Class of 2018 Ready to Make Their Mark

"Prep has given us the brushes to paint the masterpiece that is our lives," Declan Alvidrez, '18 told his classmates during Prep's 140th Commencement. "So pick up your brush."

Equipped with the lessons learned, the friendships forged, and the perspective gained over four years at Grand & Warren, the 233 newest Prep alumni now move forward to make their mark in the world beyond. As Declan noted, the journey thus far has been highlighted by "state championships, academic awards, inspiring performances, and devotion to service," but the everyday experiences have been no less important. And above all, "we have been through it all together. We have laughed and cried together, felt the pain of defeat and the elation of victory together."

Class of '18 Make Their Exit – For Now

With Prep's 140th Commencement set for Thursday evening, the soon-to-be-alumni of the Class of 2018 returned to Grand & Warren for their last time as students during Wednesday's Senior Exit Day. The seniors broke bread with members of the faculty and staff during a special brunch, participated in exit interviews about their Prep experience, and rehearsed for their graduation ceremony. A final crop of Spirit Awards was also presented during rehearsal.