|Family, friends and faculty members gathered at Temple Adath Yeshurun on Sunday as 124 students graduated from Christian Brothers Academy.
The ceremonies for the Class of 2013 included the presentation of several academic and service awards, diplomas and the appointment of David Lopoo to the United States Military Academy at West Point. CBA’s Class of 1963, celebrating their Jubilee reunion, was also at the ceremony. The class presented their alma mater with a check for $63,000, which will go towards the school’s annual fund.
Cole Speidel, a National Merit Finalist and a US Presidential Scholar semifinalist, delivered the Valedictorian speech. Sidney Perkins, a National Merit Commended Student, delivered the Salutatorian speech. Speidel and Perkins both carried an average of 100 for all four years at CBA.
Brother Dennis Malloy, FSC was the Provincial. He assisted Principal Brother Joseph Jozwiak, FSC and Assistant Principal Mark Person in distributing the diplomas.
Some of the many award winners included:
Principal’s Student Recognition Award – Phil Parkes
Alumni Association Distinguished Senior Award – Honor Bowman
Perfect Attendance Award (Six Years) – Toan Keith Huynh
“Oh How Upstate” Award-Cole Speidel
Civic Morning Music Award-Breanna Tarnawsky
New York State Senate Citizen’s Award-Sidney Perkins and Rebecca Vignogna
Air Force Scholar/Athlete Award-Marisa Romeo and Cole Speidel
Brother Mutien Marie Creative Arts Award-Marygrace Hanson, Toan Keith Huynh, Alexa McCauley and Phil Parkes
The entire 2013 class was accepted into a college/university of their choice. For over 20 years, 100 percent of all CBA graduating classes have been accepted into a college/university of their choice. Eight students in the class were accepted to an Ivy League school, four to Boston College, three to Notre Dame and one into the United States Military Academy at West Point. In addition, 23 were accepted to Syracuse University, 14 to Clarkson University, 11 to SUNY Geneseo and four to Villanova University.
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The Class of 2013
Cole Speidel delivered the Valedictorian speech.
Sid Perkins delivered the Salutatorian speech.
Dametrius Brown is congratulated by Brother Dennis Malloy, FSC.
Members of the Class of 1963 presented a check for $63,000 which will go toward the school’s annual fund.
David Lopoo received a military appointment to the US Military Academy at West Point at graduation on Sunday. Pictured with Davidare: Col. Nancy Stevens and his parents, Leonard and Melissa.
- CAMPUS MINISTRY