My name is Neal Driscoll ’00, and I am currently working at Commercial Insurance Associates, where I get to help contractors with their commercial insurance and bonding programs. My passion is transforming a company’s insurance program from a piece of paper that protects them from certain risks/exposures to an instrument that allows them to grow and increase their profitability. The amount of support I have received from the Calvert Hall community during this endeavor, whether it be referrals or event sponsorships, has been nothing short of remarkable.
A lot has happened in the 23-years since I graduated from Calvert Hall. After CHC, I went on to get a bachelor’s degree from the University of Maryland, led successful sales teams in the wireless and food delivery spaces, and was a contracted NFL writer for Pro Football Network. Above all, I married an amazing woman, and we currently have two children, Christopher, and Chloe. Christopher will be Hall-bound in 2030.
It was two years ago when I looked in the mirror and told myself, “Neal it’s time for you to roll up your sleeves and GET INVOLVED in your community.” This self-call-to-action has led me to volunteering in various capacities such as serving as the President of the Lutherville-Timonium baseball program, performing as the Treasurer of the Cardinal and Gold Program (supporting CHC football), and coaching my son’s baseball and soccer teams. Also, I’ve attended monthly Calvert Hall alumni association meetings to help support their initiatives. Being able to reconnect with old classmates, coaches, and teachers from Calvert Hall has been a spectacular experience.
I’m forever grateful to Calvert Hall for enhancing my faith, providing me with life-lasting friendships, and providing a foundation that has been paramount to my success. Watching the Hall flourish and amplify its position as an integral institution for the young men in our community is something that brings me great pride. GO HALL!
Calvert Hall is pleased to share President, Br. John Kane, FSC, Ed.D. has been named one of the Most Admired CEOs by The Daily Record for the 2nd time. The Daily Record is recognizing 36 leaders as their 2023 Most Admired CEOs.
Friday marked House Sorting Day! Every member of our school community discovered which House selected them. There are ten houses, and each named house is unique to honor a deceased member of the Calvert Hall community who made a significant contribution to the mission of the school, the work of the Christian Brothers, and the traditions of Calvert Hall. Learn more about each House by visiting https://bit.ly/3EPrhz6
Calvert Hall offers more than 60 clubs and activities! Throughout the course of September, each club is hosting an interest meeting. On September 21, the Black Student Union, Newspaper, and Model UN welcomed the community to learn more about what their club is all about.
Freshmen and their families recently participated in 'The Beginning'. This milestone ceremony welcomed the Class of 2027 into The Hall family and shared with them how they are an intricate part of the 'Boundless Brotherhood' during their next four years and beyond.
Approximately 1.5 million high school students take the PSAT each year and of those, 3% are named Commended Scholars. Congratulations Scott Pawley '24, Theodore Jones '24, Peter Buttarazzi '24, and Michael Infussi '24 for being named 2024 National Merit Commended Scholars.
My journey from Calvert Hall College to my current achievements has been a mix of challenges, determination, and notable accomplishments. I began high school at Calvert Hall in 2010, where I played sports, maintained a 4.0 GPA, completed a few AP classes, and joined the National Honor Society. My time at Calvert Hall instilled in me the importance of strong values, hard work, and a solid foundation for my future endeavors.
Each month Calvert Hall is featuring a student in Baltimore Magazine. Henry Lynch '26 is highlighted in the October issue now available on newsstands. Did you know Calvert Hall offers an 11:1 student to faculty ratio?
Students, faculty, & staff along with our Board of Trustees Chairman attended the Opening School Liturgy and Mass of the Holy Spirit on Friday, September 15, 2023. Archbishop Lori offered mass. The homily encouraged us to listen to our hearts and to be not afraid of where the Holy Spirit is leading us.
On Sunday, September 10, a number of Brother Tom Miller Honors students volunteered at the Charm City Run Charles Street 12 Miler working with Athletes Serving Athletes, a charity organization that is the beneficiary of this race. The guys arrived on site at 6:30 a.m. and were very excited to be giving back to the community.
140 Calvert Hall students have earned an AP Scholar Award! The AP Program recognizes high school students who have demonstrated outstanding college-level achievement through their performance on multiple AP Exams
The 2023-2024 Peer Ministers spent the weekend preparing for the upcoming academic year and service opportunities. They are looking forward to a year of working with their peers and serving the greater Baltimore community.
