There are a number of opportunities for young men and women to take on leadership roles at La Salle Institute. Students can become team captain of an athletic team, be a leader in one of our many clubs or activities, participate in student government, or become a Cadet Chaplain or retreat leader.  They can lead as a member of campus ministry, in service, or as part of the National Honor Society, masterminds or mock trial programs.  Students can become project managers in our exceptional School Business Program.

Our JROTC leadership program is sponsored by the United States Army and as a result, interested students also have the opportunity to participate in and lead the following optional school groups and activities:

Drill Teams

McCormick Drill Team: At the beginning of every school year, students have the opportunity to try out for the McCormick Drill Team.  Some call this the JV squad. They participate in 4-5 New England Drill competitions and represent La Salle in parades and special events.

O’Donovan Drill Team:  This is the Varsity team that represents La Salle at local parades, participates in the New England Drill competitions, and in the National competition in Florida. They have performed at the state capitol and at other high level events.

Honor Guard

Members of the Honor Guard represent La Salle at special ceremonies to include funerals, paying respect to alumni, parents, friends and dignitaries that have passed.

Color Guard

This group of students presents the colors (flags) at over 40 events each year. They practice three times a week and take pride in representing La Salle Institute at Capital Region events during the playing of the national anthem and/or the pledge of allegiance.

Rifle Club

This club provides students interested in rifle marksmanship the opportunity to use pellet rifles and shoot at the RPI indoor rifle range.

Military Cadet Ball

This distinguished event provides students the opportunity to bring dates to a formal social gathering, in formal dress wear, at a prestigious local venue that includes dining and dancing. It is celebrated as one of the most highly regarded high school events in the Capital Region. 

Member of the Officer Corps

Juniors, based on their performance and participation in leadership and school activities since freshmen year, are selected to participate in special training to prepare them to lead the school during their senior year. These young leaders work together with the student government, and members of the National Honor Society to maintain a positive student climate and culture.