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Busy times for Fontbonne Hall Academy students

High schoolers visit Met, take part in Diamond Challenge

February 13, 2017 Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Fontbonne students pose on the steps of the Metropolitan Museum of Art after taking a guided tour of the museum’s world-renowned collection of ancient art. Photos courtesy of Fontbonne Hall Academy
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The year 2017 is proving to be a busy one so far for students at Fontbonne Hall Academy in Bay Ridge, who started off the year by taking a tour of the galleries at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and signing up for a contest for high school entrepreneurs.

In January, ninth and tenth graders who are enrolled in the Advanced Placement (AP) World History course visited the Metropolitan Museum of Art, where they took a guided tour of the museum’s collection of ancient art. The students and their faculty chaperones, Jenna Caufield, Gloria Musto, Nicole Marinello and Jennifer McNiff, also enjoyed seeing sculptures from ancient Rome and Greece as well as ancient Egyptian tombs and mummies.  

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Fontbonne Hall Academy, located at 9901 Shore Road, offers a variety of AP courses for students. The academy is a Catholic high school for girls.

In another development, school officials announced that two teams of students will be competing in the 2017 Diamond Challenge for High School Entrepreneurs, a concept competition.

One team is led by Elina Vipul, who is working with team members Keara Donahue, Alyssa Amendolia and Alyssa Federico. The other team is led by Victoria Marsillo. Her team members are Samantha Marletta and Jessica Reilly.

The teams are working to create viable products and services along with pricing and marketing strategies. They will be evaluated on their written submissions, pitches and responses to questions, school officials said. 

The Diamond Challenge is part of the Paul & Linda McConnell Youth Entrepreneurship Initiative at the University of Delaware’s Horn Program in Entrepreneurship. 

Fontbonne Hall Academy offers a diverse curriculum, including its introduction to entrepreneurship course, which is designed to introduce students to the different types of entrepreneurship that exist and the excitement and challenges of building your own business. 


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