After growing together over four years at Grand & Warren, through classes and clubs, through athletic events and adventures near and far, and through the tragic loss of their classmate Jeff Hoens, '17, last summer, the 226 members of the Prep Class of 2017 prepared to embark upon their new journeys Saturday as they celebrated Prep's 139th Commencement.
What does it sound like when 226 Prep students enter a room, and 226 new Prep alumni leave? Relive the graduation ceremony for the Class of 2017 in these audio clips!
Thursday was Senior Exit Day for the Class of 2017, a whirlwind of final report cards, senior conversations with faculty and staff members, alumni presentations, and graduation rehearsal. At day's end, the class had a chance to recognize four classmates as the last Prep Spirit Award winners for the Class of '17, as well as five new members of Prep's Dorothy Day Society.
Prep Magazine's Spring 2017 issue is on its way to your mailbox, if you haven't recveived it already. But there's no need to wait...you can browse it now! Relive Prep Fencing's championship season through the eyes of assistant coach (and Prep registrar) Mike Settembrino, '01. Learn about the efforts of Prep English teachers Pete Geary, '05 and Greg Morrissey, '08 to establish a Global Opportunities Scholarship. Of course, there's the usual complement of Class Notes, sports recaps, and news and notes from around campus!
The last day of classes for the school year saw the Prep community gathered to celebrate the Feast of the Ascension. The celebrant for the final school Mass of the year was a special guest at Grand & Warren: Cardinal Joseph Tobin, Archbishop of Newark.