3 Up, 3 Down: April 5, 2019 Edition

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

3 Up

Speech and Debate State Tournament

This weekend, speakers and debaters will wrap up their local and regional competitions at the New York State Forensic League State Championship at Hofstra University. The Flyers will compete all day Saturday, and those who advance to elimination rounds will return on Sunday for a final day of competition. The team has had a very successful season thus far, so every member is hoping to end the season on a high note. Best of luck to those competing!

Spring Concert

After months of practice and preparation, the dedicated members of Chaminade’s bands and Glee Clubs will perform at the Spring Concert. Tonight, the Flyers Band, String Orchestra, Crimson Band, and Crimson Glee Club will perform in Darby Auditorium from 7:15 PM to 9:15 PM. Saturday night’s performance will feature the Gold Band and Gold Glee Club who will perform at the same time. Tickets for these performances can be purchased here. Be sure to purchase your tickets soon since online sales close at 5:30 PM the night of the concert. You can also purchase tickets at the Box Office.

Beginning of Trimesters

Next Friday, the second trimester examinations will begin. The schedule is as follows:

  • Friday, April 12: Religion and Social Studies
  • Monday, April 15: English and Language
  • Tuesday, April 16: Science and Mathematics

After completing exams, the Chaminade Family will enjoy the Easter recess.

3 Down

Home from a Most Magical Trip

On Sunday, the senior class returned from a four-day trip to Disney World. The fast-paced, fun-packed trip kicked off well before the sun rose last Thursday morning as seniors made their way to Chaminade and then to JFK airport for early-morning flights. The early departure allowed seniors to have a full day at Disney’s four parks. The day concluded with a class dinner, exclusive access to Soarin’, then a viewing of the Illuminations fireworks show from a private balcony at Epcot. On Friday, seniors headed to Universal Studios for a thrilling day on all the rides between the two parks there. Finally, the class spent Saturday at Disney parks once more and finished the day with  Mass then a night out for dinner at any of the Disney venues. Watch the video highlighting their trip here.

Dance China NY Visits Chaminade

To celebrate Chaminade’s Foreign Languages Week, students experienced the culture, costumes, and music of China during a narrated assembly program on Wednesday, March 27 that featured professional performers from Dance China NY and the New York Chinese Cultural Center (NYCCC). The performance introduced students to a Lion Dance and acrobatics, while also providing the opportunity for participants to try plate spinning and ribbon techniques. “It’s important for our students to learn about the history and cultures of the languages they study,” explained Mrs. Alanna Kump, chair of Chaminade’s Foreign Languages Department. “The people of our world are growing increasingly interconnected, and we have a responsibility to foster an appreciation of customs that identify us and expressions that bring us together.” A video featuring a segment of Dance China’s performance can be found here.

Senior Prayer Service

The seniors prepared for their graduation from Chaminade during a prayer service last Wednesday at which students received their Spiritual Survival Kit. The kit includes Rosary beads and a statue of Mary. Bro. Steven Balletta, S.M. ‘74 addressed the seniors, reminding them to seek out help from others in good times and in bad times throughout their college career. Mr. Matthew Chicavich ‘98 and Mr. Michael Dolce ‘99 also spoke to the class about the next steps of their faith for the next four years.