This page contains a Flash digital edition of a book.
Message


FROM THE PRESIDENT


August 5, 2016 Dear Friend of Bergen Catholic High School,


After 60 Bergen Catholic years (1955–2015), this Jubilee year has provided us the opportunity to look back and reflect in order to judge better the road ahead.


Several times we returned to the final paragraph of a monograph written by our founder and first principal, Brother Eugene D. McKenna:


The pioneering stage is rapidly drawing to a close. There were hard times and good times. Times of deep sorrow and times of great joy. But on every occasion of joy or sorrow we were confident of the great blessings Almighty God was showering on us. (A Brief History of Bergen Catholic)


As was Brother McKenna, we are very conscious of the presence of God in the daily life of our school. God alive in each student, each teacher and their families. The blessings that flow to us each day as we deepen our faith, develop academic excellence and strengthen our social consciousness and responsibility.


This Jubilee celebration has shown us the blessing we have in our 12,000 graduates who make an impact in everyday ways to make the lives of others better. Graduates who share their time, talent and treasure with us to help improve the infrastructure, expand course offerings and provide scholarships and financial aid.


We move from this Jubilee year knowing that we have to: - match our advances in technology infrastructure with courses in coding and STEM education - redesign our classrooms to provide for more collaborative work space - implement the plan to return the SERVICE PROGRAM during the 2016–17 academic year - rehabilitate CRUSADER STADIUM and acquire land for baseball


Our 60th Jubilee celebrations end on Saturday, September 10, 2016, with a football game against Tampa Catholic High School at 2 p.m. and a dinner at White Beeches at 7 p.m.


May God and His Blessed Mother ever guard and guide Bergen Catholic High. Sincerely,


Br. Brian M. Walsh President


Summer/Fall 2016 3


Page 1  |  Page 2  |  Page 3  |  Page 4  |  Page 5  |  Page 6  |  Page 7  |  Page 8  |  Page 9  |  Page 10  |  Page 11  |  Page 12  |  Page 13  |  Page 14  |  Page 15  |  Page 16  |  Page 17  |  Page 18  |  Page 19  |  Page 20  |  Page 21  |  Page 22  |  Page 23  |  Page 24  |  Page 25  |  Page 26  |  Page 27  |  Page 28  |  Page 29  |  Page 30  |  Page 31  |  Page 32  |  Page 33  |  Page 34  |  Page 35  |  Page 36  |  Page 37  |  Page 38  |  Page 39  |  Page 40  |  Page 41  |  Page 42  |  Page 43  |  Page 44  |  Page 45  |  Page 46  |  Page 47  |  Page 48  |  Page 49  |  Page 50  |  Page 51  |  Page 52  |  Page 53  |  Page 54  |  Page 55  |  Page 56  |  Page 57  |  Page 58  |  Page 59  |  Page 60