The 59th Graduating Class of Christian Brothers Academy
May 18, 2021
The 59th graduating class of Christian Brothers Academy will truly be one for the history books.
The young men in the Class of 2021 have weathered an entire pandemic school year with resilience, fortitude and unity. More importantly, they are commended for their outstanding academic, athletic, service, and extracurricular achievements throughout their time at CBA.
“You will always remember coming of age in this historic year,” said Principal Ross Fales to open the 2021 Commencement Ceremony. “Like few other Academy classes before you, your class has been forged in the crucible of crisis. But once again, the brotherhood persevered.”
Following in the footsteps of the Class of 2020, this year’s commencement ceremony once again took place outdoors on campus. The 208 Academy graduates gathered for the 59th commencement exercises on Tuesday, May 18, receiving the CBA diploma that they have been working towards over the past four years.
“Like the 58 classes before you, you grew into the fine young men that we see here today,” said President Br. Frank Byrne ’75 to the graduates. “You have taken to heart the mission of our school, which is to raise young men to become morally responsible and intellectually mature for the betterment of our world. I am fully confident you will make a positive impact on all those you come in contact with in your lives.”
The 208 graduates received over $27.192 million in merit-based scholarships to colleges and universities across the country.
56 seniors graduated with distinction (seven-semester GPA of 91.5 or higher).
The Class completed 21,840 hours of community service, which is an average of 105 hours per student when only 50 hours are required.
31 seniors were members of CBA’s Saint de La Salle Chapter of the National Honor Society.
22 graduates were Brother Michael Dwyer Scholars.
8 individuals were National Commended Scholars with one national finalist.
36 senior student-athletes were scholar athletes (varsity athletes with seven-semester GPA of 91.5 or higher).
5 seniors were named scholar thespians through Pegasus Production Company.
In late April, CBA gave out the annual graduation awards to those seniors who have excelled in different subjects at the Academy. You can view the full list of CBA graduation awards here.
A recording of the 2021 Commencement Ceremony can be found below.