February Recap

Monday, March 2, 2020 – February brought engaging visitors, culturally enriching assemblies, informative field trips, and prayerful union among our students. Enjoy the highlights below!

We began February by recognizing Black History Month. We hosted an assembly full of music, prayer and celebration. Thank you to the special guests who joined us for this event. Pictured here (left) is NYPD’s First Deputy Commissioner, Benjamin B. Tucker. The photo at right shows a group of our young men at St. Patrick’s Cathedral for the annual Black History Month Mass. Click here for more photos from the assembly.

We are grateful for the invitation to the discussion between St. Francis College President, Dr. Miguel Martinez-Saenz (pictured here) and Brooklyn Borough President, Eric Adams, at SFC earlier this month. Yamil Sanchez ’20 (left) and Isaiah Perez ’20 (right), received a private tour of the Downtown Brooklyn college afterwards.

The week of February 3rd marked National School Counselors Week! Thank you to our Guidance Department (pictured from left to right), Ms. Rosalie Cernaro, Ms. Krista Cernaro, Ms. Sandra Sanchez and Ms. Beverly Fields.

The Newspaper Club visited the New York Post’s Print Center in the Bronx. Our students had a fantastic behind-the-scenes tour of the operations. Students even received the newspaper a day early! Click here for more photos from their visit.

As prospective La Salle Academy students make their high school decisions, the young men who were accepted into La Salle’s Class of 2024 and their families spent a sunny Saturday morning at our annual Accepted Students Breakfast.

Seniors enrolled in our Finance course spent a day learning from the experts at the offices of National Australia Bank. Special thanks to Rick Taiano ’83 and his colleagues for hosting us! The young men got a kick out of Rick’s vintage La Salle letterman sweater.

The Drama Club welcomed special guest, actor, Ryan-James Hatanaka, to their rehearsal space after school for an acting workshop. This unique opportunity showcased our worldwide Lasallian network; RJ is an alumnus of De La Salle College, Oaklands in Toronto, Ontario!

Thank you to Monsignor Kevin Nelan ’69 who celebrated Mass with us on Ash Wednesday and a special thanks to our Campus Ministry office for planning such a reverent start to the Lenten season.

A team of 11 La Salle students representing all four grades participated and won the first of five matches in March Mini Madness, an AreteLabs live online math competition. Schools were randomly pitted against one another and our young mathletes enjoyed the experience and beat a school in Colorado by one point. Good luck to our math scholars in the remaining matches!

Lenten blessings!

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P.S. Thursday, May 7th is the date of our 29th Annual Spring Gala. Make plans to join the party at The Pierre in Manhattan!