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St. Pius to host Excelsior Awards

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St. Pius V High School for girls will be hosting its 17th annual Excelsior Awards ceremony honoring successful woman at the Split Rock Golf Club on Thursday, May 28. The awards presentation and cocktail reception raises money for the students to attend the school. The vast majority of whom need a subsidy to pay their tuition.

The school, located at 500 Courtlandt Avenue, is a Catholic girls high school with a reputation for transforming the lives of inner-city young women by sending them to college and onto successful careers.

“The honorees picked by our committee are women who have done an outstanding jobs in their chosen fields and are role-models for our students,” said Sister Mary Joe Lynch O.P., principal of St. Pius V High School.

The Excelsior Awards honorees bring a special energy to their respective fields.

The 2009 honorees are Kristina Hosch-Torres, owner and founder of Krislen Management and recipient of the Excelsior Business Award; Barbara Lowe, the chairwoman of the Special Care Center at Bronx Lebanon Hospital receiving the Excelsior Community Service Award; Carmen Gomez Goldberg, the president of Gomez, Goldberg and Partners being honored with the Excelsior Lifetime Achievement Award; and Ada Rodriguez, chief marketing officer of Healthplus taking home the Excelsior Outstanding Achievement Award.

A special award will be presented to Jackson Development Company, which will receive the Excelsior Corporate Award.

According to Lynch, St. Pius V High School is an oasis of educational opportunity in the south Bronx, with 95 percent of the school’s students going onto college.

The Excelsior Committee includes: Lynch, Kathy Zamechansky, Radame Perez, Greg Gonzalez, Elsie Perez, Jose Perez, Frank DeGrazio, Sandra Erickson, Rella Fogliano, Leah Fretwell, Miles Mahoney, Fernando Montejo, Anthony Mormile, JoAnn Mazzella Murphy ’59, Christine Procida, and Nicole Zamechansky.

Tickets for the St. Pius V Excelsior Awards at Split Rock Golf Club at 870 Shore Road cost $250 for a single seat. The event will take place between 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. Journal ads ranging in price from $100 to $1500 are also available. For more information, call (718) 292 – 3636.

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