STUDENT NEWS

Elan Halpern Headed to Stanford University

The IYM family congratulates Elan Halpern, pictured here with IYM President Mark Cheong (left) and the Cate School’s Kyle Mason, Director of Outreach and Recruitment (right). Elan will attend Stanford University in the fall of 2016 as an incoming freshman. She is also a recipient of a Quest Bridge College Match Scholarship. During Elan’s three-years at Cate, she was an outstanding student, as well as member of the school’s girls’ varsity basketball team.

Faimie Kingsely at Columbia

Former IYM student Faimie Kingsley attended Connecticut’s Hotchkiss School. She then graduated from the University of Denver where she was a standout on their women’s volleyball team. After college, Faimie played professional volleyball for Poland’s PGNig Nafta Pila. Recently, Faimie joined the Columbia university volleyball coaching staff as an assistant coach.

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Mark Cheong, Jr.

Coming full circle, Mark Cheong Jr., an IYM alum who attended the Kent School, is a newly elected IYM Board Member. At the Kent school, Mark was a tri-varsity athlete in (football, basketball and tennis). Mark is a graduate of Guilford College (a 4-year letterman in tennis). He is a Professional PTR Certified Tennis Coach and was an Assistant Manager/Coach at The Club of Riverdale.

Osiris Nicholson

Osiris Nicholson ’15, from the Bronx, NY, continued his track hot streak on January 24 by taking first in the 55m dash at the 2015 New Balance Games at the Armory Track in New York City with a time of 6.44. Prior to this achievement, he and his peers on the 4×200 relay team finished first at the Lehigh Meet, as well as the Burdette Invitational in December. We had a quick chat with Osiris:
Q: What’s your favorite event?
A: The 55m dash. Unlike most people, I actually appreciate how short it is and how quickly the race goes by.
Q: Do you prefer team or individual competitions?
A: I prefer team, because I have a high confidence level when running with my teammates. When I see more of us succeeding on the track, it lets me know that more of us are doing something well for the school.
Q: What are your plans after Church Farm School?
A: I’d like to be in a college where I’m comfortable, and have no worries. I plan on running in college so I would like to be somewhere competitive.

Next up for Osiris is the Millrose Games in New York on Valentine’s Day, the State Championships at Penn State on March 1 and finally, Nationals over spring break.

JV Game at Blair Academy

Shown here are IYM President Mark Choeng and IYM Director of Basketball Operations Louis Moore, along with Point guard Andra Espinoza-Hunter ’16 and power forward Batouly Camara ’15. These young ladies are ranked #13 and #3, respectively among the 50 best players in the east. Andra accepted a full scholarship to play basketball at the University of Connecticut and Batouly will take her talents to the University of Kentucky. Both students attended Blair Academy through IYM’s placement program.
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IYM directors also visited Blair for a scheduled JV game that featured IYM prep school hopefuls, Jermaine Marshal, Tristan Pollidore, Tyshaun Cooper, Naisaiah Baril, Kirk Simpson, Tyrese Giddeon and Malik Harvey. Malik currently is a student/athlete who attends Berkshire School in Massachusetts.

Diago Quinn Headed to Monmouth University

Diago Quinn, a native of the Washington Heights section of Manhattan, spent two-years at Lake Forest Academy, situated in the Chicago suburbs bordering Lake Michigan. The 6’10” class of 2015 student- athlete, who played on Lake Forest’s basketball team, accepted a full scholarship to play basketball at Monmouth University. Diago is currently excelling academically and as a center on Monmouth’s NCAA Tournament basketball team.

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