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On September 14th, Bishop McNamara High School had an early start as students, faculty and staff filled the new Andy Mona '82 Student Center. Molette Green from NBC4 Washington came to campus in the early morning to do a live story on the Dedication Ceremony that we held later in the morning.
His Eminence Donald Cardinal Wuerl arrived on campus shortly before our 8:30 a.m. Dedication Mass. After mass, His Eminence performed a special blessing over the Stations of the Cross donated by local and alumni artists, and assisted President/CEO Dr. Marco Clark '85 in performing the ribbon cutting to kickoff the official Dedication Ceremony.
Cardinal Wuerl blessed the Student Center, and gave a speech full of kind words and encouragement for the coming school year and the future of Bishop McNamara. Other guest speakers for the event included BMHS Principal Dr. Nigel Traylor, Mr. Vincent "Cap" Mona, father of Andy Mona '82 for whom the Center is named, Andy Mona II, son of Andy Mona '82, Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller, Jr., and previous BMHS President Heather Gossart.
Bishop McNamara High School would like to thank everyone in attendance of this wonderful event, and to everyone who donated their time, talent and treasure to help bring the first phase of our Faith. Family. Future! Capital Campaign to a successful finish. This would not have been possible without you!
Below is a collection of event pictures. Also, enjoy the news on CathStan.org called Cardinal Wuerl dedicates Bishop McNamara High School's new Andy Mona Student Center.