PRESTON ECHOES by yaosaigeng


									                                 Preston echoes
                                                                                   . . . Revisited
                  A publication for alumnae, parents, and friends of Preston High School Summer 2011

             PHS bids farewell to the irreplaceable Sr. Laura
     r. Laura Donovan, RDC is often referred
S    to as the heart of Preston High School. It is
with our own heavy hearts and joyful memories
                                                      Her influence on students
                                                      current and past through
that we bid farewell to her as she leaves PHS         her wise counsel and
to take on the role of Principal at our sister        gentle discipline is an
school, The Academy of Our Lady of Good               outstanding legacy.
Counsel High School, in White Plains, New
York. During her twenty year tenure as science        ~ Jane Grendell, PHS Principal
teacher and then Dean of Students, Sr. Laura has
endeared herself to students, parents, faculty,
alumnae, and the Bronx community. She has
energetically cheered and encouraged countless
young women in their academic subjects as well
as at parades, PHS athletic competitions, club
events and extracurricular celebrations. Every
accomplishment earns a Panther cheer from Sr.
Laura. Her welcoming smile will be deeply missed
in the halls of PHS but a new adventure lies ahead
for her. In the spirit of Sr. Laura, Gooooooooooooo
Irreplaceable Sr. Laura Panther!

                                 Commencement Exercises 2011
                                                                  Rinaldi, and Salutatorian, Chelsea Minuche. Keynote speaker
T   he 60th graduating class of Preston High School marched
    through a sea of friends and family on Saturday, June 4th,
their Graduation Day. One hundred and thirty young women
                                                                  and 2011 Distinguished Alumna, PalmaJean DeFilippo Sloane
                                                                  ’61, reminded the graduates to keep forging their own path.
dressed in academic robe processed down the lawn to begin         Sloane is a retired French teacher and volunteers her time
the ceremony.                                                     with the League of Women Voters, her parish and GIVE—
   Jane Grendell, Principal, welcomed family and friends          Green Initiative for Vegetables in Education, a service project
who filled the grounds and then commended the Class of            she established while teaching in Stamford, CT.
2011. “On behalf of Preston’s Administration, Faculty and               PHS is proud to announce that 100% of this year’s
Staff, I offer our congratulations                                                                graduates were accepted into
as you commence the next                                                                          institutions of higher learning.
stage of your personal journey,”                                                                  Some of the colleges and
said Grendell. “Chances are                                                                       universities our students will
pretty good that the path you                                                                     be attending include Barnard
think you will follow will have                                                                   College, Conrell University,
some unexpected twists, turns                                                                     George Washington University,
and detours along the way...                                                                      Pace University, Fordham
I’m confident that Preston has                                                                    University, FIT, NYU, and
provided you with the necessary                                                                   many of the SUNY schools. In
foundation to help you along the                                                                  addition, 67 % of this year’s
way.”                                                                                             graduates have earned nearly
   Guests enjoyed speeches                                                                        $10 million in scholarships and
from the Valedictorian, Krista       Preston High School Seniors at 2011 Commencement Exercises   grants.
                                                                         Preston Echoes Revisited                 Summer 2011             Page 2

