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Evan Galvin

I am beyond thankful for having spent the last four years at Canisius and will forever owe my efforts to such a formative place. As a freshman entering the Blue Doors for the first time, I was unaware of the magic this place holds.

In my four short years behind the Blue Doors, I now know Canisius not only exemplifies a brotherhood, but holds standards of integrity, humility and accountability in all facets, developing Men For Others.

At Canisius, I have grown in mind, body, and spirit. In the classroom, I have been given a set of tools for future academic success. I have developed leadership, communication skills and competitiveness on the sports field, and will take those traits into my future as a West Point cadet. Outside the walls of 1180, I have learned the power of Ignatian discernment through retreat opportunities and the Companions program.

It is truly an honor to be nominated by my classmates and teachers for the Mr. Canisius Award. Whether we were close friends, or only ever shared a smile, thank you to each and every one of you for playing an important role in my time here. To the other five nominees – Matt, Petros, Henry, Ryan and Pat: Congratulations, gentlemen. It’s a privilege to stand beside you.


Evan Galvin

Mr. Canisius 2024 Finalists

Evan Galvin of East Aurora (East Aurora Middle School) 

Matthew Hassenfratz of Orchard Park (St. John Vianney School) 

Petros Kollidas of Clarence (Elmwood Franklin School) 

Henry Richards of Buffalo (City Honors Middle School) 

Ryan Stravino of Grand Island (Connor Middle School) 

Patrick Sullivan of Orchard Park (Orchard Park Middle School)