Friday, April 29, 2011

2011 Art Show: Student Favorites

Art enthusiasts loitered in the CM lobby all week, studying watercolors, pencil sketches, digital art and pastel prints from artists in grades 7-12. Below, some of the lobby's art critics' favorites.

Senior Victor Rho's favorite: Dongjun Lee's sketch of Mohammed Ali.

Senior Sungho Jun's favorite: Nygel Jones's watercolor.

Junior Jon Doris's favorite: John Clarke's fighter planes done with Photoshop.

Seventh grader Eric Lyon's favorite: Philip Hong's self-portrait.

Seventh grader Mario Marino's favorite: a pastel by Lucas Schneiderhan.

Seventh grader Matt McGurin's favorite: Lufeng Wang's big apple.

Senior Dongjun Lee's favorite: Philip Hong's digital art on recycling.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

CM Life in Photos: CM-FA

The Catholic Memorial School lobby was turned into a museum of fine arts this week in advance of Thursday night's annual Art Show and Arts Awards. Here, Ms. Malachowski's Studio Art class talks about their favorite works.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

CM Life in Photos: Postcard from New Orleans

Sixteen CM students are spending their spring break this week in New Orleans, Louisiana, working with Operation Helping Hands to rebuild parts of the city devastated by Hurricane Katrina. Here, the students (from grades 7-12) strip a house of rotted wood and paint before painting it with primer on their first day of work.

The trip is part of CM's BERSI (Blessed Edmund Rice Solidarity Initiative) program, begun in 2003 as a travel immersion program. Also on the road this spring break is a delegation of 16 students to the Dominican Republic for a week of service and cultural immersion.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

CM Life in Photos: Born to hand-jive

Ethan Madden '11 and Stephanie Malis '13 (Concord-Carlisle) starred in Grease on April 13. Above, Kevin Beazley '11 croons the Act II number "Born to Hand Jive" while Madden and Malis show the ensemble how it's done.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

1,729 shots - for life

By 3:30pm on April 9, Mike Slonina '11 was looking strong, having recorded 1,729 shots in his "Shot for Life" 24-hour basketball fundraiser. At that pace, the senior is headed towards over 10,000 free-throws and three-point baskets in his feat. Students, faculty, family and friends were coming out to the Ron Perry Gym to support Slonina all afternoon and into the evening in his effort.

Friday, April 8, 2011

CM Life in Photos: Guarding the President

Dan Crehan '87, pictured above with his partner, Derek Boyd, spoke to the Class of 2015 this morning in Donahue Hall about life as a special agent for the U.S. Secret Service. Crehan talked candidly about guarding the first family on Martha's Vineyard and even one embarrassing trip to Russia.

"You always bring a suit, because you can always dress down. But I went to Russia once, and I forgot the pants with my suit. I had my jacket on a hanger but I got there, and I said, 'Oh God, I forgot my suit.' One of the big guys lent me his suit so I got to be a big guy that day.'"

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

CM Life in Photos: Career Day

Shea O'Connor '16 throws baseballs to his classmates as part of a demonstration by Lori Hock P'16, president of Adecco Solutions, during the 7th grade's annual Career Day.