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.Details
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.Details
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.Details
On March 4 and 5, CBA administrators had the pleasure of once again joining our alumni based in Florida. Thank you to Lynn and Eugene Zielinski ’58 in Marco Island and Nancy and Barron Clancy ’61 in Vero Beach for graciously hosting the two wonderful receptions. CBA alumni got to catch up with each other and hear all the great things happening at their Alma Mater, CBA. We look forward to next year! Alumni in attendance in Marco Island: Jim Lee ’58, Peter LaFleche ’59, Eugene Zielinski ’58, Robert Ethridge ’05, Tim O’Hearn ’58, Charles Stuart ’56, James Donahue ’56, Bruce Merges ’55, Erwin Schweigardt ’57, Richard Goliber ’58, Frank Cicero ’51, Steve Suhowatsky ’57, Matt Agan ’05 and Marty McGraw ’77. Alumni in attendance in Vero Beach: Arthur Benoit ’60, Jack Dennis ’61, Dennis Farrell ’61, Richard Duch ’61, Ed Hodgkinson ’60, Richard Manhey ’64, Ray Neubauer ’75, Jay Devey ’61, Jack Brennan ’61, Barron Clancy ’61, John Toomey ’91, Harold Snyder ’61, Donald Hallock ’61, Mike Chaszczewski ’71, Mickey Chaszczewski ’09, Gene Napierski ’61, Matt Agan ’05, and Marty McGraw ’77.Details
On Friday, February 3, a special signing ceremony was held in the Alumni Library for four student athletes to sign letters of intent to play football at the collegiate level. Each of these young men were captains of the 2016 Varsity Football team. Nicholas DeNicola ’17 has committed to play football at Trinity College. Nick played running back and strong safety for the Brothers. He was named Offensive Player of the Year for the Empire Division and Honorable Mention running back for the All-Star team. Max Jones ’17 has committed to play football at Harvard University. Max is the Cadet Colonel at CBA, which is the highest rank in the JROTC program. Max was the quarterback and a defensive back for the football team. He was selected to the first team for the Empire Division and was a 4th team selection as a defensive back for the all-state team. Max is the 2016 recipient of the Brother Aloysius Memorial MVP Award and the Don Crotty ’56 Leadership Award. John LaMarco ’17 has committed to play football at Union College. John played on both the offensive and defensive line for the Brothers. John was named first team for the Empire Division and was Honorable Mention offensive line for the all-star team. John was the 2016 recipient of the Gene Kelsey Dedication, Determination, and Desire Memorial Award. Taurian Taylor-Adams ’17 has committed to play football at Trinity College. Taurian was a running back and cornerback for several years. He was named first team for the Empire Division, and was the 2016 recipient of the Polsinello Special Teams Award and received the All Purpose Player of the Year Award. These young men represent CBA with respect and pride on and off the football field.Details
On December 15, CBA put on a wonderful Christmas Concert featuring the Concert Band, Jazz Ensemble, Symphonic Band, CBA Saxophone Quartet, and the Wind Ensemble. The concert, held at The Clark Auditorium of the New York State Museum involved students from 5th through 12th grade. Below is a video of the Wind Ensemble performing the final song of the evening, A Mad Russian’s Christmas (as performed by the Trans-Siberian Orchestra).Details
This year, CBA set a goal to collect 30,000 food items during the annual Thanksgiving Food Drive. Students, faculty, and staff worked together and surpassed that goal, collecting 35,147 units, including 7,000 food items, 56 turkeys, and $5,000 in cash. The food items were donated to St. John’s/St. Ann’s Outreach Center with financial donations being made to St. John’s/St. Ann’s, Blessed Sacrament, and the Ronald McDonald House. 7th grade students helped to load the CBA bus with food items before they were brought to the St. John’s/ St. Ann’s Outreach Center. Well done Brothers!Details
On Saturday, October 1, Christian Brothers Academy honored and inducted six outstanding alumni into the 2016 Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony. These inductees included: Dan Clemente ’96, Terrence Durham ’95, Jim Hisgen ’96, Don La Vigne ’84, Tim McGraw ’84, and Tyrone Seabrooks ’89. Each of these members were stand-outs athletes that continue to play a major roll in the history of CBA. They were given commemorative awards, and will be prominently featured on the Athletic Hall of Fame plaque in the foyer of CBA. Over 95 family, friends, former coaches and players joined us for the induction brunch at The Century House to recognize these spectacular athletes. To view the event program, or learn more about their individual careers, click here. Max Jones ’17, our current Cadet Colonel attended the Athletic Hall of Fame induction ceremony and had the opportunity to meet two Harvard graduates, Dan Clemente ’96, and Don La Vigne ’84. Max is committed to play football at Harvard next year where he will also be a pre-med student. To date, over 180 individuals have been inducted into the CBA Athletic Hall of Fame. Missing from top photo: Terrence Durham ’95Details