This past Wednesday, the two top Benedictine administrators were "slimed" as the fundraising goal of $100,000 for the Frank Parater Middle Class Scholarship was met. Mr. Grapes, the school's headmaster, and Mr. Bussman, the school's associate headmaster, had icky, green slime poured on their heads as a result hitting the mark for the second annual Day of Giving.
The students capped off a perfect Parater Day by crushing the teachers in the Tug of War event Wednesday afternoon. Since the students lost in the Bacon Beast Challenge, the students considered their victory sweet revenge. It was a dog fight between some of the best student-athletes and the strongest administration and staff on payroll.
Benedictine celebrated its second annual Day of Giving on February 7. As a part of the celebration Cadets were brought to the boardroom for brief periods of time where they called alumni and asked for donations for the scholarship. The Cadets used their own cell phones and got to work, dialing a numerous amount of alumni numbers.
On Wednesday, February 7, Mr. Bussman was chosen to take care of Chester the pig. Not only was this pig messy, but also loud. The pig was the size of a hamster but could yelp as loud as a massive dog barking. This was one of the main highlights of Frank Parater Day.
Benedictine's Day of Giving was this past Wednesday. Benedictine's Day of Giving is a day used for the school to raise as much money as possible through donations that will be used to fund the scholarships of future Cadets. The goal of the fundraiser was $100k, if successful in reaching their goal; Benedictine would also receive an additional $100k donation from Smithfield Food.
This past Tuesday, Benedictine took on the Miller School in a basketball game at Rut Court. Even though the Cadets suffered another loss at home, the Corps of Cadets was not angry, due to the fact that they got to watch a stellar display of sportsmanship, athleticism and mental fortitude put on during halftime of the game.
On Wednesday, February 7, Benedictine held its first annual Bacon Beast competition. The competition consisted of many physical competitions that took place in the weight room, and the faculty came out victorious. Instead of reporting to the parade deck for morning formation, the Corps of Cadets was instructed to report to the weight room for the Bacon Beast competition.
Benedictine flexed its football muscle in daunting fashion as three Cadets were named to the Times Dispatch A-List. The A-List features the top 12 players in the greater Richmond Area. Of the dozen that were listed, three don Benedictine green and white: Chris Collins, Wendell Davis and Caleb Grimes.
On Wednesday, February 7, Benedictine will be holding a "Day of Giving" campaign to raise money to fund scholarships for middle-class students. Benedictine's partner, Smithfield Foods, has very generously pledged to match, dollar-for-dollar, up to 100,000 dollars, each donation made during the "Day of Giving" campaign.
On January 12, the Installation Mass was celebrated at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, in Richmond. One of the highlights of that event was that Cadet Bradford Dudley attended and served as an offertory bearer.