Farewell Message from the Dean of Students                                    A Tribute to Sr. Laura
                      Dear Friends,
                         As you may know, I have been appointed
                         principal of Good Counsel Academy High
                         School in White Plains, effective July of this
                         year. While I would have preferred to tell
                         you in person, the official announcement of
                         my appointment has already been made; and
  Sr. Laura Donovan, RDC so, my “in person” is this newsletter salute
       Dean of Students
                         to you. It has been my privilege to work with
                         you in advancing the mission of Preston. I
leave this special place full of thanks for you, alumnae, parents,
students and families...and with a big piece of my heart left behind. Sr. Laura has more energy than any other
    The decision to accept the appointment was difficult. After much human being! It will take an army of
prayer and discernment, I trust that the call back to Good Counsel people to do all the things that Sr. Laura
is an appropriate follow-up to the twenty wonderful years at PHS. I does for Preston High School...I have
take with me so much more than I brought here in 1991.                  fond memories of Student Council having
                                                                         a fundraiser where they “duct-taped” Sr.
    As a GCA alum, former teacher and Dean, I feel honored to            Laura to the wall of the cafeteria. After all
serve the Good Counsel community at this time in their history.          the lunch periods were over, the Student
Truly, the moment is bittersweet. My thankful heart recalls the gra-     Council president would pull the chair
cious welcome that I received upon arrival at Preston as a veritable     away and everyone would take pictures of
stranger to the Bronx. What joy to find such close-knit neighbor-        Sr. Laura hanging from the wall by duct
hoods and a strong, vibrant, compassionate community at Preston.         tape! - Jo-Ann Sauro Corsillo ‘76
When I moved into the school during the summer, the first person
I met was Jeanine Valentino, then a Sophomore. She met me at the
door and gave me a warm welcome. With extraordinary generos-
ity, the Throgs Neck AA helped Sr. Lucille and me move into our
offices. The Sisters at Holy Family Convent and the Sisters on staff
were most welcoming - the beginning of a strong bond with our
Sisters “in the southern tier” – as were all on staff who stepped for-
ward to share their Preston Spirit. Alums and parents gave us their                                                      I find Sr Laura an
“thumbs up” to preserve and renew.                                                                                       inspiration in my daily life.
                                                                                                                         She has unlimited patience
   I am thankful for the wonderful people who have graced my
                                                                                                                         with and time for everyone.
Preston years, and I know that the memories will continue to in-
                                                                                                                         I believe that each of us,
spire me. You taught me the real meaning of Divine Compassion as                                                         student, faculty and staff
expressed so clearly by Monsignor Thomas Preston as “seeing the                                                          alike, has been changed
wants and needs of others and filling them.” You journeyed with us                                                       for the better...because we
and our students, alums and parents as they fought life-threatening                                                      knew her.
disease and loss of loved ones, and you memorialized former class-                                                       - Margaret Ahl Damo ‘77
mates and teachers in such loving ways.
    I am ever thankful to parents who entrusted their daughters to
us and to our alums who “dreamed big dreams and became women
of vision” for their families and their many diverse communi-
ties. What pride I feel because of who you are and all you have
meant to your alma mater, and for all that you pass on in your good
works and generous support of Preston Today. The renovation and
construction of four science labs will be underway this summer,
thanks to all who have supported the Legacy Campaign. May your
blessings continue to enrich us and enable the dreams of Preston
students for generations to come.
   As Good Counsel and Preston share the RDC mission and vi-             Clockwise from top left: Sr.
sion, we will continue to collaborate in the best interests of young     Laura as Preston Idol judge; PHS
                                                                         Leadership Team at Preston’s 60th
women within the framework of Catholic education and our unique
                                                                         Anniversary Mass of Thanksgiv-
charism of compassion. Be with us in our hopes and joys.                 ing; Duct-tape fundraiser; Sr.
   Be assured of my continued prayers for you and your loved             Laura in parade; Sr. Laura with
ones. Blessings…                                                         Joe DeBona; 2011 St. Patrick’s
                                                                         Day Parade in Manhattan
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                              60th Graduating Class Bids Farewell
                                                We must (also) remember, as we begin to travel roads untrodden,
                                                that we are duty-bound, as children of God, to cast our light upon
                                                a world of imperfection…to harness the power that sits dormant
                                                inside of us ready to illuminate the world around us. As author
                                                and spiritual activist Marianne Williamson states, “Our playing
                                                small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened
                                                about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around
                                                us.” Each and every one of us possesses unique abilities, be they
                                                artistic, academic, or athletic, and each of us has been called
  Ann Noonan Dinasio ’61, Linda Wakefield       to use these talents. And it is the extent to which we apply these
    O’Brien ’61 and Marie Perrotta ’61          talents that will come to define our success in life.
                                                                      ~ Excerpt from Krista Rinaldi’s Valediction
                                                                                                                      Valedictorian, Krista Rinaldi

Camille Culbengan and
Sr. Mary Carmella, RDC,
Director of Alumnae Relations

                                PHS alumnae celebrate with their daughters and granddaughter at graduation before presenting them with their
                                diplomas, As pictured, left to right in pairs: Christa Anderson and Kathleen Sullivan Anderson ’76, Ann Byrne
                                and Colleen O’Connell Byrne ’88, Caitlyn McElroy and Catherine Sullivan McElroy ’75, Jessica Assalone and
                                Karen Guarascio Assalone ’82, Laura Montalto and Lisa Winterroth Montalto ’83, Emma Donnelly and Elizabeth
                                Mulligan Donnelly ’72, Lauren Mueller and Karen Quintano Mueller ’73, Danielle Reitano and Julia Brosnan
                                Reitano ’82, Paola Lombardo and grandmother Pauline Condurso Lombardo ’52, Julia Doyle and Theresa Brick
 PalmaJean DeFilippo Sloane     Doyle ’73, Kathryn Mayfield and Deborah Champlain ’70 (not pictured).
’61 and Jane Grendell

