Monthly Archive: February 2017

BK alums win Academy Award for Best Animated Film

February 28, 2017

Bishop Kearney graduates take home

Academy Awards for Best Animated Feature

Hollywood, California –   Bishop Kearney graduates James Hasman and Brian Menz took home Academy Awards on Sunday night for their work on Disney’s Zootopia, which won for Best Animated Feature Film.

They were both part of the animation team for the film, and had also been nominated for their animation work on another contender for this year’s Best Animated Feature, Moana.

Hasman is a 1988 Bishop Kearney graduate. Menz graduated from the school in 1997.

Menz had previously won awards for his role on the animation team for Frozen and Big Hero 6. Hasman won for his role on the animation team for Frozen.

BK students compete in 14 hour M3 Math Challenge

February 27, 2017

 BK students compete in 14 hour M3 Math Challenge

Rochester, N.Y. –   Four Bishop Kearney students (Matt Giacovelli, Annie Heyen, Spencer Cattalani, and Kiki Jin) participated in the M3 Math Challenge.  They spent fourteen hours on Saturday 2/25 trying to come up with the best solution to a very complicated problem.

M3 Challenge is unlike any other high school math competition! It is a math modeling contest that will push you to the limits of what you know about math and test your ability to work as a team and under strict time restraints. This contest gives you the unique opportunity to work on a real problem using a multi-step process infused with skills and techniques from each of your team member’s individual math tool kits, as well as problem solving and critical thinking.

And, to level the playing field as much as possible, everything you need to get started and be successful is online and free! While the process for selecting winners is rigorous and intense, there are 90 team scholarship prizes and great recognition for solid efforts. 

Senior to Senior Ball

February 27, 2017

    BK Seniors Bring the Prom to Nursing Home Seniors


Irondequoit, N.Y. – Bishop Kearney High school seniors and senior citizens had a ball at St. Ann’s Home Friday.

The students at Bishop Kearney High School, who are all members of the Honor Society, dressed in their formal best and brought the “prom” to residents of St. Ann’s.

There was a lot of dancing, friendships made and memories shared.

“I’ve been making all sorts of movements, you know, trying to pretend I’m dancing, but I’ve never danced in my life,” said George Veach, 86. “I’m having a good time.”

“The event for us is eye-opening because, especially in high school, you always see high school kids around and it’s really nice to talk to people from different perspectives and they are also open to talk,” said Annie Heyen, a senior at Bishop Kearney. “And they love dancing, so that’s always fun.”

The Senior to Senior Ball is a tradition that’s been going on for over 20 years.

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Bishop Matano celebrates mass at BK

February 2, 2017


Thank you to the most reverend Bishop Matano for celebrating mass with the students, staff, parents, and alumni at Bishop Kearney. Bishop Matano gave a beautiful homily and after mass spent time getting to know BK students in the library. It was an honor and a blessing to have Bishop Matano visit our school and spend time with our students and faculty.