Each month Calvert Hall is featuring a student in Baltimore Magazine. Cole Gillis '25 is highlighted in the September issue now available on newsstands. Did you know Calvert Hall offers 29 AP courses and 90+ academic electives?
Downsizing Your Real Estate and Assets? Auction Is a Great Option.
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As we transition from one school year to another, it's bittersweet to say goodbye to the Class of 2023. Their Capstone topics ranged from interning with Dr. Muhammad Mohiuddin at University of Maryland Medical Center to explore cardiac xenotransplantation in the operating room to working with Dr. Angela Duckworth at the University of Pennsylvania to understand how grit can be used to improve health outcomes for patients battling cancer. Other seniors went a more creative route, making an original animated short film or a bench for our campus based on the principles of organic architecture and sustainable design.
Each month Calvert Hall is featuring a student in Baltimore Magazine. Student body president, Peter Buttarazzi '24 is highlighted in their August issue. Did you know Calvert Hall has the most Knott Scholars when compared to the other all-boys' schools in the Baltimore area?
The Varsity Volleyball team was recently honored with a team academic award for their hard work in the classroom. The team was recognized by The United States Marine Corps and the American Volleyball Coaches Association for earning a 3.58 team grade point average.
Charles Stembler '83 has been named the best principal in the Baltimore region by The Baltimore Sun! Mr. Stembler has been a fixture at Calvert Hall for more than 35 years and has served as principal since 2013.
On June 3rd, thirteen La Salle students graduated at the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen with a collective total of over $2.824 million in college scholarships making them our most successful class to date! As the summer heat broils, we have begun preparations for the twenty new students who will be joining us in the fall, including two more young men whose fathers are La Salle Program graduates. We are excited to welcome these new students to the Brotherhood!
Ms. Jolene Choby – La Salle Program Learning Specialist
Ms. Choby has been working as Learning Specialist with the La Salle Program for three years. She works with a total of ten students which she meets with individually each cycle as well as in groups of two or three students.
I am thrilled to be a part of the Br. Tom Miller Program as its new director. I am just finishing up my second year at Calvert Hall and have had a wonderful time getting to know and teach the wonderful young men at our school as a part of the Religion Department.
Featuring Casey Brown '18 In August 2023, Casey will be attending the University of Maryland School of Medicine with the intention of becoming a pediatric physician in the Baltimore area. He graduated from Loyola University Maryland in May 2022 with a B.S. Chemistry and a minor of Statistics. Following graduation, Casey worked at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine doing clinical research until May 2023.
Clint Black, V '99 Associate at Thomas & Libowitz, P.A. a law firm in Baltimore
My practice focuses on corporate law and mergers and acquisitions, which involves drafting agreements and closing documents in connection with mergers and acquisitions, advising on corporate governance issues, and working on due diligence for clients. I have worked at the firm for almost 13 years.
After helping the Calvert Hall Soccer team to a co-National championship, MIAA title and 24-0-1 record, Ben Madore ‘23 has been named the 2022-2023 Maryland Boys Soccer Gatorade Player of the Year. The All-American will continue his soccer career this fall at Penn State.
Niki Creamer has been selected as the next director of the Br. Tom Miller Honors Program. Established in 2012, this program recognizes the accomplishments and achievements of superior academic performance and provides unique opportunities both in and out of the classroom.
In addition to the Student Body President and the respective Class Presidents, the student council executive board also includes the Chief of Staff, Spirit Director, and Communications Director. Congrats to Charlie, Nate, and Drew who will be filling these roles in the fall.
Calvert Hall was recognized as a Silver Winner in the 44th Annual Telly Awards for their most recent commercial series highlighting their talented students. The Telly Awards honors excellence in video and television and is judged by leaders from video platforms, television, streaming networks, and production companies including Adobe,BBC World Service, Netflix, A&E Networks, Hearst Media, Nickelodeon, National Geographic Society, ESPN Films,and Vimeo.
