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The Long Blue Line Alumni
What exactly is the Long Blue Line?
Finding words to brand St. Xavier Alumni is fairly simple. You could insert any school color and apply it to any school with history and tradition to evoke some sort of recognition or response. At first glance, the Long Blue Line as it applies to St. Xavier conjures a rich tradition of Jesuit education dating back to 1831. What can be more difficult to explain is the sense of fabric or connective thread the members of this line experienced, whether on Sycamore Street or North Bend Road.
St. Xavier alumni are grandfathers and fathers, sons and brothers, classmates and friends, all connected by the transformational experience that is St. Xavier High School. We are “Xavier men forever" as we live lives of faith, leadership and service. Generations of young men have passed through the halls of St. X immersed in a rigorous Jesuit education that shaped and formed them as members of the Long Blue Line. These connective threads take the form of shared experiences that make us appreciate St. Xavier High School - and each other - as members of the Long Blue Line.
The Graduate at Graduation is a relatively new document at St. Xavier High School and Jesuit schools across the country. It states our current students graduate with five key characteristics; they leave St. Xavier as young men who are open to growth, intellectually competent, religious, loving and committed to doing justice. Most St. Xavier alumni have not been part of the formal Grad at Grad program, yet we all recognize these characteristics as values imparted to us no matter our era.
The St. Xavier Alumni office works diligently for the Long Blue Line. Our offices are open to any St. Xavier alumnus who wishes to reach out to a classmate, plan a class reunion or alumni event, or just stop by and visit with faculty and take a tour of the school. The sole purpose is to allow St. Xavier alumni an opportunity to reconnect and strengthen those connective threads, so we may all continue to strive for the magis and continue to grow and strengthen the Long Blue Line.