"It's a Wrap" for the Class of 2017

IMG_4748It was a fun- filled week for the Class of 2017 during their last full week of school at Brother Martin High School. Seniors started the week off of wearing their favorite Brother Martin ‘Crimson and Gold’ t-shirt on Monday. On Tuesday, they wore their elementary school shirt and  their future college t-shirt on Wednesday. Crusaders were even able to mimic their favorite teacher/ faculty member by dressing up like them and also received their “favorite lunch” on Thursday. In addition, alumni, faculty and staff collaborated to ensure a memorable final day for the Class of 2017 on Friday, April 28. The day began with breakfast in the Bro. Mark Thornton Terrace prepared and served by Brother Martin Food Services. Fr. Paul Hart ’70 celebrated Mass in the James B. Branton Chapel followed by a keynote address from former Crusader and NFL football player Eddie Robinson ’88.  Seniors then attended small group presentations given by alumni whom thanked them and gave advice as they move forward in life.  After the “Class of ’17 Tailgate Party” in the backyard, seniors gathered in the Conlin Gymnasium where even “The Spirit” made a surprise appearance.  The day concluded with a “Steak & Slacks Lunch” and dessert in the Benson Mall prepared by Wayne Lee, Mike Lemoine ’02 and chef Raymond Yakelis ’06 of Sysco Foods, Johnny Smith of Eiserloh Company and Brother Martin Food Services.  Members of the faculty and staff assisted in lunch service.


Alumni Panel Speakers:
B.J. Branigan ‘01 
Ryan Brock ‘05
Eric Gallagher ‘01 
Adam Griego ‘10 
Barry Hebert ‘74  
Todd Mashburn ‘11 
Patrick Pritchett ‘78 
Eddie Robinson ‘88
Tommy Smith ‘71 

Parker Velargo ‘00 
Tyronne Walker ‘02 

Lunch Sponsors:
Sal Brocato ’88
Carlos Bogran ’99
Robert Caluda ’70
Lynn Clement ’56 SA
Bernard D’Arcangelo ’49