2015: The Year in Pictures
As 2015 comes to a close, the Regis High School community reflects on—and gives thanks for—a year rich with achievements and blessings. Below are a collection of photographs from various events and happenings that took place within our community this past year. Regis High School wishes the extended Regis community a happy, healthy, and prosperous New Year.

 

January

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Left: Senior Charles Gavigan '15 puts up a shot during the Regis-Xavier Varsity basketball game. Regis took two of three at the annual triple header.
Right: The faces of Regians dominated Sunday morning news programs, discussing topics ranging from veterans issues (Phil Klay '00), CIA and security issues (Mark Mazzetti '92), and the flu and Ebola virus outbreaks (Dr. Anthony Fauci '58).


February

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Top left: Rev. Daniel Lahart, S.J. was named 22nd President of Regis High School, scheduled to assume duties in August 2016. Fr. Jim Croghan, S.J. was named interim President, beginning his year at the helm in July 2015.
Bottom left: The Freshman basketball team proudly displays their championship plaques after a 55-44 league championship win over La Salle.
Right: Matthew Thomas '93 presents his best-selling novel We Are Not Ourselves in the Regis High School auditorium.


March

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Left: Senior forward Declan Cronin '15 throws down a two-handed dunk in the city championship held at Fordham University. The team went on to win their second straight title with a 62-52 victory over Salesian.
Top right: For the second year in a row, Regis High School's Science Bowl Team won the New York City Regional Science Bowl Championship.
Bottom right: Fr. Matt Malone, S.J., Editor-in-Chief of America Magazine, spoke to the Regis community on the ministry of Pope Francis and the future of the Catholic Church under the leadership of the first Jesuit Pope.


April

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Left: This spring, the cast of The Regis Repertory performed Neil Simon's The Odd Couple in the Auditorium.
Top right: Dr. Anthony Fauci and his wife, Christine, were featured on the CBS Sunday Morning news program.
Bottom right: Regis and Sandford Park School (Dublin, Ireland) debaters faced off in an international debate on the resolution "Social Media Does More Harm Than Good”.


May

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Top left: Faculty member Mr. Brendan O'Donnell P'16 participates in some high-flying fun at the annual student-faculty Tchoukball game.
Top middle: The Regis Green Roof was dedicated to Rev. Philip G. Judge, S.J. '80, 21st President of Regis High School, at the 2015 President's Dinner.
Top right: Regis volleyball once again dominated league play and finished the 2015 season undefeated, earning a fifth consecutive city title.
Bottom left: Faculty members pose for a photo after having their heads shaved as part of the Saint Baldrick's Foundation's effort to help fight childhood cancer.
Bottom right: Mr. Phillips looks on as the Regis band performs its last rehearsal the night before he conducts his final concert as Music Director at Regis.


June

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Regis High School welcomed its ninety-eighth graduating class on Saturday, June 6 in front of a cheerful crowd of family and friends in the Church of Saint Ignatius Loyola. 128 young men received their diplomas and became the first class to graduate at the start of Regis's second century.


July

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Left: Regis bade farewell to fourteen faculty and staff members who retired or moved on to pursue new career opportunities, including Rev. Philip G. Judge, S.J. '80 (President, 10 years), Mr. John Murphy (History teacher, 27 years), and Mr. Jim Phillips (Music Director, 31 years).
Right: President Obama greets Jack Aiello '16 in the White House East Room during a week-long retreat with Boys Nation, an annual forum concerning civic training and leadership run by the American Legion.


August

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Left: Student and alumni families gathered at Regis for the annual summer barbecues, where they also had the opportunity to pose for photos with the Regis owl.
Right: Regis graduate Brian Wiles '04 (right) and freshman Cormac Cullinane '19 (left) were among the impressive cast in TNT's new fall drama Public Morals which premiered this August on TNT.


September

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Left: Rev. Jim Croghan, S.J., interim President, offers a prayer before blessing the newly renovated science laboratories.
Top right: The annual Mass of the Holy Spirit began the 2015-2016 academic year on Friday, September 11.
Bottom right: Mr. Amatrucola, recipient of the 2015 Patricia Hannon Ignatian Educator Award, instructing a classroom of students.


Celebrating Pope Francis | September 22-27

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Lorenzo Manuali '17 presents Pope Francis with a Regis Science t-shirt. Said Manuali, "I presented him with a Regis t-shirt, and you could see that his eyes just lit up immediately. He recognized the high school I was attending, and took the shirt and smiled."

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While in the former Grant family home, Pope Francis blessed a handful of personal items from visitors, including a copy of Teach Me To be Generous: The First Century of Regis High School in New York City (center-right on table).

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Clockwise from upper left:
Rev. Jim Martin, S.J. with Regians attending the 2 Philly 4 Francis Ignatian Pilgrimage;
Students and faculty gathered in the Regis auditorium to watch Pope Francis address Congress;
Students and faculty gathered on 5th Avenue to witness the Pope’s procession to Saint Patrick’s Cathedral;
Faculty and staff volunteers for the Papal Mass at Madison Square Garden;
Students waited excitedly on the steps of Saint Patrick’s Cathedral to welcome Pope Francis;
Nearing the conclusion of their pilgrimage to Philadelphia, Regis students reflect on the Pope’s visit;
Fr. Croghan, along with Jack Raslowsky P’14 and Cardinal Dolan, awaited the Pope’s arrival at JFK Airport.


October

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Thanks to the hard work and dedication of the officers of both Student Government and Catalyst (Regis High School's Christian Service club), an October Mid-Tri Barbecue was immensely successful. Throughout the course of the afternoon, students and faculty filed into the Quad to grab a burger and a hot dog, while socializing with peers and colleagues. The celebratory vibe along with a seemingly endless stream of food proved an effective way to dispel the stress leading up to the mid-trimester and offered a unique opportunity for friends to sit back and relax.


November

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Left: Mr. John L. Connelly '56 P'90'99 addresses attendees at the 2015 Deo et Patriae reception after having received the 2015 Award.
Top right: On Tuesday, November 24, the Regis High School community gathered to celebrate the Thanksgiving Liturgy.
Bottom right: On Saturday, November 7, REACH held its annual "Meet Your Mentor Day" as part of the REACH Mentor Program.


December

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Top left: Blaise Haddad '16, Vice President of Student Government, and Vincenzo Guido '16, President of Student Government, hold up signs in support of the Regis #GivingTuesday efforts. The one-day campaign raised over $95,000 for Regis High School.
Bottom left: Before students left for Christmas recess, the Regis Repertory gave three spirited performance of Scrooge: The Musical. The show did not disappoint, with a vibrant set design, inclusion of various special effects, complex choreography and dancing, beautiful costumes, and inspired acting.
Right: On December 4th, students and families gathered at Regis for the annual Christmas Tree lighting, celebrating the season of Advent and giving thanks as the 2015 year draws to a close.

Posted: 12/30/15