As the Prep community gathered in the courtyard for Ascension Thursday Mass – minus the senior class, who now await their final grades and graduation – the timing could not have been more appropriate. After all, as Fr. Bob O'Hare, S.J., pointed out, the day commemorates a similar transition of leadership in the early Church, from Jesus himself to his disciples, who are left to continue his mission on earth.
The closing weeks of the school year have been busy for everyone at Prep, but perhaps busiest of all has been the Modern Language department. Recent highlights have included the induction ceremony for the national language honor societies, the results of national language exams, and the exchange trips that took place over spring break.
Classes concluded last Friday, May 11, as part of a condensed schedule to allow maximum time for a complete interior renovation of the 105-year-old Mulry Hall. Making full use of the opportunity, crews descended upon the building almost immediately to commence the project. View the pre-renovation photos, and the early stages of the renovation, in our photo gallery!
Each year, the National History Bee and Bowl holds the National Championship in Arlington, Virginia. In order to qualify, teams must go 3 - 2 at a prior tournament, or win a playoff game at a tournament. This year, the Saint Peter’s Prep Academic Bowl team had two teams qualify for the National Championship.
Following the Ascension Thursday Mass, four Prep Spirit Awards were presented to members of the Class of 2019. These year-end Spirit Awards for juniors have a special significance, as they not only celebrate some of the "unsung heroes" of the Prep community, but are also a sign of a new class of leaders taking a greater role in Prep life. These first four Class of '19 recipients will help to select fellow honorees during the 2018-19 school year.