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					                                                                                            VOLUME V              NUMBER 3




                  Celebrates the Class of 2008




The class of 2008 has been accepted at ... Auburn UniversityCanisius College • Carnegie Mellon University
                                           State University •
                                                              • Babson College • Baruch College • Buffalo


• Cheney State College • Colgate University • Cornell University • Dominican College • Drexel University • Duke University • Fairfield
University • Florida International University • Fordham University • Hampton University • Hobart & William Smith College • Hofstra
University • Hood College • Iona College • Ithaca College • John Jay University • Johnson & Wales University • LaSalle University • Lehman
College • Long Island University • Manhattan College • Mercy College • New York University • Northeastern University • Pace University
Penn State University • Pratt Institute • St. Peter’s College • Seton Hall University • South Carolina State University • St. John’s
University • Stony Brook University • SUNY Albany • SUNY Binghamton • SUNY Oneonta • Syracuse University • Temple University
Trinity College • The College of Mount Saint Vincent • University of Buffalo • University of Delaware • University of Hartford • University
of Maimi • University of Pennsylvania • Utica College • Virginia State University • West Virginia University

                                                                                               CONGRATULATIONS!!
CongraTulaTions Class of 2008
 from the pastor
                                                                                                                                  Congratulations
  Dear Alums & Friends of St. Raymond                                         30 in the church with their families and the        Congratulations to the following faculty and staff
  High School for Boys,                                                       next day proudly walked down the aisle of           members as we mark their milestone years of service:
     Being a part of a school community                                       the auditorium to receive their diplomas—
                                                                                                                                    Ms. Michelle Genna                      5 years
  is always exciting and life-giving --- it                                   a day filled once again with excitement and
                                                                                                                                    Mr. Matthew McLaughlin                  5 years
  keeps you young! This year has been                                         life.
                                                                                                                                    Br. Robert Deary, F.S.C.                5 years
  an exciting year here at the campus                                               Our enrollment in freshman year for
  in Parkchester and we continue to                                           September is well over the 200 mark—an                Mr. Christopher Corvi ‘90               10 years
  thank God and you for your support                                          achievement not seen in recent years.                 Mr. John Cummings ‘78                   10 years
  and genuine interest.                                                       Brother Daniel Gardner, F.S.C. has been               Ms. Cynthia McDonald                    10 years
       As always, we are determined to                                        tireless in visiting the local elementary             Ms. Jeanine valentino                   10 years
  provide a program of religious educa-                                       schools telling the story of St. Raymond              Ms. virginia Meller                     15 years
  tion and academic excellence for our 725 students. This       High School for Boys and his efforts are bearing good               Mr. Robert Heckmann                     25 years
  year we continued to celebrate our Masses in the parish       fruit!
  church, direct each year in a day of prayer and retreat and      We are sad to announce but proud to say that Father            And, THANK YOU to all St. Raymond faculty and staff
  expand our program of community service and volun-            James Cruz ‘83, our chaplain for the past three years, has        for your hard work throughout the year.
  teer hours. St John Baptist De LaSalle is certainly smil-     been named administrator of the parish of St. John vian-                   Mr. Benjamin Aguirre ‘97
  ing upon us and nodding his head in appreciation and          ney on Castle Hill Avenue by Cardinal egan. It is sad he                   Mr. Moses Alabi
  agreement.                                                    leaves us but we are proud because he is a wonderful ex-
                                                                                                                                           Mr. Oliver Antigua ‘93
      During the recent papal visit, our own Pasquale Mag-      ample of the best of our school.
                                                                                                                                           Mr. Mario Astarita
  neri ‘08 met and presented gifts to Pope Benedict.                 On Thursday, May 15, the Brothers’ Community re-
      Our Development Program continues to grow and             newed their vows at Mass once again promising and                          Mrs. Jennifer Barry
  grow under the direction of Mr. William Hanson. This          pledging their dedication and devotion to the Christian                    Mr. Charles Brown
  year we were able to celebrate our inaugural De LaSalle       education of our students and ‘rumor’ has it that we will                  Mrs. evelyn Cabuhat
  Leadership Award Dinner at the Cornell Club in mid-           be welcoming another Brother to St. Raymond in the fall,                   Mrs. Judith Carew
  town Manhattan— a touch of class was added and the            now a Brothers’ Community of eight religious men.                          Ms. edita Chico
  four honorees Mr. John Barker ’76, Mr. James Duncan                Again, thank you, thank you, thank you and plan to                    Fr. James Cruz ‘83
  ’65, Mr. Harry Hohn and Mr. Philip Walsh, were indeed         visit the parish and the school on Sunday, October 19                      Mr. Michael Dani
  pleased with the evening’s program—including the mu-          when we celebrate OPEN HOUSE with Mass at 12 noon
                                                                                                                                           Mr. Marc DeLuca
  sic at the cocktail hour provided by one of our students      followed by guided tours with our students. Bring your
                                                                                                                                           Ms. Lerma Dubalan
  on the violin. Watch for Diomedes Saraza ‘09, he could        family to see the family of St. Raymond 2008. St. John
  easily make it to Carnegie Hall!                              Baptist De LaSalle, pray for us! Live Jesus in our hearts,                 Mr. Richard Duncan ‘68
     We congratulate the 174 graduates of the school who        forever!                                                                   Ms. Roseanne Fleischman
  came together for the Graduation Mass on Friday, May                                                                                     Mr. Jimmy Foss ‘93
                                                                  Sincerely,                                                               Br. Richard Galvin, F.S.C. ‘82
                                                                                                                                           Mr. Gilberto Gonzalez
                                                                                                                                           Dr. Stanley Gruber
                                                                  Monsignor John Graham, Pastor                                            Mr. Raymond Guzman
                                                                                                                                           Mr. William Hanson

