On January 14, the CBA JROTC program hosted its annual Military Ball at the Marriott Hotel. There were over 400 students and guests in attendance. The evening started with a receiving line, where Cadet Colonel Michael Pumiglia ’18, Major Don Fawthrop, and Dr. Schlegel welcomed everyone. Afterwards, students enjoyed a night of dinner and dancing, and in addition, many Cadets were promoted in front of their dates and fellow Brothers.
On December 27, Coach Dave Doemel ’71 was honored for his 300 wins in a pre-game ceremony prior to the varsity basketball game against LaSalle Institute during the 8th Annual Alumni Basketball Tournament. Coach Doemel attained an impressive record of 300 wins in his 20-year varsity basketball coaching career at CBA. That evening, the Ned McGraw Gymnasium was packed with family, former players, colleagues, and friends, all there to show their support for Coach Doemel.
On the morning of Thursday, November 9, CBA held a special signing ceremony for three of our athletes to sign letters to play college baseball and lacrosse. The Student-Athletes will be heading to Siena College and The College of Saint Rose.
On Friday, November 3, the 8th grade participated in a service day at the Double H Ranch in Lake Luzerne. Double H Ranch provides specialized programs and year-round support for children and their families dealing with life-threatening illnesses. Students were welcomed to HH and taught about the history of HH by Board Member, Dr. Dennis McKenna ’84 and CEO, Mr. Max Yurenda. They then, broke up into groups to help clean up the grounds. The class worked for hours in the rain raking, clearing, bagging and hauling sticks and leaves into a truck to be taken away.
On Saturday, October 14, players from varsity football team volunteered at the 21st Annual Capital Region Buddy Walk held at Schenectady Central Park to benefit the Down Syndrome Aim High Resource Center, a division of the Center for Disability Services. Our student-athletes helped Anne Costigan, Deputy Executive Director of Center for Disability Services to set up for the Buddy Walk.
Awan Jenkins ’18 has been selected to the All-State Instrumental Jazz Ensemble and the Symphonic Band of the New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA). Last spring over 6,500 sophomores and juniors from across the state of NY prepared All-State evaluations in hope of being selected. “We are very proud of Awan for this outstanding accomplishment,’’ said Sarah Waite, Director of the CBA Music Department. “It is extremely difficult to be selected for these groups as thousands of talented musicians compete for a spot. That Awan was chosen for two spots, and lead alto at that, is fantastic and a testament to his hard work and dedication. Awan will be an excellent representative of our music department.’’
Gabriel Donovan is an 8th grade student at CBA, an enthusiastic camper at Double H Ranch, and a hero. Double H Ranch, located in Lake Luzerne, was founded by philanthropist Charles R. Wood and actor Paul Newman. Since opening in 1993, it has served over 60,000 children dealing with life-threatening illnesses from around the world. Double H Ranch serves children from ages 6-16, free of charge. Their purpose is to enrich the lives and provide camp experiences that are memorable, exciting, fun, empowering, physically safe and medically sound.
On Saturday, October 7, CBA held a brunch and an induction ceremony for six Athletic Hall of Fame members. Over 95 family members and friends gathered at the Century House to show support and celebrate the success of these athletes. The 2017 inductees include Mike Coffey ’86, Steve Dering ’87, Rick Lombardo ’71, Brian Monahan ’04, Bill Mehleisen, and Chet Smith ’77. CBA presented inductee Bill Mehleisen with the CBA Athletic Hall of Fame Distinguished Service Award. From this point on, the Distinguished Service Award will be named The William Mehleisen Distinguished Service Award. Athletic Hall of Fame Members
On Friday, October 6, CBA invited all alumni to the 1st Annual Alumni After Party after the Homecoming Football game. Over 125 alumni joined us ranging from the Class of 1954 to the Class of 2017. The cafeteria was filled with alumni and their guests. They enjoyed food and beverages provided by Ed Shea ’00 of 2Shea Catering and live music provided by Tom Hardy. The Alumni After Party was a great success and we look forward to next year!