April 12, 2017
BK Middle School students win state Essay Contest 4 years in a row
The Bishop Kearney Middle School has certainly made a name for itself in the annual Monroe County Volunteer Firemen’s Association Fire Prevention Essay Contest. For the past 4 years our students have won multiple awards in the top ten, including 1st place each year. Once the Monroe County winners are chosen, the top essays are forwarded on to the Western NY writing competition for the next level of awards. We recently received wonderful news that two of our middle schoolers placed in the Western NY competition. Taking 2nd place for all 7th graders in Western NY this year is Mary Tran and taking 1st place for all 8th graders in Western NY is Alyssa Schaeffer.
Mary and Alyssa weren’t the only students this week who won writing competitions this week. Bishop Kearney junior Maggie Hurley wrote a short play entitled “Anxiety” which has been chosen for the Young Writer’s Showcase at Geva Theater. This is a huge honor, and a great opportunity for Maggie to work with professional actors and move from page to stage. Her play will be rehearsed and performed during the Fall 2017 Festival of New Theater. Congratulations to these students and kudos to the English department at Bishop Kearney for developing such gifted writers each and every year.