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Information for the week of October 29

Field Days, Honor Societies and Taco Wednesdays?

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You can't spell "Noah Lindsay" without "NHS."  But you can spell Josh Yost, Ben Walls and Matt Brooks.  Either way, all four of these fine young men are our most recent inductees into the National Honor Society.  Congratulations!

 

The Week's Uniform Schedule 

     Allow us to direct you to THE authoritative spot for finding out about the week's uniforms: School calendar

     

     TWAB shall no longer carry uniform info for the upcoming week.  The upside is that the school website calendar details the daily uniform through the month of September!

 

     Here is a link to information on the components of each uniform: uniforms

The Week's Dining Highlights:

Monday           Make Your Own Sub

Tuesday          Breakfast:  Belgian Waffles

                         Lunch:  Chicken Cacciatori

Wednesday     Breakfast:  Egg Omlette Bar

                         Lunch:  Brunswick Stew; Grilled Cheese

Thursday         No School

Friday              Chicken Parmesiana

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Mornings on the track !  Freshmen finish strong under enthusiastic encouragement by the senior leaders during this week's orientation.  Even the frost on the ground didn't put a damper on the newbies' enthusiasm.

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Before the rains came.  Field Day drew a nice crowd.  Unfortunately, it also drew some cold and damp weather.  The Gators and Cadets got in a few games before heading in for lunch.

From School Administration

 

Tuesday October 30

     Picture make-up day – If your son will retake his picture please make sure he brings his tunic!  Individual photos that were purchased and student ID cards were distributed to students on Monday October 22.

 

     Honor Roll Lunch – free pizza lunch for all students on the first quarter honor roll!

 

Thursday November 1

     School Closed- Solemnity of All Saints

 

Friday November 2

     Alumni Memorial Mass at 9:29 a.m.


 

 

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The Magnificent Seven.  Here is the crew that produces the "New Chevron"--the Honors Journalism class.  Check out the latest edition of the newspaper, available at locations all around school. Left to right:  Brian Losch, Noah Lindsay, Kam Lawrence, Patrick White, Ben Walls, Blake Smith, Keon Coley.

Mother & Son Mass and Dinner:  Sign up to attend or to volunteer

 

     Saturday, November 3 at 5 p.m.

     Mass will be celebrated at 5 p.m. followed by a delicious dinner in the dining hall.  Come and enjoy a worry-free evening with your son, other Cadets and their mothers.  Jessie Jane Duff will be our guest speaker.  Tickets for the dinner and program are $20 per person.  You can sign up via this link, or you may send a check made payable to Benedictine College Prep to the front office.  Please note "mother/son dinner" in the memo.

 

     Additionally, volunteers are needed to help ensure that this event runs as well as it has in the past.  Opportunities abound for Volunteer Dads.  We would like four volunteer dads to set up the dining hall beginning at 4 p.m., six volunteer dads to serve dinner, six volunteer dads for clean up and two volunteer dads for the check in table.  Please lend a hand by signing up via this link

 

     This is a tradition that should not be missed.  Please make your reservation by noon on Monday, Oct. 29.

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"Honored" to be with her guys.  National Honor Society moderator Mrs. Robinson seems at ease among the members of the august group. 

Honor Roll 

   

Congratulations to the following students who earned a place on our first quarter honor roll.  We will have an honor roll pizza lunch on Tuesday, and all students who are on the firstquarter honor roll list will receive a free pizza lunch.

 

"FIRST HONORS"

Students earn first honors with a 3.50 or higher GPA and no class grade lower than an 85.

 

Seniors

Gabriel Bowman

Jack Carpin

Wyatt DeLoria

Bradford Dudley

Oliver Sibal

D'Andre Tobias

Ben Walls

Savion Washington

 

Juniors

Frankie Boehling

John Colizzi

Garett Cuzzocreo

Reese DeVries

Will Garbett

Nathaniel Gleberman

Tony Ibanez

Brian Losch

Ty Owens

Gabriel Slate

Samuel Slate

Patrick White

 

Sophomores

Windsor Antal

Brenden Barnes

Jake Bartholomew

Eric Berger

Andrew Beyer

Adam Choate

Alan Crandall

Jackson Cray

Jeb Cray

Evan DeLoria

Ayden Gore

Cody Herman

Andrew Hudgins

Kyle Joyce

William Kennon

Miles Moten

Art Neal

Painter Richards-Baker

Josh Shaw

Adam Toler

Ryan Tremain

Maddock Wigg

Charles Williamson

Brendan Wright

 

