Colin Brazas ’22 and his mother Elizabeth Brazas P’22, who is president of the Community Foundation of Western North Carolina, volunteered on March 15 to help assemble a giant animatronic sculpture in the River Arts District of Asheville. Wake, by Mel Chin, an Asheville-based conceptual artist, will be on display through September.
Aldo Mell ’18 jokes that his closest friends from Christ School probably remember him as a serial complainer. All kidding aside, five years as a Greenie put Mell on the path to being a selfless leader at the University of Arizona.
Like any institution that has been around for 120 years, people are a big part of what makes Christ School unique. These many different personalities are the focus of “Humans of Christ School," a selection of documentary-style short films.
Not so long ago in a galaxy not that far away, Christ School took a space-themed trip over Winter Break.
Eleven Greenies made the most of their five days on the eastern coast of Florida, the highlight of which was two immersive visits to the Kennedy Space Center, NASA’s primary launch center for human spaceflight.
Many people say they want to see the world. Chase Mason ’02 has done it. The Christ School alumnus traveled to 49 states, 36 different countries, and every continent except Antarctica during a decade and a half with the U.S. Marine Corps and with the U.S. Secret Service.
Mason recently left his government job to focus more on his growing family and the three businesses he owns.
Seeing firsthand the wildlife that inhabits the jungles and Caribbean shorelines of Belize may speak to a boy’s wanderlust. Or maybe an immersion in the cultures of South Korea and Taiwan is more alluring. Domestically, being on the same grounds as some of America’s most historic space launches is another possibility, as is roaming the nation’s capital.
All four of Christ School’s travel opportunities for the 2019-20 school year promise something unique. And in the end, the purpose of each trip is the same – Greenies are meant to have their perception of the outside world challenged and enriched.
Every year since 1933, the magic and wonder of Christmas have been heightened by an evening in St. Joseph’s Chapel. Christ School’s 86th annual Candlelight Service was held December 8 is now available for viewing through the school's YouTube channel.