Friday, June 5, 2009

Scholars and Performers: The Middle School Program's Awards Night

After all the fanfare of May has passed, with prom, final exams and commencement gone, the Middle School Program at CM had its fun at Canobie Lake Park, took in one last week of classes, then celebrated its achievements for the year at the annual Middle School Awards Night, held June 4 in the Perry Gymnasium.

The night, emceed by Dean of Students Mr. Thomas Ryan, honored the accomplishments of the best and brightest students in the Middle School Program this year. With academic awards in each subject area, and Presidential Fitness Awards, Monsignor Charles A. Donahue Awards, and special awards honoring Catholic Memorial's founders and beloved teachers, nearly a hundred students were recognized for their contributions in and out of the classroom this year.

To conclude the evening, Director of Admissions John Mazza recognized the Scholarship Award recipients for the coming year.

Catholic Memorial president Paul Sheff '62 acknowledged the work of those honored. Sheff also reflected on the similarity between the Christian holiday of Pentecost and the closing of the school year. "Pentecost is about the transformation of the followers of Jesus to people who thought of themselves as Christians, the first Christians," said Sheff.

"Middle school is also about transformation, as our young men ready themselves for high school," Sheff said. "Without question a great transformation takes place in our Middle School Program. Tonight we celebrate that transformation. I know your parents are proud of your accomplishments, and so are we."


Some of those honored included:

Brother Samuel A. Ryan Award for the Outstanding Scholar/Athlete: Sean Loftus '14, Shane Starrett '13
Brother Patrick C. Fleming Award for Leadership and Service to the Community: Thomas Quinn '14, David Colarossi '13
Brother Joseph A. Heeran Award for Determination and Dedication to Academics: John Chipman '14, William Byrne '13
Brother C.P. Ryan Award for Sincerely and Consistently putting Christian Values into Practice: Senan Gavin '14, Sean Sullivan '13
Albert M. Todesca, Jr. Award for Outstanding School Spirit: Michael Keane '14, Brandon Erwin '13
General Excellence Award, presented to the number-one ranked student after the first three quarters: Michael Tomaino '14, John Allaire '13

Scholarship Awards: John Allaire, Michael Brown, William Byrne, Sean Canty, Brendan Cheevers, David Colarossi, Nicholas Flanagan, Ross Furash, Jovan Jean-Louis, Cameron Klint, Joseph Lochran, Michael Narducci, Colin Norcross, Ryan Reid, Shane Starrett, John Torpey.

6-4 on 6/4: CM Baseball heads to the South Sectional Finals

CM Baseball earned a ticket to the South Sectional Finals with a win over Bridgewater-Raynham, 6-4 on 6/4. Phil Rossi '09 and Matt Goreham '11 (in relief) mounted a strong defense against the Trojans and big bats by Goreham, John Gorman '11, Brian Glasheen '09 and Devan Jones '09 gave CM the edge.

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Watch highlights and hear from Coach Hal Carey by clicking on the video above. Read more in the Boston Herald.

CM in the News: Matt Goreham Lifts CM

[June 5, 2009] Matt Goreham Lifts CM
"Matt Goreham hadn’t pitched in relief this season, but the sophomore passed the test with flying colors."

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

CM Poets and Writers: Picturing America

The Catholic Memorial Picturing America Writing Contest concluded on Tuesday afternoon in the CM Board Room with an awards ceremony honoring some of CM’s top writers. On hand were judges Michael Connelly ’82, author of 26 Miles to Boston and Rebound: Basketball, Busing, Larry Bird and the Rebirth of Boston (non-fiction), as well as faculty member Craig Spaner (poetry) and faculty member Joe McGonegal (fiction).

The following students read their award-winning pieces and received $100, $25, and a bookstore gift, respectively, for 1st, 2nd, and Honorable Mention places.

