By Ryan O’Connor ‘19 and Jack Viscuso ‘21
While the Flyers crew team’s first regatta was canceled, they are looking to get back into the rhythm this weekend at the Head of the Riverfront Regatta in Hartford, Connecticut.
After a strong spring season, the team is looking to continue their success in the Northeast.
Freshman Homeroom Nights
Freshman Homeroom Nights begin tonight, with homerooms 1H, 1K, and 1L taking part this week. During these nights, the freshman class has a chance to compete against their classmates in games like dodgeball, water polo, and soccer. The students also join for pizza in between games, making the evening a great bonding experience for the Class of 2022.
Flyers’ fall sports are in full swing this weekend, kicking off with a freshman football team game against St. Anthony’s High School on Ott Field tomorrow morning at 10 A.M.
Also tomorrow, the cross country team will compete in the Paul Short Run in Pennsylvania, the JV football team will take on Holy Cross, the freshman and JV soccer teams will face off against Mamaroneck, while varsity soccer will play St. Ignatius in the evening. The varsity football team concludes the weekend on Sunday afternoon, challenging Christ the King in Brooklyn
Start of a New Sodality Year
On Monday, September 24th, members of Sodality gathered in Darby Auditorium for an afternoon prayer service. Father Garrett delivered a speech about the terrible tragedies affecting our world and how the power of faith can help see us through dark times.
Our school’s chaplain reflected on the need to depend on Jesus during these hardships. He led the students in prayer, and they sang religious songs led by the Glee Club. After the service concluded, the Sodalities lined up outside on the sidewalk of Jackson Ave. Father Garrett carried the Eucharist to the chapel, preceded by a senior with a thurible. All members of Sodality and their moderators were invited to continue in prayer at the chapel. This event helped welcome members back into the spirit of Sodality.
Students Recognized for their Academic Performances
On Thursday, September 26th, sophomores, juniors, and seniors gathered in the Activity-Athletic Center to recognize the academic achievements of their peers. Students who attained an 89.5% average or higher were honored with pins, either bronze, silver, or gold depending on how many years they have been on the Honor Roll.
Special recognition was given to the students who achieved the highest average in their respective grades. Daniel Garcia ’19 was recognized with both the John T. Darby Award for the student with the highest average in his junior year as well as the Thomas J. Powers Award for his attaining the highest three-year average with an impressive 99.81%. Juniors Derek Lekhwani ’20, Thomas McManus ’20, and Michael Samaritano ’20 all earned the Albert Kozer Award for attaining the highest average in their sophomore year. Finally, Owen Serkes ’21 and Callum Smith ’21 were awarded the Louis J. Faerber Award for their attaining the highest respective averages for their freshman year. In his closing remarks, Bro. Joseph Bellizzi, S.M. ’78 reflected on the meaning of the word “excellence,” leaving the students with motivation to continue pursuing their academic goals.
Freshmen Attend Meet the Teacher and Guidance Night
Freshman parents met their son’s teachers last Tuesday. Following this meet-and-greet, parents and students sat for a guidance presentation that explained the important role of guidance during students’ high school journey.