 from the principal                                                                                                                        Mrs. Ann Marie Lopena
                                                                                                                                           Mr. Jorge Lopez
                                                                                prospective students. The grand generos-                   Br. Les Luker, F.S.C.
  Dear Alumni & Friends,
     Greetings from St. Raymond High                                            ity is made possible through the proceeds                  Mrs. Adoracion Macalintal
  School for Boys! It is my privilege to                                        gained at the annual Golf Outing. We look                  Mr. Raphael Martinez
  write to you on the occasion of the                                           forward to seeing you all there on Monday,                 Mr. Michael McCauley
  annual graduation issue of the RAven                                          September 29 at the Connecticut Golf Club.                 Mr. edward Mouzon ‘82
  which honors our 45th graduating                                              Many thanks for helping to make St. Ray-                   Mrs. Colleen Mullane
  class. The Class of 2008 has given us                                         mond such a great school.                                  Mr. John Musto
  much of which to be proud. With a                                               We offer our highest congratulations to Mr.              Mrs. Maureen naughton
  99% college acceptance rate, over                                             John Barker, ’78, Mr. James Duncan, ’65,
                                                                                                                                           Mr. Michael norelli
  $5,000,000 in academic and athletic                                           Mr. Harry Hohn, and Mr. Philip Walsh on
                                                                                receiving De LaSalle Leadership Awards                     Mr. John O’Brien
  scholarships, and after having per-
  formed over 8,000 hours this year of                                          this past April. These gentlemen have the                  Mr. Angel Ojeda
  community service, these 174 young men have certainly         true spirit of St. John Baptist De LaSalle in their hearts, and            Mr. Ronald Patnosh
  earned themselves a place in the honored tradition of St.     their exemplary support of our school programs and phi-                    Mrs. nancy Perez
  Raymond High School for Boys. I would like to take this       losophy is most appreciated. I personally look forward to                  Mr. John Pinelli
  opportunity to congratulate them on all of their collective   seeing you all at the next dinner in April of 2009.                        Mr. John Poli ‘73
  and individual achievements and officially welcome them           The school received official notification that we were                 Mr. Christopher Ramos
  into the Alumni Association. Good luck in the future!         re-accredited by the Middle States Association. This                       Br. vincent Reese, F.S.C.
     It would also be important to congratulate the classes     re-accreditation acknowledged the success of our spiri-
                                                                                                                                           Ms. Brandy Roseman
  of 1973, 1978 and 1982 on their recent anniversaries of       tual, academic and extra-curricular programs here at St.
                                                                Raymond and affirmed that our future goals and objec-                      Mr. Jose Rubio
  graduation. each of these classes held successful class
  reunions this year. Many thanks to Mr. Jimmy Foss, ’93,       tives were in line with educational standards. We are most                 Mrs. Christine Schmidt
  Alumni Coordinator, for his work with these classes to        grateful to Mrs. Virginia Meller, internal coordinator, our                Mr. Gregory Scott ‘72
  prepare such wonderful events. Many of the alums had          administration, faculty, and Parents’ Association for mak-                 Mr. Andrew Sedia
  not seen their classmates since their own graduation          ing this re-accreditation such a smooth project.                           Mrs. Phyllis Sobieralski
  days, so they certainly were joyous reunions! Please con-        Many great things are happening at St. Raymond these                    Mr. Thomas Stewart
  tact the Advancement Office if you and your classmates        days. We invite you to stop by your ‘old’ home on St. Ray-                 Mr. Jimmie Sturgis
  would like to organize a reunion.                             mond Avenue and visit. enjoy a blessed summer.                             Mr. John Sudol
      The Alumni Association has continued its generous                                                                                    Mr. Javier Urena
  giving to enhance the educational nature of the school.         Sincerely,
                                                                                                                                           Mrs. Maria vega
  Besides the very important Dr. Nicholas Daniello,’66
  Memorial Scholarships that they support, the group                                                                                       Mr. Rene vega
  has purchased a new video messaging system for the              Br. Daniel Gardner, F.S.C. , Principal                                   Ms. Jennifer Walford
  school lobby and funded our new promotional video for                                                                                    Mr. James Winkle ‘82
                                                                                                                                           Mr. Peter Wirchansky




   RAVEN
   THe Magazine of ST. RayMond
                                                                Director of Publications
                                                                        Mr. Bill Hanson, Director of Advancement
                                                                Design/Edit & Production              Elizabeth Parker
      HigH ScHool foR BoyS
           Volume 3 • number 3                                  Photography by                             Davis Studios
      Volume 5 • number 3 • Summer 2008
                                                                Contributing Writer                        Ms. Amy Voll
  Saint Raymond Parish • archdiocese of new york

