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y Courtney Manbeck ’18 & Julianna Montuoro ’17

Tennis has making improvements year after year at Kennedy

This season for the Girls Varsity Tennis Team was full of accomplishments and victory. The season began with the introduction of several new teammates, both freshmen and upperclassmen alike. The team welcomes new girls with open arms, ready to assist them in becoming skilled players. Daily practices from late August to mid-October improved all players’ skills and brought the team closer together. The team bonded and really got to know each other better, on and off the court.

The team was led by senior Juliana Montuoro. Although the team suffered a loss when she transferred schools at the very end of the season, she supported the team by boosting team spirit and coming to the games, even when she wasn’t feeling well. Freshman Victoria Kleinschmidt claimed the spot as first singles player and consistently won most of her matches against difficult opponents. Sofia Valente acted as a manager for the team, organizing and setting up events such as a celebration for the graduating seniors. All of the girls on the team did their best to do well in their games and be kind to their teammates.

Coach Joe Melian returned for his third year coaching the team. Even after the season finished, he still had plans for the team. There is a possibility that he will create a program that will allow the girl and boy tennis teams to play together in the spring.

The team was able to finish extremely well, losing to only one school in the entire league. It is highly likely that the team might be able participate in the championship league next season. This year’s season ended on a high note, continuing the growth of Kennedy’s tennis program. The team hopes to continue their success in the next season.


38 Inducted into St. Mary’s Chapter of National Honor Society


The following 38 students were inducted into the St. Mary’s Chapter of the National Honor Society on Nov. 29.  Membership was predicated on a cumulative 93 GPA, Christian Community Service Record and active leadership within the Kennedy Catholic community.  Congratulations to our Gaels!

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Brabazon, John

D’Amato, Gabrielle


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Abbruzzese, Anne

Brennan, Kevin

Corcione, Amanda

DeMarco, Andrew

Devaney, Allison

Devey, Bridget

Erb, Caroline

Evangelista, Vincent

Farina, Timothy

Farrell, Andrew

Ferreira, Stephanie

Frasco, Jill

Greene, Leah

Gullotta, Juliana

Hughes, Julia

Jakymec, Yaroslav

Kelly, Brian

Lenzi, Blair

Liberati, Brendan

Mee, Julia

Neithardt, Joseph

Nowinski, Kathryn

Patterson, Amanda

Petrullo, Daniella

Sayegh, Stephanie

Schuck, Jennifer

Sniffen, Amy

Sorrentino, Robert

Spillane, Ellen

Standring, Alexandra

Terceira, Elizabeth

Torre, Noelle

Turner, Elizabeth

Varoli, Elizabeth

Vlattas, Elizabeth

Ward, Erin


Photo by Kristen Acevedo ’13, Chloe Ng ’13 and Victoria Towey ’13


Christmas Concert Dec. 12 @ 7 p.m.


The annual Kennedy Catholic Christmas Concert is this Wednesday, Dec. 12, starting at 7 p.m. Come to Kennedy and help us celebrate the Christmas season with performances by our band, chorus and dance programs. There will be hot cocoa and Christmas cookies afterward, courtesy of our Hospitality Committee.

Tickets are $5 per person or $10 for the whole family, payable with your Fair Share Coupons. There will be candy canes for the kids, as well as a Colossal Cane raffle.  The Traveling Bookstore will also be open, so be sure to peruse the table of Christmas ornaments and stocking stuffers that make for some great gifts.


EXTENDED: Baseball Camp Registration Due Dec. 21


The Kennedy Catholic baseball program will be running a Baseball Camp on Saturday nights in January and February of 2013 from 7 – 9 p.m.  This Camp is for children 7-to-13 years old, with all proceeds going directly to the Athletic Department.  Please download the registration form , or call the following for more information: Coach Bob Fletcher, (845) 264-9474; Kennedy Catholic High School, (914) 232-5061.  The deadline has been extended; all registration forms must be returned by Friday, Dec. 21, 2012.


Post Season Sports Information, Revised 10.26


Below you will find a schedule of the post season events as they are announced to us.  If your team or event is not listed below, please send us an email with the information and we will be happy to update it.  Please check back here for post-game scores and updates.

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  • Thursday, October 25, 2012 – 4pm  Home  – Boys won 4-0
  • Friday, October 26, 2012 @Briarcliff – Boys lost 1-0
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  • Next game will be on Friday at 3:15 at #2 seed, Briarcliff
  • Come support the Gaels as they take on Putnam Valley! 


