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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.

GLSBLA Association Annual Meeting – SAVE THE DATE!!!

We will be hosting The Annual Meeting of The GLSBLA Association on Monday, November 7, 2016 at 6:00 PM at the Masona Grill on Corey St in West Roxbury, downstairs in a private room.

Please try to attend.

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.

GLSBLA Association Alumnae Events – SAVE THE DATES!

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We have heard from many of you regarding the annual meeting and alumnae reunion – which usually takes place this Saturday at GLS on Huntington Avenue. This year, we decided to change the date of the alumnae reunion event at Huntington Avenue so that our Board members could enjoy or take off Columbus Day weekend. So, we have rescheduled that meeting to June 3, 2017.

We are currently planning to hold a reunion event for the Classes of 1937-42-47-52-57-62 and 67 on Saturday, June 3, 2017 at GLS on Huntington Avenue as we have done in past years. We will be sending out invitations, but please save that date. Class agents for the years 1937-42-47-52-57-62 and 1967 will be reaching out prior to the event to help gather their classes. And remember, all GLS alumnae are welcomed to attend!

We are also hosting a class-wide GLS Alumnae Reunion open to all alumnae on Thursday November 17, 2016 at The West, 1732 Centre Street, West Roxbury, MA. The event will be in the downstairs function room from 7-10 PM. It is free to attend – with a cash bar! We hope many in the area will choose to attend and this will become an annual Thanksgiving event.

Please let us know if you have any questions! Hope to see you soon.

Karen Curran
President, GLS/BLA Association
GLS Class of 1974