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The freshman class will attend its orientation finale from Nov 16 to the 18th. The Orientation Finale is one of the last steps of forming new students into Cadets. The Orientation Finale is a mandatory event for all freshmen.
Last Tuesday, October 30, representatives from Virginia Tech and South Carolina spoke to Cadets in the afternoon. Due to the amount of interest Cadets displayed, the meetings took place in the lecture hall ,which is unusual for a college visit, as they are usually held in the guidance office.
Senior offensive lineman Cole Simon was named Athlete of the Week for the week of November 5. He is the leader of a strong, powerful offensive line that has propelled the Cadets to a 5-3 record and 1,653 total rushing yards. Being the center of the offense (both literally and figuratively), Simon is an important member of the Cadet offense. "Cole is a four-year starter, a state champ, a second-team all-state and honorable mention all-metro player," said Head Coach Greg Lilly. "He's been the anchor of the offensive line and the offense, and he's been one of our best linemen and one of our best leaders."
At Benedictine, we let our numbers speak for us.
In terms of our students’ academic success, the amount of attention we devote to our Cadets, the level of future opportunities and our dedication to the breadth and depth of our students’ intellectual capabilities, it’s hard to match the Benedictine experience.
15.6 Students Average Class Size
13 AP Courses Offered
57% Students receive grants, scholarships & financial aid to attend BCP
$3,629,000 Total college scholarships & grants awarded to last year’s grads
9-to-1 Student-Teacher Ratio
75% Upperclassmen taking fine arts courses
100% Last year’s grads accepted into college
98% Last year’s grads enrolling in college
29% Minority Representation in student body
$57,600 Last year’s grads’ average college aid packet
View the stories of how Benedictine helped place Richmond’s young men on a path to adulthood that culminated in their realizing achievement as mature, thoughtful and intelligent men of conscience and discipline.
“Benedictine has been a positive driver in teaching me
leadership and teamwork, as well as preparing me academically for the rigors of
an Ivy League education.”
- Jacob Gleberman, Benedictine ’15 and Cornell ’19 (and entrepreneur)
The 2015 Benedictine yearbook’s “Senior Superlatives” section featured Townley Haas as “Most likely to go to the Olympics,” an honor bestowed upon him by his classmates. It took less than a year and a half for Haas to prove his friends right, as he qualified for the U.S. Olympic swim team and its journey to the 2016 Rio Olympics.
Then he surpassed even their lofty prognostications, going on to earn a gold medal at the quadrennial Summer Games in the 4 X 200 relay.
During his time at Benedictine, Joe Swedish (Class of '69) may not have given much of an overt indication that he was on his way to major accomplishments. But, hidden beneath an unassuming exterior, burned a passionate flame to make big things happen. That flame, as well as a well-rooted work ethic, carried Swedish through a career that culminated in his leading a Fortune 38 company today.
So, how would he advise current Cadets? “Experience all that Benedictine has to offer academically, religiously, socially and culturally…," states Swedish.
Just as the business he grew has stayed in the family, so has his love for Benedictine been passed down through generations of the Carreras family. Jim Carreras graduated from our school in 1958 and spent some time on Wall Street before leveraging that business savvy into his own empire, based in Richmond.
Along the way, he’s led a full and fascinating life, one which now includes keeping an eye on a pair of grandsons who don the Cadet green these days. “Benedictine was the start,” said Carreras. “It was the first of a series of motivations for me.”