Spring is in the air on Morrissey Boulevard! This week alone, we welcomed hundreds of accepted students for our revisit days. It was wonderful to watch our current students interact with the accepted students and their famliies. The energy and excitement was contagious. I would like to thank Dr. Kara Kolomitz, P'26, Dr. Michael Hoyle and the Enrollment team, Donna Simonelli P'15, '18, '21, Jen Anderson P'16, '20, Terrell Diggs, Deontae Ramey-Doe '12, Mary Boyle P'25, and Gail Parsons, P'24, for their remarkable work to help enroll our next class of Eagles.

It has been an amazing month as I've traveled the world - from Boston, to New York, Florida and the Holy Land -- I'm grateful to the leadership team and the BC High community for the generosity of space to reflect and immerse myself in our work as we engage alumni and as I deepen my faith as the Director of the Work. I will be sharing my experience from the Ignatian pilgrimages through America Media in the near future.

Just yesterday, we welcomed back some of our most generous and loyal donors at our annual Scholarship Breakfast. It was followed by a Reconciliation Service which was beautiful and provided an important space for our community to reflect during the Lenten season.

Grace Cotter Regan P'12
Welcoming our Newest Eagles!
Earlier this month, we sent out acceptances to our newest class of Eagles. It was a record year for applications overall and we are eager to welcome these students and their families to BC High.

With thanks to Terrell Diggs, Asst. Director of Enrollment Management and Kenny Delino '16, Asst. Director of Alumni Programs, they worked strategically with the Sankofa Mentoring Program to welcome accepted students of color to share how the program lifts up and supports our students. It was a wonderful evening and we look forward to the future for these young eagles!
Heading South
It was wonderful to see so many alumni and friends as we headed south to events in Sarasota and Naples earlier this month. Together with members of the Advancement team, Kelly DeGregorio, Pat Thompson, and Abbie Clavin we were able to spend time with dozens of alumni along the west coast of Florida.

Special thanks to Julie & John Flaherty '56 for hosting a wonderful event in Sarasota.
BC High, Boston, and Beyond
Our Eagles were off to great places to explore and immerse themselves in life outside Morrissey Boulevard.

The BC High Business Club visited with our New York City alumni. Our eagle alumni shared their personal, professional, and spiritual journeys with our students and related how their formation at BC High proved instrumental in giving them direction. Thank you so much for spending time with our boys, Frank Arcaro '71, Drew Calcagno ’11, Rich Davey ’91, Bill Jackson ’96, Souren Ouzounian ’85, Gary Rodney ’93, and Dennis M. Sughrue, Esq. ’83!
From the Hyde Center for Global Education
Center Director, Hollis Brooks shared the following:
"The start of 2023 has been a fun one for the Hyde Center for Global Education. We hosted two Jesuit schools; one from Buenos Aires, Argentina (Colegio del Salvador), and one from Lyon, France (Lycée Saint-Marc). Both groups spent time attending classes with their host bothers at BC High, taking in the sites of Boston, serving our community through the St Louis Project and time spent with Father Bill’s and My Brothers’ Keeper, and enjoying the company of their host families. Our host students are looking forward to visiting their respective brother’s schools later this year. Over February vacation, the Classics Department and the Hyde Center partnered together to take some of our Greek scholars to Athens, Greece, where they experienced the rich history of the area, to compliment much of what they have learned in the classroom. We are grateful to Mr. Emil Peñarubia and Mr. Matt Aumiller for their support and guidance of the Greece experience.

Finally, BC High will be off to Ireland (Belvedere College), the Dominican Republic to serve with ILAC (Institute for Latin American Concern- connected to Creighton University), and Hanoi/Hue Vietnam over April vacation. We are excited for the formational experiences we expect our travelers to have during their time abroad. Stay tuned for information coming out of the Hyde Center later this spring for next year’s programmatic offerings!"
From the Center for Ignatian Identity & Formation
Center Director, John Mark shared the following, "the Center for Ignatian Identity and Formation was involved with running two immersion experiences with students:

The Boston Immersion, a wonderful, long-running experience for Juniors, allows them to witness the tireless work going on in their own back-yard by non-profits and faith-based organizations who are dedicated to those on the margins, exhibiting God's preferential option for the poor. 14 students along with campus ministers Mrs. Barbara Silva and Ms. Arissa Troy lived at BC High and went out each day to partner with Fr. Bills, My Brother's Keeper, All Dorchester Sports and Leadership, the Boys and Girls Clubs of Dorchester, and Catholic Charities.

