Tesauro ’24 Completes Student Body Presidency, CBA Career on High Note
Christian Brothers Academy Blog
by Jason Lutz
1w ago
Over the past few years, there has been a familiar face at just about every Christian Brothers Academy event. From admissions welcome nights to the biggest state championship games, Michael Tesauro ’24 has been front and center as the student leader of the Academy. After all, he has served on the Student Council Executive Board for multiple years and was voted the Student Body President for 2023-2024. “It was just all about finding what fueled me to keep going,” Tesauro says. “I think I found that in talking to people and walking the hallways, saying hi to kids, and finding what they wanted ..read more
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Castillo ’24 Highlights Character-Building, Teachers as CBA Hallmarks
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by Jason Lutz
2w ago
When Joseph Castillo ’24 was in eighth grade, his interest piqued in Christian Brothers Academy for a few notable reasons. “I was interested in CBA because I saw the priorities which they focus on, the student expectations, and what they can offer to the students,” he says. Castillo took a leap of faith from Eatontown Memorial Middle School, and now in May of his senior year, he certainly does not regret his decision. “There are numerous ways that I have changed [at CBA],” he says. “Building upon my character, building upon the need to try to take advantage of every opportunity. Taking ..read more
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Apolito ’24 Becomes Strong-Minded Leader During CBA Years
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by Jason Lutz
3w ago
Giancarlo Apolito ’24 spent his elementary and middle school years eying Christian Brothers Academy from just down the street. He graduated middle school from St. Leo the Great School in Lincroft, but spent his kindergarten through fifth grade years at fellow-Lincroft school, Oak Hill Academy. “I always idolized CBA,” he remembers. “I really liked the hockey team because I was big into hockey and I had a couple of friends who had older brothers who went to CBA.” Apolito, who hails from nearby Colts Neck, now knows he made a great decision as he wraps up his four years at the Academy. “C ..read more
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Pegasus Cast and Crew Receive 11 Basie Nominations, Educational Impact Nomination
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by Jason Lutz
3w ago
The students and faculty of Pegasus Production Company were honored to receive 11 nominations for the Basie Awards for their productions during the 2023-2024 school year. The nominations include those for the fall drama And Then There Were None and the spring musical The SpongeBob Musical. The Count Basie Center’s annual Basie Awards is a program modeled after Broadway’s Tony Awards, honoring excellence in high school theatre in Monmouth County. “Being nominated by the Basie is truly an honor,” said James Nardiello ’24, an actor and the company’s PR director. “To see not only my hard w ..read more
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Berklee-Bound Matthew Kim ’24 Enjoys Teamwork Aspect of CBA
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by Jason Lutz
1M ago
During his time at Christian Brothers Academy, Matthew Kim ’24 has had two very distinct passions: music and fencing. On the surface, there are not many similarities between the two, however, Kim sees an important link. “I spend a lot of my time here at CBA making connections with people through clubs and sports,” he says. “It helped me realize that these types of clubs and sports aren’t there just to fill up your time. It is important as a team to bring that club or team together to get from where you were before to a high level at the end of the year.” The Marlboro-native will need hi ..read more
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Lasalle Awards Recognizes 2024 Academic Achievements
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by Jason Lutz
1M ago
As is the tradition at Christian Brothers Academy, the student body gathered on Friday, April 19 for the annual Lasalle Academic Awards. Presented by Principal Neil Begley, Associate Principal Sean Nunan and the academic department chairs, the following Academy men were honored for their outstanding academic and service achievements during the 2023-2024 school year. GRADUATION AWARDS – 2024 The Brother John Halpin Award for GENERAL EXCELLENCE Awarded to…….Brady Prunty Next in Merit…Jaden Vigneri The Bishop George W. Ahr Award for THEOLOGY Awarded to…….Brady Prunty Next in Merit ..read more
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Michael Child ’24 Feels ‘Consistently Challenged’ at the Academy
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by Jason Lutz
1M ago
It is not uncommon for a Christian Brothers Academy student to follow in family footsteps when ultimately deciding to attend this college preparatory school. For Michael Child ’24, however, his family’s CBA roots run deeper than most. Child’s father, John ’89, was one of six siblings to graduate from the Academy, joining brothers William ’88, Kevin ’91, Thomas ’93, James ’98, and Ryan ’02. With his father and five uncles having been Colts, it would have been natural for Child to have felt pressure to join the family legacy, but he says that was not necessarily the case. “I can remember bein ..read more
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Students Reflect on Lasallian Global Scholars Trip
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by Jason Lutz
1M ago
Over Spring Break, 28 CBA students participated in the Lasallian Global Scholars trip to Europe. Led by three faculty chaperones, the group traveled to Budapest, Vienna and Prague over the course of six days. The objective of the Lasallian Global Citizenship Program is to foster students’ global awareness and develop skills to function in an increasingly interconnected world. World Scholars requires in-depth research on topics selected by the sponsoring faculty member ahead of the trip. Below are some personal thoughts from CBA sophomores on their experience. You can also view a replay of l ..read more
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Preston Pierre ’24 Credits CBA for Helping Him ‘Think Outside the Box’
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by Jason Lutz
2M ago
Senior Preston Pierre never thought of himself as a potential Christian Brothers Academy student. After all, he simply figured he would follow in his sister’s footsteps at her school. During his eighth grade year, his classmates at St. Catharine School in Spring Lake kept talking about CBA, prompting his family to look into the Academy. “I gave in and toured [CBA],” he remembered. “I absolutely loved the school, so I applied to CBA and got in.” Once enrolled at the Academy, the Brick Township-native saw his academic prowess develop quickly in CBA’s learning environment. He took his cour ..read more
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Twelve Seniors Recognized by National Merit Scholarship Program
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by Jason Lutz
2M ago
Twelve members of the Class of 2024 were recognized in the National Merit Scholarship Program for their performance on the National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (NMSQT), which is taken in conjunction with the PSAT during junior year. These 12 CBA students were in the top-four percent of all students who took the NMSQT, earning these impressive designations. “I would like to congratulate our Class of 2024 National Merit Commended Scholars,” Principal Neil Begley ’96 said. “This accomplishment is a great testament to your academic prowess and brings tremendous honor to both yourself and ..read more
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