Saint Mark's is pleased to announce that Dominque “Nikki” Kinnier is returning home to Saint Mark’s High School. A 2009 graduate of Saint Mark’s, Kinnier was the 2008 DIAA volleyball player of the year and Gatorade player of the year. She went on to play volleyball on a full scholarship at Hofstra University, where she was a three-time Colonial Athletic Association player of the week. At Saint Mark’s, Kinnier will serve as Associate Director of Athletics and Assistant Girls’ Volleyball Coach. In her administrative role she will focus on high-performance athletic training for teams and athletes as well as conducting camps and clinics. As assistant volleyball coach, Kinnier will serve under her former head coach and mentor, Nancy Griskowitz. Commenting on the opportunity Kinnier said, “The lessons learned from Coach Griskowitz, in athletics and in life, have guided me in every endeavor. She simply made an impact in my life, and I look forward to being able to do the same for other student-athletes.”
Kinnier holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Community Health and Nutrition from Hofstra University and is a certified personal trainer.
Today Saint Mark’s Blue-Gold’s annual Spread the Word to End the Word campaign introduced the student body to young adults with intellectual disabilities. This year we invited our “buddies” with intellectual disabilities to join us for the first four periods of the day and lunch.
Saint Mark’s is happy to introduce young adults with intellectual disabilities to our greater community and hopes to help develop tolerance and acceptance of all of God’s children.
Saint Mark’s, a college-preparatory coeducational Catholic high school, inspires young men and women to create a better world, one more pleasing to God and more helpful to others, by modeling faith, excellence, humility and integrity.