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Around Bosco: St. John Bosco and St. Joseph’s Seniors Got Their Groove On At Annual Senior Luau

by Brett Baligad, Senior Editor

This year’s Senior Luau was filled with plenty to see, do and eat. The successful night is a strong indicator for what the rest of the year has in store for the graduating Class of 2023.

Photo by Robert Visty III, Photo Editor

After long preparation, the Senior Luau made it’s return to St. John Bosco High School. Every year, each class hosts an annual class bonding event. This includes the Freshmen Barbecue, Sophomore Lock In, Junior Picnic and Senior Luau. A luau is a Hawaiian party with food and live entertainment. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Senior Luau is only the second class event for the class of 2023, as they hosted a successful Junior Picnic last spring.

The luau was held last Wednesday and started at 6:30pm and concluded at 9:00pm. Upon entering the Mary Help of Christians Quad, seniors were greeted with Hawaiian music, pick up volleyball games and plenty of students dressed to the theme. The quad was lined with round tables for Bosco and Joseph’s seniors to socialize.

Not long after the beginning of the luau, seniors were served Hawaiian food, while they caught up with their Brave brothers and Jesters sisters. Even after four years together, to many, it was surprising to see there were still a lot of new faces to meet and befriend.

“Because this was only our second class event, I was still unfamiliar with some [St. Joseph’s] seniors, as we don’t see them everyday. However, it was good to introduce myself and make new friends,” said senior Sam Hentges.

Photo by Robert Visty III, Photo Editor

As the night began to wrap up, hula dancers took the spotlight. The dancers even called on Braves and Jesters to come up and dance. The grand finale would be a fire dancer that would take the senior class by surprise. The fire dancer choreographed elaborate moves and tricks to keep seniors at the edge of their seats.

“My favorite part was when all of the water polo seniors got called up to dance,” senior Victor Murillo said. “I thought that was pretty funny as the hula dancers were guiding them.”

Spearheaded by Ms. Kelly Blakeman and the Senior Board, Bosco and Joseph’s students can be excited for what is to come. As this is first of many lasts, senior participation is at a high with over 100 Bosco students attending the luau.

With Homecoming weeks away, it is not too late for the class of 2023 to make some final memories of their high school days.

“This is my senior year, and I want to do every activity I can,” said senior Evan Chavez. “I am happy I get to spend my last events with my friends and end my high school career on a good year.”

Life of a Brave: 21 Questions With New Science Teacher, Krista Welty

by Michael Barba

The Brave family is proud to welcome new biology teacher, Ms. Krista Welty.

Photo by Robert Visty III, Photo Editor

Q: Where did you grow up?

A: Long Beach, CA.

Q: What is your ethnicity?

A: A Mix of Irish, German, Turkish and Spanish.

Q: What is your favorite meal?

A: Sushi. It’s an acquired taste, so I understand why some people don’t like it. I think the key is to mix your wasabi into the soy sauce then dip the sushi in.  If you put it on top, you can’t taste anything else.

Q: Do you have a favorite sport?

A: Football. Go Packers!

Q: Who are some of your role models and why do they inspire you?

A: Anyone who is kind to others and doesn’t give up on their goals.

Q: Do you prefer DC or Marvel?

A: Marvel. Black Panther is my favorite Marvel hero. Wonder Woman is my favorite DC hero.

Q: What is your favorite thing to do when you aren’t working?

A: Reading.

Q: What did your parents do for a living?

A: My mom was one of the first female programmers in her field.  My dad was a manager at Southern California Edison.

Q: What was school like for you when you were growing up?

A: We didn’t have phones and had to use the card catalog to find books.  Teacher’s either wrote on a chalkboard or used a light projector.  My math teacher would always spit on a tissue to fix her answers, which I thought was gross.

Q: Where did you go to high school and what were some of your favorite memories?

A: I went to Los Alamitos High School. Going to football games and having lunch with my friends were my favorite memories.

Q: What three subjects interested you the most throughout your entire schooling career?

A: History, science and photography.

Q: Did you play any sports in high school or throughout your life at all?

A: Nope. I have zero athletic coordination. 

Q: Which colleges were you considering attending while in high school?

Q: Where did you end up going to college?

A: CSULB because it was close to my house.

Q: Which school experience was more memorable for you, high school or college?

A: My lab courses in college were the most memorable. 

Q: Why did you decide to teach at Bosco?

A: It’s closer to my home than my previous job.

