The Chaminade Speech and Debate team was very busy over the Marton Luther King Jr. holiday weekend, visiting Fox News and participating in a very challenging, yet ultimately rewarding tournament in Lexington, Massachusetts.
This year, in celebration of Chaminade High School’s eighty-fifth anniversary, members of the Chaminade Torch Fund hope to follow in the legacy of supporting the student body by raising a total of $85,000 in the “Drive for 85” fundraising event.
Each year, Chaminade’s Speech and Debate Team hosts its prestigious Chaminade Invitational, where countless schools compete in various events to earn top honors. This year, Chaminade debaters spent numerous hours preparing for the competition on January 9, 2016.
Time and time again, Chaminade High School capitalized on this chance to develop students’ love for science, and on Saturday, January 9, the members of Science Olympiad represented themselves well at the Columbia High School Invitational in Albany, New York.
We congratulate the prospective members of the incoming Class of 2020, and we look forward to welcoming you into our Chaminade family!
Chaminade’s GSO Helps the Community through a Christmas Toy Drive
By Patrick Grindel ‘18
Chaminade’s General Student Organization, commonly referred to as the GSO, has been collecting new, unwrapped gifts for the past few weeks. Led by Senior GSO moderator, Mr. Casey Giordano ‘93, the club procured these gifts, and donated them to Dryden Street School in Westbury. Many students made sure to bring in their gifts and drop them off in the Darby Auditorium lobby throughout the collection which began on December 2.
On December 14, GSO closed the collection, and loaded up the truck with a plethora of bags filled with gifts. “These gifts are going to make Christmas much more special for many of the students at Dryden Street School,” said GSO member Kieran Rodriguez ‘18. “Donating gifts is a great thing to do. GSO helps the community and shows outside schools what Chaminade is all about!”
His Eminence Timothy Cardinal Dolan welcomed special guests to St. Patrick’s Cathedral on Sunday, December 6. These guests consisted of roughly 8,000 pilgrims, including seventy Chaminade Flyers who had signed up through Sodality and Columbian Squires to participate in the annual New York City Pilgrimage.
Many aspiring investors dream of just getting to step inside the New York Stock Exchange, and, on Tuesday, December 8, this dream became a reality for a select few members of Chaminade High School’s Economics Club.
On Thursday, December 3 and Friday, December 4, Chaminade held its annual Advent prayer services to remind each division that the Advent season signifies the preparation to celebrate the arrival of Jesus.
On Friday, December 4, Vowinkel, who has played on the varsity squad since his sophomore year, was named to the 2015 National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) High School Boys All-America Team.