Women at Work Panel 11/15/18

Alumni Race at Van Cortland Park 11/10/18

Thanksgiving Liturgy 11/21/18

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Contest Details: Be the first to name at least 3 people in the photo above and you win a Molloy t-shirt! Email jsommo@molloyhs.org and include your name, address & shirt size. Winners will be announced in the following issue, and answers will be displayed as captions in a photo featured below. Congrats to our latest winner, Joe Williams ’73!

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A Man of God

Not born a saint, Marcellin Champagnat spent a lifetime becoming one. The founder gave his early brothers this sound advice: “To become a brother,” he said, “is to undertake to become a saint.” He came to this awareness through the hard lessons in his own life.

As we have seen, Marcellin’s mother, Marie Therese, and aunt, Louise, were the first to awaken a spiritual life in the young boy. Their example and direction were foundational. He absorbed from both women practices of piety and the spiritual heritage of the high plateau region.

The founder was fortunate to grow up in the district of Marlhes. A region of deep faith, it claimed St. John Francis Regis as its patron and made his shrine a place of pilgrimage. This saint impressed young Marcellin, and influenced his spiritual formation.

We know also that the founder had great devotion to Mary, the mother of Jesus. He lived in the Marial district of bishops in Pothin and Irenaeus, and in a country influenced by the writings of Mariologists such as Olier and Grignon de Montfort. The future saint’s devotion to the Mother of God was shaped initially by the religious practice and theology of late eighteenth and early nineteenth century France.

Jesus, though, and not Mary, was the destination of Marcellin’s journey of faith. The mystery of the Incarnation was at the heart of his spirituality. The founder’s Christology emphasized Jesus in his human nature. While his own writings are not the source of the brothers’ attachment to Christ through Crib, Cross, and Altar, he approved of this practice, and encouraged his followers to use these havens for reflection and prayer.

— Br. Sean D. Sammon, FMS
“The Heart That Knew No Bounds”

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Since 1892, the gifts of grateful alumni, proud parents, and like-minded friends have allowed Archbishop Molloy High School to become a premier college preparatory school rooted in faith and taught in the humble Marist traditions. Gifts made through the Fund For Molloy provide opportunities for the Stanner family to support and advance our mission and connect the generosity of our alumni, parents, and friends with areas of need around Molloy.

From scholarships to student research; campus beautification to student life activities; faculty support to capital projects, your support provides the resources necessary to ensure that our present is secure and our future remains bright. Without you, the traditions, purpose, values, and outstanding academics and athletics we provide would not exist. We are truly thankful for your commitment to our mission.

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Molloy Oktoberfest 

Walk/Run for Karina 

St. Ann’s Breakfast 

Golf: North Hills 

Golf: Plandome 

Golf: North Hempstead 

Graduation ’18 

Athletic Awards ’18

Spring Musical

Networking Event ’18

Seniors Vs. Faculty Game ’18 

Get connected with Molloy’s professional alumni networks! Follow us on LinkedIn.com or contact us at (718) 441-9210 for more information.

The Stanner Alumni Center works with alumni to host events, spread news and promote Stanner businesses. If you have a personal or professional accomplishment to your credit, or any Molloy or alumni news that you would like us to include in The Beehive, please share it! We hope you will keep us updated on your latest Stanner stories. Email alumni@molloyhs.org.

The Beehive – 10/19/18

THE STANNER ALUMNI REUNION IS JUST TWO WEEKS AWAY! Alumni from class years ending in 3 and 8 are invited to join us here at Molloy on Saturday, November 3rd for their Reunion. The Reunion is a great opportunity to reconnect with your classmates and favorite teachers, and to walk the halls of Stanner High once again. (Pictured: Postcard invitation mailed several weeks ago)

The Reunion is fast approaching, so we encourage alumni who have not yet registered to do so as soon as possible. Space is limited so be sure to reserve your seat now. Please spread the word to your classmates!

