Saturday, May 25, 2013
Congratulations to the 2013 Catholic Memorial class!
Saturday, May 25
The following is a list of the class of 2013 provided by Catholic Memorial: Tarik Romace Adams, Jr. ! Michael Sean Lawler ** + John Robert Allaire * + ! Conor Michael Leahy ! James Anthony Andrea ! Sang Won Lee ** Emeka S. A’sia Seung Jae Lee ** + Pierre-Philippe Auguste Kenneth Louis Levin Kyung Hwan Bang + Herby Lindor Coleman Joseph Barker + Garrett Lloyd + Peter Paul Blain…
Saturday, April 27, 2013
Brennan Williams, who is from West Roxbury, was selected in the third round by the Houston Texans in the NFL Draft.
Former Catholic Memorial tackle Brennan Williams will be reunited with his former college quarterback T.J. Yates on the Houston Texans after being selected in the third round as the 89th pick overall. The 6-6, 318-pound played with Yates in his freshman and sophomore years at the University of North Carolina. Williams, who lives in Easton, played at Catholic Memorial before going to North Carolina. “I’ve got a mean streak and an aggressiveness that I don’t think a lot of people have,” Williams said on the Houston Texans' website. “It probably comes from having a pretty good chip on my shoulder from the get go. I’m from (West Roxbury) Massachusetts and we don't exactly put out a lot of Division I talent, so I’ve kind of been looked down …
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
The following article is based on a Boston Police report.
Boston Police took control of 46 rounds for a starter's pistol that were found in the parking lot of Catholic Memorial School on Monday. Around 2:43 p.m., police were called to the school and met with an administrator who directed police to an area in the parking lot with 46 22-caliber Super-X starter pistol blanks scattered on the ground, according to a Boston Police report. The area of the scene was photographer for evidence, and the ballistics were secured in the gun locker back at District E-5 Police Station.
Thursday, February 7, 2013
Ngobidi will join the UMass roster as a defensive end, playing on the same squad as his former teammate A.J. Doyle, who played quarterback for the Minutemen this year.
Catholic Memorial School's senior football captain Peter Ngobidi inked his commitment to play for the University of Massachusetts on Wednesday morning. As part of the national “Signing Day” ceremonies across the nation, Ngobidi joined a long line of Division-1 bound CM seniors who have gone on to compete at the next level. The co-captain of this year's Knights squad, Ngobidi went to middle school in Roxbury and played Pop Warner football in Hyde Park before coming to CM. There, he immediately found role models, both on the field and off, and a mentor in Catholic Memorial coach Alex Campea. "Peter has been a tough-nosed kid who's gotten better every year," said Coach Campea. "As a captain, he can be emotional and get his message across …
Friday, February 1, 2013
At the ceremony, student poets Hunter Larkin, Jared Owens, Man Soo Takeda and Talink Taunusma also read selections of their poetry, composed alongside Ms. Helfgott Hyett, who currently serves as CM's writer in residence.
Some of Catholic Memorial School's finest writers were recognized by bestselling novelist Bill Martin, Boston Herald columnist Michael Connelly and acclaimed poet Barbara Helfgott Hyett at the Picturing America Writing Contest awards ceremony on January 25.
Librarian Ann Magyar welcomed parents, students, judges and guests at the ceremony in the CM Board Room on Friday. Judges Connelly and Helfgott Hyett (Mr. Martin is currently on assignment) spoke about the qualities of the winning entries and encouraged the student writers to continue their good work, and each student, when called forth, read an excerpt from his winning entry.
"Thanks to the National Endowment for the Humanities, which provides inspiring artwork to guide our …
Monday, January 14, 2013
Lynch told the students about his childhood, growing up in public housing in Boston and following his father into the iron trade at a young age.
