Ben Singleton '05, a graduate of Regis and Yale, gave the Chapel talk. He addressed the boys about how he decided upon a career in law enforcement, which began shortly after college in the District Attorney's Office and has led him to the NYPD, where he soon will enter the Police Academy.
"The police department was not where I would have expected to be," he said, "but I realize it was inevitable." His message to our boys: "Give yourself time to reflect, to develop your interests, and passions." He noted the creativity of the curriculum at Saint David's when he was a student here in projects such as ARCO, which are open-ended, and how those types of academic experiences are helpful in determining your life's work.
|After presentation of the check to Save the Children reps.|
In fact, all four of the Student Council Presidents whose classes raised funds for the school were present last night as was Mimi O'Hagan, whose organization, Mimi's Building Blocks, was our partner in the project. As we watched a short video on the Kalina School, I was so proud of all of these boys, whose efforts on several fundraiser projects have made the Kalina School a reality.
As a community, we have much at Saint David's to be grateful for; through our work for the greater good both in Ethiopia and in our backyard, we give back.