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National Merit Scholarship Finalists

The National Merit® Scholarship Corporation has announced that 18 Bellarmine seniors are Finalists in the 2020 competition for National Merit® Scholarships.  

Congratulations to the following Bells: Continue Reading...

Bellarmine Junior Recognized as a Catholic Student of Impact

Bellarmine Junior Recognized as a Catholic Student of Impact

The Catholic Community Foundation of Santa Clara County has recognized Bellarmine junior Ian da Silva as the recipient of its inaugural Catholic Impact Scholar Award.  

Bellarmine was among the five Catholic high schools participating in the competition that featured essays submitted by students addressing the question, “How has my Catholic education prepared me to contribute to, engage Continue Reading...

Summit on Human Dignity

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The Bellarmine community experienced its Summit on Human Dignity focused on Economic Justice on January 28.  A morning general assembly was held in the Patrick Wayne Valley Gym, during which Rev. Michael-Ray Matthews, from the organization Continue Reading...

Longtime Bellarmine Varsity Football Coach Mike Janda Retires from the Gridiron

After an impressive four decades as a coach at Bellarmine College Prep, including 36 seasons as head varsity football coach, Mike Janda announced today that he has retired from coaching the Bells.  

During his tenure, Janda has been the offensive coordinator and quarterback coach, and the wide receiver/defensive back coach for the Bellarmine varsity football team.  Considered one of the most respected Continue Reading...

 

Bells Defeat Serra in Stunning Hoops Victory

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Congratulations to the varsity basketball team and Coach Patrick Schneider and his staff for the solid victory over Serra on January 14 with a final score of 65-14. As noted by Mercury News sports writer Darren Sabedra in his January 15 article referencing the Bells, “Whatever they did worked, and the result won’t be easily forgotten.”  Go Bells!

Bell Speech & Debate at the MBA Tournament

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A small group of Bells traveled to Nashville, Tennessee this past weekend to compete in the prestigious Montgomery Bell Academy tournament, at which only the top 16 extemporaneous speakers in the entire country are invited to compete in round-robin style. Meanwhile, in policy debate, the top 50 teams in the country face-off across six preliminary rounds, and then Continue Reading...

Bellarmine Bay Area VEX Robotics Tournament 2019

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The annual Bellarmine Bay Area VEX robotics tournament took place November 22-23, during which the Bells hosted hundreds of attendees from 60 teams, 41 high schools, and 18 middle schools, all competing for a chance to qualify for the VEX California State Championships. Bellarmine (and Team 254) alumnus Andrew Torrance ‘15 was Master of Ceremonies, and recent alum Continue Reading...

Winter Warmth Drive

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The Bellarmine community has again rallied in support of the annual Winter Warmth Drive, which concludes on Friday, November 22.

“The pile of donations is getting bigger by the day and we have a few hundred blankets, thanks to your donations and efforts to engage students,” noted Anne Maloney, assistant director of Bellarmine’s Continue Reading...

El Salvador Martyrs 30th Anniversary Remembrance

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Members of the Bellarmine community gathered today in remembrance of the six Jesuit priests at the Universidad Centroamericana (UCA) and their housekeeper and her daughter who were assassinated on November 16, 1989, by the Atlacatl commando unit of Continue Reading...

Bellarmine Holds Vigil in Support of DACA

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On the afternoon of November 12, many members of the Bellarmine community stood in solidarity with other Jesuit schools and community organizations nationwide in support of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients and young undocumented people in this country.  Several dozen students, faculty, and staff members attended the lunchtime vigil, which coincided with the date that the U.S. Supreme Court began hearing oral arguments to determine the Continue Reading...

An Historic Day at Crystal Springs

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The afternoon of November 6 at the Crystal Springs course, the 2019 Bellarmine cross country program swept all four divisions, setting the all-time course record “in stunning fashion,” noted coach Patrick McCrystle.  The Varsity ran 76:10, breaking the 34 year record set by Jesuit High School by Continue Reading...

Saints in the City Awards

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Last evening, Friday October 25, the Diocese of San Jose held an awards banquet to honor young people nominated by schools and parishes throughout the valley for living their faith and making a difference in the lives of others. 

There were several Bellarmine students in attendance who received awards from their parishes. These students are living their faith and exemplifying being men for and with others outside of school.
Each parish wrote a tribute to each honoree.

Please congratulate them when you get a chance!

Also, special thanks to Bill San Hamel.

Bellarmine President’s Award Dinner

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Bellarmine President’s Award presented to Frank Fanger in recognition of 25 years of volunteer service.

Bellarmine College Preparatory held its 41st Annual President’s Award Dinner the evening of October 29 at the Samuel A. Liccardo Campus Center.  The donor recognition event, attended by 250 guests, culminated with the presentation of the President’s Award, given each year to those who have demonstrated support to Bellarmine in a variety of ways.   

BCP MUN at the Model United Nations Conference

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On October 26, 2019, our small but effective BCP MUN delegate team participated in the 7th Annual Monterey County High School, Model United Nations Conference, at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies located in Monterey. 

On the Committee of UN Habitat, Environmental Effects of Trade Liberalization,
Representing Fiji, James Egbert and Alex Yun were awarded with an Outstanding Representation for their position paper