Students Selected for BL’s First Hope Squad

Bishop Lynch High School is bringing the Hope Squad to campus. Created in 1999, Hope Squad is a school-based, peer-to-peer suicide prevention program. This program is currently running in over 35 states and in Canada, and in over 1,200 schools. It is classmates helping classmates in need. Squad members are trained by an advisor to watch for at-risk students, provide comfort, identify suicide warning signs, refer concerns, and seek help from adults. The program reduces youth suicide through education, training and peer intervention.

In May, BL students were asked to nominate themselves or fellow classmates to be a part of the suicide prevention program. Catherine Brockette, a counselor in the BL guidance department, is the lead advisor for BL’s Hope Squad, and she said the student nomination response was overwhelming.

“Bishop Lynch has such a caring community of students, and I wish we could have accepted every nominee. I am excited to kick off our Hope Squad training and this wonderful peer-to-peer program in the fall,” said Mrs. Brockette.

Congratulations to the following students who will serve on the 2022-2023 Hope Squad:

Seniors (Class of 2023)
Alese Banks
Kevin Daniel
Matt Hain
Katie Hernandez
Monica Killough
Nicole Liwanag
Armando Parrish
Isaias Regalado
Samantha Smith
Quynh Tran
Terrance Thomas

Juniors (Class of 2024)
Christian Breazeale
Jeffrey Jordan
Adriana Medina
Jodie Orogun
Vash Santos
Meredith Scheel
Gianna Taylor
Abby Toscano

Sophomores (Class of 2025)
Bethzy Aguilar
Emma Mullman
Megan Rebuck
Chime Nwanyanwu
Pearce Roberts

Staffulty Advisors
Catherine Brockette – Lead Advisor
Tom Trautman – Advisor
Katie Dorsey - Advisor


Faithful to Catholic Tradition and to our Dominican heritage of scholarship and service, Bishop Lynch High School promotes the development of the total person by bringing together a diverse community in a rigorous, college preparatory environment where students are taught to strive for excellence, seek truth, and work for justice in the world. - Founded in 1963