On Thursday April 11, 2019, members of the Class of 2020 and their families attended the Junior Unity Mass at Holy Cross High School. The evening was planned by Mrs. Mione and Mrs. Daus, the junior class moderators. Mass was led by our school chaplain, Father Frank Schwarz.
As seniors prepare for final exams, the evening officially heralds the Junior Class as the new leaders in the school. Each student received a pin to mark this momentous milestone. Students also received their class rings during the evening’s ceremony.
During the celebration, Mrs. Mione addressed the rising seniors, saying:
“The rings and pins that you receive today serve as a permanent reminder of the man you set out to be- a man of honor and integrity. You are … tasked with a shared mission to bring hope to others. Remember that when you look at your rings and pins. We also use this milestone as a reminder for you to enjoy your final year at Holy Cross. Savor your memories, and continue to dream big for your future … Make the most of your time here and create a lasting legacy with your fellow knights.”
The Class of 2020 is one of the remaining classes that are still all-boys at Holy Cross. This Fall, half of the building will have transitioned to co-educational classes since the announced Mission Expansion in 2017.
As the school’s underclassmen look for guidance and leadership, everyone at Holy Cross is confident in the example set by members of the Class of 2020.
On Wednesday, April 10, 2019, members of the Holy Cross community gathered in the Brother Karl Diemand, CSC, Library and Media Center for the new space’s dedication ceremony. Holy Cross was honored to have Dori and John Gerspach ‘71 in attendance for the evening’s event. John and Dori’s generosity and vision allowed the possibility of the new Media Center to become a reality.
The blessing given by our chaplain Father Frank Schwarz highlighted our school’s illustrious history along with the wisdom of planning and adapting for the future.
The new Media Center creates learning spaces that can be easily reconfigured through the combined use of flexible seating and furniture. Two retractable glass walls allow the space to expand as needed, or allow individual classes to utilize the media center without the need of closing the space to other students. The Maker’s Space and robotics lab allows students to work independently on personal projects and provide secure storage for parts and tools.
Mr. Gerspach ‘71 said “I think about Br. Karl quite often and I’m always thankful for the positive impact that his creative writing class had on my success in college and in business.” Holy Cross and its students are indebted to the generosity of the Gerspach family. Similar to the impact Brother Karl had on the lives of his students, the Gerspach’s gift will have a lasting effect on the lives of these young men and women.
On April 5th, the class of 1969 celebrated their 50th Anniversary Reunion at One Station Plaza in Bayside.
On April 5th, the first and great class of 1959 celebrated their 60th Anniversary Reunion at Bourbon Street in Bayside. The class of 1959 set a goal for themselves by trying to raise “60 for 60” in honor of Brother John Donoghue, CSC. It was a major success and class of 1959 exceeded their goal!
March 31, 2019
On Saturday, March 30, 2019, Holy Cross High School marched in the second annual Bayside St. Patrick’s Day Parade.
Students from our school’s Drumline and Cheerleading team, accompanied by members of our Fathers Club, proudly displayed the green and gold as they marched down Bell Boulevard. Our performing students were greeted by the cheers of the large crowd gathered to celebrate their Irish heritage.
Saturday was the first public performance of our Drumline since winning “Best Amateur Marching Band” at the Great Neck – Douglaston Memorial Day Parade last May.
This weekend was also the inaugural march of Holy Cross’s first-ever Cheerleading team. These young ladies of the Class of 2022 continue to make history as their first cheerleading season, and our school’s first year of co-educational Mission expansion approaches its end.
A special thank you to all of the Holy Cross families that came out to support our students, as well as the organizers of the Bayside St. Patrick’s Day Parade, and we are already looking forward to next year’s parade!