Fiction winners:
1st place - Ethan Madden ‘11
2nd place - Josh Dyson ‘12
Honorable Mention - Connor Muldoon ‘12
Honorable Mention - Casey Hamel ‘14

Poetry winners:
1st - Jonathan Lott ‘10
2nd - Ian Meschwitz ‘12
HM - Brendan MacNabb ‘10

Nonfiction winners:
1st - Brad Beckles ‘12
2nd - James Donovan ‘10
HM - Ronald Claude ‘12


Author Michael Connelly '82, left, address students, faculty
and guests.



“This contest was a good way to bring the arts together and encourage good writing to continue at CM,” said contest chair and school librarian Ann Magyar. “This spring’s theme of April events—[Grant Wood’s] Patriot’s Day ride of Paul Revere and [Leslie Jones’s] photo of Ted Williams gave us a good sense of how important sports is to the life of this city. I think a lot of students picked up on that theme.”

Celebrity alumni author Michael Connelly ’82, whose next book will focus on the 1963 Navy football team, praised the winners’ insights and creativity. “Writing was always a passion of mine,” said Connelly. “And the power of writing, in this day and age, and the value of writing…has slid in a lot of people's lives.”

“Your ability to write and communicate with the written word will allow you to move forward in life,” Connelly told the finalists. “Congratulations to all that not only won, but participated in this. The ability to write will carry you to a lot more places in life than you might know right now. There's a lot of different avenues you can take, but you'll be very surprised, as you get older, to find that writing will always be a part of your life.”

CM Poets and Writers: Picturing America

The Catholic Memorial Picturing America Writing Contest concluded on Tuesday afternoon in the CM Board Room with an awards ceremony honoring some of CM’s top writers. On hand were judges Michael Connelly ’82, author of 26 Miles to Boston and Rebound: Basketball, Busing, Larry Bird and the Rebirth of Boston (non-fiction), as well as faculty member Craig Spaner (poetry) and faculty member Joe McGonegal (fiction).

The following students read their award-winning pieces and received $100, $25, and a bookstore gift, respectively, for 1st, 2nd, and Honorable Mention places.

Fiction winners:
1st place - Ethan Madden ‘11
2nd place - Josh Dyson ‘12
Honorable Mention - Connor Muldoon ‘12
Honorable Mention - Casey Hamel ‘14

Poetry winners:
1st - Jonathan Lott ‘10
2nd - Ian Meschwitz ‘12
HM - Brendan MacNabb ‘10

Nonfiction winners:
1st - Brad Beckles ‘12
2nd - James Donovan ‘10
HM - Ronald Claude ‘12


Author Michael Connelly '82, left, address students, faculty and guests.


“This contest was a good way to bring the arts together and encourage good writing to continue at CM,” said contest chair and school librarian Ann Magyar. “This spring’s theme of April events—[Grant Wood’s] Patriot’s Day ride of Paul Revere and [Leslie Jones’s] photo of Ted Williams gave us a good sense of how important sports is to the life of this city. I think a lot of students picked up on that theme.”

Celebrity alumni author Michael Connelly ’82, whose next book will focus on the 1963 Navy football team, praised the winners’ insights and creativity. “Writing was always a passion of mine,” said Connelly. “And the power of writing, in this day and age, and the value of writing…has slid in a lot of people's lives.”

“Your ability to write and communicate with the written word will allow you to move forward in life,” Connelly told the finalists. “Congratulations to all that not only won, but participated in this. The ability to write will carry you to a lot more places in life than you might know right now. There's a lot of different avenues you can take, but you'll be very surprised, as you get older, to find that writing will always be a part of your life.”

CM Poets and Writers: Picturing America

The Catholic Memorial Picturing America Writing Contest concluded on Tuesday afternoon in the CM Board Room with an awards ceremony honoring some of CM’s top writers. On hand were judges Michael Connelly ’82, author of 26 Miles to Boston and Rebound: Basketball, Busing, Larry Bird and the Rebirth of Boston (non-fiction), as well as faculty member Craig Spaner (poetry) and faculty member Joe McGonegal (fiction).

