At Blessed Sacrament school we are always proud of our alumni. Many success stories are rooted in the hallways and classrooms of the school. You can always find former students visiting the school. If you ask them why they continue to come back most of them would answer, “I like coming home”.
Among the Alumni of Blessed Sacrament School you can find doctors, nurses, teachers, television producers, clergy, lawyers, and other notable professionals.
Our most famous alumnus is Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor. She visited the school on June 4, 2010. The school was buzzing with excitement. Justice Sotomayor attended Mass with the students. After the Mass she sat and spoke to the students. It was inspiring.
She spoke about her fond memories of her time at the school. She didn’t dream of becoming a Supreme Court Justice while she was here, she discovered her love for learning.
It is our goal to continue developing young people that can positively contribute to the future of our society.
Paul LaRosa is an award-winning journalist who has worked in print and television journalism for more than 30 years. For 16 years, he was a reporter at the New York Daily News, the hard-charging tabloid newspaper of New York that bills itself “New York’s Hometown Newspaper.” There, in the mid-80s, he was the co-winner with Anna Quindlen of the Meyer Berger Award presented by Columbia University’s Journalism School.
Since 1992, LaRosa has worked in broadcast television for CBS News, mostly as a producer for the news magazine “48 Hours.” He’s won two national Emmys, one of them a Prime time Emmy for the highly-praised CBS documentary “9/11.” LaRosa was one of the producers of that documentary and in 2003 he was awarded a Peabody Award, a Christopher Award and an Edward R. Murrow Award. He’s also won a Gracie Award and a New York Press Club Award for different segments.
He is also the author of three books: Tacoma Confidential which was published in January 2006, and Nightmare in Napa released in April, 2007, and Death of a Dream, co-written by CBS News Correspondent Erin Moriarty and published in March, 2008.
LaRosa is a graduate of Cardinal Hayes High School and Fordham University and did graduate level work as a Revson Fellow at Columbia University. He is also an alumnus, in a different way, of the James Monroe Housing Projects in the Bronx.