FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 23, 2019
SAINT MICHAEL’S CATHOLIC ACADEMY TO RAISE FUNDS FOR CHILDREN’S SCHOLARSHIPS FOR MANDARIN-ENGLISH DUAL-LANGUAGE PROGRAM
Saint Michael’s Catholic Academy, the only Mandarin-English Dual-Language Catholic elementary school in New York State, will host their Fall Gala, tomorrow, Thursday, October 24, 2019, at the Sheraton LaGuardia East, located at 135-20 39th Avenue in Flushing, starting at 6:00 p.m.
Hosted by Linda Schmidt, FOX 5 News, the evening’s events will include formal recognition of The Most Reverend Nicholas DiMarzio, Bishop of Brooklyn, The Rotary Club of Flushing, and Thomas James for their outstanding commitment to Catholic education in Queens, special student performances, and other exciting activities.
Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio will receive the Saint Michael Archangel Award for his continual support of Catholic elementary education in Flushing and his national advocacy for immigrants in the United States.
The Rotary Club of Flushing will receive the Community Leadership Award for their long-standing support of marginalized families in Flushing through acts of charity which include the annual Christmas Party for the families of Saint Michael’s.
Mr. Thomas James, a former faculty member of Saint Michael’s, will be honored with the Excellence in Education Award for his 25 years of parish involvement and outstanding teaching and mentoring within Catholic school systems in New York and Florida.
Proceeds from the raffle and gala will be dedicated to scholarships and financial aid to make it possible for children to attend Saint Michael’s Catholic Academy; a unique Dual-Language Catholic school serving children from PreK through Eighth Grade in the heart of Flushing.
Ms. Margaret Mary O’Connell,
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