                                                                 RAVEN Magazine is published by St. Raymond
Monsignor John graham               Parish Pastor
                                                                     High School for Boys for alumni, parents,
Br. daniel gardner, f.S.c.             Principal
                                                                     friends and the St. Raymond community.
Mrs. Judith carew     Assoc. Principal for Academics
Mr. andrew Sedia Assoc. Principal for Student Life                                                  Spread the word:
Mr. John Musto Assoc. Principal for Student Affairs                           Pass this on to a friend or other                     Send address changes and class information to
Mr. Michael norelli              Assist. Principal for            alumni interested in learning more about St.                                Bill Hanson, director of advancement,
                                Information Services                          Raymond High School for Boys.                          at 2151 St. Raymond avenue, Bronx, ny 10462.
CongraTulaTions Class of 2008
 Students visit Spain




                                                              Students visit Alcazar Castle, an outdoor market and the Port of Barcelona.



                                                              local fare. While in Madrid, the students took in the sights
                                                              of the Royal Palace, the Museo de Jamon (Museum of
                                                              Ham), the Church of St. Lawrence, the valley of the Fallen,
                                                              Alcazar Castle and the streets of Segovia (typical small
                                                              town). The group from there enjoyed the art, architec-
                                                              ture, sounds and cathedrals from Segovia to Barcelona.
   Accompanied by chaperones Ms. Michelle Genna and                The students then traveled to Barcelona and visited                          As Celestino Concepcion ’08 put it, “We had a won-
 Ms. Christine Schmidt, St. Raymond students enjoyed          an outdoor market at Mercado de la Boqueria, the port                          derful experience, learned a great deal of Spanish culture
 an enriching week in Spain this past easter vacation.        of Barcelona, several cathedrals and a historical Spanish                      from what we saw and from our tour director, and met
    The experience began with Palm Sunday Mass at the         village. The visit to Barcelona ended with a stop for a pan-                   some really cool people.”
 Almudena Cathedral in Madrid, followed by a tasting of       oramic view of Barcelona from Montajuic Hill.



                                                                       St. Raymond High School for Boys Library Project                       Foundation for the national Capital Region. Since its
                                                                  continues as we announce a newly formed partner-                            inception, the Laura Bush Foundation has awarded
                                                                  ship with the prestigious and highly selective Laura                        more than 5.4 million dollars to 1,087 schools in all 50
                   THE LAURA BUSH                                 Bush Foundation for America’s Libraries. In April
                                                                  St. Raymond was chosen as one of 190 schools (out of
                                                                                                                                              states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the
                                                                                                                                              U.S. virgin Islands. More can be learned about the Lau-
                  FOUNDATION FOR                                  tens of thousands of applicants) to receive grant mon-                      ra Bush Foundation at www.laurabushfoundation.org.
                                                                  ies to expand, update and diversify the library’s book                         The school is very thankful to the Laura Bush Foun-
                AMERICA’S LIBRARIES                               collections and research facilities.                                        dation, its good friends at the Gilder Foundation and
                                                                       The Laura Bush Foundation for America’s Librar-                        the St. Raymond Alumni Association for promoting
                                                                  ies was founded in 2002 as a fund of The Community                          excellence in education.




 Sponsoring Today’s                                                                Sylvester Inda St. Raymond
 ravens                                                                runs to St. Peter’s College Students
                                                                      St Raymond High                                                        to be FBI interns
                                                              School is proud to an-
                                                              nounce that Sylvester
                                                              Inda ’08 has signed a na-
                                                              tional letter of intent to
                                                              run track at Saint Peter’s
                                                              College of new Jersey.
                                                              Sylvester becomes the
                                                              first track athlete at St.
                                                              Raymond in five years to
                                                              earn a full, Division I ath-
                                                              letic scholarship in track.
                                                                  Originally from Kenya,
                                                              Sylvester and his fam-
 Mr. Jason Curran (pictured above, right with Justin Alston   ily live in the Bronx. Also a star on the school’s soccer
 ‘08) chooses to support St. Raymond by participating in      team, Sylvester has been a standout student-athlete at
 the Student Sponsors Partnership (SSP). Mr. Curran has       St. Raymond. After being recruited by La Salle University,                     Pictured above (from left to right) are Luis Castillo ‘09,
 a particular fondness for St. Raymond; his mother was a      University of Hartford, and Adelphi, Sylvester chose Saint                     George Espinal ‘09 and Gilbert Nunez ‘09. These St.
 St. Raymond parishioner when she was young. “Seeing          Peter’s for its academic and athletic programs. “I wanted                      Raymond students were chosen from thousands of ap-
 Justin graduate is truly one of the proudest moments I       to major in Psychology and felt most comfortable at Saint                      plicants to intern with the FBI this summer. Twelve stu-
 have had.” St. Raymond is equally proud and very grateful    Peter’s,” he stated. Coach Matt Williams ‘03 says that,                        dents, including Luis, George and Gilbert, come from new
 to have partners in education like Mr. Curran.”              “Sylvester maintains a great attitude and the type of work                     York State.
                                                              ethic that will continue to pay off at the college level.”
                                                                Above: Sylvester Inda ‘08 (left) is pictured with coach Matt Williams ‘03.