For the first time, BC High students and faculty traveled to Brownsville, Texas to partner with the Diocese of Brownsville and devote their week to learning about the reality of the human condition at the U.S./Mexico border as well to work with faith-based organizations to support those granted asylum, in detention, and among the residents of some of the poorest communities in the U.S. 10 juniors and seniors were led by Ms. Samantha Delaney (Head of Xavier House) and Mr. John Mark (Director, Center for Ignatian Identity and Formation). Welcomed by the Diocese of Brownsville and encouraged by Mr. Stephen Hyde (of the Hyde Family supporting our own Hyde Center), this powerful experience is sure to become a yearly incredible mission for our community to experience."
Eagles Head to the Theatre
Through the generosity of the Rodman for Kids Foundation, Adam Lewis, principal, Alison MacDonald, vice principal for teaching & learning, Beth Killorin, Theatre Director, and Kaylee Maneen, Social Media & Digital Content Strategist, took students to a performance of Hamilton at the Citizens Bank Opera House. It was the first Broadway show for many of our students and we are grateful to the Rodman for Kids Foundation for the opportunity.
Celebrating the Arts at BC High - Inaugural Arts Festival
On March 11, we hosted our inaugural Arts Festival at BC High with over 150 guests in attendance. Under the direction of Beth Killorin P'25, our guests enjoyed amazing musical selections, one-act plays, and beautiful artwork by our students and faculty. The talent within our community is remarkable and the energy of the night was contagious. We are excited to begin the Arts Festival for next Spring!
Shields Center for Innovation Presents: Climate Crisis
The Jack Shields '79, P'06 Center for Innovation is pleased to present the final speaker series for the academic year on the climate crisis.

Join us for a conversation moderated by WBUR’s Assistant Managing Editor, Climate and Environment, Kathleen Masterson to discuss how innovation can help solve this existential challenge to our planet.
Cheering on the Eagles
With a successful winter season in the books, we are excited for our spring student-athletes to take the field, water, and track. The spring season is our largest of the year with baseball, track, lacrosse, rowing, rugby, sailing, and ultimate frisbee all competing.

We hope you'll come out to cheer on the Eagles from near and far.
Join us for the St. Ignatius Awards
After a three-year hiatus due to the global pandemic, we are excited to share with you the announcement of our St. Ignatius Awards recipients as well as the recipient of the William Kemeza Global Leadership Award and the Tom & Mary Shields Medal of Honor. These recipients have been nominated for their respective awards for a variety of unique and worthy reasons – but all are united by their support and love for Boston College High School.

To learn more about each of the recipients, click here:
Celebrating the Lenten Season
We hope you'll join us during this Lenten season at one of our many offerings, whether virtual or in-person. With special thanks to the Center for Ignatian Mission & Identity, Fr. Jim Croghan, SJ, Superior of the BC High Jesuit Community, Fr. John Predmore, SJ, and Margaret Felice for their commitment and dedication to ensuring our community is spiritually enriched throughout this blessed season.

Please enjoy this special Lenten Reflection book which was supported by a representative of the Arrupe Division and each of our 12 Houses. If you'd like a physical copy, please contact Fr. John Predmore, SJ,
Parent Speaker Series - Reimaging Masculinity: Challenging Traditional Stereotypes
Please join us for an important discussion on masculinity moderated by our Principal, Adam Lewis, with guest panelists, BC High English teacher and moderator of CGSO, Charles Shaw, Harvard professors, Cori Williams, and Larry Meadows. The panel will explore the traditional definitions of masculinity, manhood, and the societal pressures that arise for young men and how those stereotypes can be broken down, particularly in the context of Jesuit, Catholic education.
Score Big With March Madness
The 2010s are in the lead in our March Madness giving tournament, but there’s still plenty of time to give before we wrap up on April 3. You can make a gift on our tournament page or Venmo @BCHigh1863 to participate and score points for your alumni decade. Come join in on the fun!
Model UN
Special congratulations to Dr. Nick Argento and the Model UN students. It is remarkable to see the amount of time and dedication that Dr. Argento and the students put in to welcome over 400 middle and high schoolers from around the region. Congratulations!
A Call to the Hall
Send us your nominations for the Athletic Hall of Fame. The committee will begin meeting this spring and welcomes nominations to consider for the 2023 Athletic Hall of Fame class. Annually, the event is held in November -- stay tuned for details!

Click below to watch our 2022 videos or to nominate someone for the Athletic Hall of Fame, Cotter Courage Award, or Hunter "Man for Others" Award
Save the Date for Upcoming Alumni & Parent Events!
BC Hire: Career Connections
BC Hire Career Connections has become a terrific program for our young alumni. This year, we have welcomed back alumni speakers to in-person luncheons for our current students as well. These programs help strengthen the alumni network and set BC High apart from other schools.

BC Hire Career Connections supports BC High’s current students and young alumni in securing meaningful summer jobs and internships, laying the groundwork for career success. Many of these internship opportunities are provided by the powerful BC High Alumni Network and our highly engaged parent community, while others are offered by firms in Greater Boston.

For more information, contact Kenny Delino '16, Assistant Director of Alumni Relations, or visit the BC Hire page.
Order Your Eagles Gear Today!
Get your Eagles gear today. Order online through our school store. Choose from any one of our teams, co-curriculars, or alumni gear. We are pleased to offer a wide selection for our whole community!
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