Q: How is Bosco treating you so far?

A: Everyone is very nice.

Q: What made you want to teach science?

A: I like doing experiments.

Q: Have you ever watched any Bill Nye “The Science Guy” videos?

A: I do like his quirky way of teaching science, but I don’t think he made videos when I was in school. There was no such thing as YouTube when I started college. I have always enjoyed science, and I had several really good professors in college that encouraged my love of science. One of the worst teachers I ever had was my Biology teacher in high school. I probably would have never majored in Biology if it wasn’t a required course in college. My college professor was a really great teacher, and I decided at that point that I could do a way better job than my high school Biology teacher.

Q: What was the most disgusting lab experiment you ever done?

A: Dissecting a sheep’s testicle. It was filled with this nasty smelling liquid, and we had to dig into it.

Q: Do you have any advice for people keen on entering the field of science?

A: Science is not about memorizing facts. It’s about asking questions and coming up with creative ideas to solve problems. 

Life of a Brave: Bosco Esports Welcomes Their Newest Alumni Assistant Coach, Damon Jimenez

By: Ed Crowe and William Reynolds 

St. John Bosco High School alumnus and former esports player, Damon Jimenez, serves now as an assistant coach for the program. With every alumni that comes back, the esports program and the Bosco community overall grow stronger as a brotherhood.

Photo by Bosco Esports

“The amount of brotherhood I felt when first entering the Esports Lab was unreal,” said Coach Jimenez. “I was given so many opportunities. I felt like I should repay them by offering my help and giving more students the same amount of help I was given.” 

The decision to become a coach for Bosco Esports was backed by fellow alumnus, Head Coach Gabe Giangualano. Coach Gabe was a key factor in Damon’s decision in coming back and helping out the team that he played for when he was at Bosco, which is their Rainbow Six Siege team. 

“As a person, he is fantastic. He is a good young man that is very committed, focused and goal oriented. He knows what he wants to do and how to get there,” said Coach Gabe.

Damon Jimenez is currently attending college. However, he is still excited in giving his spare time back to Bosco. 

“It’s pretty insane to think about walking down the halls and up the stairs but not as a student, just feels different but also refreshing,” Coach Jimenez said. “As a college student, it is very stressful to balance education as well as coaching, which is what I am starting to experience.” 

From a player perspective, senior and Rainbow Six Siege team member, Ezekiel Tejeda, is excited that Damon will be coaching this season, as he has gotten to know Damon not just as a player but as a friend.

“We played Rainbow Six Siege for the second semester. It was nice having another football player on the team. He was one of the best new players we had,” said Ezekiel. “He learned fast and was just a natural player. He’s a wonderful dude. We play other games on the side after practice and school.”

Bosco Esports anticipates that their new assistant will bring the already dominant team closer together through commitment, focus and leadership to get the team to even greater heights.

From November 19-20, Coach Gabe said there will be a tournament called the “Grim Cup” held in the Esports Lab, where our very own Braves will take on colleges in the area and start to bridge the gap between high school and college level Esports.

Around Bosco: Bosco To Require Financial Literacy Course As Prerequisite To Graduate

By Brett Baligad, Senior Editor

The Entrepreneurship Pathway opens its doors to the student body, offering the entire campus the opportunity to learn financial literacy. 

Photo by Brett Baligad, Senior Editor

Although the Financial Literacy course has already been around since 2018, the course was exclusive to the Entrepreneurship Pathway seniors by coordinators Mr. Bryce Weiglin and Mr. Shane Beatty. In collaboration with President Dr. Wickstrom, Mr. Weiglin felt that it was necessary that all students be able to graduate with financial literacy.

“Financial literacy at SJB teaches students the basics of money management: budgeting, saving, debt, investing, giving and more,” said Mr. Weiglin. “That knowledge lays a foundation for students to build strong money habits early on and avoid many of the mistakes that lead to lifelong money struggles.”

This course will be offered in-person and virtually in partnership with SJB Global. SJB Global is Bosco’s new online schooling platform that may potentially have students enrolling across the world. This is a major change in Salesian education, extending the boundaries and wisdom St. John Bosco has to offer.

“It’s important to empower the next generation and teach them to handle their money wisely. We want our kids, and honestly all students to beat the statistics. This course will be offered online for non-SJB students as well, to allow for a much greater reach,” said Mr. Weiglin.

