The Christian Brothers’ Auxiliary is pleased to present its annual Dinner and Fashion Show on Wednesday, March 16. The event is at Penna’s of STerling (38400 Van Dyke, Sterling Heights). Cocktails are at 6 p.m., dinner is at 7 p.m.
The celebrity host is Carolyn Clifford, WXYZ News Anchor. Read more
Grand Raffle prizes include
Tickets for the event are available online at thepilothangar.com Tickets are $65. Online sales end March 9. Reservations for a table of ten are available by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 586.541.6460.
The De La Salle Wig and Mask Society (WAMS) is pleased to present West Side Story March 3 – 5 at the Warren Consolidated Schools Performing Arts Center (15 Mile Rd., west of Schoenherr).
Curtain time is 7:30 p.m.
Tickets are now available from Br. Patrick McNally, Executive Director, by contacting him at 541.6258 or email to email@example.com
Tickets are $10 for the Thursday, March 3 performance, and $15 for the Friday, March 4, and Saturday, March 5 performances.
A limited number of orchestra seats are available. Proceeds from the sale of orchestra seats go to the DLS Tuition Assistance Fund.
Tickets will also be available at the door.
Congratulations to the DLS Swimming and Diving team, winners for the fourth consecutive year of the Macomb County Championships. The event was February 6 at L’Anse Creuse High School. Story online.
The Pilots scored 588.50 points, and took first place in 9 of 12 events. Full results
200 medley relay – pool and county record
200 freestyle relay
200 individual medley – pool and county record
100 butterfly – pool and county record
200 freestyle relay – county record
100 backstroke – pool and county record
100 breaststroke – pool and county record
400 freestyle relay – pool and county record
Jack Kucharczyk was named Outstanding Senior Swimmer of the meet. Story online.
Congratulations to senior Kevin McKay, who broke the school’s career scoring record on Feb. 2, in a game against CHSL rival St. Mary’s.
McKay started the game five points under Mark Prylow’s 1990 record of 1,340. McKay broke the record early in the game, and finished with 29 points in the victory, to set a new benchmark of 1,365.
The Central Michigan University commit has been a four-year starter for the Pilots.
Prylow went on to play at Michigan State University.
Former DLS varsity basketball head coach Gary Buslepp, who is back at DLS as one of the academic support program’s teachers, after retiring as an administrator from the Grosse Pointe Public Schools, was not coaching Prylow that year, but said that Mike Peplowski who had a knee injury in his junior and senior years, was on track to break the record. “Pep” did go on to MSU and also played in the pro’s.
Gary also said that the previous records were by Bob McGinniss (1982), who broke the record set in 1968 by Frank “Big Red” Merrick.
Congratulations to senior Kevin Jones, recipient of the 2016 Balgenorth Scholarship.
The scholarship, formally named the Richard A. Balgenorth Lasallian Award for Higher Education, is in tribute to the memory of Mr. Balgenorth, ‘75, and his belief that De La Salle Collegiate plays a crucial role as a foundation for lifelong learning. The Award aims to financially assist a graduating De La Salle senior continue his education at a college or university.
Kevin plans to attend the University of Toledo and major in Finance.
At DLS, Kevin has been involved in Wrestling, Football, Baseball, and Tennis. He has also be very involved with the Business program as a student in the CFCU Banking Class, the Stockmarket Club, and DECA. Kevin worked with Mr. Dennis Koch and Mrs. Aarran Meier to develop the curriculum for the Summer Business Camp. He has also been involved with Campus Ministry and IM Sports. He carries a 3.88 GPA.
Kevin said, “I am honored to have been selected as the recipient of the Balgenorth Scholarship. With the scholarship I will be able to cut the cost of out of state tuition as I advance my academic career at the University of Toledo.”
Legendary De La Salle Concord High School (California) Coach Bob Ladoceur facilitated a workshop on Feb. 1, primarily for non-faculty coaches, on Lasallian values in coaching and athletics. His presentation for the 70 in attendance focused on how coaches can help athletes become authentic teammates and persons, a main focus of his coaching career.
A movie about his life, When the Game Stands Tall, was released in 2014.
Athletic Director Brian Kelly said, “Bob is a very soft-spoken and humble person, and his message truly resonated with the kind of things we try to do every day at De La Salle. Although Bob has a career record of 399-25, including an American high school record of 151 straight victories, he never focused on wins; rather, he was dedicated to developing young men of God with proper morals and values. He inspired us all to get better at what we do with our student-athletes.”
The DLS Concord teams are often atop the USA Today Top 25 High School Football Rankings. He retired in 2013 as head coach, but continues to assist.
Ladoceur was born in Detroit; his family and the family of DLS Athletic Director Brian Kelly were neighbors. The two are lifelong friends, and Ladoceur’s godparents are Kelly’s parents.
Eleven DLS seniors signed commitment letters this week as part of National Signing Day on Feb. 1.
College football commits include
College soccer commits include
Chris Godfrey, DLS Class of 1975, presented De La Salle with a “Golden Football” this week, as part of the National Football League’s Celebration of the 50th Super Bowl.
A stand-out Pilot football player, Chris went on to play at the University of Michigan, and then played professionally for the New York Jets and the New York Giants. Chris was a starter for the Giants in Super Bowl XXI against the Denver Broncos.
Chris presented the Golden Football to Br. Jerome Stevens, FSC, now retired, who was Principal of DLS when Chris was a student. He described Br. Jerome as his “first agent” as Br. Jerome touted Chris’s abilities to football recruiters from the University of Michigan.
Chris went on to earn a law degree at the University of Notre Dame, and founded Life Athletes.
For the last few years, Chris has spoken to seniors as part of their day-long “Legacy and Leadership” retreat.