                                                              Yesterday’s Christmas Assembly
                                                              to today’s International Night
                                                                 Do you remember the great nights of the Christmas                               Following the dinner, the crowd was able to witness
                                                              Assemblies of the ‘70s and ‘80s? Think of how the per-                         the vast talents of current Ravens. There were no spoofs
                                                              formers prepared to entertain and poke some fun as                             about the dreaded “Wall,” or impersonations of Br. An-
                                                              well. Today’s students have not lost that school spirit, and                   drew or Mr. Palisi, as in days past. Instead, now the stu-
                                                              the tradition carries on during the annual International                       dents compete in “Raven Idol.” After the display of the
                                                              Night.                                                                         skillful musicians and singers, the judges voted Moham-
                                                                 On April 11, more than 200 students, parents and fac-                       med Sidique ’10 as this year’s Raven Idol.
                                                              ulty were on hand to share cultural cuisine from around                           The names change at St. Raymond as the years go by,
                                                              the world.                                                                     but the same spirit is alive!


 Career day 2008
     Career Day 2008 was a great success thanks to ten        Romano ‘68, Mr. Larry Cioffi ‘77, Mr. Joe Martines                                This year’s Career Day drew the largest turnout from
 speakers who spent a day at St. Raymond sharing their        ‘77, Judge Eugene Oliver, Mr. Lester Rodriguez, Mr.                            alumni in many years. We hope to continue to build on
 work and life experiences with today’s young Ravens.         Wendell Cruz ‘87, Mr. Fran O’Connell ‘77, Ms. Celeste                          this for future Career Days.
     St. Raymond is grateful to all the speakers who par-     Hodges, and Mr. Luigi Muccitelli ‘89 for their time and
 ticipated. Thank you to Mr. John Corcoran ‘78, Mr. Lou       efforts.
2CongraTulaTions Class of 2008
 Valedictorian Salutatorian
                           &
      The faculty and administration of St. Raymond
 proudly recognize two fine members of the Class of
 2008. Jesus Ramos, Valedictorian, and Luis Mon-
 cion, Salutatorian have demonstrated excellence in
 education for four years. The entire St. Raymond com-
 munity congratulates Jesus, Luis and their families on
 their achievement and promising futures.
                                 Jesus Ramos proved
                            to be a well-rounded, in-
                            volved student through-
                            out his time at St. Ray-
                            mond. In addition to
                            being an honor student
                            with a 98% average, Jesus
                            served as the President of
                            the national Honor Soci-
                            ety, played varsity Baseball
                            and was treasurer of the
                            Student Council. Jesus
                            will begin his dream of
                            becoming a doctor by at-
 tending Marist College on an academic scholarship.

                                  An honor student for
                              four years at St. Raymond,
                              Luis Moncion capped off
                              his senior year by scoring
                              the highest mark of the
                              class on the SAT. Luis ex-
                              celled in the classroom,
                              as seen in the successful
                              completion of several Ad-
                              vanced Placement class-
                              es. Additionally, Luis was
                              a member of the national
                              Honor Society, the Math
                              Team, served the school
 as a Math Tutor, and was the vice President of the Stu-
 dent Council. Luis will be continuing his studies on an
 academic scholarship at new York University.



