Each year, the junior class at Christian Brothers Academy gathers together for a special ceremony, one that signals the boys’ transition to upperclassmen.
On Wednesday afternoon, the Class of 2020 was presented with their customized neckties at the Junior Tie Ceremony.
Each tie represents a reaffirmation of commitment to completing their journey at Christian Brothers Academy. As new upperclassmen, these young men more deeply understand their role in upholding the mission of CBA and living out the school motto of Religio, Mores, Cultura, which is found embroidered on each student’s tie. These 200+ students, who entered as freshmen boys in the fall of 2016, have demonstrated the desire to graduate as Academy men in the spring of 2020.
Throughout the ceremony, Academy men were reminded of their commitment to CBA’s virtues. Junior speaker William Henning posed the question, “why did you choose attend CBA,” to his classmates, before going through all the different things that make the Academy special.
Guest faculty speaker Mr. David Villetta, English Department Chairman, spoke to the students about how each necktie represents an “identity” that includes maturity, attention to detail, and positive image. He mentioned to the boys that learning how to properly tie a necktie is a “rite of passage” for young men, much like advancing through each year at CBA.
Father John Zec blessed each of the neckties before Principal Ross Fales presented each junior class member with a tie, which is embroidered with “Class of 2020.”
The junior class, with their parents, enjoyed a special luncheon after the ceremony concluded.
Congratulations to the Class of 2020 on this special accomplishment!