                                                                           PHS Welcomes Archbishop Dolan
 SAVE THE DATE                                            PHS received a visit from Archbishop Dolan on Monday, May 23rd.
                                                          Archbishop Dolan celebrated a mass for the school’s student body, along
  1952         Alumnae                                    with concelebrants Fr. Michael Sullivan and Fr. Patrick Nsionu, both of
                                                          St. Frances de Chantal in the Bronx and Dolan’s secretary, the Rev. Jim
  1957         Reunion                                    Cruz, before attending a small reception. He spoke with students and
                                                          faculty members about their experiences at PHS before walking through the
               2012                                       hallways, peeking into classrooms, greeting students with handshakes and
  1967         Sunday March 25, 2012                          The visit was coordinated by PHS Principal Jane Grendell and Campus
               at Preston High School                     Minister Brooke Thomas. Music was provided for the Mass by Religion
  1972                                                    teacher and Liturgical Music Director, Mr. John Hayes, who was joined by
                                                          our Liturgical choir. All at PHS were honored to be a part of the truly special
  1977         10am Liturgy followed by                   day.
  1982         a continental breakfast

  1987         12pm Welcome &
  1992         Gathering followed by
                 If you are interested in being a Class
  2002         Representative, please contact mdamo@
                   We l com e Hom e!
                                                                          Archbishop Dolan receiving an honorary gift from a student
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                      Dear Alumnae, Parents and Friends,
                      Saturday, June 4th, was as fine a day as there ever was to hold a Preston graduation on our south lawn.
                      With the sun shining, a gentle breeze blowing and boats passing by on the river in the background, we said
                      farewell to 130 members of the Class of 2011 and recognized them for their outstanding achievements
                      not only in academics, but also in service and leadership. A full two-thirds of the class received college
                      scholarships and grants totaling more than $9 million! They listened attentively to inspirational words
                      from PalmaJean [Pam] DeFilippo Sloane ’61, deserving recipient of our Distinguished Alumna Award
                      for 2011. Pam was cheered on by several classmates who were present in the audience to witness the
   Jane Grendell,     presentation of the first Joanne O’Reilly Jackson Award for the study of English Education, donated by
     Principal        members of the Class of ’61 in honor of their late classmate and friend.
                       As you will note elsewhere in this newsletter, Preston will say goodbye to some key personnel this
summer. We congratulate Sr. Laura Donovan, who is leaving PHS after 20 years to become principal at our sister school,
Academy of Good Counsel High School. To say that we will miss her and her boundless energy and enthusiasm is an
understatement, but she goes with our very best wishes and immense gratitude for all she has done for Preston. Her influence
on students current and past through her wise counsel and gentle discipline is an outstanding legacy. We will also bid adieu
to Mrs. Julia Wall, who has been our Director of Admissions since 2005. Julia is moving to New Jersey to take a position in
the Admissions Office at Kent Place School, an all-girls K-12 independent school. We wish her continued success in this next
phase of her career. As the prayer says, may God hold them in the hollow of His hand until we meet again.
    We also owe a deep debt of gratitude to Sr. Betty Ann Clifford who has volunteered her services to PHS over the past 11
years enlivening the cafeteria with her incomparable wit during lunch periods, supervising study halls, providing coverage
for absent teachers, tutoring students as needed, and otherwise lending support to students and school-sponsored activities.
Sr. Betty Ann is retiring and will be moving into the convent on the Good Counsel campus this summer. The entire Preston
community will miss her. Lunch here certainly won’t be the same without her.
    With the end of the school year, our attention and efforts turn toward 2011-12. There will be plenty of activity around
Preston during the summer months as we prepare for the coming academic year. We’re very excited about our long-
anticipated construction project beginning in late June. We anticipate (and pray) that the 9-week long project will be
finished just in time for the opening of school in September and look forward to celebrating the unveiling of our Science &
Technology corridor in early fall. We’ve had a steady stream of contractors and subcontractors wandering about the building
since April as preparation for construction began in earnest. When all is said and done, we will have a brand new roof on the
Main Building, as well as air-conditioning and new windows in the S&T corridor. We will have a total of four science labs
equipped with new cabinetry and furnishings and the latest educational technology. The gym, too, will be better ventilated
with the installation of new windows and large, ceiling-mounted industrial fans. More information will be forthcoming about
our plans to christen our new Science & Technology corridor and celebrate the successful completion of this first phase of our
Capital Project.
Sincerely,                                                     PLEASE NOTE: The Spring issue of Preston Echoes
                                                               Revisited can be found, along with the Annual Report,
                                                               by visiting

