Alumni Spotlight: Yamnia Cortes ’98

I write on a daily basis. Yet, trying to convey what De La Salle Academy (DLSA) means to me and the impact this community has had on my life is more difficult than my usual writing. I have many fond memories of DLSA: morning hugs, skits in Spanish class, Friday soccer, baking cookies during the … Continue reading Alumni Spotlight: Yamnia Cortes ’98

Alumni Spotlight: Marta Wegorzewska ’99

Almost three years ago, an opportunity came up, and I faced a difficult professional decision. Do I leave my career in scientific research and transition into science communication? This transition would mean I would have to leave my comfort zone. I would have to let go of years of training.  Being a scientist is the … Continue reading Alumni Spotlight: Marta Wegorzewska ’99

Stories from the Frontline: Detective Paul Brogan ’95

Paul Brogan, ’95, is a detective for the NYPD. After testing positive for COVID-19 earlier this month, he returned to his post, yesterday, with The Bronx Grand Larceny Squad after being on sick-leave.  For Detective Brogan, as well as other NYPD officers, it’s still business as usual, in that he and his fellow officers are … Continue reading Stories from the Frontline: Detective Paul Brogan ’95

Alumni Spotlight: Justin Douglas ’00

Hey y’all! My name is Justin Douglas and I am a member of De La Salle’s class of 2000. I joined the school as a 6th grader in 1997. When I think back to my time at De La Salle, I often think of the admissions process. I remember taking the test among hundreds of … Continue reading Alumni Spotlight: Justin Douglas ’00

IMPORTANT: DLSA 35th Anniversary Gala POSTPONED

Dear Friends,  We have been monitoring the spread of the COVID-19 virus very closely and have decided in the interest of safety to postpone the DLSA 35th Anniversary Gala on Thursday, March 12. We arrived at this decision along with our Board of Trustees, which includes physicians, heads of school, and leaders of institutions. The health and safety of all … Continue reading IMPORTANT: DLSA 35th Anniversary Gala POSTPONED

Alumni Spotlight: Natalie Archibald Solano ’99

When I tell people that I’m going back to visit my junior high school principal or I’m going to meet up with a De La Salle classmate, they give me the strangest look. They can’t believe that after 20 years, I’m still connected to my junior high school.  High school classmates? Makes sense.  College friends? … Continue reading Alumni Spotlight: Natalie Archibald Solano ’99

Alumni Spotlight: Shannon McPherson ’05

De La Salle, more than any one institution, was pivotal in shaping who Shannon McPherson is today. As a fifth grader I was the smartest in my class and most reserved, if you can imagine that compared to how I am now. But I learned to navigate that environment so that I could survive day … Continue reading Alumni Spotlight: Shannon McPherson ’05

Alumni Spotlight: Nicole Castro ’99

I was an A student at a catholic school in the Bronx, and my parents could see I wasn’t being challenged. At age 12, I wasn’t interested in being challenged or changing schools. I liked being one of the smartest kids in my class. However, going through the De La Salle Academy (DLSA) admissions process … Continue reading Alumni Spotlight: Nicole Castro ’99

Alumni Spotlight: Jasmine Mitchell ’95

My name is Jasmine Mitchell from the class of 1995. I remember starting the sixth grade learning how to navigate three trains to get from Park Slope to the Upper West Side, where De La Salle was located on the very top floor of the 97th street school building. I learned of De La Salle from … Continue reading Alumni Spotlight: Jasmine Mitchell ’95