Prep Spirit Awards

Prep Spirit Awards are given to the young men who model for our entire community the qualities and values that define a Prep student—the characteristics outlined in our mission statement and the Grad at Grad which speak about Prep’s desire to form men who are open to growth, intellectually competent, religious, loving, and committed to doing justice. That is, students who by what they do and how they do it give life to our community. It is hoped that we can pay particular attention to the unsung heroes among us and ensure they are always a part of the nomination process.

The first Prep Spirit Awards were presented in November 1981 when the late Fr. John Browning, S.J. ’46, then principal of Saint Peter’s, began this great tradition. It was Fr. Browning’s hope that the awards would celebrate all that Prep represented. They also remind us that heroes come in many different forms, and that we should recognize them among us. We hope as well that all can see the good deeds in those we recognize and use their example to inspire our own work. As we celebrate our awardees, we celebrate the community that sends them forth and nourishes their life among us.

Please submit Spirit Award nominations for any students you feel worthy of this honor. To log in with your Prep account, please click here and enter your information in this fashion:


Spirit Awards were presented to five seniors following a recent prayer service, continuing a 30-year Prep tradition of recognizing the unsung heroes of the school community. Pictured above, left to right, are the five honorees, all members of the class of 2013: Matthew Halchak, Douglas Tortorici, Hector Poza, Joseph Mucciolo, and Sam Gentile.

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