A food drive which aims to collect tons of provisions for Buffalonians in need will kick off Tuesday at Canisius.
The Great Ignatian Challenge, in which Canisius participates in a friendly – but spirited – competition with other Jesuit high schools across the Northeast to provide food to the needy for the holiday season, will be held from Tuesday, Oct. 26 to Friday, Nov. 19.
Food collected by Canisius during the drive will go to St. Luke's Mission of Mercy. Non-perishable food can be donated at CHS on school days (8 a.m. to 3 p.m.).
Canisius will also be hosting a drive-thru food drop-off event from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 6.
Andrea Tyrpak-Endres, who is in her eighth year as principal and executive vice president for academics at Canisius High School, has decided to conclude her tenure as principal at the end of the 2021-22 academic year, Canisius President Fr. David S. Ciancimino, S.J., announced Friday morning.
Tyrpak-Endres, the first female principal in the 151-year history of Canisius, will continue to teach religion at the school.
Tyrpak-Endres has taught for more than 35 years at Canisius, including throughout her tenure as principal.
"I am grateful for Andrea, her dedication to our mission and her care for our Canisius High School community," said Ciancimino.
The Canisius High School Parents Association's major fundraiser this year is "Fashion & Ferrari," which will feature a fashion show featuring Canisius and Nardin Academy students.
The event will be held from 6-9 p.m. Oct. 14 at Maranello Maserati Alfa Romeo of Western New York at 8226 Main Street in Williamsville.
Tickets can be purchased here, and seating is limited.
John Urschel '09 has been appointed to the prestigious Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, N.J.
Urschel, a former offensive lineman for the Baltimore Ravens who completed his Ph.D in mathematics from MIT earlier this year, is one of 271 scholars at IAS this academic year.
IAS is one of the world's leading centers for theoretical research and intellectual inquiry.
Luke LoTempio '22 has been named a National Merit Scholarship semifinalist.
The semifinalists were announced Wednesday by the National Merit Scholarship Company, and the 16,000 who are being honored represent less than 1 percent of U.S. high school seniors.
"Being selected as a semi-finalist in the National Merit Scholarship Program is a reflection of the effort I have put into my work," said LoTempio. "It reminds me to continue to do my best."
Dr. Renier Brentjens '85 has come back to Buffalo for "the opportunity of a lifetime."
Brentjens has been named the Deputy Director and Chair of Medicine at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center.
Roswell Park describes Brentjens as "one of the most influential and accomplished figures in the field of cancer immunotherapy."
Matthew Cady is joining Canisius High School as the new head coach for cross country, indoor track and outdoor track.
Cady brings a wealth of academic and athletic experience to Canisius, where he will also be a physical education and health teacher.
Cady, who has a doctorate from Penn State, competed at Syracuse University in both cross country and track for four years before going on to coach both sports at the University of Pittsburgh for two years.
Two Jesuit novices who spent a year at Canisius High School prior to their novitiate pronounced their first vows this past weekend.
Christian Zombek, SJ, and Mario Verde, SJ, professed vows of poverty, chastity and obedience Saturday at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Syracuse. They were two of five men in the USA East Province of the Society of Jesus to end their time as novices and officially become Jesuit scholastics.
At Canisius, Zombek and Verde worked with teachers, helped with service projects and traveled to retreats during the 2019-20 academic year.