               2011-2012                                    3rd Annual Preston HS Golf Classic
Fa l l / W i n t e r E ve n t s C a l e n d a r      On May 6, golfers gathered at Pelham/Split Rock Golf Course for the Third
                                                     Annual Preston High School Golf Classic sponsored by Westchester Bank.
                 Preston Idol                            Golfers enjoyed a hot buffet breakfast before teeing off at 8am with
              Saturday, October 1, 2011              a modified shotgun start on the grounds of Pelham Golf Course at
                                                     Pelham/Split Rock, which is run by American Golf Corporation. The day
          Open House for                             commenced with an awards luncheon at the pavilion where there were
        Prospective Students                         raffles and a live and silent auction. The event raised over $25,000 for the
              Sunday, October 16, 2011               school.      Save the date for next year’s event- Friday, May 4, 2012!

   Preston HS Flea Market &                                                                            Volunteers and committee
     Super Raffle Drawing                                                                              members are needed for the
             Saturday, December 10, 2011                                                               2012 Golf Classic. If interested
                                                                                                       in participating, please
 College Alumnae/Senior Class                                                                          contact Mary Kate Boland at
            Brunch                                                                            or
              Thursday, January 5, 2012               The 2011 winning foursome with John Tolomer,     718-863-9134 x143.
                                                     President & CEO of Westchester Bank (at center)
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  Alumnae News                               Jade Lugo Karow `99 and her husband           own event planning firm, The Event
1970’s                                       Brandon announce the birth of their son,      Producers (www.theeventproducersllc.
                                             Liam Jarrod, born on May 24, 2011.            com).
Mary Ederle Ward `76 wrote a book,           Liam was welcomed to the world by his
America’s Girl: The Incredible Story         proud aunt, Justine Lugo `06.                 Theresa Baumann ’04 married Adam
of How Swimmer Gertrude Ederle                                                             Clark on May 13, 2011.
Changed the Nation, about her aunt.          Erin Mulligan Williams `98, with
                                             husband, Rob, welcomed their new              Faculty & Staff
                                             daughter, Jillian, on June 2, 2011. Jillian
                                                                                           Elisa Groglio, PHS Fine & Technical
Anne Marie Hamlet (Zanotti) ‘84              joins her big brother, Ryan.
                                                                                           Arts teacher, married Ilya Narizhnyy on
with her husband, Randy, recently                                                          May 14, 2011.
celebrated the second birthdays of her       2000’s
quadruplets Michael, Michelle, Madison       Falguni Mehta ‘01 graduated from              Ellen Gaughan Porcaro ’67, with
and Marissa.                                 American University of Antigua,               husband, Bill, welcomed three
                                             College of Medicine.                          grandchildren, Benjamin, Legna and
1990’s                                                                                     Enzo, during the month of May; one to
                                             Tiffany Johnson Bowen ’04 and                 each of her three daughters.
Elisa Londino Connor `97, with               Yvonette Broomes ’04 started their
husband, Mike, welcomed a baby boy,
Seamus, on April 19, 2011.

  In Memoriam
  We regret to inform you of the passing of these beloved classmates, friends and family members.
 Pre ston A lum n a e
                                                   Suzette Gonzalez
 Abby Devany-Bonilla `80                           Grandmother of Alicia Rivera `11                      Eternal rest grant unto them,
                                                                                                        O Lord, and let perpetual light
 Pre ston C om m u n i t y                         Anita Vecchio                                                      shine upon them.
                                                   Grandmother of Laura Vecchio `93                               May the souls of the
 John Berenguer                                                                                         faithful departed, through the
 Father of Samantha Berenguer `12                  Ralph Veth                                              mercy of God, rest in peace.
                                                   Father of Kathryn Veth Mastropolo `65 and Edna                                Amen
 Bobby Ederle                                      Veth Abdale `67
 Brother of Mary Ederle Ward `76

