Bell Speech & Debate at the MBA Tournament

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A small group of Bells traveled to Nashville, Tennessee this past weekend to compete in the prestigious Montgomery Bell Academy tournament, at which only the top 16 extemporaneous speakers in the entire country are invited to compete in round-robin style. Meanwhile, in policy debate, the top 50 teams in the country face-off across six preliminary rounds, and then Continue Reading...

Bellarmine Bay Area VEX Robotics Tournament 2019

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The annual Bellarmine Bay Area VEX robotics tournament took place November 22-23, during which the Bells hosted hundreds of attendees from 60 teams, 41 high schools, and 18 middle schools, all competing for a chance to qualify for the VEX California State Championships. Bellarmine (and Team 254) alumnus Andrew Torrance ‘15 was Master of Ceremonies, and recent alum Continue Reading...

Winter Warmth Drive

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The Bellarmine community has again rallied in support of the annual Winter Warmth Drive, which concludes on Friday, November 22.

“The pile of donations is getting bigger by the day and we have a few hundred blankets, thanks to your donations and efforts to engage students,” noted Anne Maloney, assistant director of Bellarmine’s Continue Reading...

El Salvador Martyrs 30th Anniversary Remembrance

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Members of the Bellarmine community gathered today in remembrance of the six Jesuit priests at the Universidad Centroamericana (UCA) and their housekeeper and her daughter who were assassinated on November 16, 1989, by the Atlacatl commando unit of Continue Reading...

Bellarmine Holds Vigil in Support of DACA

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On the afternoon of November 12, many members of the Bellarmine community stood in solidarity with other Jesuit schools and community organizations nationwide in support of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients and young undocumented people in this country.  Several dozen students, faculty, and staff members attended the lunchtime vigil, which coincided with the date that the U.S. Supreme Court began hearing oral arguments to determine the Continue Reading...

An Historic Day at Crystal Springs

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The afternoon of November 6 at the Crystal Springs course, the 2019 Bellarmine cross country program swept all four divisions, setting the all-time course record “in stunning fashion,” noted coach Patrick McCrystle.  The Varsity ran 76:10, breaking the 34 year record set by Jesuit High School by Continue Reading...

Saints in the City Awards

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Last evening, Friday October 25, the Diocese of San Jose held an awards banquet to honor young people nominated by schools and parishes throughout the valley for living their faith and making a difference in the lives of others. 

There were several Bellarmine students in attendance who received awards from their parishes. These students are living their faith and exemplifying being men for and with others outside of school.
Each parish wrote a tribute to each honoree.

Please congratulate them when you get a chance!

Also, special thanks to Bill San Hamel.

Bellarmine President’s Award Dinner

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Bellarmine President’s Award presented to Frank Fanger in recognition of 25 years of volunteer service.

Bellarmine College Preparatory held its 41st Annual President’s Award Dinner the evening of October 29 at the Samuel A. Liccardo Campus Center.  The donor recognition event, attended by 250 guests, culminated with the presentation of the President’s Award, given each year to those who have demonstrated support to Bellarmine in a variety of ways.   

BCP MUN at the Model United Nations Conference

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On October 26, 2019, our small but effective BCP MUN delegate team participated in the 7th Annual Monterey County High School, Model United Nations Conference, at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies located in Monterey. 

On the Committee of UN Habitat, Environmental Effects of Trade Liberalization,
Representing Fiji, James Egbert and Alex Yun were awarded with an Outstanding Representation for their position paper

Bellarmine Theatre Arts presents Coram Boy

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San Jose, CA – Bellarmine College Prep Theatre Arts presents Coram Boy.  Adapted by Helen Edmundson from the novel by Jamila Gavin, Coram Boy is described as a Dickensian tale of human trafficking, and the salvation of music and faith. In 18th-century England, a slave-trader takes advantage of impoverished parents and young mothers facing unwanted pregnancies.

Strong Performance at Speech & Debate Tournaments

A number of Bells competed in the first Coast Forensic League Speech tournament of the year and the Opening League Debate tournament. Several of our very own Bells were able to earn a Wild Card to the State Qualifying Tournament next March!

Please congratulate the following students who placed 1st-7th at the Coast Forensic tournament:

Dramatic Interp: Nate Morgan ‘21—6th, Sherwinnypoo Lai ‘20—7th, (Eric Gottlieb—Semifinalist)

Wine to Water Assembly and Filter Building

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Bellarmine students, faculty, and staff gathered for an assembly held October 14, during which they heard from Doc Hendley, founder and president; and David Cuthbert, CEO; of Wine to Water (, a nonprofit organization committed to supporting life and dignity for all through the power of clean water.  After school that day, more than 400 students returned to the Patrick Wayne Valley Memorial Gymnasium to assemble 850 filters that will enable people in Nepal and other countries to have access to clean water.

Bellarmine Joins with Other Local Jesuit Schools to Meet with Member of Congress

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Local Jesuit school representatives met with U.S. Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D- CA) at her District Office in San Jose on October 7.  Bellarmine College Prep, Santa Clara University, Cristo Rey San Jose Jesuit High School, and Sacred Heart Nativity Schools joined in solidarity to encourage Rep. Lofgren to continue her efforts in asking for immigration policies that honor the human dignity and family unity of migrants, especially asylum-seekers.

National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists

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A total of 19 Bellarmine seniors were named among the 16,000 semifinalists in the 65th annual National Merit Scholarship Competition.  Those students are: Aditya Behal, Arnav Bhau , Anson Bridges, Tarun Chiruvolu, Akshaj Dwivedula, Justin Garlepp, James Garrow, John Gnibus, Jacob Gonzalez, Aditya Gupta, Yun Jae Kim, Anuj Kothari, Sherwin Lai, Marcus Ma, Tanay Menezes, Matthew Nazai, Shaan Patel, Matthew Phan, and Jay Vishwarupe.

Climate Solidarity March

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During break on September 20, many Bellarmine students, faculty, and staff marched in solidarity with others throughout the world calling for the need for all to Care for Our Common Home, one of four Universal Apostolic Preferences (UAP) outlined by Society of Jesus Fr. General Arturo Sosa, S.J.  Through this UAP, we are called to “collaborate, with Gospel depth, for the protection and renewal of God’s Creation.”