3 Up, 3 Down: October 4, 2019 Edition

By Jack Sadler ’21

3 Up

Open House

This Saturday, October 5, is the Open House for prospective students interested in Chaminade High School. The young men and their parents are welcomed into the school, where they follow a self-guided tour. The tour shows off the entire school, including the Science Technology and Research Center and the all-new Bloomberg Financial Lab. Members of the National Honor Society will be stationed around the school to direct families and answer any questions they may have. The potential students and their families finish their tours at the AAC, where they will learn about Chaminade’s wealth of sports programs and activities, and refreshments will also be served. 

50th Reunion of the Class of 1969

The Class of 1969 has returned to Chaminade for its 50th Reunion. The celebrations began on Wednesday, October 2, and will last until Sunday, October 6. The alumni and their wives were invited to the Gold Star Mass, where they shared the sacrifice with the student body. They will also have the opportunity to tour the school to see how much it has changed in the past 50 years, and the celebration will conclude with a class dinner. The event offers a great way to reconnect with friends they may have not seen in generations. 

Freshman Homeroom Night

Freshman Homeroom Night for homerooms 1B, 1C, 1F, and 1J is next Friday, October 11. The night is filled with sports, like dodgeball and European handball. Homerooms often wear their homeroom shirts, and sometimes, moderators even play in the games. Dinner is provided, and it is a fun way to bond with classmates in an atmosphere of spirit and enthusiasm.  

3 Down

Junior Culinary Club

Junior members of the Culinary Club met on Tuesday, October 1 in Our Lady’s Courtyard for their first monthly meeting. Mrs. Mansueto, the head culinary club moderator, assisted by Mr. Luo and Mr. Mansueto, helped members prepare a delicious barbecue dinner for the club to enjoy.  They prepared sausages, ribs, potatoes, onions, peppers, and garlic bread. The happenings at the courtyard enticed passing students and faculty to stop by and get a taste for themselves!

Gold Star Mass

The 75th annual Gold Star mass was held on Thursday, October 3. It has been a longstanding tradition for Chaminade to hold this mass to honor those alumni who sacrificed their lives for their country. The main celebrant of the mass was Father Joseph Scolaro ’06. The mass began with a reflection by Bro. Tom Cleary ’81, who reminded the student body that the Gold Star Alumni did not give their lives for glory; rather, they were fully committed to the motto we all strive to live by: doing the right thing, at the right time, because it is the right thing to do. During the homily, Father Scolaro told everyone to think about what he or she would die for, because that realization can help one discern what to live for. Finally, the names of all 56 Gold Star alumni were read aloud while buglers played “Taps.” 

Called to Holiness

Last Friday, September 27, was Chaminade’s Called to Holiness Vocations Prayer Service, an opportunity for Catholic students from all around Long Island to come together and consider a vocational calling to a religious life. Bishop John Barres led the group in Eucharist adoration, and Chaminade’s Glee Club and Kellenberg’s XLT band provided musical accompaniment for the program in Darby Auditorium.  Marianist Brothers, Sisters of Life, and diocesan priests all gave witness talked about the different paths in accepting one’s vocation. After dinner, the students, teachers, priests, and brothers gathered in the gym for an intense dodgeball tournament.