DEADLINE TO REGISTER: OCTOBER 30TH

BASIC INFORMATION:

  • Admission Prices – See online reservation form for your class.
  • 4:30PM – Check In Begins.
  • 5:00PM – Mass of Remembrance (Ralph DeChiaro Theater).
  • 6:15PM – Cocktails, Dinner, Dancing, Class Photos, & More!
  • Valet parking available, but spots limited. Public transit or car services encouraged.

CONTACT: Matt Rizzotti ’04 | mrizzotti@molloyhs.org | 718.943.3186


Lecture by Dr. Adam L. Young 

  • When: Wednesday, October 24, 2018 | 2:15pm
  • Where: Molloy’sRalph DeChiaro Theater
  • No RSVP required

Students, faculty, alumni, & family members interested in Computer Science are invited to attend a guest lecture by Dr. Adam L. Young on Oct 24th at 2:15pm in Molloy’s Ralph DeChiaro Theater. The lecture is titled Cryptovirology and the Birth of Ransomware. Dr. Young, co-inventor of Ransomware and co-author of the book Malicious Cryptography, has graciously agreed to make time in his busy schedule to spend his afternoon with our community. Click the flyer to the right to read Dr. Young’s bio and more information. There is no RSVP required. Visitors should check in with our Safety & Security Officers at the front desk in the main lobby as usual. We look forward to seeing you on October 24th!


Cross Country Alumni Race – REGISTER NOW! 

  • When: Saturday, November 10, 2018
  • Where: Van Cortlandt Park (Bronx, NY)
  • Who: Track & Field Alumni
  • Contact: Frank Gambino ‘74

***Note: The date listed on the registration form is incorrect. The correct date is listed above in The Beehive. The form will still confirm you for this year’s race.

All track & field / cross country alumni are invited to run the 2018 Alumni Race over the 2.5 mile course at Van Cortlandt Park on Saturday, November 10, 2018. The race will be held at 12:15pm at the mansion. Race bibs will be available between 10:00am-11:45am at the finish line, and between 11:45am-12:10pm at the starting line. Molloy alumni will be looking to defend their first place finish in the very same race just one year ago (pictured right). After the meet, all runners are invited to “warm down” at the Tortoise and the Hare Bar & Grill.

Click the blue button above and fill out the registration form to sign up. Contact Frank Gambino ’74 at fgambino@molloyhs.org with any questions.


Thanksgiving Liturgy & Alumni Reception 

  • When: Wednesday, November 21, 2018
  • Where: Molloy’s Jack Curran Gym & Student Cafeteria
  • Who: Alumni, Family Members & Friends

Alumni, family members, and friends are invited to join us on Wednesday, November 21st as we celebrate our annual Thanksgiving Liturgy in the Jack Curran Gym. Following our Liturgy, all alumni and guests are invited to enjoy a light reception featuring cookies and hot chocolate in the student cafeteria. Faculty and staff have also been invited to join us at the reception to help welcome our alumni home. Please note the following schedule of events when making your plans for the day:

  • 10:00am – Suggested arrival for alumni, family members & friends.
  • 10:45am – Thanksgiving Liturgy begins.
  • 12:00pm – Alumni/Guest Reception in cafeteria.

Stanners Celebrate Molloy Oktoberfest

A great evening was had by all on October 4th as over 85 Stanners and friends gathered for Molloy’s latest – and most successful – Oktoberfest. Those in attendance enjoyed German-style brews and a delicious dinner catered by Mike McGuire ’81 and our friends at Trinity Restaurant & Bar of Floral Park. Dinner included bratwurst, tender pork loin, large salted pretzels, and more. At least six decades of Stanners were represented at Molloy Oktoberfest (60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, 00s, 10s).

This year’s event was also the first to highlight one of Molloy’s many Named Scholarships. Proceeds from Molloy Oktoberfest 2018 supported the Brother Ron Marcellin Memorial Scholarship. Br. Ron, Class of 1952, was one of the most influential educators and counselors in St. Ann’s / Molloy history. His tireless work with our SMILE and counseling programs continues to inspire the efforts of today’s counselors. In addition, Br. Ron’s ability to help every student feel comfortable and confident in themselves has led those he helped to create a lasting legacy through his scholarship. The Br. Ron Marcellin Memorial Scholarship provides need-based financial assistance to students and their families who are experiencing extraordinary circumstances. Guests of this year’s Oktoberfest can be assured that their participation will directly helped present and future Stanners in need.