 Special Awards
            &Honors
 Cedric Bolden • The emily McDonough Perseverance
 in Studies Award; Christopher Colon • The new York
 City Comptroller Achievement Award; Christopher
 Feliciano • The new York State Department of educa-
 tion Academic excellence Award, The new York State
 Attorney General’s Triple “C” Award, The Br. Raymond
 Meagher Perfect Attendance Award; Julio Gomez •
 The new York State Department of education Academ-
 ic excellence Award; Markes Gonzalez • The new York
 State Department of education Academic excellence
 Award, The eileen C. Picco Memorial Award for Business
 education; Pasquale Magneri • The Lasallian Service
 to School and Community Award, The Br. Rene Colla-
 do, F.S.C. Memorial Italian Award, The Anthony Iurilli ’86
 Perseverance in Studies Award, The Br. eugene O’Gara,
 F.S.C. Memorial Award for Religion, The Mario DiStefa-
 no Perfect Attendance Award; Stephan Maldonado
 • The St. Raymond Faculty Commitment to excellence
 Award; Andrew Martinez • The Pete L. Schaut Memo-
 rial Commitment to Studies and School-Life Award,
 The Br. George Burke, F.S.C. Memorial english Award;
 Emmanuel Martinez • The Br. Bernard Quigley, F.S.C.
 Memorial Computer Science Award; Shayne McKay
 • The new York City Comptroller Achievement Award;
 Andy Moncion • The John F. Palisi Good Citizenship
 Award; Luis Moncion • The Rev. Msgr. John Graham
 Class Salutatorian Award, The Br. Martin Schmidt, F.S.C.
 Memorial Founder’s Award for Academic excellence,
 The new York State Department of education Aca-
 demic excellence Award, The new York State Attorney
 General’s Triple “C” Award; Jose Mota • The Mercedes
 Belak Spanish Award; Michael Oleaga • The Anne
 O’Keefe Campus Ministry Award; Randall Pharr • The
 De LaSalle Strength of Character Award; Brian Qui-
 nones • The President’s volunteer Service Award; Jason
 Raghunandan • The Joan O’Connell Dixon Memorial
 excellence in Studies Award; Jesus Ramos • The Br.
 Frank Byrne, F.S.C. Class valedictorian Award, The Br.
 Andrew O’Gara, F.S.C. General excellence Award, The
 new York State Department of education Academic
 excellence Award, The new York State Comptroller
 Achievement Award, The Br. Cajetan Rock, F.S.C. Me-
 morial Science Award; Justin Reyes • The new York
 State Department of education Academic excellence
 Award, The viola and John Doyle Memorial Mathemat-
 ics Award, The Kathleen Fahey Occupational education
 Award; Joseph Roman • The St. Raymond Alumni As-
 sociation’s Joseph McCormack Memorial School Spirit
 Award; Carlos Romero • The Br. Christopher Foley, F.S.C.
 Art Award; Emmanuel Tejada • The Br. Daniel Brenner,
 F.S.C. Perfect Attendance Award; Andrew Torres • The
 Br. Henry Cullen, F.S.C. Memorial Social Studies Award.
CongraTulaTions Class of 2008
                     Class of 2008
advancement & alumni news
from the Advancement Director
Dear Alumni & Friends,                                         You are all encouraged to attend a Raven Road Trip         more. every one of our young men benefits from your
                                    It has been amazing     stop, your upcoming Class Reunion, or both. Your fond-        generosity.
                               the growth I have wit-       ness and zeal for the school are what make these hap-              Please mark your calendars for September 29. The
                               nessed in my more than       penings unique and entertaining. There are St. Raymond        Alumni Association Golf Outing is the school’s largest
                               two years here at St. Ray-   events and excitement for each of you during every sea-       fund raiser each year. If you are not a golfer, or are un-
                               mond. Recently I spoke       son of the year. It is clear that the future of St. Raymond   able to join us that day, please consider a sponsorship on
                               with Br. Andrew O’Gara,      High School for Boys is secured thanks to your involve-       behalf of your family or company.
                               F.S.C. and he stated, “My    ment. It is not too late to make your gift this year, which       Your lasting commitment to the virtues and mission
                               thirteen years at St. Ray-   ends on July 31. Please help us increase our record set-      of Lasallian education are truly what makes St. Raymond
                               mond were the best years     ting Raven Fund by visiting http://straymondhighschool.       High School for Boys something special in the Bronx. We
                               of my life.” I can see why   org/pages/advancement/alumni.html and clicking on             thank you for that.
                               he would say that.           ‘Invest Online.’
   Your generosity has taken St. Raymond to new heights        This year thanks to your gifts we were able to provide     All the best,
in the 2007-08 school year. There is more alumni partici-   much needed financial aid, upgrade technology and the
pation than ever before, and we have heard from or met      aesthetic value of the school, as well as enhance valuable
members of every graduating class.                          resource centers, SAT preparation programs, and much          Bill Hanson, Director of Advancement



class of ‘73 reunion
                                                                                                                            On Saturday, June 7 the Class of ‘73 gathered for their
                                                                                                                          35th reunion. The evening was attended by more than
                                                                                                                          40 alums and faculty, both current and former. Special
                                                                                                                          thanks to Mr. Barney Ryan who has dutifully remained
                                                                                                                          as class coordinator. He worked with Mr. Jimmy Foss ‘93
                                                                                                                          to put the great evening together. Faculty who attend-
                                                                                                                          ed included Mrs. Mercedes Belak, Br. Daniel Gardner,
                                                                                                                          F.S.C., Mr. John Palisi, Mr. Ron Patnosh and Mr. Tom
                                                                                                                          Stewart.
                                                                                                                            The enthusiastic group shared memories, had a couple
                                                                                                                          of contests, reconnected, and even set aside time to re-
                                                                                                                          member those no longer with us.




class of ‘78 reunion
                                                                                                                              The Class of 1978 celebrated their 30th reunion on
                                                                                                                          Saturday, May 31 at the Harbor Restaurant in City Island.
                                                                                                                          Classmates from across the country came to reminisce
                                                                                                                          about their days at St. Raymond and to share where their
                                                                                                                          lives have taken them since. Br. Daniel Gardner, F.S.C.,
                                                                                                                          Mr. Ron Patnosh and Mr. John Palisi joined the group.
                                                                                                                          The alums did not skip a beat from the old days in the
                                                                                                                          Bronx. Special thanks to Mr. Jimmy Foss ’93 for coordi-
                                                                                                                          nating the event. There is one question for all of you to
                                                                                                                          answer —who is dressed in the gorilla suit on page
                                                                                                                          153 in the ’78 yearbook? If you know the answer please
                                                                                                                          email it to jfoss@straymondhighschool.org.




