29 May From the Desk of Principal Cosentino
Dear St. Peter’s Family:
As we approach the end of the school year, we continue to strive toward excellence. In June, we celebrated our 102nd Commencement Ceremony which honored 127 fine young men as they embark on the next chapter in their lives. Many of our students received awards from various politicians and organizations highlighting their academic, community and leadership accomplishments over the past four years. I’m very proud to welcome this group of young men into the brotherhood of St. Peter’s alumni.
This year’s education at St. Peter’s went beyond 200 Clinton Avenue with many of our classes taking field trips for experiential learning. Our students were able to visit Germany, Austria, and Italy, The 9/11 Museum, Six Flags Great adventure, Bronx Zoo, Franklin Institute , Little Italy, Civic Spirit Program in Manhattan, Garibaldi Meucci Italian Museum, and the Engineering Tomorrow Labs. Our faculty steadily provides our students with unique ways to learn and grow.
As always, we lead the way in serving our community. Once again, we ran our Eagles for a Cause fundraiser for the Brain Injury Alliance, Muscle Dystrophy and Autism Speaks. We were recognized as a silver-level school for our efforts during the Lenten season by Catholic Relief Services. Our students helped at the Granetville Quarry Clean up, OLGC and Assumption Food Pantries. In addition, we were awarded the Pacesetter award for the eighth straight year with efforts for the NYC Blood Drive.
In athletic news, we completed the renovation of our new football, soccer and lacrosse field in March. We are very proud of our lacrosse program. Our players fought valiantly in each of their contests and finished the year with 40 players. We anticipate much improvement in the year to come. Baseball finished the season ranked 11th in the city and players are now gearing up for a playoff run. In basketball, we continued to receive accolades with senior Chris Clancy winning the Jacques Award and Jamal Achille winning the Zabrowski Award. In football news, senior Tom Bossert was named a member of the NYC elite 11. Twelve student-athletes will be playing collegiate athletics: five football players, four basketball players, two golfers, one swimmer and still more to come.
Within the arts, the first year of our band was a success under the direction of Stephen DeLillo. On May 2nd the band put on a great performance that was highlighted by alums Vinny Innocente and Danny Mazzaro. The school musical “How to Succeed in Business” was a huge hit, giving us multiple nominations for the Minty Awards.
As my second year as principal is coming to a close, it brings me great joy to inform all of you that St. Peter’s Boys High School is alive and well with the zeal and charisma that was created by St. John Baptist de La Salle 300 years ago. I ask you to come by when you have a moment to see what has been happening at your beloved high school.
Live Jesus In Our Hearts….Forever!