Rising Stars Attend Carmelo Anthony Foundation Event

picture1On December 19, 2016, The Rising Stars 7th Grade Queens Team attended The Carmelo Anthony Foundation, A Very Melo Christmas, an annual holiday event that rewards 200 deserving middle school students from local organizations who answer the essay question “How have you displayed the Be-More attitude in your family and/ or community?” with a fun holiday activity.

The Be-More attitude is defined as “an attitude of determination to be more than the world around you says you are. It is the unselfish attitude to give of yourself and your time to help someone else.

Our Rising Stars walked the red carpet took pictures and joined Carmelo Anthony for a pre- opening day screening of the movie, “Sing”. What an exciting night!

Hearts & Hoops Holiday Community Service Event

Tonight’s Hearts & Hoops Holiday Community Service Event was a big success! Teams learned that little things can make a BIG difference by making hot cocoa care packages for families with sick kids at Ronald McDonald House, stuffing socks with comfort items for the homeless, inflating balls for a toy drive, decorating cards for homebound seniors, and writing letters of gratitude to our troops serving abroad.
We are so proud of our student athletes for giving their time to help others during this holiday season!

Rising Stars Family Appreciation

Rising Stars Teams spent some time this week talking about the value of gratitude. They wrote cards to their parents thanking them for being their biggest fans, driving them to games, filling their water bottles, getting them to practice on time, cleaning their uniforms and most of all – supporting their passion for the sport of basketball.

They presented their parents with the cards along with Rising Stars FAMILY shirts in a festive Rising Stars gift bag. The kids felt good about being thankful and the parents were touched. Once again, Rising Stars shows that we are about SO MUCH MORE than just basketball!


















Rising Stars Fall Honor Roll

The Rising Stars Honor Roll is assembled each semester to recognize our student athletes for their academic achievements. The following children made the honor roll within his or her respective school. Congratulations to all of these student athletes for their hard work in the classroom.

First Name Last Name Grade First Name Last Name Grade
Kyle Finnell 4 Gregory Kenney 7
Emma Lipner 5 Rami Hahami 8
Elizabeth Kenney 5 Matthew Cohn 8
Caitlin Kenney 5 Nicole Paprocky 8
Luke Chatham 6 Brandon Gilbert 8
Mano Idir 6 Jesse Korkos 8
Kendrick Wilson 6 Cristina Johnston 8
Ely Hahami 6 Thomas Decker 8
Billy Kind 6 Riley Rottkamp 8
Olivia DelTatto 6 Alina Ali 8
Christopher Bergersen 6 Hunter Crawford 8
Alex Gatto 6 Zoey Quinn 8
Natalie Poon 6 Hailey Clancey 8
Matthew Garside 6 Riley Fanning-Hughes 8
Luke Gottfried 6 Uma Kaushik 8
Jack McLoughlin 6 Niko Kosmidis 8
Ava Bartoli 6 Christian Schwirzbin 8
Charlit Hartenstein 6 Matthew Feingold 8
Madeline Wallace 6 Brianna Werny 8
Amelia Carmen 6 Cherish Atkinson 9
Alex Wiggington 6 Kelly Bergersen 9
Luke DiBenedetto 6 Isiaha Dickens 9
Drew Feinstein 6 Malachi Phillips 9
Ryan Freund 6 AJ Piedra 9
Preston Rothkrug 6 Autumn Washington 9
Robert Pericolosi 6 Hassan Diarra 10
Chase Robinson 7 Jonathan Hahami 10
Malcolm Wrisby-Jefferson 7 Brian Kenyon 10
Isaac Martinez 7 Kimani Merchant 10
Luke Perry 7 Elijah Perry 10
Lindsay Hogan 7 Zayquan Warren 10
Aidan Tessler 7 Ryan Washington 10
Brianna Fassett 7 Constantino Kosmidis 11
Kyla Nembach 7 Matthew Streeter 11
Isabella Zangari 7 Brandon Jacobs 12
Shannon Hughes 7 Jayden Sutton 12
David Berlin 7 Hannah Peck 12
Bayram Hot 7 Keanu Brewster 12