On March 3rd, the Belmont Hill community came together to celebrate 100 years of athletics in the chapel. As boys arrived at school, they were greeted by brand new centennial T-Shirts. Chapel consisted of speeches from Mr. Schnieder, and Jay Civetti ’97 and Kit Hughes ’97 as well as a brief video background on 100 years of sports and the centennial song performed by the B-Flats.
Mr. Hughes, who spoke first, is the Director of Athletics at Holy Cross. He graduated from Bowdoin College and got his masters from Boston College and also worked seven years at North Carolina State under the great Tom O’Brien. He spoke in depth about sports and teamwork and the value of working hard. He mentioned that it is important to strive to be more than average and that you will regret it later on if you don’t give your best effort.
Mr. Civetti’s message was quite similar, but he focused more on teamwork and the teacher coach model. He talked about some of his greatest role models and how he appreciated their support in both the classroom and down at Jordan. He also talked about his experience as head football coach at Tufts University. He talked about the importance of a team and being in a team environment.
This chapel is one of several aspects of the ongoing Centennial celebration as the school celebrates 100 years of tradition!