Preston HS teachers are lifelong learners                                                               DMo’s Room
PHS History teachers Jennifer Connolly and Nikolaus                                           Room 101 at PHS was recently
Unger have been awarded National Endowment for the                                            dedicated to Dr. Peggy Morton
Humanities (NEH) grants to further their professional                                         during the school’s May Crowning
development through intensive study in history-related                                        Ceremony. The plaque on the door
topics over the summer.                                                                       fittingly reads, “Be holy out there!”
    Ms. Connolly, an alumna of PHS, is in her 7th year
of teaching at PHS. She will be attending a week-long
course at UMass Dartmouth that will focus on the
national influence of New Bedford, Massachusetts              Female Engineers in the Making at PHS
within the 19th century abolitionist movement.         Engineers from IBM visited Preston
    Dr. Unger, a three-year veteran of PHS, will spend High School to inform the young
six weeks at Bard College in Annadale-on-Hudson,       women about opportunities available
                    NY. He will be studying studying   in engineering and to engage them
                    The Political Theory of Hannah     in experiments to give them a better
                    Arendt: The Problem of Evil and    understanding of the different roles
                    the Origins of Totalitarianism     engineers can play. More than 150
                    under the direction of noted       students were joined by the IBM
                    Arendt scholar, Dr. Kathleen       engineer teams to facilitate the “El
                                                                                            Preston students experimenting in the
                    Jones, Professor Emerita of        Pollo 13” Challenge. Student teams         “El Pollo 13” Challenge
 Nikolaus Unger and Women’s Studies, San Diego State designed contraptions to keep an egg
  Jennifer Connolly University.                        safe during a drop using simple materials.
                                                                      Preston Echoes Revisited             Summer 2011          Page 6

                                Sports Night Honors Athletes
Preston High School celebrated its ten sports teams on                   years.
Thursday, May 19th, during an awards banquet held in the                    Julia Doyle, member of the former swim team and
school’s gymnasium. Each year a valuable player from                     someone who has singlehandedly served as the Spirit Squad
Preston’s athletic history is inducted into the Athletic                 for PHS athletic events, was awarded the Babe Leath Award.
Department Hall of Fame. This year Alexandra Mazza from                  This award is for “outstanding commitment to the Preston
the Class of 2001, a 4-year varsity soccer and softball athlete,         Sports Program and for the leadership and spirit exemplified
was honored at the dinner.                                               by Babe Leath.”
   Jamie Skrapits, Preston High School Athletic Director,                   This year’s winner of the Donald Collins “Heart Award,”
hosted the event, which honored the teams and gave special               an award given to an athlete who is the heart of her team,
recognition to each team’s “Most Outstanding Player,” “Most              was Paola Lombardo. Lombardo is a member of the Varsity
Improved Player,” and “Coach’s Award.”                                                   Competition cheerleading team.
Skrapits also honored the many scholar-
athletes who received First or Second                                                     The final award of the evening, the
Honors or Commended Achievement for                                                    Donovan Award, is given in honor of Richard
three consecutive quarters.                                                            Donovan, father of four PHS daughters and
                                                                                       two granddaughters, all alumnae to Preston’s
   This year’s winner of the Lou McSwigin                                              most dedicated fan. Richard attended every
Award for displaying “outstanding                                                      game he could during his time with Preston.
achievement and commitment to student                                                  The 2011 Donovan Award winner was Robert
athletics and sportsmanship” was Laura                                                 Rinaldi, grandfather of Krista Rinaldi ‘11,
Montalto. Montalto has played softball     PHS seniors and Sports Night award winners,
                                                                                        for his regular attendance at PHS sporting
and volleyball at PHS for the past four  Paola Lombardo, Julia Doyle and Laura Montalto events.