“This year’s Molloy Oktoberfest was a great experience,” said Alumni Communications Director Joe Sommo ’03. “Dinner was delicious, and we had a lot of fun raffling off some interesting prizes. On behalf of the Stanner Alumni Center, I’d like to thank everyone who attended the event. We look forward to hosting Oktoberfest for many years to come.”


Over 3,500 Visitors Tour Molloy’s Open House

On Sunday, October 14th, Molloy hosted its fall Open House for prospective students and their families. This important day gives Molloy’s faculty and students an opportunity to showcase everything that makes our school special; from every academic program, to every athletic team, extracurricular club, and service organization. Families traveled from all corners of New York City and Long Island to tour Molloy’s six acre campus. Our alumni and parent volunteers served as greeters, while our enthusiastic students volunteered as greeters, speakers, and tour guides. (All photos above by Tatiana Egas ’22)

We would like to thank and congratulate Molloy’s admissions team: Ms. Heather Green-Wresch (Director of Admissions), Mr. Edwidge Turenne ’98 (Director of Admissions), and Mr. Jonathan DiDonato ’01 (Admissions Coordinator). “We in admissions are truly grateful to our faculty and staff, and to all the volunteers, including students, parents, and alumni, who took the time to make Molloy’s fall Open House a well-oiled machine,” said Mr. DiDonato. “We have heard wonderful feedback from many of the parents of prospective students both via email and over the phone. As with any type of event, we aim to make it better and better over time, so we continue to bring all feedback into consideration.”

“The building, the staff, and the students we met were very impressive. Not to mention the cookies!” – Anonymous Parent Via Phone

“We have visited three other schools in the past week, but none matched what you [Molloy] had to offer. My son is only a seventh grader, but from what we saw today he has already made up his mind. From the tour guides, to the kids at the club tables, everyone was so warm and accepting to me and my family. Thanks again for a great day.” – Anonymous Parent via Voicemail

Principal Darius Penikas was also pleased with Molloy’s Open House. We were able to accommodate thousands of guests efficiently, and our structure allowed them to get a feel for the family spirit and Marist Charism which is at the heart of the Molloy experience,” said Principal Penikas.

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AP Scholars Announced (Including Class of 2018 Grads)

Archbishop Molloy High School is proud to announce its 2018 AP Scholars, including current students and recent graduates from the Class of 2018. Current seniors have an opportunity to complete more AP courses and earn a higher level AP Scholar Award. AP Scholars are recognized by the CollegeBoard Advanced Placement Program.

  • AP Scholars designation has been awarded to these current seniors who received scores of 3 or higher on three or more AP exams by May 2018. Congratulations to: Arrianne Bautista, Andrew Coleman, Sarah Doyle, Maya Janicki, Nicole Khrimian, Elena Morales, Amma Opam, Nathan Papadogiannis, Sarah Quispe, and Mahema Somdat.

  • AP Scholars with Honor designation has been awarded to this current senior who received an average score of at least 3.25 on all AP exams taken, and scores of 3 or higher on four or more of these exams. Congratulations to: Juliana Giacone.

  • AP Scholars with Distinction designation has been awarded to this current senior who received an average of at least 3.5 on all AP exams taken, and scores of 3 or higher on five or more of these exams. Congratulations to: William Kanellopoulos.

  • AP Scholars designation was granted to the following students who graduated in June 2018 and who received a score of 3 or higher on three or more AP exams. Congratulations to: Bahey Abou Hussein, Angela Martinez, Mykah Absuelo, Cristopher Mera, Josephine Bullaro, Anna Mienko, Ian Chan, Jonathan Ortiz, Angelina Gargiulo, Christopher Parsekian, Lorraine Guintu, Kiley Roberts, Kaitlyn Helfer, Sarah Rodriguez, Linet Jacome, Robert Rooney, and Samantha Madray.

