Drew Douglass ’19 was presented a Naval ROTC scholarship on May 17 by Lt. Kevin Northrup ’97 and OS1 Mel Gacuya.
Each year, CASDA recognizes the outstanding scholastic achievements of graduating seniors from high schools around the Capital Region. Sean Calagna ’19 was recognized this year for his involvement in music, athletics, and the JROTC program.
CBA’s 2nd annual #BronationDay raised $109,150.80 from 702 donors breaking last year’s record and enabling us to modernize and transform our lecture hall. #BronationDay is a full day of giving, fun, and spirit, and this year the CBA community was truly incredible.
The annual Mother-Son Communion Breakfast was hosted on May 5. The day started out with Mass at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Albany, followed by brunch at the Albany Capital Center. This tradition has been a beautiful way for our students to thank and celebrate their moms, grandmothers, aunts, sisters, and other important women in their lives. Special thanks to the Parents Association for planning this event.
On May 4, the varsity baseball team participated in the annual Coaches vs. Cancer game at the Joe Bruno Stadium. The Brothers faced Guilderland High School in an effort to strike out cancer.
On May 1, 28 students were inducted into the National Honor Society and 14 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.
When I am asked what separates Christian Brothers Academy from other Catholic High Schools in the Capital District, my response is always the same: Brotherhood. Brotherhood refers to the special bond every student shares that helps them to succeed even in times of stress or turmoil. Whenever a student is in need academically, spiritually or socially, he is not afraid to ask for a helping hand. As a freshman, I had the privilege of experiencing Brotherhood in its truest form when I came down with a crippling case of mononucleosis that kept me out of school for two full weeks.
Four years ago, the freshman class read the book A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park. The novel shares the story of lost boy Salva Dut, who fled his war-torn country of Sudan in search of a better life. Many years after settling in Rochester, NY, Salva started the nonprofit Water for South Sudan to bring life-changing clean water to remote rural communities in South Sudan.
On April 11, the second annual Senior Night Spring Concert was conducted in the Clark Auditorium at the New York State Museum. The concert featured our Wind and Jazz Ensembles, as well as our Mallet Percussion Ensemble.
The 10th Annual Purple & Gold Gala at Franklin Plaza was a wonderful event that brought together family, faculty, and friends of CBA.