With COVID-19 circling our globe and seeming to shrink our worlds ever smaller, our community must work harder than ever to retain our Jesuit, Catholic spirit of companionship. In the two weeks since
BC High shifted to a Remote Learning model, I have seen an incredible degree of poise, courage, and commitment from our students, faculty, and staff - in addition to an outpouring of support from our Board of Trustees, alumni, parents, and friends.

Recently, Principal Lewis and I had a Zoom meeting with the President’s Student Cabinet - which was emotional - as we talked about the uncertainty and loss of so many special senior traditions. The most inspiring part of the discussion was their genuine concern for our underclassmen. These young men truly exemplify the graduate at graduation. I ask you to join me in keeping these young men in your prayers as they finish out their time on Morrissey Boulevard.

Though we are learning remotely, we have kept our community close, and we have proven that no distance, quite literally, is too far to meet our boys where they are. I hope you will consider joining us for our second Livestream Mass from Loyola Chapel on Sunday at 10 a.m. to pray and reflect together.

Please visit for more updates and information as it is made available.

Grace Regan P'12
Busy Week for the Boys
The week before we moved to Remote Learning was spent celebrating our students and their many gifts and accomplishments. It is impossible not to look at the list below and not feel blessed to be part of such an amazing school with an incredible mission. I am inspired by our boys every single day!

Congratulations to all of our students, faculty, and staff who recently participated in the:

- One Act Plays: “Which Side Are You On?”, “The People”, and “The Best Man” written and directed by Jack Aceto '21 - which was recently announced as the METG Sherwood Collins Playwriting Contest 1st place winner

- Kieran Dunn '22 took home a 1st place win at the Region V Science and Engineering fair alongside students from 75 towns, 12 regional school districts, and every private high school in Boston. He recently finished a study of a certain species of mealworms in their pupa phase, which can eat Styrofoam

- The Business Club recently returned from a mini-week on Wall Street, where they had great opportunity to meet many of our alumni and be exposed to various industries. To view a video recap, visit this link!

- Basketball and Hockey teams had playoff runs capping off strong seasons

- Ski Team’s 2nd place finish at States, best in program history.

- The BC High Athletic Program was ranked #8 in Niche’s “Top 25 High Schools in America for Athletes”

- BC High Robotics won the SE MASS District Competition as part of the #1 Alliance, ranking our team in the top three out of 38 teams.

- Model UN hosted its 28th annual conference, welcoming 500 guests from 37 schools in 4 states for the daylong event

- Kairos 92

- Trustee Kevin Powers '85, P'16 invited Ms. McLarnon P'19, '21, Ms. Farrell and our students to volunteer at the Boston College/FBI 4th Boston Conference on Cyber Security

- Several Scholastic Art Award winners

- Trustee Greg Bulger '68 and Richard Dix hosted students, faculty, trustees, parents, alumni and staff at the BSO

- Football Banquet
Boston Business Journal: Columbia Point - On the Move!
I was honored to appear in a recent Boston Business Journal profile outlining some of the amazing partnership and progress we have been able to achieve on Columbia Point. Wonderful times for our boys and our neighborhood! To read the article, visit this link.
Florida Alumni Gatherings
Thank you to the nearly 70 alumni and friends who joined us last week in Sarasota, Naples and West Palm Beach, particularly our hosts, Jim '78 and Tish Fitzpatrick and John '56 and Julie Flaherty. Our mission is alive and well in the Sunshine State! For a full photo album, visit this link.
Revisit Days a Success
This year, BC High switched from Accepted Students Receptions (as many of you might have attended) - to Revisit Days that brought admitted Eagles and their families onto campus during the school day. The idea is one of several new initiatives from our Enrollment team designed to differentiate ourselves and present families with experiences that highlight what makes our community unique. The level of engagement from parents and prospective students was just incredible!
Livestream Laetare Sunday Mass Draws Thousands
Last week, a virtual livestream Mass from Loyola Chapel celebrating Laetare Sunday drew thousands of views from throughout our community. We rejoiced with each other and reminded ourselves, to paraphrase Fr. Nolan, SJ's excellent homily, that we must continue to support each other and light each other's candles if our flame should falter during this difficult time. To view the recorded Mass, visit this link. Special thanks to our Jesuit Community and IT Department for going above and beyond to make this experience possible.

Back to the Point Podcast: Mark McLaughlin '97
On the latest Back to the Point podcast, Rick Goulding '04 caught up with Mark McLaughlin '97 on what he has been up to since leaving campus - including founding his own whiskey company and flying planes off of aircraft carriers in the middle of the night! Listen and subscribe here.
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