Don Bosco hosting open house

ROSEMEAD - Don Bosco Technical Institute will host its annual spring open house Sunday from 12-3 p.m.Prospective students, their families and members of the community can explore the campus and visit the school's five technology labs, tour academic classrooms and experience the student union, a newly renovated complex housing the student activities and youth ministry centers. Open house visitors can also sample international cuisine while listening to the musical mix of the school's jazz band and guitar club. A classic car show will be presented by the school's alumni throughout the afternoon. For the first time, this fall's incoming freshmen will participate in an induction ceremony and Catholic mass where the current senior class will present the class of 2015 with the black and gold Bosco Tech tie. The celebration will take place in the Fr. Felix Penna Memorial Chapel, memorializing the school's founder. Prior to the open house, the campus will dedicate the Yurak Athletic Center, a newly developed and fully equipped sports training facility, named after popular athletic director Bill Yurak, who died in 2007. Yurak was pivotal in reintroducing the school's football program after a 34-year hiatus. Bosco Tech is an all-male Catholic high school combining college-preparatory and technological education. The curriculum allows students to meet university admission requirements while completing extensive coursework in one of five technologies: architecture and construction engineering; computer science and electrical engineering; integrated design, engineering and art; materials science, engineering and technology; and media arts and technology.

********** Published: April 7, 2011 - Volume 9 - Issue 51