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Bellarmine Senior Recognized Nationally for Anti-Tobacco Advocacy

Aditya Indla '22

Bellarmine student Aditya Indla ’22 has been selected for two national advocacy awards: the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids National Youth Advocate of the Year, and the America Cancer Society Cancer Action Network Emerging Leader.

Aditya is one of only four National Youth Advocates of the Year selected by the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids and he is the sole Continue Reading...

56 Bellarmine Seniors are Commended Students in the 2022 National Merit Scholarship Program

The National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) has announced that 56 Bellarmine seniors are Commended Students in its 2022 program.

About 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise. Although they will not continue in the 2022 competition for National Merit Scholarship awards, Commended Students placed among the top Continue Reading...

Bells Participate in Coastal Cleanup

BCP, Coastal Cleanup, Bellarmine

On the morning of Saturday, September 18, 46 students from Bellarmine hit the beaches of Santa Cruz to take part in the annual International Coastal Cleanup. This event, known as the largest volunteer ecology project on Continue Reading...

Four Bellarmine Alumni Newest Hall of Fame Inductees

Bellarmine Hall of Fame, BHOF, HOF

Bellarmine College Preparatory recognized four distinguished alumni at its Hall of Fame ceremony the evening of Saturday, August 28, 2021.

The individuals honored, and their respective categories, are Jeb Ivey, Class of 1999 (Athletics); Tomás Durán, Class of 1992 (Business); Jim Beall, Class of 1970 (Public Service); and Continue Reading...

Bellarmine to Again Host Vaccination Clinic

Vaccination Clinic

Free COVID-19 vaccinations will be available at Bellarmine College Prep for those age 12 and older in need of either their first or second dose of the Pfizer vaccine. The Santa Clara County COVID-19 Mobile Vaccination Clinic will be on campus on Continue Reading...

Bellarmine Begins School Year with Mass of the Holy Spirit

Mass of the Holy Spirit

As is tradition at Jesuit schools, Bellarmine College Preparatory began the new academic year the morning of August 16 by celebrating Mass of the Holy Spirit.

Fr. Mario Prietto, S.J., superior of the Bellarmine Jesuit Community, was the presider, with many of his brother Jesuits as co-Celebrants. Bellarmine’s president, Chris Meyercord ’88, delivered the reflection that encouraged students to Continue Reading...

BCP Faculty and Staff Begin Year with Community Service

On Campus Service

As preparations continue to welcome students back to campus for the new academic year, Bellarmine faculty and staff on August 11 gathered in prayer and in service to others.

In addition to a faculty and staff meeting, a morning Mass was held in Leontyne Chapel with Fr. Mario Prietto, S.J. superior of the Bellarmine Jesuit Community, as presider. A special welcome was Continue Reading...

Bellarmine to Host Vaccination Clinic

Vaccination Clinic

In partnership with the Santa Clara County Health Department, Bellarmine is again offering a free COVID-19 vaccination clinic on Thursday, August 5, from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. at the Liccardo Center on campus.

Anyone age 12 and older may receive a vaccination, and no appointment is necessary. No health insurance is needed, and all are welcome regardless of Continue Reading...

Bellarmine Hall of Fame

Bellarmine Hall of Fame

Bellarmine College Preparatory will recognize four distinguished alumni at its Hall of Fame ceremony the evening of August 28, 2021.

The individuals to be honored, and their respective categories, are: Jeb Ivey, Class of 1999 (Athletics); Tomás Durán, Class of 1992 (Business); Jim Beall, Class of 1970 (Public Service); and Dr. Andrew Schechtman, Class of 1985 (Science & Medicine) Continue Reading...

Bellarmine’s First Woman Faculty Member Visits Campus

Joan Lundgard

Joan Lundgard, the first woman faculty member at Bellarmine, returned to campus on June 18 to visit the classroom in Mathewson Library dedicated in her honor.

Lundgard, now 91-years-old, was hired by then principal Robert Mathewson, S.J., in 1968 and she remained at Bellarmine until her retirement in 1998. During her return to campus, Joan was accompanied by Continue Reading...

Bells Track and Field Team Earn Record 12th CCS Title

Track and Field

Bellarmine’s track and field team earned the CCS championship on June 20 at Soquel High School. As noted by coach Patrick McCrystle, “We went from 3rd to 1st over the last three events of the meet due to some truly heroic, clutch efforts by a group of senior leaders. All in all, a day of excitement and joy for the 12 Bells who competed … and brought home Continue Reading...

Bells Speech & Debate Tops in the Country

Speech and Debate

Having just competed in the Nationals, Bellarmine’s Speech and Debate team received the Award of Outstanding Distinction for the third consecutive year. The honor is given to the top 10 schools in terms of overall sweepstakes points across both speech and debate. Coach Aaron Langerman ‘11 notes: “To give a sense of how impressive this performance is, last summer we earned about 80 sweepstake points across the events. This summer, we received 184 points – so we more Continue Reading...

Bellarmine to Host Vaccination Clinic

Vaccination Clinic

In partnership with the Santa Clara County Health Department, Bellarmine is offering a free COVID-19 vaccination clinic on Thursday, June 24, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the school’s Coffey-Costa Room in Liccardo Center on campus.

Anyone age 12 and older may receive a vaccination, and no appointment is necessary. No health insurance is needed, and all are welcome regardless of immigration status. Children 12-17 need Continue Reading...

Bellarmine College Prep Named Green Ribbon School in Recognition of Exemplary Sustainability Programs

Green Ribbon 2021

The California State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Tony Thurmond, has officially announced that Bellarmine College Preparatory is recognized as a 2021 California Green Ribbon School Gold Level honoree.

The honor indicates that Bellarmine demonstrates exemplary achievement in three “pillars” as follows: Pillar I: reduce environmental impact and costs; Pillar II: improve the health and wellness of schools, students, and staff; and Continue Reading...