CBA celebrated Founder’s Day on Monday, May 15 with a full-slate of activities.
As a result of Saint La Salle being proclaimed patron saint of all teachers by Pope Pius XII on May 15, 1950, Founder’s Day is celebrated on this date by Lasallian schools around the world. Founder’s Day at CBA has been one of the school’s most treasured traditions. It’s a great way for the school to build community, provide service to others, and celebrate many of the great things that make CBA unique.
The day kicked off in the gym as a few seniors shared their speeches, which was a final project for religion class. The student body was then treated to a senior video, produced by classmate Matt Graber.
Father Charles Vavonese of Holy Cross Church was the celebrant at Mass. Many members of the senior class participated in the Mass as readers and Eucharistic ministers. The Jubliee Group provided the music. President Brother Joseph Jozwiak, FSC blessed the senior class. Senior Anna Jeschke recited a poem, that she wrote for Bryan Casler-Tyrell, who has been hospitalized for several months. Casler-Tyrell, surprised the class as he attended Mass.
Following Mass, the entire student body headed to the football field, where senior Cydavia Patterson sang a song she wrote for her classmates. Principal Matt Keough addressed the class of 2017, highlighting various senior speeches.
The seniors, clad in their college choice t-shirts, then lined up along the track as underclassmen, faculty and staff, went through the line to share hugs and goodbyes in a very emotional send-off.
The entire student body, staff and faculty were treated to lunch, compliments of the Parents Club.
After lunch, the underclassmen participated in games and service activities. The day culminated with a photo slideshow presentation that highlighted all of the day’s activities.
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