If you live anywhere near Christian Brothers Academy’s 126-acre campus in Albany, you may have noticed a lot more activity than usual. Construction. More students. Excitement in the air. And a big party on October 5.
CBA is excited to welcome the new families that will be joining us for the 2018-19 school year.
Thank you to the Parents Association, Music Parents & Friends, Admissions Office, student ambassadors and class parents, and Frese’s Catering for the wonderful New Family Picnic that was hosted on August 28.
CBA hosted its annual alumni gathering in Boston on Tuesday, August 21 at Fenway Park for the Red Sox vs. Indians game. The game brought together Brothers from Boston, Connecticut, and Albany.
Alumni had a great time catching up with old teachers and classmates.
On Wednesday, May 30, CBA held its Annual Mothers’ Review. Mothers’ Review is a special tradition during which CBA honors graduating seniors and their mothers. During this ceremony, mothers, aunts, grandmothers, and special family members were invited onto the field to receive their son’s sword and officer’s hat as a token of appreciation.
On May 2, CBA hosted an Induction Ceremony for the St. Miguel Chapter of the National Honor Society and the St. Benilde Chapter of the National Junior Honor Society. Eleven students were inducted into the National Honor Society and 20 students were inducted into the National Junior Honor Society. Induction into this prestigious national organization is based upon student efforts and achievements in scholarship, leadership, character, service, and citizenship.
On the weekend of the 17th anniversary of Shrek, our Theatre Department performed their third spring production, Shrek the Musical. The show was a great success, with over 260 people in attendance for Friday night’s performance.
On Saturday, April 14, Awan Jenkins ’18 won the Jazz High School Competition at the 36th Annual New England Saxophone Festival & Competition. As the winner of the competition, Awan was invited to perform as the opening act for the international saxophonist Yosvany Terry. Congratulations Awan!
We invite you to view our 2018 school video – What Does CBA Mean to Me?
On Friday, March 16, we celebrated our 9th Annual Purple & Gold Gala at Franklin Plaza. It was a wonderful event that brought together more than 300 family, faculty, and friends of CBA. With the help of sponsors, auction donors, and guests, this year’s gala raised over $129,000, more than ever raised in CBA history at the gala. We are so grateful to our gala co-chairs Michael & Veronica Hicks and Britt & Frieda Carmer, and the gala planning committee who really helped to bring this year’s gala to the next level. Prior to our live auction, we shared with our guests this video below. This truly captures what it means to be a part of CBA. [embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PyQbVBrGZsQ[/embedyt]
On Saturday, January 27, 2018, 15 middle school members of the Lego Robotics Team competed at a First Lego League qualifier tournament at Suny Polytechnic in Albany. The theme of this years tournament was HydroDynamics. CBA housed 2 teams – the CBA Bro Bots and the CBA Brick Brothers.