The May 2016 Edition of The Excalibur is NOW AVAILABLE CLICK HERE

NEW Technology Program, EVERY Student Gets a Laptop! Picture1Picture2Picture3

Nazareth will introduce their NEW Computer Technology Program and every student gets a Chromebook Laptop. All incoming Freshman will take a Foundation of Coding and Programing course. This course provides students their first steps into the evolving world of computer science and web-based technologies. The course covers digital citizenship, languages of the internet (HTML & CSS), standard design principles, and an introduction to the most common web programming language (JavaScript).

Nazareth “Strong As Ever!”

An August 25th 2015 news story about Nazareth by Liz Faublas, Naz Class of ’87. Liz is the News Anchor on “Currents”, the country’s only half-hour daily news program with a faith based perspective. “Currents” can be seen on Time Warner Channel 97, Cablevision Channel 30, or streamed live at www.netny.tv.


Active Catholics – Nazareth Sophomore Jordan Serrano

In this episode of Active Catholics, Nazareth Regional High School sophomore Jordan Serrano tells us about his lifelong passion for sports, starting from his toddler T-Ball games all the way up to the present day. He also talks about his faith, and how it plays a role in his family and in his athletic life. CLICK LINK TO VIEW THE EPISODE: This show is available on Time Warner Cable Channel 97 and Cablevision Channel 30 in the New York area. For more information, visit http://netny.tv/shows/active-catholics/

Nazareth Alumni Unite: Where are you? How are you?

Send us your name, address, email, class year, etc. and we’ll keep you informed.

mail to:Nazareth Regional High School c/o Alumni Development 475 East 57th Street Brooklyn, NY 11203 email to:development@nazarethrhs.org

Can’t Find Your Yearbook?

Lost Your Yearbook? We may be able to help! Newly discovered Yearbooks are available for any donation plus shipping. Send all requests to gbrasco@nazarethrhs.org.

 News & Events


Nazareth Students attend JSA Congress in Washington DC

Through the generous financial help of our Alumni, nine of our students attended the Junior State of America (JSA) Winter Congress, Feb 26-28, 2016 in Arlington, VA. The JSA Conference joins hundreds of other students and teachers from across the Northeast for an exciting educational experience as student-run simulation of the United States congressional legislative process.

2Nazareth Freshman Track take a Medal

On Saturday, April 2nd at the Kings Relays, Icahn Stadium on Randalls Island, the Nazareth Kingsmen Freshmen took 2nd place in the 4 x 100m and 5th place in the 4 x 400m relays! Congratulations to (from left to right) Ryan Braithwaite, Emanuel Johnson, Andre Morgan and Elijah Jordan

3Erica Russell signs with Western Carolina

Senior Erica Russell ’16 signs to play basketball with Division 1 School Western Carolina this coming Fall. CONGRATULATIONS ERICA!

4Marine Major Eugene McCarthy Memorial Re-Dedication 

Nazareth Sophomore Josey Cruz led the crowd in the Pledge of Allegiance on Sunday, May 15th at the Re-Dedication of the Marine Major Eugene T. McCarthy Memorial. The ceremony was held at The Triangle, the triple intersection at Kings Highway, Avenue N and East 31st Street in Brooklyn. Major McCarthy, a true American Hero and Nazareth Graduate from the Class of ’73, lost his life in Operation Desert Storm in ’91.

megafuJames Serpico Award presented to David Megafu; Marty Keating honored at the Fine Arts Banquet 

At Nazareth’s Fine Arts Banquet, Senior David Megafu received the James Serpico Award. David is an excellent musician and a member of the National Honor Society. He serves as Drum Major of the Marching Band and also plays Varsity baseball (he actually came from a game last night, we won!). He is a great all around campus leader. The students have such high respect for him, they call him “Mr. Megafu”. Mr. Serpico was the Music Director at Nazareth from 1966 through 1982. Marty Keating, Class of ’71 and member of the Nazareth Board of Trustees, was also honored for his tireless support of the Music Program. Principal Quiles, in her remarks, called Marty the Music Programs “Guardian Angel”. How true!

9This Championship Season!

The Nazareth Varsity Baseball Team defeated Scanlan 4-3 at Fordham University on June 1st to take the CHSAA Title! Congratulations to the Kingsmen and Coach Oggie Quiles on a 17-1 season capped off with a Championship!

Walkins Ineus ’16 Recieves The Dr. Robert Muccigrosso Award

10Walkins Ineus ’16 received the Dr. Robert Muccigrosso Award at graduation on June 11th. The award is presented to a student who exemplifies the Catholic values and ideals of scholarship and leadership embodied by Dr. Muccigrosso. A graduate of Fordham University, New York University and Hofstra University, Mr. Muccigrosso’s professional career includes a total of 17 years as the principal of two Brooklyn Catholic high schools and seven years as the associate superintendent of schools for the Diocese of Brooklyn. From 1963 to 1969, he taught English at Nazareth R.H.S. before becoming the first lay principal at Bishop Loughlin M.H.S., Fort Greene, in September, 1975. After Loughlin, he became the associate superintendent for schools in the Diocese of Brooklyn, working as chief educational operational officer. He also served as executive staff to the diocesan High School Principals’ Association and supervised both the diocesan special education and drug-abuse prevention programs. In 1989, he returned to Nazareth as principal, for 11 years. He also served as a trustee at Xaverian H.S., Bay Ridge, 1987-93. After Nazareth, he chaired the education department of St. Francis College, Brooklyn Heights, 2003-09, and continued as a consultant until his death. During his productive tenure at Nazareth, “Dr. Mooch” continued a great tradition of implementing new programs and setting high stands that helped Nazareth be the fabulous educational institution it is today. He helped thousands of students prepare for the next steps in their lives and beyond. He liked to greet the Student Body every morning over the PA System telling them what happened the day before as well as what would take place. He would talk to students every chance he could, especially during lunchtime in the cafeteria. Any time there was a game between the Seniors and the Faculty, Mooch was the first one to walk onto the field or court and played with the most enthusiasm. He published numerous education-related books and articles. He is survived by his wife of over 50 years, Janet, four sons and seven grandchildren. Robert M. Muccigrosso, a longtime Catholic educator and Bay Ridge resident…..and much more!

Class of 2016

11VALEDICTORIAN   Karen Rodriguez   attending Albright College
12SALUTATORIAN Jahmela Joseph attending Albright College

Chris Thomas Scholarship Awarded to Benjamin Talavera ’17

13The Chris Thomas Scholarship is named in memory of Nazareth Regional High School alumnus Chris Thomas, Class of ’77. He was an Advanced Placement student and Co-Captain of the Varsity Basketball team, which won the CHSAA (Catholic High School Athletic Association) championship in 1977. He went on to play for Colgate University before his untimely death in 1980. Chris is remembered to this day for his sense of humor and ready laughter. The scholarship fund, begun in that year, has given over $50,000 to Juniors at Nazareth who excel in academics and sports and need tuition assistance to move on to Senior year and complete their degree at Nazareth.
14This year’s winner, Benjamin Talavera ’17 plays Varsity Baseball. In his letter of appreciation for the award Ben wrote: “Throughout middle school my grades were not great, until I began my education at Nazareth. The teaching staff and my coach have made sure I’ve maintained at least an 85 average in order to play. Throughout my time at Nazareth I have grown close with my teammates, and now I don’t look at them as teammates, but as brothers. Thank you very much for choosing me for this scholarship.”