By Emily Drooby
On Friday, two of Brooklyn’s Auxiliary Bishops gave out 8th grade class rings to students at Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Catholic Academy in Forest Hills, Queens.
The rings were blessed by Auxiliary Bishop Witold Mroziewski. The students were called up one-by-one and presented with the mementos by both Bishop Witold and Auxiliary Bishop Paul Sanchez.
A bittersweet milestone they won’t soon forget. The rings are a way for students to always keep a piece of both their school and God with them.
Auxiliary Bishop Sanchez explained, “The ring is a reminder of the education they received here. It’s also a reminder of the faith, foundation that we have nourished in their heart together with their families.”
Victoria Borg has been a student at Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Catholic Academy for 11 years.
She said, “It’s like my second home so it was really nice to get this as a reminder for when I graduate to high school.”
Our Lady Queen of Martyrs says their students will go on to do great things and continue their catholic education. Some have already received scholarships to top high schools like Xavier, Archbishop Molloy, and The Mary Louis Academy.