Crusaders Recognized at 2018 Leadership Ceremony

“You are walking in the footsteps of the apostles…. You are where the Good Lord wishes you to be,” said Father Andre Coindre, the founder of the Brothers of the Sacred Heart. Fr. Coindre spoke these words to his fellow brothers in 1821 inspiring them to be leaders in their community. These words are still modeled by our student leaders on a daily basis at Brother Martin High School.

IMG_0432On Saturday, May 19, Brother Martin High School hosted the 2018 Leadership Ceremony for our student leaders, alongside with their club moderators/coaches and their families. This special event recognizes our students as leaders academically, athletically, socially, and spiritually at Brother Martin. Throughout the year(s), these students have possessed “courage and confidence” by dedicating their time and talents to their studies and extracurricular responsibilities. Student Ambassador President Michael Connick ’18 (Golden Crusader recipient) opened the ceremony with an Invocation. Called in Class order, Principal Ryan Gallagher ’00 recognized the leaders of each grade level with an award for their accomplishments including honor roll and extracurricular activities. Principal Gallagher also presented a special lapel pin with the school’s crest engraved with the school year to each student as they walked across the stage. College Placement Counselor, Ms. Kelly Wild, was also on hand to present various awards to members of the Class of 2020, Class of 2019 and the Class of 2018.

Assistant Principal for Academics, Mrs. Deborah Broussard acknowledged the students who will receive an Honors Diploma at Graduation. Following the honor diplomas for the Class of 2018, Director of Admissions, Mr. Carlos Bogran ’99 presented the Crimson Shield Award to members of the Class of 2018 for their contributions to the school and to the community. The award is named after the school’s signature shield, which features both the cross of Christ’s crucifixion and the sword point of the Crusader who fights for justice. Each shield identifies a distinct quality that has led the student to his accomplishments. Assisting with Mr. Gallagher’s presentation of these awards was Executive Vice President, Greg Rando ’77.

Finally, Assistant Principal for Student Services, Mrs. Gabrielle Macaluso, announced the Golden Crusaders as Mr. Rando and Principal Gallagher presented the awards. Parents also accompanied each recipient on stage to receive this honor. The faculty nominated these seniors as best exemplifying the spirit of Brother Martin High School and modeling that spirit for their peers. These seniors demonstrated strong Christian values, service to others, and consistent self-discipline with a firm commitment to academic excellence. Their contributions have made Brother Martin a better place. Concluding the award ceremony, Student Ambassador President-Elect, John Miltenberger ‘19 closed the evening with the Benediction.

Thank you, student leaders, for your service to Brother Martin, and congratulations to all award recipients!

2018 Golden Crusaders   2018 Crimson Shields