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Passion and Discipline: The Arts Program at Kennedy Catholic

Mrs. Ines Boston, Chair of Kennedy Catholic's Arts Department

Johann Sebastian Bach famously chalked his success up to sheer effort, opining that “anyone who works as hard as I did can achieve the same results.” But for Ines Boston, it’s less about perspiration and more about passion. “Passion is the key. I am passionate about the kids. I am passionate about the arts in […]

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From the Stage to the Seminary: By Katie ’17 and Maggie ’17 Kennon

  From the stage to the seminary, Michael, “Mickey,” Connolly has had experience on the field playing football, on the stage as an actor, but finally found his calling on the altar. However, the Kennedy Catholic graduate from the class of 2010 has not always known or accepted God’s plan for him. In this article, […]

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Celebrate Excellence with us at the 2017 President’s Dinner

On May 24, 2017, Kennedy Catholic will hold its annual President’s Dinner at the Westchester Marriott in Tarrytown. Choosing the honorees each year is a nearly impossible task because so many wonderful people give so much of their time and money to the school and its mission. This year Kennedy has chosen to honor Dr. […]

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

Mrs. Christine Gerrity, Director of Guidance at Kennedy Catholic, seated at desk

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 […]

Giving Back: By Sophia Brennan ’17

Giving back is a Kennedy Catholic tradition; it is central to who we are and an essential aspect of the Kennedy experience. It is no surprise that charitable drives take place frequently throughout the school year and are strongly supported by the students. This past year alone many drives were held such as the blood […]

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Interview of Meenu Johnkutty: by Catherine Brennan

Meenu Johnkutty, a senior at Kennedy, won this year’s Maryknoll student essay prompted “Caring for our Common Home” and received the $1,000 Bishop Patrick J. Byrne Award. Meenu is very passionate about climate change and in her essay, she wrote about ways we can respond to Pope Francis’s call for us to take care of […]

Kennedy Catholic’s Science Superstars By: Meenu Johnkutty and Lauren Telesca

While the rest of the academic area is silent at 2:45 on Tuesdays, there’s one room where peals of laughter and conversation escape into the hallway: Room 118, also known as the Science Olympiad meeting room. The Science Olympiad team is a new addition to the Kennedy Catholic community. Boasting over 15 members, the Science […]

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In Memoriam: Sister Barbara Heil: by Written by Hannah Langley ’17

Babe Ruth once said, “Heroes get remembered, but legends never die.” On the night of March 4, 2016, Kennedy Catholic lost its very own legend – Sister Barbara Heil. Sister Barbara, a beloved member of the Sisters of Divine Compassion, began working at Kennedy Catholic while it was still called St. Mary’s High School. In […]

Meenu Johnkutty Awared Top Prize in Maryknoll Essay Contest

Maryknoll chose the theme for their annual middle and high school essay contest to be “Caring for Our Common Home” based on the teachings of Pope Francis and his 2015 encyclical, Laudato Si. Pope Francis states that Saint Francis of Assisi was a great influence on his faith and ultimately his direction as the pope because of […]

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Junior Ring Night: By Megan Cleary ’18

Every year Kennedy Catholic celebrates the junior class by having a mass and school ring ceremony. This year’s ceremony was held on Friday, January 20th from 7-8:30 pm. On this day, the students belonging to the class of 2018 put on their dress attire and celebrated being part of the Kennedy Catholic community. Juniors were […]

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