     Students & Faculty Honored for Efforts                                       S.M.E.B. Center Video Production Update
Preston High School students, faculty, and families were brought
together to honor students who have excelled in the classroom.             A team of three
PHS held its annual Honors Convocation on Wednesday,                       students at PHS
May 25th and recognized students for their hard work and                   was named one of
achievements in each subject area along with those who made                only four finalists
Honor Roll, Academic Performance League, and General                       in the “Let Your
Excellence.                                                                Heart Rule” PSA
                                                                           contest sponsored
    The award for General Excellence is given to the top student           by Break the Cycle
in each grade. This year’s winners are Donna Grace Moleta                  and HopeLine from
(9th), Cristiana Iannarino (10th) and                                      Verizon. The students,
Sofia Ahsanuddin (11th). The 12th grade                                    Ashley Persaud,         Alexa LaMarca, Ashley Persaud, Nicole
winner, Krista Rinaldi, was revealed at the                                Alexa LaMarca and                      Sellati
Commencement ceremonies on June 4th.                                       Nicole Sellati, submitted a thirty second Public Service
    PHS Senior and 2011 National Honor                                     Announcement (PSA) as part of a national competition to
Society President Lauren Murphy and her                                    create an educational video on teen dating violence.
successor Sofia Ahsanuddin welcomed the                                       In PHS’s stark video, an abused teen tries to cover up
attendees and reminded them to celebrate                                   the truth about her relationship. The young women worked
academic excellence and to take pride in                                   on the PSA in their Video Production course under the
their school successes.                                                    guidance of Craig Youngren, course instructor.
    Faculty/Staff Recognition awards
were also presented at the Honors                                             In other video production news, Persaud was separately
                                             Bernadette Stewart and        recognized by MSG Varsity for her Single Camera Full
Convocation. Bernadette Stewart, PHS               Mary Ahl
English Department                                                         Game Coverage of a sporting event. She received a
Chairperson, was                                                           V-Award along with $5,000 for the PHS Video Production
named the 2011                                                             program.
Distinguished                                                                 Senior Samantha Lindsay recently won the Fernando
Teacher Award                                                              Rielo Prize for Youth for a video she created for her senior
Recipient. Super-                                                          project. She was honored at a gathering, International Year
volunteer Mary Ahl                                                         of Youth sponsored by The Holy See Mission, held at the
was named the 2011                                                         United Nations on June 3rd and will travel to Madrid in
Distinguished Service                                                      August to attend World Youth Day 2011.
Award Recipient.
                      Donna Grace Moleta ’14, Cristiana Iannarino ’13,
                          Sofia Ahsanuddin ’12 and Jane Grendell           Check out student videos at
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        Help PHS Raise Funds
                                                                            PHS Making Strides
                                                                                                                   Preston High School’s
Enroll in Shopping Rewards Programs                                                                                JV Softball team had
                                                                                                                   an undefeated regular
                   Stop & Shop A+ School Rewards                                                                   season, ending with
                   Program                                                                                         a 10-0 record and
                                                                                                                   becoming the CHSAA
                Thank you to all those who
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                & SHOP A+ School Rewards                                                                           league champions.
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from this program and we hope to expand during the
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particpate you simply register your card to benefit                education initiative, Power to Learn,
PHS. Each time a supporter shops using their STOP                  recently recognized Compassion
& SHOP CARD, PHS will earn A+ School Reward                        Connection, the service club at PHS,
Points, which will convert into CASH each month.                   for their fundraising and volunteer
This year the top school earned over $11,000 and                   efforts. The club received a $1,000
hundreds of schools earned $1,000 or more.                         grant, which they donated to Open
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will begin in August. To register (or re-register if you
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register your card over the phone. Please be sure to                                               org/student-life/publications. The
register your card to benefit PHS by using ID code                                                 team of student writers, editors and
08215.                                                                                             artists created this year’s issue under
                                                                                                   the guidance of English teacher, Dr.
              Target “Take Charge of Education”                                                    Bob Vellani.
              Rewards Program
                                                                   March and April were busy months
              Use your Target Visa or Target Card                  for the Fine & Technical Arts
              when shopping at Target and Preston
              High School will receive a percentage                Department. A small group of students
of the amount of each purchase in the form of a cash               had their works put on exhibition at
donation from Target through the Take Charge of                    Citibank, N.A. in Throggs Neck. Also,
Education program. It’s easy. Just visit               the annual PHS Fine Arts Show was
tcoe, or call 1-800-316-6142 to designate PHS.                     held on April 14th (as pictured at

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alumnae, grandparents, and friends, PHS would not be                    Honors Biology, Kristina Osipenko ‘13, Chanel Rios ‘12,
able to maintain its reputation as one of the Bronx’s top                                Aileen Sanchez ‘12
Catholic high schools.                                                THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT!

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