Calvert Hall experienced overwhelming success on May 10th during its 4th Annual All Day Hall Day. The Calvert Hall community had 1,000+ donors raising more than $240,000 in less than 24 hours. Thank you to everyone who celebrated and supported The Hall.
School safety is of the utmost importance, and as such, Calvert Hall has become an ALICE certified organization. The certification requires an organization to show proficiency in the way it responds to an active shooter situation. To that end, the school has conducted proactive, options based responses to active shooter situations, the school’s crisis plan was updated to bring it in line with current best practices, and all employees participated in ALICE training to gain individual certification.
John Murtaugh ’61 (posthumously), John Noppinger, Jr. ’64, W. Daniel White ’65, Kenneth Boehl ’72, and Francis Smyth ’78 will be formally inducted on March 21, 2020 at Calvert Hall’s Gala 175 at Towson University’s SECU Arena.
On Saturday, April 6, Calvert Hall defeated Archbishop Spalding and Century in the playoff round of It's Academic. The match will be televised on May 25 at 10:00 a.m. on WJZ TV. CHC will compete in the semifinal round on May 5.
The student body has spoken. The Student Body President for the 2019-2020 academic year will be Gianni Vito '20. Gianni currently serves as the Junior Class President and Homeroom Representative while also being involved with Peer Ministry, National Honor Society, Theatre, Italian Club, Volleyball and Theatre. During his time at Calvert Hall, he has participated in Speech & Debate, the Tech Proficiency Club, and Spanish National Honor Society, and the Tennis team. He served as the Freshman and Sophomore Class President during those respective years.
On April 6, more than 40 members of the Calvert Hall and NDP Science National Honor Society chapters volunteered for the Gunpowder Valley Conservancy Project Clean Stream. This is an annual service project in which the students join together as part of the larger effort to keep the Chesapeake Watershed free of pollution. It was calculated that the group collected 1,000 pounds of trash and debris. Volunteers included 21 CHC students and 19 NDP students, along with the chapters moderators, Tom Peri ’71 (NDP moderator) and Mr. Charles Motsay ’76 (CHC moderator).
Brian Reed ‘21 and Eugene Bressler ‘21 won Policy Debate while Michael Kosmas ‘20 won in Dramatic Performance. Daniel Christ '21, Brandon Hermosa '21, Eric Sabatino '20, Steven Johnson '19, Christian Garman '21 also qualified for the National Catholic Tournament taking place this Memorial Day Weekend.
The Calvert Hall Instrumental and vocal programs took home top awards at Festival Disney. John Moses ‘19 earned top male vocal soloist, Jack Little ‘19 earned top jazz instrumental soloist, and the jazz orchestra earned best in show. Click here to watch their performances.
Calvert Hall College High School is pleased to announce the trustees of The Sheridan Foundation have awarded Calvert Hall a $50,000 grant. The grant will support the J. Wilford Sheridan ’27 Scholarship which is used to assist students in the La Salle Program.
More than 500 students earned honor roll accolades for their efforts during 2018 first semester. Honor roll is awarded to students who achieve an academic average of 88 and does not have a grade below 81.
Team 5588C won the Maryland State Robotics tournament and placed 1st in skills competition. Calvert Hall had four teams quality for the Vex Robotics World Championships. Team 5588C 5588D 5588E and 5588V will compete on the world stage next month. No other private school had more teams qualify than Calvert Hall.
Four Calvert Hall students qualified for the National Speech and Debate Association National Tournament which will be held in Dallas, Texas in June. Only the top 3% of all speech and debate students nationwide qualify for this tournament. Nathan Valencia '19 finished first in Original Oratory and Michael Kosmas '20 finished first in Dramatic Interpretation. In debate, Daniel Christ '21 and Brandon Hermosa '21 earned a spot to nationals in policy debate. The CHC policy debate team also won the Policy Sweepstakes, an award given to the school with the best policy debate teams in the districts. Calvert Hall Speech and Debate Coach, Peter Susko, was named the Chesapeake District Coach of the Year.
The Calvert Hall Marine Biology classes are participating in the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Office of Climate Observation (OCO) Adopt a Drifter Program (ADP). Their buoy was deployed on February 14th in the Northern Pacific Ocean. Later this spring, they will track tagged sharks using satellite location data through the OCEARCH Global Shark Tracker Program. They plan to assess how temperature and other physical and chemical variables influence the migratory movements of sharks.
The nationwide competition was fierce and CHC showed schools from all over the country how remarkable our students truly are. CHC earned Best Delegate (John Moses ‘19) and two Honorable Mentions (3rd place- Casimir Pozecki ‘20 and Brennan Kelly ‘19) at the Johns Hopkins Model UN Conference.
The AVA Digital Awards, judged by the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals, honored Calvert Hall with three awards for top commercial, Facebook page, and Instagram page. The AVA Awards honors excellence in digital creativity, branding and strategy.
Augie Miceli, Sr., AFSC, has shared with the Calvert Hall community that he will retire at the conclusion of the 2018-2019 academic year. This marks the end of an era for the longest tenured faculty member who has given 60 years of service to the school.
The It's Academic team won big in the first round of the show. Calvert Hall racked up a score of 665 defeating Bryn Mawr (310) and Patterson Mill (270). The trio of Dean Ceresini '19, Aidan Scible '20, and Andrew Sontag '19 will return to competition on April 6 for the playoff round. The first round victory will air on Saturday, March 9 at 10:00 a.m. on WJZ.
The JFK Named Essay Writing Contest was established in May 2005 by Mr. Richard A. Lidinsky, Jr., Esq. ’64. Mr. Lidinsky provides a financial award for members of the junior class who compete in the essay contest based on a subject related to John F. Kennedy, Jr. Mr. Miserendino '99 selects the topic and grades the essays. This year's winners are Taigh Donovan '20 (1st place), Benjamin Dodson '20 (2nd place), and George Carey '20 (3rd place).
Members of the Future Business Leaders of America competed in the regional competition at Hereford High on January 7, 2019. Chris Conroy '19, Cole Johnson '20, and Brady Organt '19 finished first in the Social Media Campaign event. Additionally, they finished in the top three in four different events. They will now advance to the state competition in March. Calvert Hall was also highlighted for being the only private high school in Baltimore County with a chapter.
Calvert Hall College High School, a Catholic and Lasallian college preparatory school, prepares a diverse community of young men to achieve their full potential utilizing their unique talents. Through excellent academic and extracurricular programs, led by innovative and dedicated educators, our students become confident men with the ethical foundation to think independently and lead responsibly. Inspired by the faith and zeal of St. John Baptist de LaSalle, our students develop a respect for others as part of an inclusive, lifelong Calvert Hall brotherhood as Men of Intellect, Men of Faith and Men of Integrity.