The Entrepreneurship Pathway was founded in 2015 in partnership with the prestigious Wharton School of Business. The pathway offers a wide variety of classes including Small Business Management, Advertising & Promotion and Social Entrepreneurship. The most notable course is, in fact, Financial Literacy taught senior year. This became particularly prevalent during the COVID-19 pandemic, when the course was opened up to the entire senior class regardless of enrollment in the Entrepreneurship Pathway.

The next few year’s success would help the administration determine that it would be in their best interest to further open the course to all grade levels this school year. To cap off this announcement, it was decided that the class of 2027 would be the first graduating class to require Financial Literacy to graduate. 

With the school year in full swing, students are ready to see what the class has in store for them.

“I am really excited to see what we will learn this year. We are going to learn from real world experiences. Just today we were learning how to write checks and balance budgets on Google Sheets. These are all essential skills we need in adulthood,” senior and Entrepreneurship Pathway member Carter Daley said.

Overall, there is more to the class than making money. The intangibles emphasized in the course are unmatched.

“Personal finance is 20% knowledge and 80% behavior,” Mr. Weiglin said. “Throughout the course, I remind students of what I find to be the most important take-away, ‘Live within your means.’  So while it’s important that a financial literacy course teaches money lessons, it’s more important to give students an actionable plan to manage their personal finances.”

Around Bosco: The Braves Welcome Back A Familiar Face To Spearhead New Lunch Program

by Marco Castro

St. John Bosco High School’s new lunch service has created positive buzz around campus, catering to all students, faculty and staff with fresh and delicious food.

Photo by Alex Diaz, Photo Editor

Bosco has had its fair share of struggles with keeping a lunch program, with this program being its fourth lunch program in four years. Otto Rafael Penarredonda, CEO of Alumni Solutions and member of the Bosco Class of 1974, has come to end those problems, implementing a new lunch program made to last. When Bosco reached out to Mr. Penarredonda, he was hesitant at first but after much prayer and consideration, he decided he was going to help.

“If any school other than St. John Bosco asked, I would’ve said no,” said Mr. Penarredonda.

Being an alumnus of the school, he understood the problems Bosco was facing and felt he owed the community.

“St. John Bosco gave me a foundation that led me into my early 20s to become an entrepreneur.”

Bosco’s Principal, Dr. Kris Anderson, played an instrumental role in bringing Alumni Solutions to the Bosco Campus. After hearing the many complaints about the last food service, he knew it was time to look for a permanent solution to this problem.

“We were listening to the parents,” Dr. Anderson said.

Their voices were heard, and Alumni Solutions was brought to the Bosco campus. As many students have noticed, Alumni Solutions is not a typical food service. One major difference is the cashless system, which raised the eyebrows of many students on campus.

While it may seem tedious to exchange your cash for a ticket at the ASB Student Store, the cashless system actually expedites the lines, solving a problem faced by other food services. Instead of having students waste their lunch waiting to get their food, Alumni Solutions is focused on getting students their food as quickly as possible.

In addition to a cashless system, the money made by Alumni Solutions is split three ways.

“We are not profit driven,” said Mr. Penarredonda.

The majority of the money made goes back to St. John Bosco. Another piece goes to Alumni Solutions to maintain their business. The last piece of revenue goes to Mr. Penarredonda’s orphanage in Colombia, Colombia De Mi Corazón.

In addition to supporting a good cause, the SJB Canteen also has a good product, as well as an easily changeable menu. Just last week, fruit bowls were added to the menu due to students asking for a fresh fruit option on the menu.

Alumni Solutions is here for the students, and has already had better reception from students and faculty than past lunch services.

“The sandwiches are the best,” said senior R.J. Casas. While Freshman Shane Jimenez preferred the pepperoni pizza sticks.

Even Dr. Anderson enjoyed a wrap and a fruit bowl during his interview with The Brave News.

Alumni Solutions is made to last many years on the St. John Bosco campus, and it has had an amazing start so far. Faculty and students alike enjoy the food as well as the efficiency of the lines. Alumni Solutions serves food with a purpose, not only for the students here on campus, but for many less fortunate children in Colombia.

Click here if you would like to donate to Colombia De Mi Corazon.

Around Bosco: New Marine Biology Course Added to Curriculum

By. Robert Visty III

St. John Bosco High School added a new course to its semester one curriculum: Marine Biology. Spearheaded by Bosco alumnus and environmental science teacher Mr. Ruben Solorza, the class aims to expand on the unit of marine biology previously taught within Environmental Science. 

