Nearly 40 members of the Class of 1982 gathered for their 35th Reunion at Saratoga Race Track on August 24. The guys had an awesome time together, some seeing each other for the first time in 35 years.
On Friday, September 22, we celebrated our annual Plebe Review before the varsity football game to honor the freshman students, referred to as Plebes, and their induction into the JROTC Program.
On Friday, September 8, alumni, family, and friends joined us for our annual Flag Raising Ceremony held to signify the beginning of the 2017-18 school year and remember those who lost their lives 16 years ago on September 11, 2001. During this ceremony, CBA inducted two alumni into the JROTC Hall of Fame. General Steven Spano ’79 and General C. Kelleher ’26 were inducted into the JROTC Hall of Fame and honored for their outstanding contribution to school, service, and country.
Congratulations to the future Class of 2021. On the morning of June 9, family, friends and faculty gathered in the Edward T. “Ned” McGraw ’50, AFSC Gymnasium to celebrate the Moving Up ceremony for our eighth graders. View the list of the 8th grade class and the awards they received.
On Friday, June 2, CBA honored the graduating class of 2017 at our school’s 154th Commencement. As a class, our 82 graduates were awarded with an impressive $16 million in scholarship money. Valedictorian Andrew DiNovo will be attending the University of Notre Dame, salutatorian Justin Esposito will be attending Northeastern University, and Cadet Colonel Maximilian Jones will be attending Harvard College. The class of 2017 continues CBA’s tradition of 100% college acceptance. Congratulations Brothers! Graduating Class List and the Awards Received
On Wednesday, May 31, CBA held its Annual Mothers’ Review, a special tradition held to honor graduating seniors and their families. During this ceremony, mothers, aunts, grandmothers and special family members were invited onto the field to receive their son’s sword and officers hat as a token of appreciation. The Brigade conducted a final pass and review as a sign of respect to the departing senior class before formally dismissing the Class of 2017 and taking over the leadership role of the school.
On Monday, May 22, CBA held its annual Commissioning Ceremony. The Class of 2018 started going through Leader Selection in January and were measured in seven different categories, ranging from GPA and merits to their ability to influence and train fellow classmates. The top eight went before an interview board made up of administrators, instructors and faculty, after which the board selected the brigade commander and assigned the positions based on their strengths and the needs of the brigade. Congratulations to Cadet Colonel Michael Pumiglia and the 2018 leaders.
On Wednesday, May 17, 16 students were newly inducted into the National Honor Society, and five students were newly inducted into the National Junior Honor Society. Induction into this prestigious national organization is a compilation of a student’s efforts and achievements in the areas of scholarship, leadership, character, service and citizenship.
On the weekend of April 29, five of our students Nate Raia ’18, Victor Pagnotti ’19, Amal Thomas ’18, Jake LaChapelle ’17, and Jake Rento ’17 competed in the NYS Forensic League state championship at Hofstra University. Jake and Jack competed in Humorous Interpretation and both advanced to the semi-finals. Jake took 7th place and Jack took 1st! At the awards ceremony, Jack was congratulated for being a back-to-back NYS Forensic League Champion after winning the Dramatic Interpretation last year. Congratulations to the Forensic Team and Coach Melanie Carroll on a job well done!
In honor of Pi Day on Tuesday, March 14, the middle school students celebrated with games and contests organized by Mrs. Beth Joynt. Ten students participated in the Pi Bee, a competition held to see who can memorize and recite the most digits of pi. Congratulations to the following Pi Bee winners: 1st place: John O’Keeffe ’22 (182 digits) 2nd place: Josh Richardson ’22 (145 digits) 3rd place: Anthony Zaccaria ’21 (108 digits) Honorable Mention: Dominic Sementilli ’24 (52 digits) Additional Classroom Winners: Michael Vogel ’23, Noah Smith ’23, Dimitris Anagnostopoulus ’22, Bennett Cohen ’22, Tom Maggs ’21, and Shawn Grant ’21.