Students showed their Brothers pride, wearing purple or gold, as CBA welcomed more than 780 students back to school today.
The day kicked off with Peer Ministers greeting students as they entered the building.
Following prayer in homerooms, seniors lined up along the fence of Alibrandi Stadium as each class, carrying their class banner, made their way onto the bleachers. The seventh graders were the last ones to come out to the stadium. Holding up cards with each seniors’ name on them, the seventh graders met their senior buddies for the new school year. Every seventh grader received a bracelet from their senior buddy with a word on it.
Principal Matt Keough greeted the students and talked about the special CBA community, relationship building, and encouraged them to support one another at games, musicals and activities, as previous classes have done before them. The cheerleaders then taught and led the entire student body in a number of cheers. Everyone then participated in singing the Alma Mater.Each class participated in their own community building games, with the seniors leading the new seventh graders.
Students gained a better understanding and appreciation of Mass as Father Chris Ballard of Our Lady of Hope Church spoke to each class on the meaning of each part of Mass.
Alumni David Hayes ’61, Nick Goodman ’98 and Andrea Lanzipone Jacobs ’01 spoke to all of the classes, reflecting on their CBA experience and how it formed who they are personally and professionally.
Students return Friday for another half day of orientation. The first full day of classes in Monday.