By Ryan O’Connor ’19 and Jack Viscuso ’21
This weekend, debaters will attend the National Catholic Forensic League Qualifying Tournament at Kellenberg High School. A select few debaters from Chaminade’s team will compete for six spots at the NCFL Grand National Tournament in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Peter Vouthas ’20, explained, “This competition will certainly be difficult, but I feel confident in the preparation my teammates and I did.”
ENCOUNTER: Sophomore Evening of Recollection
The sophomore class will have their chance to spend time with classmates and spiritually reflect on their faith during the Encounter event next Thursday, March 14. Students begin the night with a handball tournament followed by dinner. Afterwards, Holy Hour will take place in Hearst Auditorium, featuring live music, spiritual reflections, and Eucharistic Adoration.
This past week, members of the Drama Club and Production Crew began technical rehearsals for their upcoming production of Into the Woods. The Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine musical will be performed on March 15, 16, and 22 at 7:30 P.M. and Sunday, March 23 at 3 P.M. Tickets for all the performances can be purchased here.
Start of Lent: Ash Wednesday & Lenten Prayer Service
The forty-day liturgical season of Lent began this Wednesday, March 6th on Ash Wednesday. Students prepared for the fasting season with Mardi Gras on Thursday during lunch periods. To mark the start of Lent, students received ashes in homeroom on Wednesday morning and prayed the Rosary. The student body also took part in a Lenten Prayer Service Friday morning; upperclassmen saw the documentary Outcasts and a special presentation from producer Joe Campo, while underclassmen in their homerooms watched The Passion of the Christ.
With the winter sports season ending last week at the Winter Sports Awards night, the spring sports season is off to a Flyers start. Baseball, crew, golf, lacrosse, tennis, track & field, and volleyball teams have begun conducting tryouts. Spring 2019 promises to be an exciting and competitive season.
Senior-Faculty Basketball Game
Last night, seniors and members of the faculty faced off in an intense and exhilarating game of basketball. Mr. Matthew Kaplan announced the game, while teachers and students competed for hoop supremacy.. Some of the highlights included Andrew Hammersley’s dunk, which elicited an eruption from the senior spectators, and Coach Feeney’s outstanding offense, a testament to extensive experience. After a hard-fought game, patience and experience bested youthful zeal as the faculty prevailed by a score of 44-30.