The following students read their award-winning pieces and received $100, $25, and a bookstore gift, respectively, for 1st, 2nd, and Honorable Mention places.

Fiction winners:
1st place - Ethan Madden ‘11
2nd place - Josh Dyson ‘12
Honorable Mention - Connor Muldoon ‘12
Honorable Mention - Casey Hamel ‘14

Poetry winners:
1st - Jonathan Lott ‘10
2nd - Ian Meschwitz ‘12
HM - Brendan MacNabb ‘10

Nonfiction winners:
1st - Brad Beckles ‘12
2nd - James Donovan ‘10
HM - Ronald Claude ‘12


Author Michael Connelly '82, left, address students, faculty and guests.


“This contest was a good way to bring the arts together and encourage good writing to continue at CM,” said contest chair and school librarian Ann Magyar. “This spring’s theme of April events—[Grant Wood’s] Patriot’s Day ride of Paul Revere and [Leslie Jones’s] photo of Ted Williams gave us a good sense of how important sports is to the life of this city. I think a lot of students picked up on that theme.”

Celebrity alumni author Michael Connelly ’82, whose next book will focus on the 1963 Navy football team, praised the winners’ insights and creativity. “Writing was always a passion of mine,” said Connelly. “And the power of writing, in this day and age, and the value of writing…has slid in a lot of people's lives.”

“Your ability to write and communicate with the written word will allow you to move forward in life,” Connelly told the finalists. “Congratulations to all that not only won, but participated in this. The ability to write will carry you to a lot more places in life than you might know right now. There's a lot of different avenues you can take, but you'll be very surprised, as you get older, to find that writing will always be a part of your life.”

CM Poets and Writers: Picturing America

The Catholic Memorial Picturing America Writing Contest concluded on Tuesday afternoon in the CM Board Room with an awards ceremony honoring some of CM’s top writers. On hand were judges Michael Connelly ’82, author of 26 Miles to Boston and Rebound: Basketball, Busing, Larry Bird and the Rebirth of Boston (non-fiction), as well as faculty member Craig Spaner (poetry) and faculty member Joe McGonegal (fiction).

The following students read their award-winning pieces and received $100, $25, and a bookstore gift, respectively, for 1st, 2nd, and Honorable Mention places.

Fiction winners:
1st place - Ethan Madden ‘11
2nd place - Josh Dyson ‘12
Honorable Mention - Connor Muldoon ‘12
Honorable Mention - Casey Hamel ‘14

Poetry winners:
1st - Jonathan Lott ‘10
2nd - Ian Meschwitz ‘12
HM - Brendan MacNabb ‘10

Nonfiction winners:
1st - Brad Beckles ‘12
2nd - James Donovan ‘10
HM - Ronald Claude ‘12

Author Michael Connelly '82, left, address students, faculty and guests.

“This contest was a good way to bring the arts together and encourage good writing to continue at CM,” said contest chair and school librarian Ann Magyar. “This spring’s theme of April events—[Grant Wood’s] Patriot’s Day ride of Paul Revere and [Leslie Jones’s] photo of Ted Williams gave us a good sense of how important sports is to the life of this city. I think a lot of students picked up on that theme.”

Celebrity alumni author Michael Connelly ’82, whose next book will focus on the 1963 Navy football team, praised the winners’ insights and creativity. “Writing was always a passion of mine,” said Connelly. “And the power of writing, in this day and age, and the value of writing…has slid in a lot of people's lives.”

“Your ability to write and communicate with the written word will allow you to move forward in life,” Connelly told the finalists. “Congratulations to all that not only won, but participated in this. The ability to write will carry you to a lot more places in life than you might know right now. There's a lot of different avenues you can take, but you'll be very surprised, as you get older, to find that writing will always be a part of your life.”