One hundred and eighteen students will be graduating from CBA this Sunday, June 3 at 11:00 a.m. at Temple Adath Yeshurun in Syracuse. Ceremonies for the Class of 2018 will include the presentation of several academic and service awards and diplomas. The Class of 1968, celebrating their jubilee reunion, will also be on hand to present the school with a check representing their class gift.
Some notes about the Class of 2018:
- The Valedictorian of this year’s class is Grace Getman, the daughter of Ross and Maureen Getman of Syracuse. Getman will attend Fordham University, and will study Environmental Science. Getman was also accepted to Cornell University and the State University of New York Environmental Science and Forestry School. The Salutatorian is Meghan Graber, the daughter of Michael and Maureen Graber of Syracuse. Graber will attend Xavier University, and will study Biomedical Science. Graber was also accepted to University of Notre Dame, University of Maryland, Fordham University, Binghamton University, State University of New York at Geneseo and St. Mary’s College.
- Getman, Hari Nanthakumar (Columbia) and Katherine Toole (Georgetown) are National Merit Finalists.
- Graber, Allison Brown (University of Virginia); Kyle Huynh (University of Rochester); Anna Langlois (New York University); Grace O’Connor (Duke University) and Rachel Palmer (Georgetown University) are National Merit Commended Students.
- Members of the class of 2018 will graduate with a higher average SAT score than any public school in all of Upstate New York. In addition, CBA is the only school in Section 3 to have all of our athletic teams achieve over a 90 GPA in each of the past two years. The class of 2018 will also graduate with 86% of its class members taking an Advanced Placement course and the average student taking 3.9 AP courses during their time at CBA.
- Six students in the class will be attending Ivy League schools: Alison Anderson (Yale); Grace Hulslander (Harvard); Claire Jescke (Brown); Hari Nanthakumar (Columbia University); Olivia Ojugbeli (University of Pennsylvania); and Olivia Penoyer (Yale).
- Thirty-three students will continue their Catholic education in college at schools such as Georgetown, Villanova, Fordham, St. John Fisher, Le Moyne, St. Joseph’s, Canisius, Xavier, Marquette, Niagara, St. Bonaventure, Seton Hall and the Catholic University.
- Fifty-eight percent of the students in the class will be attending colleges in New York State including NYU, University of Rochester, RIT, Union, Syracuse, RPI, Ithaca, Wells, Clarkson, Fordham and Hobart & William Smith Colleges. Fifteen students will be attending SUNY schools in the fall including Binghamton, Albany, Buffalo, Stony Brook, and SUNY ESF.
- Other students will be studying at schools such as Boston University (MA), University of Chicago (IL), Duke (NC), Johns Hopkins (MD), Seton Hall (NJ), Middlebury (VT), Penn State (PA), University of Delaware (DE), University of Virginia (VA), Tuskegee University (AL), Belmont (TN), and Occidental College (CA).
- Seven students in the class will be participating in Division I athletics. They include: Alison Anderson(Yale University, lacrosse); Grace Hulslander (Harvard University, lacrosse); Claire Jeschke(Brown University, lacrosse); Olivia Penoyer(Yale University, lacrosse); Mike McCully(Siena College, baseball); Bryce Moore(Niagara University, baseball); Stevie Scott (Indiana University, football)
- Sixteen members of this year’s class have a parent who graduated from CBA including: Alison Anderson (Thomas Anderson ’87); Francis Cannizzo (Joseph Francis Cannizzo ’86); Chad Charette (Edward Charette ’85); Mary Kate Conan (Timothy Conan ’76); Logan Congel (Mark Congel ’82); Bridget Fallon (Paul Fallon ’87); David Gross (David Gross ’80); Kathleen Harrigan (Christopher Harrigan ’90); William Holstein (William Holstein ’78); Jillian Hopkins (Kerry Hopkins ’75); Malcolm Jackson (Howard Jackson ’83); Elissa Kempisty (Michael Kempisty ’71); Grace O’Connor (John O’Connor ’85); Marni Rathbun (Mark Rathbun ’70); Katherine Toole (Robert Toole ’85).