Benjamin Cardozo HS to graduate first black valedictorian


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THE COURIER/Photo by Liam La Guerre

Shanelle Davis will be the first black valedictorian to graduate Benjamin Cardozo High School. Davis, who will be the first in her family to earn a higher degree, will attend Harvard University starting in the fall.

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Benjamin Cardozo HS tennis star takes city title again


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THE COURIER/Photo by Liam La Guerre

Benjamin Cardozo junior tennis player Sabrina Xiong became a two-time PSAL individual champion after defeating Stefani Lineva of Forest Hills High School on Wednesday at the National Tennis Center.

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Benjamin Cardozo senior wins National Youth Award from Hispanic Heritage Foundation


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Hispanic Heritage Foundation photo by Omar Ogues

Elsa Alvarado, a resident of Glendale, received the National Youth Award in the education category from the Hispanic Heritage Foundation for her extracurricular activities and high academic performance.

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Benjamin Cardozo wrestler takes first place in citywide tournament


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Photos courtesy of NYC & Company/ Julienne Schaer

At the annual NYC Wrestling Mayor’s Cup tournament on Sunday, Adam Gomez was fully locked on to his opponents, as he topped his competition to win the crown in the 106-pound division.

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One-arm Benjamin Cardozo High School cheerleader hopes to continue dancing in college


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THE COURIER/Photo by Liam La Guerre

One-arm Benjamin Cardozo High School cheerleader Kayla Garcia, who was born without a right forearm, excels at dancing and is hoping to continue in college.

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Benjamin Cardozo volleyball player is a dream on the court


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THE COURIER/Photo by Liam La Guerre

Anja Malesevic came to the U.S. in search of the American Dream, but she turned out to be the fantasy of every volleyball team. Malesevic, who emigrated from Serbia in August, is finishing her senior year of high school at Benjamin Cardozo and is making waves as one of the city’s top volleyball players this […]

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Benjamin Cardozo High School students protest cuts to classes


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THE COURIER/Photos by Melissa Chan

Scholars at Benjamin Cardozo High School are up in arms over an apparent $400,000 slash to programs cutting into the school’s Advanced Placement courses. “I think it’s ridiculous,” said senior Student Organization President Tom Dinegar. “We should not have to settle for less.” Students and local leaders said internal bookkeeping errors by the city’s Department […]

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Reynaldo Walters, Benjamin Cardozo


By Queens Courier Staff

Year: Sophomore Sport: Basketball Walters didn’t do much in his first regular season with the Judges. His playoff contributions, however, won’t be soon forgotten. After scoring just 3.3 points per game in 18 league games, losing his spot as the backup point guard to freshman Chris Gayot, he took advantage of a second chance. In […]

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Edy Toussaint, Benjamin Cardozo


By Queens Courier Staff

Sport: Basketball Year: Senior In his second year at Cardozo, Toussaint is finally finding his groove. The undersized 6-foot-3 power forward put forth one of his finer performances Tuesday afternoon, leading the Judges to a 77-66 win over Thomas Edison with 19 points and 10 rebounds. It was his latest stellar outing. Over the weekend, […]

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Trinity Fields, Benjamin Cardozo


By Queens Courier Staff

Sport: Basketball Year: Senior Fields is finding his scoring rhythm at just the right time. The Iona College-bound 6-foot-1 combo guard lit up San Diego for 24 points, six rebounds and four assists in the Judges’ 71-49 win as part of the Big Apple Basketball Invitational at Baruch College. He also had 12 points, nine […]

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Cardozo wins first baseball championship in nearly 30 years on coach’s birthday


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THE COURIER/Photo by Liam La Guerre

Benjamin Cardozo ace pitcher Rodgers came through in the final inning with his bat, not with his arm, to lead the Judges to its first PSAL Division A championship in 26 years.

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Cardozo senior plays music for senior citizens


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Photos courtesy Jingyih Lee

Making seniors smile and hearing their cheers is music to Benjamin Cardozo High School senior Jingyih Lee’s ears.

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