Boston Bulldogs founder Mr. Mike Ferullo left 60 Catholic Memorial School students with a humbling lecture on how he kicked his heroin addiction, found a passion for running, and founded his own non-profit support group at the school’s library on Wednesday afternoon.
The Catholic Memorial School swim team raised over $6,200 at the annual Swim Across America Boston Relay Challenge at Harvard University on Sunday afternoon. The team raised the fourth highest amount of money of any team at the relay, earning CM a spot on the Swim Across America Team Honor Roll.
Catholic Memorial School participated in the Massachusetts Bar Association’s 2019 Law Day when Ms. Hannah Kilson, a legal partner at Nolan Sheehan Patten LLP, presented an lecture on free speech, free press, and free society at the school on Thursday morning.
The Chair of Catholic Memorial School’s History and Social Studies Department, Mr. Bradley, joined nine other recipients selected from a pool of 120 applicants for the prestigious award according to a statement released by the Archdiocese’s Catholic Schools Office.
Last week, CM eighth graders Logan Roberts and James McGrath represented CM in the final round of the Massachusetts National History Day competition. Logan presented his project on the Harlem Hellfighters and James presented his on the creation of the state of Israel.
On Saturday, seven members of CM’s Speech & Debate team earned individual State Championships, and the team finished in second-place out of 54 teams at the Massachusetts Speech & Debate League’s state tournament.
Kurtis, who also earned the “Dream-Team” distinction from The Boston Herald, averaged over 24 points per game during his sophomore season on the CM basketball team while Chris, a senior on the hockey team, committed to play hockey at Stonehill College hockey next year.
The Sports Museum recognized 20 Catholic Memorial School students, including second place recipients Conor Lawler and Zachary Smart, for their award-winning essays in the 2019 Will McDonough Writing Contest last month.
Last week, CM’s Monsignor Donahue chapter of the National Honor Society (NHS) inducted 44 juniors and seniors who have demonstrated the NHS’s four pillars of leadership, scholarship, character, and service.
The CM Irish Studies Program, the only high school program outside of the European Union to offer an Irish language elective, hosted a noontime reception for Mr. Kyne and Fionnula Quinlan, the current Consul General of Ireland.
Margot Carlson Delogne and Kim Carlson Benner visited Mr. Bradley’s class on Tuesday to discuss the work of the 2 Sides Project, the non-profit that Delogne founded to unite sons and daughters who lost fathers on opposite sides of the Vietnam War.
After spending their Thursday night sleeping on the Ronald S. Perry Gymnasium floor, 60 Catholic Memorial School students woke up early to prepare and deliver over 1,000 brown bag lunches for food and homeless shelters across Greater Boston during CM's third annual Hunger Fest.
After attending last year's BERSI trip to Philadelphia, junior Sean Donohue, a Watertown resident, thought he understood poverty in its entirety. His most recent BERSI trip to Peru taught him otherwise.
In honor of Black History Month, CM invited University of New Hampshire Assistant Professor Dr. Kabria Baumgartner to give a talk on 19th century Massachusetts school immigration last Wednesday in the CM seminar rooms. Her talk put the finishing touches on CM's Black History Month celebration, which included a collaborative effort by the History and English Departments to integrate topics such as slavery and segregation in the context of Boston history.
A computer glitch spoiled senior Will Dashe's chance to compete for CM at the NSDA National Tournament last year. This time arrived, Will and five other CM students qualified for this year's national tournament after an impressing showing at the NSDA New England District tournament.
In preparation for the South Sectional Championship swim meet, junior Charlie Nascimben looks back on his year-and-a-half hiatus from USA Swimming and the motivation he received from CM head coach Patrick Murray.
Mr. Adam Foss, the former Suffolk County Assistant District Attorney, spoke to eleventh and twelfth grade students about the correlation between race and mass incarceration in America when he visited Catholic Memorial School last Thursday.
On Thursday morning, eight members of the CM basketball team hosted the funeral of homeless U.S. Army veteran Timothy Fowl in the school chapel. The boys, alongside head coach Denis Tobin, served as pallbearers and led the service's procession.
Catholic Memorial, the Christian Brothers School of Boston, prepares boys for college, manhood and a world full of unknown challenges, ambiguity and complex problems and the importance of relationships.