Freshmen

Ethan Altovilla

Ethan Benson

Elias Breeden

Landon Brown

Sam Canestrano

Robert Clarke

Zane Cox

Tyler Craig

Colin Cury

Will Dausch

Bo Dortch

Joshua Gleberman

Aaron Grapes

Crew Gregory

Michael Hiller

Henry Jeffries

Aidan Kash

Patrick Larkin

Nicholas Markus

Patrick Marshall

Michael Morrissey

Connor Murphy

Kobi Onyiuke

Christian Rucobo

Ben Salp

Samuel Saunders

Stas Schoenborn

Brian Slifka

Andrew Stivers

Deston Tran

James Wentzel

 

 

"SECOND HONORS"

Students earn second honors with a 3.00 or higher GPA and no class grade lower than an 80.

 

Seniors

Phillip Carreras

Noah Lindsay

Alex Markus

Peter McNamara

Cole Simon

Blake Smith

Josh Yost

 

Juniors

Noah Aboelmatty

Jack Anderson

D'Andre Chambliss

Jacob Dunleavey

Timothy Gallagher

C. J. Griffith

Jack Hall

Malik James

Sean McGranahan

Drew Philhower

Hayden Stallings

Matthew Sylvia

Cullen Vita

Stevie Walden

Josiah Worley

 

Sophomores

Spencer Baird

Isaiah Bracy

John Carreras

Joseph Clark

Logan Cohn

Henry Dolan

Max Forbes

Ethan Fox

Riley Highfill

Aidan Johnson

Evan Kerzanet

Phillip Mosweta

Daniel Mouser

Nick Neighbors

A.J. O'Kleasky

Luke Sherry

Dillon Tennyson

Nick Wilson

 

Freshmen

Victor Aguilar

Nicholas Bellaver

Cole Carman

Joseph Fox

Leon Haughton

Robert Holmes

Caleb Hyman

Christopher Jones

Aaron Smith

Bryan Smith

Stephen Yago

 

 

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Fleet-footed Cadets.  The Benedictine cross country team strikes a pose after competing in the State Catholic meet.  From left to right:  Coach Hickman, Will Kennon, Bryan Smith, Bo Dortch, Greg Kight, Miles Moten, Michael Morrissey and Azaan Johnson.  You might notice a medal draped around the neck of Mr. Morrissey.  That's because he was the runner-up in the JV race with a PR time of 18:59!

 

 

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Raffle Status

 

ALL SOLD TICKETS MUST BE TURNED IN BY TUESDAY, OCTOBER 30

     We will be drawing for the APPLE WATCH on Wednesday, Oct. 31. The more packets you sell, the more chances you have of winning.

     Please encourage your Cadet to sell his tickets.

 

 

Annie Junior's Coming to Town!

       Stuart Avenue Players of Saint Gertrude High School present Annie Junior at Saint Gertrude on Friday November 2 at 7 p.m., and Saturday November 3 at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. All are invited to come enjoy the story of the spunky orphan who outwits the mean Miss Hannigan and finds her forever home with Daddy Warbucks.

     Freshman Cadet Ben Salp is playing the role of Warbucks.

     Tickets are $5 and can be purchased in advance at this link https://saintgertrude.myschoolapp.com/podium/default.aspx?t=36644&rid=24667

 

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Guidance News and Information

 

 Upcoming College Visits for Students

     Listed below is a schedule of colleges planning to visit Benedictine in the coming months.  Most visits will take place in the guidance office conference room or a conference room on the second floor during an event period.  If scheduled during a class, students must obtain their teacher's permission in advance to attend. This list will be supplemented as new visits are scheduled. Please encourage your sons to attend several of these sessions to learn more about the college application process and individual schools.         

 

Widener University                                 Monday, October 29th                 9:30 a.m.
University of Tennessee                         Monday, October 29th                11:50 a.m. (during lunch periods)

Mount St. Mary's                                     Monday, October 29th                 2:00 p.m. (during seventh period)

Randolph-Macon College                       Tuesday, October 30th                9:30 a.m.

Virginia Tech                                          Tuesday, October 30th                 12:30 p.m. (during second lunch)

University of South Carolina                   Tuesday, October 30th                2:30 p.m. (during last period)

Erwin College                                         Wednesday, October 31st            8:30 a.m. (during first period)
University of Delaware                           Monday, November 5th                9:30 a.m.