Congressman Stephen Lynch addressed Catholic Memorial’s eighth grade class on subjects ranging from literacy to leadership at its morning assembly on January 9. Lynch, D-8th, who is exploring a US Senate run, came at the invitation of students James Moccio and Thomas Bohan, the latter of whom is Lynch's nephew. "I'm a big fan of CM," Lynch told the students. "I served and am great friends with [CM alumni and State] Senator Mike Rush and [former city councilor] John Tobin. I'm all in with CM, and have all the garb and sweatshirts!" Lynch told the students about his childhood, growing up in public housing in Boston and following his father into the iron trade at a young age. "Even though I was in the trades, I always loved to read," he …
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
Overall, the Catholic Memorial team finished in 5th place at Natick, of the 37 teams competing.
Catholic Memorial School’s speech and debate team traveled to Natick on December 15 to compete in the annual Holly Fest Speech and Debate Tournament. At that tournament, 18 students made it to the stage that day to earn acclaim, including captain Chris Traynor (3rd, dramatic audition), John Dion (3rd, children's literature and 4th, original oratory), Matt Friosi (5th, dramatic interpretation), Antoine Kandalaft (5th, declamation), Bradley Rowan (5th, prose), Traynor and Friosi (5th, duo), Matt Wolfe (6th, prose), Dan Shulman (7th, programmed poetry) and Cole Cecchetto (hon. mention, group). Additionally, the multiple team of Traynor, Friosi, co-captain Matt McCarthy, Brendan Fitzpatrick and Paul Sinno came in 2nd place for their …
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
The Hyde Park native will be a fifth-year senior next season. Boyd led Harvard and was eighth in the Ivy League with 67 tackles this year, and he also forced two fumbles.
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
The following article was written by Scott. A. Sherman of The Harvard Crimson and permission has been granted to use the article. Harvard University senior linebacker Joshua Boyd has been named the 140th captain of Harvard football, which the team announced at its annual awards banquet in late November. Boyd, a Hyde Park native, who will return to the team next year as a fifth-year senior, becomes the third consecutive linebacker to hold the Crimson captainship. Alex Gedeon ’12 served as captain in 2011, while senior Bobby Schneider led the team this season. “Following Bobby Schneider is no easy task, but it’s one I’m up for, and I can’t wait to get started,” Boyd said at the banquet. Boyd captained the Catholic Memorial School football …
Monday, November 26, 2012
CM’s drama club, which included young women from Ursuline Academy, rehearsed the play through the fall.
Catholic Memorial School’s drama club performed Tom Stoppard’s award-winning play "Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead" on November 17-18, with a cast that included Parkway residents Devin Williams-Agyeman, Kevin Gill, Darryl Dorsainvil, and Joe Toscano-MacDonald. Williams-Agyeman played Alfred, Gill played Claudius, and Dorsainvil and Toscano-MacDonald tragedians in the absurdist drama, one in which Stoppard pokes fun at Shakespeare’s Hamlet. The two lead characters, arguably the most insignificant in Shakespeare’s play, never leave the stage in Stoppard’s retelling, as they wonder aloud about existence, vengeance, identity and fate. CM’s drama club, which included young women from Ursuline Academy, rehearsed the play through the …
Sunday, November 25, 2012
More than 100 students from eight area schools attended the conference, including students from Boston Latin School, BC High, Natick, Foxboro, Needham, Littleton, Stoneham and Sandwich.
Catholic Memorial School’s Model UN program, in its third year of competition since several students reorganized the club in 2010, hosted its first-ever conference at the school’s West Roxbury campus on November 17. More than 100 students from eight area schools attended the conference, including students from Boston Latin School, BC High, Natick, Foxboro, Needham, Littleton, Stoneham and Sandwich. In the course of the day on Saturday, students argued about current events like the crisis in Syria and Israel and historical events like the Chernobyl meltdown in mockup sessions meant to emulate those of the United Nations. Using parliamentary procedure, CM students chaired the committees. They included Gus Erikson, Ryan Walsh, Paul Marino, …