Class of 2019
A well-educated mind will always have more questions than answers.
Battery Park City Day Nursery
Battery Park City Day Nursery’s Universal Pre-K Graduation ceremony was held on June 12 in the auditorium of P.S. 89. Denise Cordivano, Head of School, presented diplomas to 33 proud graduates as 33 proud sets of parents looked on.
Curry College is proud to announce that Sergei Evans of Downtown’s Financial District has been inducted into Lambda Alpha. Sergei is one of 25 students that has been inducted this year.
Lambda Alpha is the Curry College Chapter of Alpha Phi Sigma, the National Criminal Justice Honor Society. Founded in 1879, Curry College is a private, four-year, liberal arts-based institution located on 131 acres in Milton, Mass.
Wesleyan University awarded degrees to three downtown residents.
Dea Deeton of Tribeca earned a BA degree in Italian Studies. Dea previously attended Stuyvesant High School.
Noah Kahan of the Financial District earned a BA degree in Environmental Studies and History. He attended Rudolf Steiner School.
Theo Simko of Battery Park City earned a BA degree in the College of Social Studies. Theo attended P.S. 150, P.S. 89, and Hunter College High School.
Buckle My Shoe
Congratulations to the Buckle My Shoe Pre-K Class of 2019.
It has been an amazing journey of great fun and learning. Many of the children have grown up in Buckle My Shoe from infants all the way to Pre-K.
This very special group of children have learned to be kind friends, independent thinkers, and responsible members of the greater community.
We wish them much success in kindergarten and beyond!
Buckle My Shoe Operations Director & Environment Specialist
On Wednesday, June 12, 2019, Blue School eighth graders received their diplomas as the Class of 2019.
As the second graduating class of Blue School, our graduates impressively received acceptances from top independent schools, specialized high schools, and public schools across the city.
Blue School is proud of the brave leaders, inspiring role models, and passionate activists our Class of 2019 has become. We can’t wait to hear of their future successes!
Masters in Emergency Management
Longtime Battery Park City resident and neighborhood activist Maria Smith was awarded her masters degree in emergency management from John Jay College in May.
A survivor of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, Ms.Smith began researching emergency management to learn what to do when a catastrophic event occurs. What began as an informal interest lead Ms. Smith to find John Jay’s unique graduate program.
Often the oldest person in her classes (except for retired cops and firemen), Ms. Smith was able to share her real-life experiences of 9/11; her evacuation and the long rebuilding process of Battery Park City and downtown.
It took Ms. Smith, a state employee, six years to obtain her masters degree but she’s glad she stuck with it. “I’d like to take this to the next level so if anyone has any ideas out there, I’m all ears!” she said.
We congratulate this year’s graduates and encourage all to send a photo and a few words about your achievements. Submissions of all age groups welcome at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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