Photo by Robert Visty III, Photo Editor

“Last year in Environmental Science, I told Mr. Solorza that I liked marine biology, and he told me, ‘Let us create a class,’ and so now here we are,” said marine biology student and senior Myles Vaughn.

Student enthusiasm is abundant in the Marine Biology classroom. Many students in this year’s course were in the previous Environmental Science class, and because of this previous experience, they are quite passionate about the new course and its subject matter.

“A lot of students were excited about the marine biology unit in last year’s Environmental Science class,” said Mr. Solorza. “There was a lot of student support, so I’m glad we did it,” said Mr. Solorza

This year, Mr. Solorza plans on doing multiple extracurricular activities with the Marine Biology class, including dissecting squid and a trip down to the tide pools at Palos Verdes. In addition, Mr. Solorza intends on expanding the curriculum in the following years, hoping to add more immersive activities for students to participate in.

“I’d like to make the course more hands-on as each year goes,” Mr. Solorza said. “More lab activities going out to the actual ocean, the beach, visiting the aquariums, as much outside time as we can get. Getting our hands dirty in the classroom would be great for learning.”

Most of all, Mr. Solorza wants his students to learn to appreciate the ocean and the role it plays in our lives. 

“My big takeaway for this class is understanding that [the ocean] impacts our life in such a big way that I think it’s important to realize the role we have with the ocean and how it affects our lives as well,” said Mr. Solorza 

“When you care about something, you’re more likely to do something about it”

The Marine Biology class isn’t only about fish anatomy. It intends to reinforce to the environmental science course from which it grew. Mr. Solorza seeks to drive home the message of conservation and environmentalism, which he finds so important to instill in today’s youth.

“We live in a time where our world is experiencing many different new patterns in terms of climate change, and I think there’s a disconnect that people don’t realize what role the ocean plays in that,” Mr. Solorza said. “We love going to the beach. We love the animals that live there, and to protect them and keep the system running, we need to care for our ocean and protect it.”

Around Bosco: St. John Bosco Caps Off the First Week of School with a Well-Received Y2K Dance

by Isaac Mays, Sports Editor

Last Friday, the St. John Bosco Brave and St. Joseph’s Jester communities took a blast to the past with 2000s inspired music, clothes and Polaroids. The welcome dance’s success shows promise for what the rest of the school year has in store.

Photo by St. John Bosco Student Life

Last week’s Y2K Welcome Dance was the first of many for incoming and transfer students. With over 300 freshmen combined between the Bosco and Joseph’s classes, the dance welcomed over 700 students in attendance from not just the Brave and Jester communities, but also students from neighboring Catholic schools.

Hosted in the Bosco gymnasium, the Thunderdome, the dance brought the theme back to the year 2000 with all Y2K themed décor. The throwback featured many aspects unfamiliar to the typical lives of teens growing up after the early 2000s. Associated Student Body (ASB) and Bosco’s Dance Committee, who spearheaded the planning of the event, implemented a Polaroid camera station for patrons of the dance to attend and get photos on the spot in Y2K style.

Photo by St. John Bosco Student Life

The theme offered students options to expand their wardrobe’s fashion options. A glow in the dark lighting scheme incorporated black lights to illuminate the dance floor.

“It was really cool. I really liked all the neon lights and glow sticks they gave out,” said Kiara Bowerman, senior at Saint Joseph’s High School.

The overall atmosphere excited a vast majority of dance-goers who did not live through the Y2K event, which marked the turn of the 20th century into the 21st century.

“The majority of our ASB decided to do Y2K, and we’re excited for this to be a pretty good event,” said Tyler Baligad, a senior and Co-President of Bosco’s ASB.

The hard work of these individuals helped attract a larger than average turnout, in large part due to the theme being well thought out. Many of the freshmen saw their first ever high school dance, and Saint Joseph’s had only begun attending School that same Friday for orientation.

However, the dance’s success did not come without the collective hard work of those involved.

“Overall it was just really a team effort,” said Christopher De La Rosa, a senior and ASB’s Dance Commissioner. “Without people showing up and helping, we couldn’t make this happen.”

Underclassmen and upperclassmen alike agreed on the dance’s success. Many of the freshmen were surprised at how enjoyable the social aspects of school-sponsored activities can be.

“It’s really fun,” Nathaniel Brake, a freshman at Bosco, said. “Everybody’s [going to the dance], and it’s something that I think everyone should do.”

