La Salle Academy’s March Recap

Reluctance to commit is an attribute that is sometimes applied to teenagers who text back and forth until late Friday afternoon as they review their options prior to choosing what to do that night. While there may be some freedom and flexibility in that approach, it makes deciding on what college to attend a special challenge. With the use of the “Common Application” the number of schools that our seniors opt to consider can grow quickly. You can see on our website ( the list of schools from Vermont to Florida and as far west as Colorado that are prepared to welcome men with a La Salle Academy diploma. Over the course of the next six weeks that list will grow considerably as more schools sent out acceptance letters. Join me in praying that our students will be open to the guidance of the Holy Spirit in making good choices.

This issue of our Monthly Re-Cap provides a sampling of the diverse positive activities that have engaged our students during March.

Last week’s National Honor Society induction ceremony was a wonderful celebration of nine stellar members of our Class of 2024.

Kevin D. Kim, Commissioner for the NYC Department of Small Business Services (SBS) visited as a guest lecturer to our 12th grade Economics class.

Jerome J.’ 23, was a a New York State finalist for the National Poetry Out Loud competition. This was a great honor for him and for La Salle. Thanks to Ms. Toney for guiding his efforts and planning our upcoming in-house Poetry Out Loud event on Thursday, 27 April.

We hosted two receptions in Florida gathering La Salle alumni and friends in Palm Beach Gardens and in Sarasota who continue to affirm, and invest in our mission.

Some students and staff journeyed by train on a Saturday to Depew Park in Peekskill, NY to experience the process of making maple syrup. Mr. Neering, Chair of La Salle’s science department, provided the lesson and then led all on a hike to an altitude of 650 feet and a beautiful view of the Hudson Valley.

Br. Richard Galvin and members of our Mission Council hosted our annual faculty and staff retreat under the guidance of Br. William Mann at Manhattan College. Pictured above were our March birthday celebrants – Mr. Chris Washington, Mr. Anthony Chin, Ms. Daisy Tavera, Ms. Kerry Conroy and Mr. Vincent Estevez.

Around Athletics

Our 2022 Varsity Soccer City Champions were invited to attend a New York City FC game on High School Champions Night! Pictured here are our Cardinals during halftime at Yankee Stadium, site of the game.

Volleyball has entered La Salle Academy’s rich athletic history! Our Cardinals are enthusiastically competing and getting better each day.

Korey Williams ’18, starting guard for the Lincoln University Lions, was named to the 2023 HBCU All-Star Game in Houston at the Final 4 of the NCAA Tournament.

La Salle Academy Baseball and Outdoor Track seasons commenced and our student-athletes are prepared for a successful spring! Pictured above are our 3 baseball team captains who are members of the National Honor Society. These young men truly embody the spirit and tradition of excellence both in the classroom and on the field.

With the income tax filing date for 2022 coming soon, I invite you to consider your philanthropic tax deductible activity for the current year. Whether it’s an investment in our hydroponics program (the focus of our current spring appeal), involvement in our 31st Annual Scholarship Benefit on 11 May, participation in our twice rained out Cardinal Classic Golf Outing on 26 June, or an unspecified contribution, your gift will touch the lives of our students.

As we enter the fourth quarter of the academic year and prepare to celebrate the great feast of Easter we look forward in hope to the events planned for April and beyond. I am grateful for your affirmation of our mission at La Salle Academy!

Easter blessings!

Brother Thomas P. Casey, FSC