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  • Saturday, October 27, 2012 – 4pm Home
  • Come support the Gaels as they take on Westlake!


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  • First round – BYE
  • Second round  – Tuesday, October 30, 2012 – Game is at KCHS (I am unsure of the time at this point)
  • Come support the Gaels as they take on the winner of the first round winners (Either Hastings or Pawling)! 


Kennedy Catholic Volleyball Team Leads Section 1

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First round – Briarcliff

Saturday, October 27, 2012 at 11 am


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Natalie Burke lost a tough match to a girl from Mahopac and the doubles (Elizabeth Varoli & Shannon Donohue) despite a great comeback fell to Lakeland’s doubles team.

Go KC Gaels! 



Kennedy Takes Lead on Busing, Increases Shuttle Coverage


Kennedy Catholic was honored to work with state Sen. Greg Ball, Yorktown Councilman Terrence Murphy and our own trustee, North Salem Supervisor Warren Lucas ’72,P’98,’00,’04,’10, in the fight to preserve private school busing as provided by local districts.  We read with great pride the Senator’s note below, and have also rolled out new shuttle buses to increase the transportation options to Kennedy.  In addition to our regular shuttle bus to the Goldens Bridge Metro North Station (just a mile from the school), we now have a Dutchess County shuttle bus and will be adding a third run to Southern Westchester for the 2013-2014 school year.  It’s just another way that all roads lead to Kennedy.  Where will your road take you?

Hello Friend:

It is an honor to serve as your State Senator and while I am focused on the number one issue that effects us all, jobs, jobs, jobs, I am proud to inform you that private school busing provided by public school districts will not be restricted.

Hard working families struggling to give their children greater opportunities should not be consistently targeted by our state government. That is why in April, I worked with the administration at Kennedy Catholic to bring 50 parents like yourself to Albany. These parents and I met with Majority Leader Dean Skelos and the New York Senate leadership, and we secured their commitment on this issue.

Working with Father Mark Vaillancourt of Kennedy Catholic High School as well as Yorktown Councilman Terrence Murphy and North Salem Town Supervisor Warren Lucas, we were able to protect your rights as parents. Additionally, and as a proactive measure, I am a sponsor of current legislation, S2402A, to increase the radius from 15 miles to 25 miles.

As you know full well, the families that choose to send their children to parochial school are still paying school taxes and this busing is one of the few tangible benefits they receive. If this proposal became a reality, many families would have been unnecessarily hurt.

There is still more work to be done! Please know that I have sponsored several bills to increase state reimbursements to parochial schools, including legislation for full reimbursement of the MTA Payroll Tax.

From taxes to jobs, the environment to immigration, education to health care, unfunded mandates to consolidation, and government reform to homeland security, it is vitally important that we work together to find commonsense solutions that work to make New York great again!

Always know that your thoughts and concerns are appreciated and will be taken into consideration as I vote and conduct my duties as your State Senator.


Greg Ball

New York State Senator

40th Senate District


Nicole Bauso ’08 to Perform for Disney


Nicole Bauso ’08 has landed a competitive spot as a performer on one of the Disney Cruise Line ships, “The Wonder.”


After School Review


With any impending test comes the desire for additional review. Mr. Dan Mardit offered after-school help to his third-period physics class and they took full advantage, meeting in the Library to go over one-dimensional kinematics.  Kinematics is the is the study of the motion of objects using words, equations, graphs and diagrams and numbers for the purpose of explaining motion.

Kennedy Catholic is a school in perpetual motion, with teachers and students continually engaged in lifelong learning.  Extra help such as Mr. Mardit’s session is emblematic of our school ideals of Courage and Compassion.  For students with the courage to learn, we have teachers with the compassion to impart knowledge.

Each department offers extra help during and after school.  It’s just part of the Kennedy Catholic experience.

Come experience what we’re all about at our Open House on Sunday, Oct. 21, from 1 – 4 p.m., and again on Wednesday, Oct. 24, from 7 – 9 p.m.  For more information, please call (914) 232-5061 Ext. 126 or write to our Admissions Office.

All roads lead to Kennedy Catholic.  Where will your road take you?

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Anything Goes: Pictures

Below you will find some of the photos taken by Mr. McGuire at this years Spring musical, Anything Goes.

The production was a HUGE hit, thanks to the students, parents, staff, and professionals that all came together to make the show a success!

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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