On Sunday, September 19, the Prep Parents' Association and the Prep Alumni Association will once again team up to present the Prep Family Mass and Picnic. Mass at 11:30 a.m. in the former Burke Hall cafeteria will be followed by a potluck picnic in the Warren Street Plaza and Prep Courtyard. All Prep families – those of current students and alumni alike – are welcome, and we'd like to extend a special invitation to the Class of 2014 as we welcome the freshmen and their families to the Prep community!
They have come, 260 strong, from as near as Warren Street in Jersey City, and as far as Holmdel and even Fairfield County, Connecticut. They represent families of every ethnic and economic background, and are the best and brightest from grammar schools throughout the region. They are the Prep Class of 2014, and they are our pride and our glory. And on Thursday morning, they began a four-year journey that will see them experience Jesuit education and grow from boys into young men.
Students and parents can view Student Orientation schedules by using the links to the "Students" and "Parents" pages of the website. Be sure to note the correct dates and times for your class.
Najee Glass, '12 finished second in his 400m qualifying heat at the Youth Olympic Games in Singapore earlier this week (full report), earning him a place in the gold medal race Friday night (Saturday morning Singapore time). You can watch Prep's own Youth Olympian in action live Friday night at 10:08 p.m. Eastern on the Youth Olympics streaming video portal. Simply click here to open the video site, then click "Channel 1."
Tournament officials announced Thursday that Tiger Woods has committed to The Barclays, the first of four events in the PGA TOUR Playoffs for the FedExCup, at The Ridgewood Country Club in Paramus, N.J., August 24-29. You can catch Tiger and the rest of the world's top golfers in action and support Prep at the same time by purchasing your tickets through the Tickets Fore Charity program here.