CBA welcomed more than 125 accepted seventh grade students and their families to a reception on Monday, Jan. 21.
President Brother Joseph Jozwiak, FSC and Principal Matthew Keough addressed the sixth graders, who come from various school settings, including public school districts, private schools, and Catholic schools in Central New York.
“There is a rich tradition at Christian Brothers Academy,” Keough said. “I congratulate all of you for having the opportunity to be a part of it.”
Seniors Chris Bushnell and Mary Kilmartin offered first-hand accounts of the CBA student experience.
“CBA has an incredibly supportive network of coaches and teachers who push you to your full potential,” Bushnell shared. “In athletics, I am proud to say that this is my second year qualifying for States in multiple events for swimming and my first year competing in State Qualifiers for golf. Academically, teachers have pushed me to take challenging courses and helped me succeed in making High Honor roll multiple years here. This wouldn’t have been possible without the support of the administration, friends and coaches. I’ve learned that this support package can truly be expected at CBA, and that everyone is treated as an individual.”
“Students are excited for one another and excited about doing well at CBA,” Kilmartin said. “There is nothing comparable to: these banners surrounding the gym, the pictures of each graduating class lining the hallway, Founders Day celebrations, and hearing students chant in the student section. This spirit is both what I looked for in a college and what I’ll miss most about CBA. I hope all of you will join us in experiencing the traditions, community and defining traits that CBA offers.”
Holly Dowd, Director of Admissions, announced the names of each of the accepted students. The accepted students visited with several faculty members on hand, signed up for an upcoming Brother For A Day shadowing experience, purchased CBA apparel, posed for photos and enjoyed refreshments, thanks to the Parents Club.
Students in the orchestra and junior high chorus also performed.
Seventeen students were recognized as Lasallian Scholarship winners, each receiving a scholarship based on outstanding entrance exam results and an excellent academic record.
Academic Scholarship winners included: Mia Arcuri, Ruby Butler, David Curry, Janie Kang, Keira Kennedy, Caitlin Killoran, Jasper Kyle, Jack Ludington, Ava Myers, Eve Oakes, Zoe Seppi, Audrey Schaefer, Annika Scuderi, Luke Snyder, Isaac Stoogenke, Kaidan Willey, Samuel Wilson
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