“What’s your biggest dream?” When Danny Finnegan ’11 jokingly asked coworker Abby Bongaarts this question, he did not expect a serious answer. Abby decided to answer honestly: “To walk across America.”
A packed crowd sits in the Activity-Athletic Center, eagerly waiting to hear who will receive this year’s Crimson and Gold yearbook dedication. Over 1,700 members of the Chaminade community rise to their feet in roaring applause as co-Editor-in-Chief Ryan Smith ’17 announces that the honor will be going to Mr. Christopher Lynch ’82. Mr. Lynch, whose unwavering strength of character has powered him through his ongoing fight with cancer, gracefully makes his way to the podium as the cheers became increasingly louder. Wiping tears from his eyes, Mr. Lynch addresses the assembly with an emotional speech.
Over a decade after the passing of Gold Star Alumnus Ronald Winchester ’97, his memory still continues to inspire those close to him. His best friend in the military, Zach Iscol, founded the Headstrong Project, aimed at assisting veterans suffering psychologically after returning from war. This honorable work honors Ronnie’s memory, and offers a prime example of the values of service and duty that he valued.
Tarmac profiles the new bishop of the Diocese of Rockville Centre, Bishop John Barres.
From the Pilot Seat, editor-in-chief Thomas Callahan ’17 recounts his relationship with Detective Steven McDonald and how Det. McDonald changed his life at a time when he needed him most.