SHRUB OAK, N.Y. – Sister Gabriel Miriam Obraz, principal of the St. Elizabeth Ann Seton elementary school in Shrub Oak, has retired after 51 years, the last 43 as principal, according to the Archdiocese of New York.

Students at the elementary school recently came together to celebrate and perform for Obraz during a special luncheon as part of the annual May Crowning ceremony on Friday, May 19.

During the event, the Sisters of Charity were also honored for their 200 years of service in the Archdiocese of New York. Seventy-five Sisters of Charity attended the event, which was preceded by a Mass.

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton School opened its doors on Sept. 12, 1966, as part of the newly formed parish (1963) of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, and staffed by the Sisters of Charity of New York and Catholic lay faculty.