AA.  Click here for the complete story.

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8 Gael Athletes Earn Year-End Honors

Athletics in the NewsAfter a year that included a record-tying six league championships in girls’ soccer, volleyball (second consecutive), girls’ basketball, boys’ basketball (third consecutive), baseball (fifth consecutive) and boys’ lacrosse, Kennedy Catholic was blessed to have eight student-athletes earn recognition in the Westchester/Putnam All-Star balloting.  They are:

Congratulations to our Gaels!

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Joe Gesue ’89 Directs Olympic Coverage for NBC

Kennedy Catholic alumnus Joe Gesue ’89 was featured in the July 22 Sunday Life section of The Journal News for his work on the Olympics for NBC.  Click on the image of Joe for the complete story.


New Kennedy Coach Set to Tackle Football Program

This week’s Slater’s Slant highlights new Kennedy gridiron Gaels coach Rino Sangro, including interviews with Tyler Smith ’13 and Anthony Torchia ’13.  Click the image below to read this week’s “Slater’s Slant.”

New Kennedy Catholic head football coach Rino Sangro encourages senior Robert Yurkowski, 17, of Croton Falls, on the bench press during his first workout with the team on July 12.

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Boys Season falls short of County Center


Gaels lose to Byram Hills for second straight year

The storyline was a familiar one.  The Gaels built an early lead, but could not hang on once the Bobcat shooters got hot, falling 55-50 to Byram Hills in the quarterfinals of the Section 1, Class A playoffs.

To see more of the boys photos, visit our Facebook Gallery by clicking HERE

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Jessica Kendzor – Record Breaker!

Congratulations to Alumna, Jessica Kendzor, who broke the Lehigh Indoor Track Record this weekend.  Her time of 2:12.8 broke the previous time of 2:13.3 set in 2009.  Although Jessica’s personal best in the event is 2:12.5, that time comes from an outdoor track event.  A shorter 200 meter track with banked turns makes the event much more difficult to run, even though the distance is the same.  Her indoor season is setting her up to have a stellar outdoor spring season and we couldn’t be happier to follow along as she continues to have great success.