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Golf and Bocce Outing
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Graduate Support Program - 20/20 Club
hear the saying hindsight is 20/20?
We all have times in our life we can look back
on and think I wish I could have done that differently. One of the most
influential moments in many lives is the growth we experienced in high
school. If you were able to go back and
change something about your high school life, would you do something different? I think each of us would.
The 20/20 club is a group of individuals who want to be the
“glasses” for the graduates of The De La Salle School to guide them in seeing
how bright their futures can be.
The De La Salle School is blessed with graduates who return as mentors and role models for our current students. After their mid-terms were completed and on a day when they had no classes, Oscar and José, freshmen at Holy Trinity Diocesan High School returned to The De La Salle School to help organize items that had been donated to their alma mater.
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Tidings From Brother Thomas
Our Twelfth Annual Gala on 16 May was a festive occasion that welcomed close to 200 guests to the elegant Chateau Briand in Carle Place. Mr. Douglas Valerio, our honoree, was very generous both with his financial involvement and with his words of affirmation of our mission. Seven alumni, all currently college students, were present and testified by their example to the positive impact of The De La Salle School on their lives. Thanks to all who attended and others who participated by making a donation. Congratulations to the raffle winners: 1st Prize ($5,000) - Mrs. Frances Gambino; 2nd Prize ($2,500) - Dynamic International; 3rd Prize ($1,000) - Dr. Thomas Dowling. The event was a financial success, adding over $200,000 to our school's scholarship fund.
Honoree Douglas Valerio generously supported the Graduate Support Program with this year's Triple Your Impact Campaign by matching $15,000 worth of pledges, which had already been matched by a grant from an anonymous international foundation. Over $45,000 was raised for the Graduate Support Program from the Triple Your Impact Campaign. De La Salle School alumni, guests of Mr. Valerio at the dinner, accept the $15,000 check from Mr. Valerio on behalf of the Graduate Support Program. Pictured from left are Alan Fermin (State University of New York at Farmingdale), alumni speaker at the event, Kevin Rall, director of the Graduate Support Program, alumni Andrew Zuluaga (Adelphi University), Yomar Torres (Molloy College), Patrick Aristhene (Nassau Community College), Christoper Ernest (Molloy College), Daniel Campbell (State Univeristy of New York at Alfred), Francisco Apolinario (Manhattan College), Brother Thomas, Douglas Valerio, and Gala Committee and Board Chairman Michael Moriarty.
The morning after the Gala, Saturday 17 May, two Mock Trial teams participated in the Catholic Middle School Mock Trial competition at St. John's University School of Law. Thirteen of our seventh and eighth graders had been preparing since early February with the coaching of Mrs. Susan Santoro Bevilacqua, Esq. and Mr. Conor Lamb, Esq. One of our groups served as the plaintiff's "attorneys" in the civil case, and the other as the "attorneys" for the defendant. In each instance they argued in front of the attorney acting as "judge" and won a favorable outcome for their client.
Rolando, a seventh grader, was clear that he wanted to don a suit and tie and participate again next year! In the picture, above, Rolando as plaintiff's attorney, conducts a direct examination of the witness police officer, played by Khalel, also a 7th grade student. "Judge" Kareem Vessup diligently takes notes.
The De La Salle School
The De La Salle School is a scholarship Catholic Middle School for young men in grades 5 through 8. Most of our students are immigrants or children of immigrants. We provide a quality education, and nurture each student's growth, spiritually, academically, socially and physically in collaboration with their parent(s) or guardian(s). We emphasize respect, responsibility, leadership and service, thereby preparing the young men to be caring citizens of the world.
We share in the LaSallian heritage, and are rooted in 330 years of the De La Salle Christian Brothers tradition of education. We are on the campus of Our Holy Redeemer Parish, in Freeport, N.Y. Established in 2002, we are at capacity with 64 students, and have 104 graduates, who we continue to support through our Graduate Student Program.
Our school depends entirely on the generosity of our benefactors. We are enriched through the dedication of many caring volunteers and our staff. To help in any way, please call the school at 516-379-8660, email us at DeLaSalleLI@hotmail.com, or to make a secure online donation, please click on the "Click Here to Make a Donation" button above, in this column. To make a secure online donation for our Graduate Support Program's 20-20 campaign, please click on the "Click To Give" button in the left column.
The De La Salle School is
Brother Thomas and eighth grade student Justin M.
were interviewed by
Francis X. Schroeder of the American Family Association.
The one hour interview show will be broadcast on:
Cablevision Channel 20:
Saturday 28 June at 8 pm (Nassau and Western Suffolk)
Monday 30 June at 8 pm (Central Suffolk)
Verizon Channel 40: Monday 21 July at 8 pm (Nassau and Suffolk)
Set your DVD and DVR to tape the broadcast!
The interview show will be rebroadcast the following days and times:
Cablevision Channel 20 (Nassau and Western Suffolk):
Saturday 26 July at 8 pm
Saturday 23 August at 8 pm
Saturday 20 September at 8 pm
Cablevision Channel 20 (Central Suffolk)
Monday 28 July at 8 pm
Monday 25 August at 8 pm
Monday 22 September at 8 pm
Verizon Channel 40 (Nassau and Suffolk):
Monday 18 August 8 pm
Monday 15 September 8 pm
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