Holy Cross High School Announces Gift of $1,000,000 to Support: The Holy Cross STREAM Curriculum

Flushing, Queens, New York — With deep gratitude, Holy Cross High School acknowledged today a transformative gift of $1 million from a very successful and forward-thinking alumnus in support of the school’s STREAM Curriculum, an acronym which stands for Science, Theology, Robotics, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics. The most generous donor wishes to remain anonymous.

In recognition of its Catholic identity as an academic institution sponsored by the Congregation of Holy Cross, and building on the concepts of a growing methodology of education that encourages students to pursue inquiries and solve problems that are relevant to their world, Holy Cross High School is enhancing its STREAM Curriculum. As espoused by the New York City Department of Education, Holy Cross students are using the engineering design process to identify problems, design possible solutions, and test and evaluate the outcomes. According to the National Research Council (2013), “…providing students a foundation in engineering design allows them to better engage in and aspire to solve the major societal and environmental challenges they will face in the decades ahead.”

Holy Cross High School is deeply humbled and most honored by the gift. Mr. Mike Truesdell, President of Holy Cross observed, “In keeping with the founder of the Congregation of Holy Cross, Blessed Basil Moreau, ‘How we educate the mind will change with the times; how we cultivate the heart is and will remain timeless.’ The STREAM Curriculum at Holy Cross is part of the school’s ever-changing effort to best prepare young people to contribute to the global economy. As a result of this inspirational and aspirational gift from an anonymous alumnus, Holy Cross graduates will continue to excel as they take their next academic and career steps.”

For additional information, please contact Mr. James M. Conboy ‘83, VP of Institutional Advancement, (718) 886-7250; jconboy@holycrosshs.org.

Media inquiries to Teresa Augustyniak, Director of Communications and Marketing, taug@holycrosshs.org.

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