(l-r) Kris Patterson, Tom Coughlin, Tom Abbate, Dan McGrath, James Remigino and Adam Tomasiello
Athletics and Academics Shine O
n March 31st Xavier honored six seniors for accomplishments both as students and athletes. Headmaster Brother William, C.F.X. welcomed the students, coaches, families and friends. “These young men epitomize what the school is all about in terms of combining two things: academics and athletics. I am very proud of them for their accomplishments and what they have done in their four-year journey at Xavier. They can’t do that without the support of their families and coaches. It is also a day to celebrate our teachers and what they have done to push the young men to develop academically and to use their gifts, talents and personalities.”
also lettered in track and field. James R. Remigino earned the CAS-CIAC Scholar-Athlete Award and plans to swim at Yale next year. Adam J. Tomasiello received the Southern Connecticut Conference Scholar Leader Award and is a member of the Golf Team. Athletic Director Anthony Jaskot said, “They all seem to be our kids. We teach them that way as faculty members and we coach them that way as coaches.” He then introduced the coaches for each of the students to pay tribute to them: baseball coach Richard Magner (Coughlin), football coach Sean Marinan (Patterson
and McGrath), golf coach Michael Kohs (Tomasiello) and wrestling coach Michael Cunningham (Abbate). Swim coach Keith Nichols was unable to attend so Mr. Jaskot spoke on behalf of James Remigino. Principal William Garrity said “Gentlemen, there is no way you could have gotten here without your parents. … You need to remember what brought you here today, your commitment and dedication to yourselves, athletically, spiritually and academically. You are here for a reason, because of hard work. Continue to make yourselves proud, your family proud and Xavier proud.”
The Honorees were: Tom Abbate who won his second straight LL wrestling championship and was named LL Wrestler of the Year. Thomas E. Coughlin has signed with UCONN baseball to pitch next year. Daniel McGrath received the Southern Connecticut Conference Scholar Leader Award and Gene CaseyNew Haven County Chapter National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame Scholar-Athlete. Kris Patterson signed a National Letter of intent with CCSU football. He was an AllState performer as a senior, earned all-conference and all-area recognition, received Senior Leadership Award and
Luther Ridge Honors Mackiewicz
uther Ridge held a ceremony at which Kenneth Mackiewicz ’11 was presented the Presidential Volunteer Award by Mrs. Connecticut, Lynnette Letsky Piombo. The Gold Level Award was for over 250 hours of volunteering in a year. Luther Ridge and the Glastonbury Junior Women’s Club both sanction the Presidential Volunteer Awards. Luther Ridge builds on a sixty-year tradition of caring for older adults in Central Connecticut that started with the Lutheran Home of Middletown and continued with Luther Manor, a congregate housing residence that opened in 1990.
XAVIER HIGH SCHOOL (continued from page 3)
Within the Catholic tradition and within the context of a Christian community, Xavier seeks to educate the whole man; spirit, mind and body. Through academic, religious, service, athletic and extracurricular programs, the school endeavors to form a man who is academically competent, spiritually alive and physically sound. By providing a community centered on Judeo-Christian values, the school seeks to support the student in his growth as a human being and to instill in him a sense of responsibility for the gifts which are his. To meet the needs of the 21st Century, a 27,000 square foot building addition was completed in October 1999, updating and expanding the school’s facilities. St. Joseph Hall is home to a state-ofthe-art science floor, an air conditioned dining hall and the Galluzzo Media Technology Center. Refurbished areas in the original building provide additional athletic facilities including a well-equipped weight room, showers and locker areas. An art studio and a music room with a full complement of musical instruments and individual practice rooms have been incorporated to expand our fine arts capabilities.
Graduation 2009 Page 14 Page 6 Pages 2–4 Dear Friends of Xavier, Brother William, C.F.X., Headmaster Farewell,