Author Archive for David Isberg

BLA/GLS Scholarship Committee Update

The scholarship recipients will be receiving honor cords to wear at graduation. Go, black and gold!

 

BLA Honor Cords

 

 

Back to BLA Soirée, Friday, June 16, 2017 5:30pm-8:00pm

Back to BLA 2017

June 16, 2017
5:30 PM – 8 PM

Ribbon-cutting ceremony for the newly restored portrait of John Tetlow, first headmaster of GLS/BLA
5:30 PM – 6 PM
Followed by reception
6 PM – 8 PM

Boston Latin Academy Courtyard and Library
205 Townsend Street
Dorchester, MA 02121

Refreshments | Raffles and Auctions | Student Art Display and Musical Performance | School Tours | Dressy Casual

Come to the first ever Back to BLA Soirée alumni event! Meet up with your classmates, mingle with fellow alumni, and perhaps even reunite with some of your old teachers! Get to know a few of BLA’s current students or take a tour. Enjoy a student art show and musical performance. Buy some BLA gear! Refreshments will be served.

All proceeds from the event will support the BLA arts programs, student activities, and classroom resources.

Tickets

General:$20

Black: $50

Gold: $100

For more information:
Elvira DeLuca at edeluca@bostonpublicschools.org
David Isberg at david@blagls.org

To donate raffle or auction items:
Cassandra Crichlow at cassandra.clark88@gmail.com

Raffle and Auction Items
A Week on Cape Cod
Student Art Work

Many More Items, Stay Tuned…

 

2017 BLA Career Day

On a rainy March morning, more than two dozen alumni went “back to the future” at Boston Latin Academy, where they met with 300 sophomores at the annual Alumni Career Day at Boston Latin Academy. For some, this was their first visit back to Townsend Street since graduation. Others had graduated from a different building in a different century, but relished their time with this generation of students.

Sophomores had ranked their interest in 15 professions and then had the chance to meet with alums working in their top two choices. Alums told students about their own education and career history before opening the floor to student questions. Students also learned about the breadth of work options within a field. For instance, an attorney with an international corporation was paired with an attorney working in the Commonwealth’s criminal court system. Professions represented were advertising, business, computers, criminal justice, education, engineering, finance, government, law, library science, medicine, nursing, performing arts, pharmacy, physical therapy, scientific research, social work, and sports medicine.

Many of the alums ended their visit with a student-led tour of the school, and several sought out their former faculty. Margaret Sullivan coordinated the alumni volunteers and BLA faculty member and alum Elvira DeLuca coordinated the students. The association thanks Gia Adams, Maria Barakat, Carol Bender, Patrick Brophy, Antoinette Coakley, Dorothy Curtis, Mothler Dalexis, Kevin Finn, John Flynn, Gwendolyn Goodwin, Michael Lester, Bobby Lam, Bob Magner, Jason Manhart, Fabricio Paes, Cailin Pagel, Patrick Paul, Sheriece Perry, Richard Pierre, Casey O’Bryan, Monica Roberts Jonathan Sanchez, Bridget Sweet, Vadra Ward Tabb, and Shirley Woo.

Class of 1991 25th Reunion

Join the Class of 1991 for a night of reminiscing, laughter and fun!
Saturday, November 26th 8:00pm to 1:00am
Carson Place
180 Mount Vernon Street
Dorchester, MA 02125
* cash bar
Tickets sold online only until Nov 15th.

Alumni visit from Nathan Blecharczyk, BLA ’01 and cofounder and CTO of Airbnb

The BLA community was paid a visit from Nathan Blecharczyk, BLA Class of 2001 and cofounder and CTO of Airbnb. He spoke to 9th and 10th graders on Friday, September 23, 2016 about his experiences at BLA and beyond. Thank you for paying it forward Nathan!

Video of his talk in Carroll Hall.