It has been a busy month on the Boulevard - our community is alive with mission and ministry in so many ways! I was blessed to see the full effect of that spirit at a gathering of our alumni in Washington D.C. just a few weeks ago. That night, dozens of BC High graduates gathered to celebrate their bonds of brotherhood and meet our new Vice President of Institutional Advancement, Kelly DeGregorio. It was incredibly heartening to see the fruits of their Jesuit education thriving in our nation's capital.
I carried the strength and hope from that gathering to a conference in Minneapolis with presidents of our partner institutions in the Jesuit Schools Network. After several days spent in prayerful collaboration I came away deeply humbled by the way our peers look to BC High as a national, and even global, leader in Jesuit education.
There is perhaps no better example of the impact Jesuit education can have on one's life than our very own Principal Steve Hughes '73, P'98. At a recent school-wide assembly we announced with great sadness his retirement at the end of this year after four decades of service, and nearly half of that as principal. It took several minutes to quiet the well-deserved cheers and applause from the students, faculty, and staff whose lives have been forever changed by his presence.
Although he is stepping back from the principal's office, BC High has been Steve's home since before he set foot on campus as a student in 1969. We know he will continue to be an important part of our community for years to come! To read a full letter honoring Steve and for more information on the search for our next principal please
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