By Ryan O’Connor ‘19 and Jack Viscuso ‘21
Queen of Peace Basket Project
On Monday, November 19, donations will begin being collected for the annual Queen of Peace Basket Project. Chaminade is seeking toiletry items to offer to the Little Sisters of the Poor, who operate the Queen of Peace Residence in Queens Village. These donations will be presented during the offertory at the Thanksgiving Mass on Wednesday, November 21. Be sure to bring in your donations soon, as the drive only runs through Wednesday.
Fall Athletic Awards Assembly
On Tuesday, November 20, Chaminade students will gather in Darby Auditorium to celebrate the athletic achievements of our fall sports teams. In the evening, all athletes will return for the presentation of special awards, such as Most Valuable Player.
Thanksgiving Mass and Recess
On Wednesday, November 21, the student body will celebrate Thanksgiving Mass in the Athletic-Activity Center. Afterwards, there will be a special lunch for faculty and college alumni visitors before the Chaminade family enjoys their Thanksgiving Recess.
4 Straight Titles!
This past Veteran’s Day weekend, the Chaminade Varsity Soccer team faced off Regis High School in the state final match. Maintaining a three-year winning streak, the Flyers were eager to secure yet another state title. The game was highly competitive and nerve-wracking throughout, as both teams launched coordinated offensive attacks and provided critical defensive stops. However, when it mattered most, Ben Szemerenyi ‘19 scored in the final 10 minutes. The game ended 1-0, and Szemerenyi had secured the game winner in the state final for the past two years. Congratulations to the varsity soccer team for their unprecedented accomplishment!
Interleague Speech and Debate Tournament
On Saturday, November 10th, the speech and debate team traveled to St. Francis Preparatory School for the annual Interleague tournament. The tournament attracts schools from New York City and Long Island, making it one of the most anticipated and competitive tournaments in the year. Despite the tough competition, there were many notable performances. In the junior varsity extemporaneous speaking category, Michael Bellia ‘21 placed in 1st, James Cullen ‘22 earned 7th place, and Matthew Sotelo ‘21 earned 9th place. In varsity extemporaneous speaking, Speech and Debate Team president, Kristijan Barnjak ‘19, placed in 9th, and Peter Vouthas ‘20 earned 11th place. John Cervantes ‘21 earned 6th place in Declamation, while Paul Caruso ‘20 earned 3rd place in Program Oral Interpretation. Finally, Jack Viscuso ‘21 and Andrew Faughnan ‘19 advanced to super session rounds in Student Congress. The team’s impressive performances resulted in a 5th place finish overall.
Rosary Prayer Service
Yesterday, homerooms participated in the Rosary Prayer Service. To pray the rosary, each student watched the five joyful mysteries in our history of salvation and recited the Hail Mary ten times after each one. The service is an important opportunity to reflect on the Blessed Virgin Mary and her Son.