The Class of 1966 returned to Prep last weekend to celebrate 50 years as Prep alumni. Reunion weekend events included campus tours, a happy hour at Greene Hook, a tailgate and Prep Football game at Caven Point, and a Saturday evening Mass and dinner back on campus.
Six Prep seniors have been named Commended Students in the National Merit Scholarship Program for 2017, based on their performance on the PSAT/NMSQT during junior year. Only about 50,000 students – the top 3% of the approximately 1.5 million students who participate in the National Merit program each year – attain Commended Student status or better.
Prep's annual Spanish Exchange is underway for the third time, as 15 students and two teachers from Col-legi Sant Ignasi in Barcelona arrived in the U.S. last weekend. The group have been attending classes on campus since Monday, while being hosted by their Prep partners' families. They will be with us through next Friday, September 30.
After a three-month summer break, Prep on the Road kicks off its fourth season, as we gather in Weehawken on Saturday, September 24. Join our hosts, Sarah and Jack Raslowsky, '79, for Mass, light refreshments, and fellowship with the Prep community in your community! Mass will begin at 6 p.m. Prep's former principal, now the president of Xavier High School, looks forward to welcoming the Prep community!
The first Prep Class Chairs meeting of the year will take place on Wednesday, September 28, at 6:30 pm in the Hammer Heritage Room. If you're a Class Chair, or are interested in becoming a Class Chair, be sure to join us. Each Class Chair will take home a truly classy Class Chairman beach chair as a token of our thanks!