As part of its 60th anniversary celebration, Saint Viator High School administrators have launched its 60for60 campaign. The initiative offers a nostalgic look back at the history of the school, juxtaposed with current snapshots and accomplishments, on everything from academics, technology and the fine arts, to athletics and faith development. Its goal is to raise money for tuition assistance.
A central piece of the campaign is a 10-minute tribute video. Fr. Daniel Lydon, CSV, President and a 1973 alumnus of the school introduces it. “Hear from some of our most recognizable and iconic personalities from our 60-year history, as they share their thoughts and memories of how Saint Viator has transformed their lives.”
Many Viatorians are featured, including associates and professed. Enjoy these sound bites:
“Viatorians were never afraid to try new things,” said Associate Pat Mahoney, a long time dean of students. “Their goal was always, ‘We can do better.’ “
“If you’re talking about the earliest years,” said Fr. Arnold Perham, CSV, who taught math for nearly 50 years, “technology was basically a pencil, paper and a slide rule.”
“When I arrived at Saint Viator High School, it was all boys and numbers were down,” said Fr. Charles Bolser, CSV, a former president. “When we merged with Sacred Heart of Mary, a brand new school was born.”
“Most of our students are student athletes, with many in multiple sports,” says Br. Peter Lamick, CSV, ’07. “It’s a major part of the student experience here. . . Rivalry games still bring the community together. It’s a whole sense of investment.”
“Here at Saint Viator, our students are at all different places in their faith, so we meet students where they’re at,” says Associate Ann Perez, current theology teacher, “so we can deepen their faith and build that relationship with God through the community they experience here.”