2019 Academic Award Winners Recognized at LaSalle Prayer Service

April 3, 2019

Most of our senior academic award winners from Wednesday morning.

As is the tradition at Christian Brothers Academy, the student body gathered Wednesday morning for the annual LaSalle Prayer Service and Academic Awards.

Presented by Principal Ross Fales, Associate Principal Sean Nunan and the academic department chairs, the following Academy men were honored for their outstanding academic and service achievements during the 2018-2019 school year.

GRADUATION AWARDS – 2019

The Brother John Halpin Award for GENERAL EXCELLENCE 

Awarded to……Michael Sardella

Next in Merit…David Ham

The Bishop George W. Ahr Award for THEOLOGY

Awarded to……Michael Sardella

Next in Merit…Peter Ferraro

The Christian Brothers Award for RELIGIOUS SERVICE

Awarded to……Thomas Tsimbinos

Next in Merit…Anthony Coniglio

The Brother Albert Bernard McKenna Award for ENGLISH   

Awarded to……Michael Sardella

Next in Merit…Matthew Vaccaro

The Brother Andrew Valentine Award for SPANISH

Awarded to……Rafael Coppola

Next in Merit….Brian Closkey

The John B. Higgins Award for FRENCH

Awarded to……Christopher Cerny

Next in Merit…Jose Campa

The Brother Clement Patrick Gardner Award for LATIN

Awarded to……David Ham

Next in Merit…Chancelor Assiamah

The John C. Henderson Award for MATHEMATICS

Awarded to…….Michael Sardella

Next in Merit….David Ham

The Doctor George Sheehan, Jr. Award for SCIENCE

Awarded to……Michael Sardella

Next in Merit….David Ham and William Walsh

The Peter E. Fleming Award for HISTORY

Awarded to…….Michael Sardella

Next in Merit….William Walsh

The Doctor William J. Zapcic, AFSC Award

Awarded to that student in the graduating class who in the opinion of the Administration most exemplifies the spirit, ideals and achievements of Christian Brothers Academy.

This year the Dr. Zapcic award goes to Nicholas Hanlon.

The Brother Michael Dwyer graduating scholars are:

Arthur Baker                  Jake Grillo                      Ryan Murphy

Brian Closkey                Brian Hack                     Michael Sardella

Jack DeVincens              David Ham                     Joseph Sorrentino

Patrick Devine                Nicholas Hanlon             Matthew Vaccaro

Peter Ferraro                   Alexander Kobylowski   William Walsh

John Gill                        John Memon

 

UNDERCLASSMEN AWARDS

The Saint Brother Miguel Award for GENERAL EXCELLENCE IN THE FRESHMAN YEAR

Awarded to……Peter Rawlins

Next in Merit…Andrew Sasso

 

The Saint Brother Mutien Marie for GENERAL EXCELLENCE IN THE SOPHOMORE YEAR

Awarded to……Nicholas Geissler

Next in Merit…Grant D’Orsi

 

The Blessed Brother Solomon Award for GENERAL EXCELLENCE IN THE JUNIOR YEAR

Awarded to……Troy Hill

Next in Merit…Eric Hawkins

 

The 20th annual Duffy Memorial Award for Spanish is sponsored by graduate Sean Duffy in honor of his parents. This award honors the junior with the highest cumulative average in the study of Spanish. This year’s winner is Aedan Moran.

 

The 14th annual Ceres Memorial Award for Physics is sponsored by Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Ceres in memory of their son Gerald, CBA class of 2003. This award honors the junior with the highest average in Physics. This year’s winner is  Eric Hawkins.

 

The 7th annual Frank Bulzis Senior Mathematics Award is sponsored by Mrs. Doreen Bulzis in memory of her husband and our colleague Frank Bulzis. This award honors the junior with the highest cumulative average in the study of mathematics. This year’s winner is Joseph Cisar.

 

The 5th annual Joseph Castle Award for History is sponsored by Mr. Joseph Castle, CBA Class of 1990. This award honors to the junior with the highest cumulative average in the study of history. This year’s winner is Gary Fletcher.

 

The 5th annual John and Carol DeMuria Award for English is sponsored by John and Carol DeMuria, the proud parents of Jonathon (class of 2003), Daniel (class of 2011), and Nicholas (class of 2016). This award goes to the junior with the highest cumulative average in the study of English. This year’s winner is Gary Fletcher.

 

The 3rd annual Br. Frank Byrne Award for Theology is sponsored by Mr. Bill Moss, CBA class of 1975 and his wife Liz Moss, along with classmates and friends of Br. Frank. This award honors the junior with the highest cumulative average in the study of Theology. This year’s winner is Troy Hill.

 

The 2nd annual Brother Ralph Montedoro Award for Service to the Poor is sponsored by former CBA head of guidance Mr. Jack Brennan. This award honors the junior who has best exemplified the Christian Service belief in direct service to those in need. This year’s winner is Patrick Dickinson.

 

Three faculty members were recognized for 25 years of dedicated service to Christian Brothers Academy: Mr. Dave Santos ’85, Mrs. Monica Slattery, Mr. Jimmy Speidel.

 

The Distinguished Lasallian Educator of the Year Award was presented to Mr. Bill Frake ’05. Mr. Frake has been a member of the mathematics department since the fall of 2009, where he quickly became a student-favorite for his personal interactions with his students. He has gone above and beyond to lend a helping hand to Academy men, not only in their math studies, but also in their lives outside of the classroom. Mr. Frake makes sure he recognizes student achievements whenever possible, whether on a math test, on the theater stage, or on the field. Mr. Frake has also served as the “voice of the Colts” for nearly a decade, working as the public address announcer at basketball, baseball, lacrosse and soccer games.

 

About Christian Brothers Academy:
 
Christian Brothers Academy (CBA) is a private, Catholic, academic preparatory school for boys located in Lincroft, New Jersey. Founded in 1959 and taught in the Lasallian tradition, CBA is dedicated to helping students become intellectually mature and morally responsible leaders for society. Through the combined efforts of the Office of Advancement and friends of the Academy, CBA awards over $1.5 million in scholarships and financial aid to current students. Experience the Academy at www.CBALincroftNJ.org.