Nearly 30 members of the Calvert Hall Asian Student Association recently attended the Maryland Asian Pacific Islander South Asian Conference hosted by Bryn Mawr. Students from various public and private schools in Maryland and DC came together to celebrate their heritage.
Connor Paszkiewicz is a second-generation, 2020 graduate of Calvert Hall. Since graduation, he has been studying Business Analytics at the University of Notre Dame with a minor in Energy Studies. Connor is currently in London for the spring semester through one of Notre Dame’s many study abroad programs.
Calvert Hall is pleased to announce it has been awarded a $30,000 grant from the Kahlert Foundation. The grant will support tuition assistance, more specifically, the grant will support students with financial need who are studying in the STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) program that live in Carroll or Howard counties.
The Hermes Creative Awards is one of the oldest and largest creative competitions in the world judged by the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals. Calvert Hall earned three nods for their marketing efforts this academic year in the categories of magazine, television campaign, and print campaign.
Kalil Bennett '23 was recently named a Robert W. Woodruff Debate Scholar at Emory University. This is a full ride scholarship to debate at Emory University. Calvert Hall is the only Speech and Debate team to have back-to-back Emory scholars.
The Archdiocese of Baltimore honored the academic excellence of three seniors from each of the 18 Catholic high schools in the region during the annual Distinctive Scholars Convocation. Congrats to Calvert Hall's Joseph Linthicum '23, John Geldmacher '23, and Luke Dragonette '23.
The National Speech and Debate Association Chesapeake District recently honored Kalil Bennett '23 as the Student of the Year. The same organization named Mr. Marc Parisi as the region's Administrator of the Year.
Garrett Leatherman '13 (pictured on the left) is fulfilling a dream to live and work abroad. Garrett is a Fulbright Scholar teaching English in a secondary school in Italy. He graduated from Towson University in 2021 where he had the opportunity to study in Dublin and Madrid and obtained a certification to teach English as a second language (TESOL). Read on and learn about how Calvert Hall and Mr. Steve Hooper '77 influenced his career path.
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The Class of 2027 Welcome Night was a great opportunity for the incoming students to meet their soon-to-be classmates and update their wardrobe with CHC apparel. Parents and their sons were also able to speak with the administration, faculty, coaches, advisors, and the Parents' Club. We are so excited that you are Hall In!
MIAA JV Basketball defeated Archbishop Spalding High School 70-60, to claim the 2nd winter team title for The Hall and 8th overall this school year. The team now has their sights set on winning the BCL tournament.
Our It's Academic team completed a perfect 10-0 season to be named the Grand Champions of the Catholic Academic League. Congratulations to our team made up of Nathan Cox, Vasilios Van de Verg, Luke Dragonette, Michael Infussi, and Graham Slemp.
Scott Pawley '24 was named a recipient of the Junior Achievement of Central Maryland inaugural 18 Under 18 awards program last week. This program was founded in partnership with Baltimore Magazine to showcase the state's up-and-comers who show exceptional entrepreneurial spirit and an overall extraordinary skillset—the young people who represent our future leaders, change-makers and innovators.
Scott has created a scholarship to support students with learning differences through the Knott CARES foundation. Pawley shares, "Catholic school has been a blessing for me, and I think it is my responsibility to make it easier for others to experience that same reward.”
Scott along with the other 17 recipients will be celebrated during a special awards ceremony on May 10 at the JA Youth Workforce and Innovation Center. He will be featured in the May edition of Baltimore magazine.
Conor Smith ’23 interned with the University of Maryland’s Cardiothoracic Xenotransplantation Program, where experts study the use of genetically modified pig hearts to replace failing hearts. He was the only high school student that interned with the team over summer 2022. As part of the experience, Conor observed 14 surgeries performed in the lab including a pig to baboon transplant.
In my first year as Director of the McMullen Scholars Program, one of my most rewarding experiences has been getting to know alumni like you and to see where life has taken you since graduating from the Hall. The more of you that I meet with, the more enthusiastic and grateful I feel about having the chance to fill the shoes of giants like Andy Moore and Louis Miserendino ’99 as Director.
Congratulations to the following music students for receiving "Superior" ratings in the Maryland Music Educators Association's Fall State Solo Festival: Nicholas Scheper '23, Nathan Green '25, and Ian Burall '25.