By Jack Sadler ’21
Next weekend is the combined reunion for Chaminade alumni. The reunion will be a joint celebration of all those celebrating their 5th, 10th, 15th, 20th, etc. reunion. It will take place on Saturday, October 19. The event will begin with a football game at Gold Star Stadium. There will be a Mass for the alumni followed by tours of the campus. Finally, the group will end the day with a group dinner.
Freshman Social Studies Club Gettysburg Trip
The freshman section of the Social Studies Club will depart for Gettysburg, PA on Saturday, October 12. The trip will offer an excellent opportunity for club members to experience in-person the American historic site. The trip will undoubtedly provide a new perspective on the events that transpired over 150 years ago. Brother Lawrence Syriac, S.M. will lead the tour and share with the students his commentary about the battle.
Sophomore Spirit Day
Next Friday, October 18, Chaminade’s Sophomore Spirit Day will take place around the campus. The day is one of the highlights of sophomore year and is filled with sports, competitions, and faith-building activities. Homerooms will face off against one another in sports like dodgeball, ultimate frisbee, European handball, and tug-of-war. In addition, sophomores will be treated with a rare dress-down day. The activities will conclude with a faith talk given by a faculty member and a Holy Hour.
Freshman Football Game
The freshman football team earned an impressive win this past Saturday, October 5, against a formidable St. Francis Prep. Chaminade won with a score of 14-7, ending the Terriers undefeated winning streak. The Flyers will look to continue the excitement this weekend against Kellenberg at Gold Star Stadium.
Cross Country Race
The cross country team had a strong performance this past weekend at the Paul Short Run at Lehigh University. The competition was fierce, and several nationally-ranked schools were competing at this event. On the varsity level, Frank Naudus ’21, Michael Cahill ’21, and Kyle McLean ’20 led the team to a 19th-place finish out of 38 teams. The JV team, led by Owen O’Donnell ’22, finished 16th out of 44 teams.
School Safety Drills
This past week, the school reviewed and practiced what to do in case of an emergency. In the beginning of the week, morning announcements ended with a message from Bro. Joseph Bellizzi, S.M. ’78, in which he explained the steps for all possible emergency procedures. Throughout the week, some of these drills were practiced, including lock-out and lock-down drills. Parents were alerted of the drills via the school messaging service. Completing these drills in case of emergency situations is one way that Chaminade maintains its top priority: the safety of the students entrusted to its care.