    Savethe Date                                                                                   St. Raymond High School 12th
                                                                                                       Annual Alumni Association
   Monday, September 29, 2008                                                                                        Golf Outing

   For more information
   and details for sponsorship
   opportunities, please contact Bill Hanson at
   718.824.5050, x105 or                                                                                           COnneCtiCut GOlf Club
   email at bhanson@straymondhighschool.org.                                                                                               easton, connecticut



    Bid for a piece of History                                                                       Bid NOW for your chance to be a part of history. Four tickets to the
                                                                                                          New York Yankees final regular season game at Yankee Stadi-
                                                                                                          um, Sunday, September 21, 2008 vs. the Baltimore Orioles are
                                                                                                          available.

                                                                                                            Email your BID PLEDGE to Bill Hanson at
                                                                                                            bhanson@straymondhighschool.org.

   Final Regular Season Game                                                                                visit http://www.straymondhighschool.org/alumniblog/?cat=10
                                                                                                            each Friday to check the highest bid.
   Sunday, September 21, 2008
   vs. Baltimore Orioles                                                                          Bidding will start at $500.00 for two tickets OR $1,000 for all four outfield—
                                                                                         field level seats. Bidding will close on September 8, 2008.


                                        OTHeR FeATUReD LIve AUCTIOn ITeMS AT THIS YeAR’S GOLF OUTInG WILL InCLUDe:
  • a weekend stay in Durham, north Carolina with rounds                 • 50 yard line New York Giants tickets                       • set of irons
    of golf at Pinehurst & Old Chatham Golf Club                         • deep sea fishing trip                                      • boutique wine package
  • golf at Winged Foot                                                  • Carnegie Hall tickets                                      • sports memorabilia
                                                                                                                        ClassNotes
   De LaSalle Leadership Dinner
inaugural


                                                                                                                        ‘70 Robert Toner writes in to say, “Hello to my class-
                                                 Thursday, April 17, 2008 • The Cornell Club                            mates,” from Plymouth, MA.
       Honoring Mr. John Barker ‘76, Mr. James Duncan ‘65, Mr. Harry Hohn                                               ‘74 Michael Macagnone currently works as the Direc-
                                & Mr. Philip Walsh                                                                      tor of Compliance for Personal Touch Home Care. Married
                                                                                                                        for 26 years to Susan Carnival, a St. Raymond Academy
                                                                                                                        graduate, they are most proud of their son Michael.
                                                                                                                             Dr. Anthony Troitino writes in from Clifton Park, nY.
                                                                                                                 2.     ‘78 James Noonan retired in 1998 from the U.S. Coast
                                                                                                                        Guard and currently works as a network Architect for Cal-
                                                                                                                        ifornia State University, Long Beach. Living in Santa Rosa,
                                                                                                                        CA, he continues to play ice hockey.
                                                                                                                        ‘81 Tim Kimmel and wife Marjorie, married for 20 years,
                                                                                                                        live in Greenlawn, nY with their two children, T.J. and Kerry.
                                                                                                                        ‘84 Dante Scarazzini resides in Monroe, nY with his
                                                                                                                        wife Tracy and their two sons. A graduate of Iona College,
                                                                                                                        he is now a Lieutenant on the nYPD.
                                                                                                                        ‘89 Gregory Clarke is a Social Studies teacher in the
                                                                                                                        Bronx. He and wife Lorraine reside in Yonkers.
                                                                                                                        ‘90 Ralph Colon is a new York State Real estate Ap-
                                                                                                                        praiser and Broker. He is the owner of Fast Appraisals, Inc.
                                                                                                                        and has been married to wife Lorraine since 1998. They
                                                                                                                        have three daughters and live in nassau County.
                                                                                                                        ‘92 Phil Prudenti has been married to his high school
                                                                                                                        sweetheart AnnMarie for seven years. They live in Carmel,
                                                                                                                        nY with their two daughters, Daniella and Gabriella. Phil
                                                              3.                                                        works in compliance for a hedge fund.
                                                                                                                        ‘96 Lucas Cadiz is a graduate of the University of Mi-
                                                                                                                        ami. He is a project manager for IBM and lives in Tampa,
                                                      4.                                                                FL with his wife Oneith.
                                                                                                                        ‘97     Harold Parrales, a Fordham University graduate,
                                                                                                                        is married to wife Paola and is currently an Academic Ad-
                                                                                                                        visor for Zoni Language Centers.
                                                                                                                        ‘99 Richard Roman is a graduate of virginia State Uni-
                                                                                                                        versity and a Counselor with Youth empowerment Ser-
                                                                                                                        vices in Richmond, vA.
                                                                                                                        ‘00 Andre Nieves and wife Diana, of Fort Myers, FL, are
                                                                                                                 6.     happy to announce the birth of their first son.

                                                                                    7.                                  ‘01 Elias Aponte is a member of the U.S. Air Force Re-
                                                                                                                        serves, in San Antonio, TX. He writes in to check on the
                                                                                                                        baseball team and his classmates.
 5.
                                                                                                                        ‘02 Christopher Cruz is a Credit Counselor with Gene-
                                                                                                                        sis Financial Management in Tampa, FL. Since graduating
                                                                                                                        from Pace University, he has lived in Florida and is proud
                                                                                                                        to announce the birth of his first son, ezekiel.
                                                                                                                        ‘03 Kentaro Yoshida earned a B.A. in english from Bos-
                                                                                                                        ton University. He recently published a short story titled
                                                                                                                        “Double vision,” in the Cross Bronx Literary Journal’s pre-
                                                                                                                        mier on-line issue by the Bronx Council for the Arts. Read
                                                                                                                        it at http://crossbronx.wordpress.com/prose/double-vi-
                                                                                                                        sion/.