  • AP Scholars with Honor designation was granted to the following students who graduated in June 2018 and who received an average score of at least 3.25 on all AP exams taken, and scores of 3 or higher on four or more of these exams. Congratulations to: Diana Alvarado, Conor Mangan, Daniel Babat, Veronica Marin, Sonalia Balli, Enrique Montas, Maeve Boyle, Natalie Ortof, Jonathan Downward, Tyler Pearce, Angelica Foronda, Michael Perkins, Brittany Germaine, Christopher Picon, Gianna Lavacca, Anthony Pizzuli, Amanda Stachnik, Abraham Stathopoulos, and Mary Sullivan.

  • AP Scholars with Distinction designation was granted to the following students who graduated in June 2018 and who received an average score of at least 3.5 on all AP exams taken, and scores of 3 or higher on five or more of these exams. Congratulations to: Jessica Antal, Vassilia Plakas, Carl Ferreri, Colleen Sledge, Sally Kremer, Andrew Soltesz, Sven Larsen, Andrew Vascellaro, Fiona McCaul, Joanna Wong, Uma Mohan, Lilliana Zakrzewski, Julie Moran, and Razzan Zia.


Sports Updates

Molloy teams have enjoyed overall success during the fall sports season. Congratulations to the following outstanding teams. (Pictured: GCHSAA Tennis Champ Kaitlyn Mendoza ’22)

  • Boys Varsity Soccer earned a record of 7-3-3 in B/Q play and was the #2 seed entering playoffs.
  • Boys JV Soccer earned a record of 7-6-1 in the B/Q league and was the #2 seed entering playoffs.
  • Girls Varsity Soccer earned a 5-5-2 record in B/Q play and was the #3 seed entering playoffs.
  • Girls JV Soccer tallied an impressive 9-1 record and were the city’s #1 seed entering playoffs.
  • Varsity Volleyball just celebrated a win on senior day and have a record of 8-3 in the B/Q league. They are the #3 seed entering playoffs. The team was also crowned champion of the Metropolitan HS Tournament.
  • JV Volleyball has a winning record of 7-5 in B/Q play and is the #3 seed entering playoffs.
  • Girls Tennis finished a stellar 11-1 and reached the finals of the B/Q Playoffs. Freshman Kaitlyn Mendoza ‘22 won the CHSAA Singles Championship, meaning she was the overall winner in Brooklyn/Queens, and Nassau and Suffolk Counties. Kaitlyn will represent the CHSAA in the State Championship Tournament.
  • Girls Swimming is off to an early 1-0.
  • Boys Freshman Swimming are looking to rebound from an 0-2 start.
  • Varsity Bowling are currently riding high at 3-1.
  • JV Bowling is looking to rebound from a 1-3 start.
  • In Track & Field, Molloy runners are training for the Sectionals on 10/27 and the Inter-sectionals on 11/10. Cross Country info is provided in our next story.

Cross Country Updates

by Charles Stravalle ‘20

The Stanners headed up to Sunken Meadow State Park earlier this month for the St. Anthony’s Invitational cross country meet. Starting off, the freshmen raced without their best runner, Jeremiah Dorsey ‘22, due to illness. The freshman still came in a strong in eleventh place with a score of 281 points. Samir Patel ‘22 finished first for the Molloy freshmen with a time of 9:14, and freshman Alex Filipkowski ‘22 finished right behind Patel with a time of 9:15. The varsity boys “A” team didn’t run this meet due to working out in preparation for the Manhattan College Invitational meet. The varsity boys “B” team did very well despite the injury of junior Michael Hubert ‘21. They finished in thirty-eighth place with a score 1,058 points. Thomas Anich ’21 was the first varsity boy to finish with a time of 19:30. On Columbus Day the Stanners headed up to Van Cortlandt Park for a hard workout on the course in readying themselves for the Manhattan Invitational meet.