Around Bosco: Robotics Breaks Records in Return to Competition

by Matthew Parsons

After the disastrous era of the COVID-19 pandemic, Bosco’s robotics program started from the ground up to make a strong return to the field of competition.

Photo by Alex Diaz, Photo Editor

The robotics program at Bosco competes in the international program known as, For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST), also known as the FRC (FIRST Robotics Competition). 

This is the first year since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic that Bosco has been able to have a team compete in the robotics competition, meaning that the so-called veterans of the team who are the juniors still only had the experience of their freshman year under their belt. Although their team is extremely young and inexperienced in working together, they pulled through.

In the FRC, a challenge is set that teams internationally assemble a robot that fulfills the parameters of said challenge. This happens on the day known as Kickoff Day, where teams across the world tune in to a live stream that reveals the challenge. Kickoff Day signifies the beginning of the build season which lasts around 8-9 weeks.

The 2022 season’s challenge was called “Rapid React”, the goal of this challenge was to create a robot that can accomplish the tasks of intaking a ball, shooting a ball either into the upper hub and/or the lower hub and climbing up a series of 4 bars, stacked similarly as if it were monkey bars.

This year, Bosco competed in the Orange County Regional competition from March 10-12. In this tournament, they don’t compete as a team vs. team, instead, they are put into alliances during their matches and are pitted against other alliances that are randomly assigned. In matches, alliances receive “ranking points” if they do certain actions, these are held to higher importance than a match victory, as it affects the team standing more.

Unfortunately for Bosco, they had fairly poor luck when getting matched into their alliances and despite their strong and consistent performance, were ranked as the last seed of the whole tournament. However, after these seeding matches the top eight teams were gathered to select who they wanted in their alliance for their elimination rounds.

“The team from Mexico was right next to us and they came over. They started talking to us and said that they couldn’t figure out why our ranking was so low, and when they reviewed our matches and saw how they went, they saw we were consistent. But when the time came they went and skipped us. I was thinking ‘okay, we’re going home. How am I gonna explain this to my principal’,” said Mr. Wippler, the coordinator of the Robotics program.

However, Bosco’s luck turned around quickly and the third-ranked team selected them and they were given some time to meet and discuss their strategy and figure out how to work together. They played in the best of 3 matches and eventually made their way to the quarter-final matches, they won with 2 matches and advanced to the semi-finals, a tremendous achievement for the program.

“This year also happened to be record-breaking for our team, with it being the farthest our team has gone in team history,” said team Captain Loreto Albaran.

Unfortunately, Bosco wasn’t unable to advance past the semi-finals and was bested by only two points. For the team, it was a heart-wrenching defeat, but it fuels the team’s drive and determination for future success. 

“I’m more than happy with our team’s progress this year. Sure, we lost our semi-final match by two points, but hey, that’s the name of the game. We had a lot of obstacles to overcome this year, new mechanisms that we have not tinkered around with before, and through perseverance, every member prevailed. Because of this, I firmly believe this is why we were able to make it farther than any others that have come before us on this team,” said Loreto.

Despite their defeat in the semi-finals, Bosco performed greatly as a team and worked together like a well-oiled machine. 

“I was really amazed at how quick they were like a NASCAR pit group. Sometimes they were really working amazing,” said Mr. Wippler.

Next year they hope to push even further than they did this year, it serves as an example to the whole program of their potential and each and every member of the team wants to improve their work.

“We kind of had some bumps this year because of the setbacks from COVID, but this year we’ve flattened those out and we have a very promising team for next year. We hope to get an award next year at our competitions,” said freshman Diego Salcedo.

Around Bosco: Bosco Theater Performs Shrek the Musical

Last week, the Five Sisters Theatre Company of St. Joseph’s High School took the audience’s breath away with their Spring performance of Shrek: The Musical.

Based on the book by William Steig and the popular Dreamworks film, Shrek: The Musical is a touching tale about learning to love people for who they are. Most are familiar with animated film, but the musical adaptation brings the show to new heights and seeing Bosco and St. Joseph students up on stage made the story all the more entertaining.

Directed by Larry Van Deventer, the story follows an ogre named Shrek, played by junior Connor Sheehan and his trusty sidekick, Donkey, played by junior Alex Palmer. Together they set off on a quest to deliver Princess Fiona, played by junior Oliva Herron, to Lord Farquaad, played by senior Kriss Valente, in exchange for the swamp Shrek calls home.

