Certare Petere Reperire Neque Cedere


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P.O. Box 2872
Providence, RI 02906
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Alumni Director

"Certare Petere Reperire Neque Cedere"

"To strive, to seek, to find and not to yield."

Since 1843, o
ur motto has been the Latin translation of the final line of Alfred, Lord Tennyson's poem "Ulysses".

Classical High School

Classical Athletics


The 2014 Hall of Fame Dinner and Program is Sunday, June 22, at 12 Acres in Smithfield, RI. Registration begins at 5 pm and dinner at 6 pm. The inductees being honored this year are:

  • Coach / Teacher Anthony Candelmo 1970's - 1980's
  • Gustave Vincent Scannapieco '56
  • The Baginski Brothers 1974-1979
  • Rafael Ovalles '83
  • Ed Fernandez '90
  • Jennifer Wolfinger '99
  • Kate O'Brien '99
  • 2002 State Champion Girls Field Hockey Team
  • Principal Charles Paine 1930's - 1940's

This is going to be a great evening with the opportunity to meet up with old friends. Tickets are $50 per person and must be purchased in advance. I have attached the brochure for additional information. For tickets contact stephenhickey@att.net


Rhode Island's Greatest Track Star Classical's Maddy Berkson sets 8th State Record

Around the Oval - ANOTHER MARK FOR BERKSON By BOB LEDDY, R.I. Track & Field Foundation

1 June 2014 - - Classical High senior Maddy Berkson on Saturday added another state record to her list.

Running at a New Balance Boston Twilight meet at the Bentley College track in Waltham, Mass., Berkson placed second in the 3000 meters. Her time was 9 minutes, 44.72 seconds, eliminating the previous R.I. state mark of 9:54.9 (h), set in 2012 by La Salle's Molly Keating. The winner in the 12-person field was Melissa Nash, of the New Balance Boston Track Club, who clocked in at 9:41.82. Finishing behind Berkson was Aurelie Dube-Lavoie in 9:48.61.

Saturday's performance brings to eight the total state records (indoor and outdoor combined) held by the Stanford-bound senior. Her other outdoor marks include the 800 (2:08.40), 1500 (4:27.92) and mile (4:52.08).

50th Reunion

Congratulations 2014 Distinguished Alumni Award winners honored on April 28 at the Providence Marriott. Attended by 270 alumni and friends, the event raised $45,000 for Classical programs.

Pictured (L-R) Event Chair, David Tracy, Esq. '70, Paul Mecurio, J.D. '78, The Honorable Mary M. Lisi '68, Joyce Caldwell Stevos, Ph.D. '61, Major Jamale Hart '89, Dr. David Korn '50, Dr. Anthony Regine, D.D.S. '51 and Dr. Elaine Berinsky Fain, '66, Alumni President.

Photo by. Paul Spetrini Photography, Class of 2002

A Message from the Association President

A Message from Principal Scott Barr


Congratulations to Tolulope “Tolu” Fayanjuola'01 to be inducted into 2014 RI Interscholastic League Athletic Hall of Fame and Isaac Lufkin'16 to be honored as 2014 RIIL Spirit of Sport Award on May14. For tickets: jbuzzerio@lunchpailcapital.com

Mary Ann Sorrentino remembering Elizabeth McDonald

John Gillooly: Classical High's kicker just won't b denied

Class of 1991 and 1992 Missing Alumni

Classical tops list of RI high schools

PURPLE REIGNS!! Tavares, Fung, CHS'88

Classical Track Star Maddy Berkson is Athlete of the Week

Ronald Dworkin, Class of 1949, Legal Philosopher, Dies at 81

Classical Alumni Professor Jorge O. Elorza '94 to the Board of Directors of the Rhode Island Foundation

Classical Student Wins National Poetry Recitation Contest

Classical Alumni Association Receives $40,000 Gift for Music Program


June 21, 2014
Class of 1964
50th Reunion
Radisson Hotel
Warwick, RI

June 22, 2014
Athletic Hall of Fame Dinner
Twelve Acres Club 5p.m.

July 12, 2014
Class of 1989
25th Reunion
Bravo Brasserie 7p.m.

July 16, 2014
Class of 1963
50th Reunion
Kempenaar's Clambake Club
Lyn Goldsmith 561-441-6815
Linda Reichstetter 401-788-7169

July 19, 2014
Class of 1979
35th Reunion
Chelos By the Bay
7p.m. $55pp

August 4, 2014
Alumni Golf Tournament
Ledgemont Country Club

September 5, 2014
Red Sox vs. Toronto
7:10p.m. Fenway park Stadium

September 14, 2014
Class of 1969
45th Reunion
Galilee Beach Club, 2-8p.m.

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