                                                                                                                        IN MEMORIAM
                                                                                                                        John Rix ’65 passed on March 3, 2008. A retired Colonel
                                                                                                                        and Commander of Phoenix Air national Guard, John took
  8.                                                                           9.                                       great pride in St. Raymond Parish. He recently shared his
                                                                                                                        fond memories of ‘Operation Summertime’ in the Spring
1. 2008 De LaSalle Leadership honorees (left to right) Philip Walsh, Harry Hohn, James Duncan ‘65 and John Barker ‘76   issue of RAven Magazine. He was a faithful alumnus who
2. John Barker ‘76 (l) being congratulated by John Palisi 3. James Duncan ‘65 4. Br. Robert Deary, F.S.C. with Simon    came from Phoenix, Arizona last year to attend the parish
Hernandez ‘09 5. Br. Daniel Gardner, F.S.C. with Mr. and Mrs. Harry Hohn 6. Peg and Philip Walsh 7. Diomedes Saraza     Open House. St. Raymond High School for Boys thoughts
‘09 8. Br. Daniel Gardner, F.S.C. congratulates Harry Hohn 9. Jim Martin ‘68 (l) and John Kelly ‘68                     and prayers remain with his family.




       upcoming         Class reunions
       SAve THe DATe • CLASS OF 1968 40th ReUnIOn • Saturday, September 27, 2008 • There will be a tour of the school followed by an off site reception. Details will be final-
   ized this summer. Stay tuned!

   If you are interested in finding out more about your class reunion or if you wish to serve on your class committee, please contact Mr. Jimmy Foss ’93 at 718.824.5050
   x138, or at jfoss@straymondhighschool.org.




                  JOIN THE ALUMNI                    I am interested in becoming an active member of the alumni association _____Yes _____no
                     ASSOCIATION
                                                     name ____________________________________________________________________ Class Year ____________
           The St. Raymond High School for Boys
                                                     email address __________________________________________________________________________________
       Alumni Association meets regularly to plan
        alumni functions, as well as other ways to   Address _______________________________________________________________________________________
           give back and support the school. This    City_____________________________________State______________________Zip_________________________
             group is dedicated to the long term
           growth and success of St. Ray’s. There    Telephone (home)_______________________________________(work) ___________________________________
               is no cost to join—we just ask for    Company name_________________________________________Job Title ________________________________
                your time, talent and passion for
               St. Raymond High School for Boys.     College Attended/Degree ________________________________________________________________________
                                                     Spouse’s name/Children’s name(s) ________________________________________________________________