At the beginning of the play, others see Shrek as a scary monster, so he shuts the world out, believing that people will only ever see him this way. However, as the story progresses, Shrek learns that just because he looks like a monster on the outside, he doesn’t have to act like savagely on the inside. This heart-warming message of self-love is aligned with the Salesian message of St. John Bosco.

Connor played the lead role of Shrek. The combination of his wide range of vocals, his talented acting and a little bit of green face paint really came together to bring the character to life.

“It’s a fun character to play. He’s not completely goofy, but he also has a lot of bravery to him. Some would call him a Byronic hero, kind of like an antihero,” said Connor.

The comedy throughout the play was top tier, as every joke had the audience filled with laughter. The array of fairytale characters such as the Big, Bad Wolf, played by senior Diego Tavares, Pinocchio, played by Izzy Prata, and the Gingerbread Man, played by junior Kate Sheehan, Connor’s twin sister, only amplified this comedy.

“The show was really good compared to other school plays I’ve seen. [The Five Sisters Theatre Company] put a lot of work into it and it really shows,” said senior Luis Salazar

The next production starring students from St. Joseph and St. John Bosco will be The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, which premieres in April 29th under the direction of St. John Bosco’s very own Director of Theater Production, Mr. Martin Lang.

Around Bosco: Annual Father and Son Car Show Reaches Record Attendance

by Brett Baligad

Last weekend, the Brave community welcomed students and their fathers at the annual Father and Son Car Show.

Landing with a POW, over one hundred cars showed up to this year’s superhero-themed car show. Plenty of fathers and sons showed up with a BANG, repping their favorite superhero apparel. With the recent opening of The Batman, Gotham’s caped crusader proved to have had the most love. This year’s event had an outstanding two hundred students and fathers attend.

The Sunday morning began with mass in the Chapel presided by Fr. Ted Montemayor. During his procession, Fr. Ted was welcomed by Theater Director Martin Lang who accompanied the piano for the service. Upon entering, students were given their ‘Participation Passport’ that, if fully completed, would be their ticket for being entered for a chance to win an Xbox Series S later in the afternoon. With plenty of more incentives, students and their fathers were more inclined to visit all of the activities the Car Show had to offer.

Following the mass, students were free to visit all of the classic, muscle, and sports cars the intramural field had to offer. The event sponsor this year was Team Mopar 360 who showed with the majority of the vehicles. On top of this, many unique cars made an appearance too. 

“I honestly thought the beach van and classic cop car were super cool. They aren’t something you see all the time. I was really surprised to see a comic book-themed car, it looked almost like Hot Wheels,” said junior Dominic Garcia.

Superhero-themed cars made their way onto the scene too. Bosco welcomed a Batmobile-inspired 2014 Dodge Viper and 2006 Dodge Charger, a Captain America-inspired 2014 Shelby GT500 along with many more.

“The Batmobile was one of my favorites. The Green Lantern Mustang was really cool too but the Dodge Viper was one of the coolest ones at the show,” said Dominic.

Not too long after the mass, fathers and sons gathered around the senior square to enjoy breakfast as a community. Along with the buffet breakfast, Bosco hosted a snack bar to keep car owners, students and fathers filled up all day long.

As breakfast concluded, activities, raffles, and silent auctions became open to the community. 

The most notable prizes were baseball memorabilia signed by Evan Longoria ‘03, movie tickets and gift baskets featuring team gear of a number of Bosco teams.

This year’s activities included a tug-o-war competition (the fathers won a convincing 2-0 for the second year in a row), a carnival high striker (hammer smash), half-court competition, a Bosco Bread Company popup that featured their fresh baked goods and, of course, plenty of cars to check out.

“As a baseball guy, I wished I would have won the baseball bat from Evan Longoria. As for the activities, the half-court completion was probably the best game,” said junior Sam Hentges.

To close out the day, the winner was announced for the Bosco Award and the winner of the Xbox Series S. The 2022 Bosco Award went to a 1932 Ford Coupe and 1965 Mustang Fastback. The Mustang was owned by Bosco senior Matteo Chacon. Sophomore Matt Carillo went home big with the Xbox Series S.

“Honestly I was really surprised to win. I hardly ever win raffles. Going into the event, all I was looking forward to was spending time with my dad but winning the Xbox was a nice touch,” said Matthew.

After the conclusion of the show, Bosco was happy to see that this year’s Father and Son Car Show found such huge success. With plenty of new and returning faces, the Bosco community can only expect more participants, more cars and better prizes for years to come.

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