Power Memorial Academy - Power Yearbook (New York, NY)

 - Class of 1956

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Q 2? Zim if ? is 3 it 1 'Ii M THE ORIGINAL POWER MEMORIAL, FIRST THE HOME OF ALL HALLOWS AND LATER RICE, WAS LOCATED AT I5 WEST 124th STREET Snugly nestled in Manhattan, about three blocks from the industrious harbor of New York, Power Memorial Academy occupies an imposing ten story brick structure, flanked on the east by the recent Gold Star gymnasium and on the west by busy Amsterdam Avenue. But this edifice in brick and mortar did not originate in the location where it now dwells. Did some hold knight carry this vessel of intellect on a gleaming white charger from a fabled realm and deposit it, in the desirable position where it now dwells? Has then tI1c name some mystical meaning or reference which is able to release a horde of treasure from bondage or a beautiful princess from a stronghold? ln reality and application these are so, although the answers are a hit less than positive. To begin with, the name is fitting. Power Memorial Academy is the ever lasting tribute ofthe grateful Christian Brothers of Ireland to a great gentleman and a very saintly 'gsoggarth aroonf' Monsignor James VV. Power. Through this man's efforts many of the properties obtained by the Brothers were able to be had and also was the splendid God-fearing work of these men propogated amongst several prominent areas of the Church. Very rarely was a religious congregation so newly ordained, honored by so many favors and compliments as were showered upon the haloed heads of the pioneer Brothers. Most of these, if not all indeed, were through the untiring charity and devoted enthusiasm of the good Monsignor. ,lames Poweris name, although famous and worthy of merit and respect certainly took upon new significance as he t'hlazed" the trail through the concrete forest of Manhattan and became Commander-in-chief of the champions of the Christian Brothers of Ireland in the founding of their American high schools. Monsignoris name, however revered it may be, would not of course seem to have the force necessary to burst asunder gates of steel and bare some fabulous treasure. The converse of the matter is true and proven so when the heart of the matter is sought deep within the individual. For, the great services ren- dered to the Church and to the Christian Brothers of Ireland have accumu- lated for him wealth untold in the coffers of heaven. And surely St. Peter bore witness to this man at 'fthe gate of happiness" he allowed it to sw-ing wide and cordially invited him in, to renew once again the acquaintance of those faithful uwho had gone before himf' seeking their eternal reward. 4' PRESENT SCHOOL BUILDING LOCATED ON AMSTERDAM AVE. AND 61st ST. i REV. BRO. E. F. RYALL was the founder and Hrst superior of Power Memorial Academy. li 5 it.. gr

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THE CHAPEL OF CHRIST THE KING which was recently redecorated through the untiring efforts of the Mothers' Club, is the focal point of the school life of all the pupils at Power. -XT--..- is f wiA5.- 3 - ..- BUILDING PURCHASED ON WEST SIXTY-FIRST STREET The school originally located second in line after All Hallows and Rice High School, at 124-th Street, opened its doors for the first time on Monday, Septem- ber 21, 1931. It was noted quite readily, by anyone residing in the parish of Monsignor Power, that these 'lstrange new" members of the congregation, had a ,certain air about them, one of non-assumption but yet one that held a particu- lar unmistakable spirit of confidence and thoroughness. "The llonsignoris Brothersf, as they were fondly called, soon manifested their classroom prowess, to the extent that four short years after the first application for admission to the new high school was accepted and registered, the New York State Board of Regents proclaimed Power Memorial Academy to he entered into the ranks of those institutes of learning capable of passing the rigid specifications set as standard for any school of Hexcellencef' Naturally the Brothers were joyful and elated to a great extent over this privilege and honor accorded them but in two winters they would be faced with a serious problenl-hllvhere to move?" For by the time 1936 Hrolled around" the portals of the now Mold" school at 124-th Street were being expanded by the onslaught of young men emerging from primary education and seeking 'anew horizons to conquer." Optimistically looking to a parochial high school, they came to the conclusion that Power Memorial being the most prominent and "progressive" in their vicinity, must be the one Hupon which they would grace their talents." Thus with the enrollment increased to six hundred ten. it was imperative for the cradle that nurtured All Hallows to be vanquished for a site more suitable to the ever increasing 12 lg ml THE POWER BUILDING as it appeared in 1938 when purchased by the Irish Christian Brothers. Q , " ' QV, J. i -Aiwa" 1 Q ,- K Q INTERIOR or THE New GYM, orvucrro IN :Ts

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