                          PLeASe BRInG YOUR CLASSMATeS UP TO DATe BY COnTACTInG THe ADvAnCeMenT OFFICe AT 718.824.5050, x105.
THE CLASS OF 2008 WILL BE ATTENDING THE FOLLOWING COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES:
Travis Aarons, Hampton University • Adragna Giuseppe, The college of Mount Saint Vincent • Daniel Alameda, John Jay college • Bayron Almanzar, dominican
college • Justin Alston, Pace University • Danny Almaya, John Jay college • David Anyaegbunam, SUny delhi • Obisiemike Anyanwu, Baruch college • Vincent
Aponte, SUny albany • Alexis Ayala, lehman college • Christopher Batista, The college of Mount Saint Vincent • Jason Batista, John Jay college • Jonathan
Batista, columbia Union college • Mark Berisha, John Jay college • Michael Bocachica, Borough of Manhattan community college • Cedric Boden, Bronx com-
munity college • Xavier Bonilla, Western oklahoma State college • Andre Brooks, lehman college • David Brown, Borough of Manhattan community college
Darryl Bryant, West Virginia University • Jason Caldwell, SUny delhi • Joshua Carchi, Westchester community college • Ulysses Casanas, SUny cobbleskill
Daniel Castro, cUny • Muntasir Chowdhury, cUny • Aaron Cintron, John Jay college • Kevin Cofresi, work force • David Coleman, cUny • Christopher
Colon, fordham University • Celestino Concepcion, John Jay college • Angel Cordero, SUny cortland • Micheal Cordova, Borough of Manhattan community col-
lege • Angel Cruz, SUny Binghamton • Coldny Cumayao, Mercy college • Delroy Daley, Pace University • Jeffrey Degraft, Herkimer college • Felix DeHoyas,
SUny delhi • Angel DeJesus, Sullivan county community college • Rafael DeJesus, The college of Westchester • Michael DeLeon, John Jay college • Mark De-
Souza, canisius college • Anthony Diaz, new york city college of Technology • Nghiem Doan, lehman college • Senur Eminov, The college of Mount Saint Vincent
Thomas Enright, Stony Brook University • Vaughn Ephraim, laguardia community college • Giullermo Estevez, cUny • Christopher Feliciano, Baruch college
Stephen Ferrara, iona college • Juan Figueroa, Borough of Manhattan community college • Christian Garcia, John Jay college • Dustin Garcia, Borough of Man-
hattan community college • Jason Garcia, college of Mount Saint Vincent • Michael Garcia, Bronx community college • Victor Garcia, SUny albany • Lamont
Girdy, Utica college • Julio Gomez, fairfield University • Kennedy Gomez, cheney State college • Raymond Gomez, college of Technology at canton • Andrew
Gonzalez, lehman college • Johathan Gonzalez, northwood University • Markes Gonzalez, colgate University • Kenneth Gould, Bronx community college
 Edward Guzman, york college • Nicholas Hayes, The college of Westchester • Devon Howe, cUny • Sylvester Inda, St. Peter’s college • Audley Irons, SUny
delhi • Manuel Jackson, University of Bridgeport • Jermaine Jarrett, florida international University • Michael Jimenez, John Jay college • Flavio Jimenez, Her-
kimer college • Omar Johnson, art institute of florida • Darren Jones, SUny delhi • Sean Keane, new york city college of Technology • Peter Kirouac, Bronx
community college • Stephen Lawless, The college of Westchester • Isaiah Leach, iona college • Leon Hugo, Bronx community college • Calvin Liburd, new york
city college of Technology • Jeremy Lopez, Kingsborough community college • Stephen Machuca, Manhattan college • Pasquale Magneri, Marist college • Ste-
phen Maldonado, cornell University • Jonathan Maldonado, city college of new york • Christopher Maria, Westchester community college • Jariel Marte, cUny
Brandon Martin, Sullivan county community college • Andrew Martinez, cornell University • Emmanuel Martinez, Babson college • Vladimir Martinez, cUny
Miguel Martinez, cUny • Joseph Matto-Garcia, SUny college at old Westbury • Shayne McKay, University of Buffalo • Sylus McKenzie, Bronx community college
Luis Mercado, new york city college of Technology • Abu Mian, city college of new york • Gerald Miller, Baruch college • Andy Moncion, Manhattan college
Luis Moncion, new york University • Eric Morales, The college of Mount Saint Vincent • Jose Mota, fairfield University • Christian Munoz, John Jay college • Mi-
chael Nazario, The college of Mount Saint Vincent • Kevin Negron, lehman college • Jamal Nelson, Stony Brook University • Michael Nixon, new york city college
of Technology • John O’Brien, University of Bridgeport • Sheldon O’Brien, SUny- old Westbury • James O’Gorman, cUny • Michael Oleaga, Pace University • Juan
Olvera, John Jay college • John Orta, Bronx community college • Richard Ortiz, John Jay college • Daniel O’Sullivan, cUny • David Oyola, Bronx community col-
lege • Domenico Palumbo, lehman college • Mario Palumbo, lehman college • John Parodi, Baruch college • Thomas Peprah, Herkimer college • Randall
Pharr, cornell University • Martin Prelaj, Westchester community college • Michael Puello, John Jay college • Brian Quinones, iona college • Luis Quinones, John
Jay college • Jason Raghunandan, Brooklyn college • Julian Raiford, SUny delhi • Rus Ramkissoon, John Jay college • Jesus Ramos, Marist college • Kenneth
Ramos, John Jay college • Ricardo Resto, iona college • Alexander Reyes, new york city college of Technology • Justin Reyes, Baruch college • Mitchell Reyes,
lehman college • Corey Richardson, SUny oneonta • Diamond Rivera, John Jay college • Jonathan Rivera, Stony Brook University • Orlando Rodriguez, work
force • Duvon Rogers, SUny delhi • Joseph Romas, cUny • Carlos Romero, california institute for the arts • Christopher Rosario, St. John’s University • Richard
Rosario, Borough of Manhattan community college • Jeffrey Ross, SUny delhi • Khyre Ross, Herkimer college • Shayne Rowe, claflin University • Matthew Ruiz,
Borough of Manhattan community college • Mahabir Samuel, The college of Mount Saint Vincent • Luis Sanchez, University of Bridgeport • Sammy Sanchez,
lehman college • Julio Santana, new york college of Technology • Curtis Serrano, long island University • Joseph Serrano, nyack community college • Michael
Simmons, Herkimer college • Darnell Smith, Pace University • Andrew Stephens, cUny • Doran Strachon, cUny • Xavier Stuckey, SUny delhi • Luis Talledo,
John Jay college • Emmanuel Tejada, Hunter college • Mamadou Thiam, cUny delhi • Cornelius Toe, Johnson & Wales • Malcolm Tolliver, Herkimer college
Justin Tordera, Borough of Manhattan community college • Andrew Torres, SUny albany • John Vaillant, lehman college • Ayanmoris Vazquez, The college of
Westchester • Peter Vukel, Westchester community college • Jacob Washington, Bronx community college • Michael A. Williams, Marist college • Michael E.
Williams, Westchester community college • Robert Young, Bloomfield college.




               Save the Date • Sunday, October 19, 2008
               St. Raymond Parish & Schools Open House • 12 noon Mass, followed by tours of the schools.



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