Download the digital version of CBA Chronicles using the link below.
In the wake of the devastation of Hurricane Sandy on our nation, CBA is postponing our annual Phonathon until after the New Year.
It is important now to focus on the well-being of our citizens and do our part to meet the needs of our country, rather than ourselves.
“We are confident our CBA community will continue to support our outstanding academic institution; however, the focus now is upon on those in need and we will do all we can to ensure we do our part,” said James Schlegel, CBA’s Head of School. “Our hearts and prayers are with our CBA community affected by the hurricane, as well as our citizens.”
Saint John Baptist de La Salle, pray for us.
Live Jesus in our hearts, forever!
On Monday 12 November your son will have the privilege of marching in the Albany Veteran’s Day Parade, something which should not be taken lightly. The parade will afford him the opportunity to remember those who have served and to be part of something bigger than himself. Unfortunately, it does not afford him the opportunity to get to know our veterans. In an effort to change that, the Leadership Department will hold a “Meet Our Veterans” symposium during leadership lab (formally known as drill day), on Wednesday 07 November.
The purpose of this program is to allow your son to know veterans on a more personal basis. I have invited over 22 veterans’ to participate in this year’s program. Listed below are some of the CBA veterans scheduled to attend:
- Alex Madeo ’05
- COL ( R) David Bronner, ’62
- Dice Crotty ’56
- Anthony Catalfamo 99’
- Lawrence Weist ’61
- Ryan Walsh ’99
- Kevin Lynch ’67
- Bill Murphy ’52
- Tony Schmidt ’41
- Joseph Martell ’87
- John Sacca ’64
- Richard Heuther ’51
- Bob Kisselback ’45
- Terry Kindlon ’64
During the first half of the program, two veterans will go to each inspection room and tell their personal story. Your son will then have the opportunity to ask questions. During the second half of the program, the brigade will form up in the gym for a special program honoring all veterans’ in attendance. In addition, the American Legion will recognize Chris Watson for his selection to attend Boy’s Nation. While at Boy’s Nation, Chris was one of fifty participants selected to represent the American Legion in Washington D.C., and meet the President. This is a testament to Chris’ leadership potential and the leadership program here at CBA.
On Monday, 12 November, many of these veterans will meet the brigade on the corner of Ontario Street and Central Ave (CBA’s formation point) and assist in promoting eligible cadets. Parents are invited and encouraged to attend both of these events. If you have any questions, please contact me at 452-9809 ext 148 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CBA kicks off its Annual Fund Phonathon on Sunday, October 28. The Phonathon will run October 28-30 and November 4-6 between 5pm- 8pm.
Volunteers are needed to help man the phones, assemble mailers and process pledges. Dinner begins at 5pm, phonathon calls are from 6pm-8pm.
Please contact Kathryn Viggiani at email@example.com or 452-9809 ext. 120 if you can help out.
This is our biggest fundraiser and helps bridge the gap between tuition and the actual cost to provide a high quality educational experience for each of our students. Your support is greatly appreciated!
CBA Senior Chris Watson got the thrill of a lifetime in July when he was selected as one of two Boys State representatives from New York who travelled to Washington, D.C. as part of the Boys Nation program.
At Boys State / Nation, participants learn the rights, privileges and responsibilities of franchised citizens. The training is objective and centers on the structure of city, county and state governments. During his time in Washington, Chris visited the United States Capitol where his group received special tours of the Capitol, the Supreme Court and many other Washington landmarks.
The hightlight of Watson’s trip came during his visit to the White House when he met President Barack Obama. The President asked Chris about his future goals, to which Chris answered ”I’m going to be a Marine. I plan to go the Naval Academy or go Marine ROTC.” The President took a good look at Chris then replied ”Well you definitely look the part,” before giving him a hug and saying “Good luck to you, son.”
Watson is a member of the National Honor Society, the marching band and a volunteer fire fighter for the town of Wilton. He says he has always known that one day he will serve his country. As a member of Boys Nation, he joins a group of former presidents, congressmen, state governors and state legislators — all participants in Boys Nation and all who have served .
The official opening of the Honorable Anthony Cardona Technology Wing and Alumni Library took place during a ribbon cutting ceremony and reception on Wednesday, September 12th.
The technology wing features all new computers and work stations, and the library has been completely refurbished to include CBA photos and memorabilia displaying its rich history.
Members of the Class of 1958 as well as the extended CBA community, the legal community and members of the Cardona family banded together after Judge Cardona’s passing last December to establish a permanent tribute in honor of his lifelong commitment to children.
Congratulations to Michael Kramm ’12 who was selected to play the alto sax for the University of Notre Dame’s Marching Band and Concert Band.
The Bender Scientific Fund of the Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region awarded Christian Brothers Academy a $10,000 grant for its “Microscopes: Tools for Tomorrow” project. The grant was awarded on the basis of CBA’s plan to expand its science and technology program, especially in the area of hands-on science education, improving student understanding of the interconnected systems we live in, including the micro- and nano-sciences, and incorporating LCD digital display technology to enhance learning microscope techniques and improve group learning academia.
CBA will utilize the funds from the grant to purchase twenty-five new high quality microscopes and repair old microscopes, with the special assistance from Dennis O’Leary, owner of Micro-Optical Methods inAlbany.