3 Up, 3 Down: February 15, 2019 Edition

By Ryan O’Connor ’19 and Jack Viscuso ’21

3 Up

Winter Athletic Awards

On Thursday, February 28th, athletes and students will celebrate the accomplishments of Chaminade’s winter sports teams. There will be a morning assembly in Darby Auditorium, followed by a nighttime ceremony where coaches will present awards, such as Most Valuable Player, to select members of the team. A video produced by Element Films highlighting the winter sports season will also be shown. The Flyers experienced tremendous success this season. Some of the highlights included the bowling team’s winning of its eighth consecutive Catholic League title and the Varsity Winter Track and Field Team’s 3rd place finish at the NYSCHSAA Intersectional Team Championships.

Harvard Speech and Debate Tournament

This weekend, the Chaminade Speech and Debate Team will travel to Cambridge, Massachusetts for the 45th Harvard National Forensics Tournament. The team will compete on Saturday and Sunday in various debate and speech categories. On Monday, competitors who break to elimination rounds will compete in Harvard Yard before returning to Chaminade late Monday night. The team has had great success at other national tournaments this year, including Yale, Princeton, and Ridge. Good luck Flyers!

February Break

This week, the Chaminade Family will enjoy its February break. After a few weeks of consistent tests and homework, students will have a well-deserved opportunity to decompress in preparation for the final stretch to the second trimester exams. Whether you are staying at home or travelling, Tarmac wishes you a wonderful and relaxing break!

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Science Fair

Last Thursday, students competed in the School Science Fair at the Dolan Family Science, Technology, and Research Center. Students conducted experiments in various scientific fields, earning trophies in each category. Among winners were junior Vincenzo Montoni and freshman Nicholas LaRocca, who won in their respective divisions. Congratulations to all who competed!

RESTLESS: A Freshman Evening of Recollection

Freshmen took part in their first spiritual night of recollection at Chaminade last Thursday. The evening kicked off with dodgeball followed by activities such as a Bible scavenger hunt, trivia, and dinner. Finally, the group participated in a Holy Hour including Eucharistic Adoration. They received faith talks from Mr. Gregory Gerber and Mr. Michael Foley.


This past Monday, freshman homeroom 1N ventured to Saragossa for A Day of Retreat Experience. The retreat introduces freshmen to important elements of the Catholic faith and addresses the responsibilities of a 21st-century high-school student. While this was the last freshman homeroom retreat of the year, all homerooms have had an opportunity to discuss these topics through various ice-breaker games, talks from the Chaminade faculty, and group discussions led by upperclassmen of C.R.O.S.S. In the coming years, freshmen will be offered even more retreat experiences to enrich their spirituality and bonds with their peers.