Benedictine has always been known for its many traditions. This past Friday, juniors proudly took part in another classic Benedictine tradition, as they received their class rings. Families of the junior Cadets took advantage of the beautiful weather and took a very pleasant car ride to the Abbey to join their sons in the chapel.
This past Thursday, Benedictine was overrun by 110 eighth graders interested in viewing the campus and receiving information on Benedictine and its culture. Visitors Day has taken place beyond recent memory and is a tradition treasured at Benedictine.
This past weekend, the Benedictine freshmen concluded their orientation with a challenging weekend of activities led by the senior cadre. The demanding event was held at Camp Brady T. Saunders, a Boy Scout camp in Goochland, and they did everything from running to waking up at 3 a.m.
This past Friday, Benedictine's Corps of Cadets held a ceremony around its Veterans Memorial to honor all those who have served in the military of the United States of America. The ceremony consisted of marching, a guest speaker and honoring each branch of the Armed Forces. Retired Lieutenant Colonel Roy Crosse, Benedictine '64, gave a speech reviewing his time at BHS and his career in the United States Army.
Former Virginia Commonwealth University starter and current professional basketball player Bradford Burgess returns to his alma mater as an assistant basketball coach for the Benedictine College Preparatory Cadets.
This month, five Cadets signed their National Letters of Intent to play a collegiate sport. These five Cadets are Holden Fiedler, Callaway Sigler, Josh Brown, Christos Avgeros, and Greg Ryan. All five of these Cadets have worked extremely hard throughout their years at Benedictine and that hard work finally paid off.
Tuesday, November 7th, one of the best traits of the United States of America will be on full display as thousands of citizens will show out to the polls to vote for the next governor and lieutenant governor of Virginia. Tuesday's election will also include election of the future attorney general.
Freshmen and transfers experienced a brutal welcoming this year at Benedictine College Preparatory. Physical activity like pushups, burpees, and running became a daily adventure for the newcomers. They quickly recognized that their manhood will be tested during their introduction to the schools system called orientation.
This past Wednesday, Benedictine's Emmaus Club retreated to Culpeper for a day of spiritual fulfillment. Highlights of the day included Eucharistic Adoration with Mass at the beautiful Longlea Retreat Center and a round of golf in Culpeper.
On October 31, better known as Halloween, the seniors of Benedictine College Preparatory will not be at formation; instead, they will lie in wait in an eerie fashion, waiting for the pusillanimous underclassmen to begin their escape and head for the doors.