On Thursday, October 25, over 170 St. Bon’s Alumni and friends reminisced, shared a delicious meal and celebrated our 2018 Alumni Award recipients. This year’s dinner was dedicated to the memory of Br. J.B. Darcy ’36, the namesake of the Alumnus of the Year Award, an alumnus, past President of the school and a great supporter of the school. Br. Darcy passed away October 16, 2018 at the age of 98. You can read more about Br. Darcy here.
The evening began with a mass in our Chapel celebrated by teacher Fr. Joseph Schuck, S.J., and concelebrated by alumnus Fr. Bill Browne, S.J. ’45 and Fr. Earl Smith, S.J. Guests then had a chance to socialize and share a drink at our reception in the Aula Maxima. We were able to locate some old school photos for guests to have a look at – some from the 1950’s and 1960’s and some from the early 2000’s.
After heading to the gym, a delicious turkey dinner was served by the Knights of Columbus catering service. A special thank you to our Master of Ceremonies, Mr. David Jackman, Chair of the Alumni Committee.
Following dinner, we presented the Magis Award for Young Alumni to Kieran O’Connell ’10. Kieran delivered moving remarks about the importance of pushing yourself through uncomfortable situations and not always trusting your moral compass as you work towards a more socially just world. Alumnus of the Year, Stan Cook ’62 then accepted his award. Stan spoke of the importance his education at St. Bon’s played in forming him as the person he is today – from academics and sports to the lifelong friendships he made. Thank you to both speakers for sharing their thoughts and views.
Thank you to the Knights of Columbus catering services, the teachers who volunteered their evening to tend bar, the Alumni Committee and the staff who organized the event. Thank you to all guests who came out to make this such an enjoyable and successful evening.
If you would like to nominate a distinguished alumnus for either the 2019 Magis Award for Young Alumni or the 2019 Brother JB Darcy, CFC Alumnus of the Year, find more information here.