Two half day orientation sessions on Thursday, Sept. 9 and Friday, Sept. 10 kicked off the 2021-22 school year at CBA.
On Thursday, students showed their Brothers pride, wearing purple or gold, as CBA welcomed students back to school.
Following prayer in homerooms, seniors lined up along the fence of Alibrandi Stadium as each class made their way onto the bleachers. Seniors met their seventh-grade buddies, for the new school year, and handed them a bracelet.
Seniors with their seventh grade buddies
President Matt Keough greeted the students and noted that this was the first time since March of 2020 (when the pandemic began) that CBA has had the entire student body together. The cheerleaders taught and led the entire student body in a few cheers. Everyone then participated in singing the Alma Mater.
President Matt Keough
Each class participated in their own community building games, with the seniors leading the new seventh graders.
Students worked on service projects and alumni Marc Jones ’86, Katie Kilmartin ’92 and Justin Sayles ’08 reflected on their CBA experience and how it formed who they are personally and professionally.
Pictured with President Matt Keough are: Marc Jones '86, Katie Kilmartin '92, and Justin Sayles '08.
It was a busy day on Friday, as students filled out paperwork, received their locker combinations and planners, took their pictures for the yearbook, had class meetings, and participated in a prayer service in front of the Grotto on day two of orientation.
In addition, the school was pleased to welcome back CBA parent Dr. Nanavati, who addressed the topics of mental health and anxiety and Deacon Nathan Gunn who provided an inspirational talk encouraging students to explore their own personal faith experiences.
The first full day of school is Monday, Sept. 13.
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