Commencement Dates for Baltimore District
The Baltimore District announced the commencement dates and speakers for each of its thirteen schools for Spring 1962.
The largest number of graduates (626) will receive diplomas from La Salle College, while the next largest graduation classes are from:
- West Catholic (404)
- Central Catholic, Pittsburgh (305)
- Calvert Hall, Towson (252)
- South Hills Catholic, Pittsburgh (237)
- St. John’s College HS, Washington (181)
- Canton (OH) Central Catholic (172)
- La Salle College HS (164)
- Bishop O’Connell HS, Arlington, VA (151
- La Salle HS, Cumberland, MD (69)
- St. John’s Parish School, Orange, NJ (62)
- St. Francis Vocational School, Eddington, PA (30)
Newsbriefs of Baltimore, May 1962, p. 1.
Manhattan College Prep Big Scholarships
Manhattan College Prep HS received 42 New York State scholarships and 20 alternates, which represents 50% of the senior class.
FSC, September 1962, p. 2.
Language Lab for La Salle College
The establishment of a language laboratory is planned at La Salle College HS (Wyndmoor) during the summer.
Newsbriefs of Baltimore, May 1962, p. 4.
New Albany Building
The new building at the camp of La Salle School (Albany) should be ready in mid-June.
Newsletter of New York, June 1, 1962, p. 8.
St. Mary’s Banquet
The annual St. Mary’s (Yonkers) alumni banquet will be held on June 7.
New York Newsletter, June 1, 1962, p. 10.
New St. John’s Training School Addition
Construction on the new addition at St. John’s Training School (Uxbridge, Ontario) started in June and should be completed in November.
Annals of the St. John’s Industrial School, Toronto/Uxbridge), p. 377.
La Salle Military Cadets Hit Europe for 6 Weeks
To improve their speaking abilities in French and Spanish, 24 cadets from La Salle Military Academy (Oakdale, NY) spent six weeks touring Europe this summer. Three Brothers accompanied them.
FSC, September 1962, p. 2.
Philadelphia Protectory Becomes St. Gabriel’s Hall
The Philadelphia Protectory for Boys has a new name! In order to modernize the image and the reality of this institution for at-risk youth, permission has been received to rename it “St. Gabriel’s Hall.” St. Gabriel Possenti was an Italian seminarian (of the Passionist congregation) who died shortly before ordination. Taught by the Christian Brothers in Spoleto (Italy), he was the first “Brothers’ Boy” to be declared a saint (1920) in Institute history, and was declared the “Patron Saint for Rebellious Youth.” 1962 is the 100th anniversary of St. Gabriel’s death, so this choice is highly appropriate.
ARCHIVIST’S NOTE: This image of St. Gabriel appeared with the article in this publication.
FSC, September 1962, p. 1.
Dignitaries Enjoy Gymnastics at St. John’s
Civic dignitaries enjoyed gymnastic displays as demonstrated by the students of St. John’s Industrial School (Uxbridge, Ontario) on August 15. Highlights included the vaulting horse, parallel bars, high bar, and rhythmical exercises.
Annals of St. John’s Industrial School (Toronto/Uxbridge), p. 379.
La Salle College Centennial Year Begins
La Salle College began its special centennial year (1863-1963) with a new orientation program for Evening Division students on August 23.