The Manhattan Invitational cross country meet is the largest meet on the east coast and took place on Saturday, October 13th at Van Cortlandt Park. The freshmen they came in sixteenth place with a score of 463 points. JV did very well finishing in sixth place out of twenty-nine teams with a score of 216 points. Key performances by junior Charles Stravalle ’20 placing twelfth in the race with a time of 14:27 and senior Christopher Tracy ‘19 placing nineteenth with a time of 14:36 propelled the Stanners to a sixth place finish. The varsity boys qualified for the eastern states championship race, which had the fastest runners on the east coast all competing in one race. The varsity boys finished in nineteenth with a score of 544 points. The Stanners’ best runner, James Loeffel ’19, ran a time of 13:08 and placed forty-sixth, which goes to show how competitive this race was.

On Wednesday, October 10th, the sophomore boys competed in the Brooklyn/Queens championship meet at Van Cortlandt Park. The whole team went to Van Cortlandt to get in a good workout before the Manhattan Invitational meet on Saturday and to also cheer on the sophomores. The sophomore boys did extremely well as they came in first with nineteen points. Their top five runners placed first, third, fourth, fifth, and sixth. Key performances included Thomas Anich (15:53) and Christian Bien-Aime (16:13).

Congratulations to Ivan Pereira ’03 and Theresa Basile, who were married on Saturday, September 8, 2018 at St. Thomas More Catholic Church in Convent Station, New Jersey. A reception followed at Meadow Wood Manor and was attended by over 200 guests, including five fellow Stanners. Pictured left to right: Stephen Wizeman ’81, Gina Moriarty ’04, Mike Riccio ’04, Ivan Pereira ’03, and groomsmen Joe Sommo ’03 and Eric Pereira ’05. Inset: Ivan & Theresa.


Congratulations to Adele Warren ’05 and Terence Reilly ’04 who were married on Saturday, September 29, 2018 at St. Francis de Sales Church in Rockaway, Queens.


Eugene (Gene) J. Phelan ’73 is the author of To Touch the Hand of God, a children’s book published by MCP Books and illustrated by Penny Weber. The book tells the story of Walter, who recently experienced the loss of his wife, and his attempt to adjust to life as a single father. As the story unfolds, we see how Walter and his daughter, Karen attempt to create “happy memories despite the loss felt by them both,” according to the book’s description. To Touch the Hand of God is “a powerful lesson for parents and kids alike: We are stronger than we think.” Gene was kind enough to provide the Stanner Alumni Center with a signed hardcover copy. You can learn more or purchase the book at Amazon.com or other book retailers. | Amazon Product Page

 


During Molloy’s Open House on October 14th, many alumni visited their alma mater with their children to tour our campus and learn about many of our new programs. Eric Drobinko ’95 and his son Eric, a seventh grader, enjoyed a particularly special experience as their tour guide was none other than Eric’s Sr.’s daughter and Eric Jr.’s sister, Sofia Drobinko ’22.

 

 

 

We are saddened to share the passing of Dan Christian Radu, father of current junior Tudor Radu ’20. Please keep the Radu family in your prayers during this difficult time. A viewing will take place Monday, October 22nd from 2-4PM and 7-9PM at Leo F. Kearns Funeral Home (85-66 115th St, Richmond Hill, NY 11419). A funeral Mass is scheduled for Tuesday, October 23rd (Time TBD) at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church (196-10 Northern Blvd, Flushing, NY 11355). | More Information

We are saddened to share the passing of Ryan Barberides, brother of Brendan Barberides ’17. Please keep the Barberides family in your prayers during this difficult time.

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Dorothy Kidd, grandmother of Andre Irving ’01.

The Stanner Alumni Center was recently informed of the passing of Albert A. Carlomusto ’79 on June 23, 2018. Albert was a cousin of Terranova family members Carol, Beth ’08, Catherine ’11, and Allison ’14. Please keel Albert and his family in your prayers.

Please pray for the repose of the soul of William J. O’Neill ’52, uncle of Frank Gambino ’74.