Prep's roots are firmly planted at Grand & Warren – but its history can be traced across the Hudson River, from the "rowboat mission" that founded Saint Peter's Church in 1830, to the nine Jesuits who crossed over in 1872 to take the reins of the parish, and establish Saint Peter's Prep and Saint Peter's University. We think it's time, 144 years later, to venture back across the river...for an Alumni Happy Hour on May 10!
At the school year's end, Prep will bid farewell to Mr. Nyugen Smith of the fine arts department, after eight years at Grand & Warren. While the Prep community will certainly miss one of its most talented and energetic faculty members, we are proud to announce that Mr. Smith will be accepting a grant from the Leonore Annenberg Fellowship Fund for the Performing and Visual Arts to continue his professional development. He is one of just nine recipients of the prestigious Annenberg Arts Fellowship this year!
This year marks the 15th anniversary of Prep's Italian Exchange program, and specifically the 10th anniversary with our current partner school, Istituto Centro Educativo Ignaziano (now known as Istituto Gonzaga) in Palermo, Sicily. To celebrate the occasion, all alumni of exchanges past are invited to an Italian Exchange Alumni Reception on Friday, April 22, hosted by Ms. Rosalie Romano. The event will serve as both a farewell for this year's Italian Exchange students, along with a reception to bring together past participants in the program.
The 9th Annual 144 Grand Gala is just over two weeks away...If you don't have your tickets yet, perhaps a sneak preview of our spectacular live auction will whet your appetite! All this and more is yours for the bidding, Saturday, April 23, at The Grove in Cedar Grove. (Tickets and more at spprep.org/Gala !)
Two upcoming Alumni Spirituality Committee events offer an opportunity to celebrate some of the special people in our lives – the Grandparents' Mass on April 17, and Caregivers' Night on May 11.