It was a night to remember for over 500 prospective students and their families who attended our annual Open House on Thursday, November 9. It was a great night to be part of the Brother Martin community and a Crusader on Elysian Fields. Prospective students and families were eager to embark on their school tours to learn more about religious values, academic excellence, personal attention, and friendly discipline from students, faculty and staff.
The night started with guests arriving for check-in by entering through the Thomas F. and Elaine P. Ridgley Fine Arts & Athletic Center before heading into the James B. Branton Chapel where they were greeted by Director of Admissions Carlos Bogran III ’99. Inside the Branton Chapel, families were welcomed by President John Devlin and Principal Ryan Gallagher ’00. Jackson Vicknair ’18 and Andrew Biehl ’22 were also in attendance to speak about the ‘Brother Martin Experience’ from an eighth grader’s and a senior’s point of view. They reminded prospective students that they too were once students in elementary school sitting in the very same seat in the Branton Chapel anxiously awaiting to start their high school career at Brother Martin and to hopefully be one of those “Men Who Never Say Die.”
Mr. Gallagher expressed the dedication of the Brother Martin faculty to educating students for life, commenting that “everything we do teaches something here at Brother Martin High School.”
Future Crusaders and their families then received a personal tour of our state of the art campus featuring the newly renovated Library. The evening featured thorough information on Crusader academics, alumni, athletics, campus ministry, as well as performances by the Crusader band, chorus, and drama club.
Thank you to all of our students, parents, alumni, and faculty, for making the night a great success for Brother Martin! Bro. Martin Hernandez, S.C., quoted “We are not here to teach boys how to make a living but how to make a life.”
To learn more about the Admissions process or general information, please visit the Admissions page or call the Director of Admissions Mr. Carlos Bogran III ’99 in the Office of Admissions at 504-283-1561(ext. 3022).