Old Dominion University                         Wednesday, November 7th         8:45 a.m. (during second period)

Ferrum College                                      Thursday, November 8th              11:45 a.m. (during first lunch)
St. Bonaventure University                    Thursday, November 8th              2:00 p.m. (during seventh period)

U.S. Naval Academy                              Monday, November 19th             9:30 a.m.

 

 

VMI Information Session – November 8th, 7:00 p.m. Virginia Museum

     The Virginia Military Institute (VMI) will be hosting an information session for all interested students and their parents on Thursday, November 8th from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.  It will be held at the Virginia Museum, 428 North Boulevard, Richmond, VA. Snacks and light refreshments will be provided. Please RSVP if you are interested in attending at www.vmialumni.org/infromationRichmond by November 4th.

 

Transcript Requests

     Please provide two weeks' notice for the Guidance Department to process your transcript and recommendation requests.  Forms to request this are available from Mrs. Metcalfe.

 

FAFSA/Financial Aid

     All students and parents planning to apply for financial aid through the FAFSA website should plan to do so as soon as possible.  The website opened for business on October 1.  The earlier an application is completed, the better the chances that funds will be available to qualified applicants.

 

Scholarships/Leadership Opportunities

     Early action is also recommended for scholarship applications.  The websites of target colleges should be reviewed early as many scholarships share the same deadlines as the admissions decisions, and a number of them have deadlines that are even earlier.  For an overview of many scholarship opportunities and strategies, see https://grasp4va.org/ or  https://grasp4va.org/scholarships

     While many of the GRASP resources reference outside scholarships with later deadlines, it is helpful to plan for opportunities that may fit later and explore what is available now, including the following:

 


Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership (HOBY) Seminar – This opportunity is available only to sophomores and involves participating in 3-4 days of interactive leadership training, meeting state leaders, and experiencing life on a university campus at the State Leadership Seminar.  The seminar occurs from May 31-June 2, 2019, at JMU but applications for this are being reviewed now.  To apply for this seminar as a fully funded participant, see Mrs. Metcalfe.  Applications are due by November 30.  For more information about the program and other HOBY opportunities, see http://hoby.org/.

 

 


 Other Helpful Websites & Scholarship Search Tools

 

 

www.VaWizard.org – Resource for careers, colleges, and financial aid.

 

www.fastweb.com – Free scholarship search

 

www.finaid.org – Free school scholarship search

 

www.studentscholarships.org/newsletter.php - Scholarships w/ varying deadlines & criteria

 

http://www.collegegrant.net/virginia/   - Free scholarship/grant search

 

http://www.scholarshipguidance.com/ - Free scholarship search

 

https://www.collegegreenlight.com/ - Free scholarship search for first generation students or underrepresented students

 

http://www.studentscholarships.org/ - scholarship and career search

 

https://www.hacu.net/hacu/Scholarships.asp - scholarship opportunities for Hispanic students

 

   

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"A Taco?  On Wednesday?  What is this madness?"  Mitchell Hoag was only slightly befuddled to find himself dining on tacos on a Wednesday, as opposed to the widely popular Taco Tuesday.  The senior, nevertheless, seemed to enjoy his mouthwatering Mexican munch.

'Tis the Season to Order Your Christmas Tree:

 

     Get your tree from Papa Bam's Christmas Trees, delivering fresh-cut Frazer Fir trees to your door for nine years in a row.  And he's delivering some fundraising to Benedictine this year.

     Mike Lemcke (aka Papa Bam) has been called "a husband's best friend."

     He'll deliver full trees with a fresh base cut that day, still wrapped for easy handling.

     Prices:  7'-8', delivered is $65; 8'-9', delivered is $70; 9'-10' delivered is $83 and 10'+, delivered is $93.

     An additional delivery charge may apply for those outside of a 15-mile radius of the Mechanicsville Walmart.

     Five dollars from each sale will benefit BCP.

     To place an order, go to Papa Bam's Christmas Trees Facebook Page and click on the form:  https://www.facebook.com/papabamschristmastrees/

     Select Benedictine Fundraising Section when placing your order.

     Order deadline is November 12.

 

 

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Freshmen Hit the Town.  The freshman class receives instructions from Mr. Doran prior to its hitting the buses and on their way to their first retreat as a Benedictine class.

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