As the school year nears its end – this year's condensed schedule was designed to allow for this summer's renovation of Mulry Hall – Tuesday brought the Class of 2018 several moments to ponder both where they've been and where they're going.
More than 200 alumni, spanning the classes of 1963-2008, returned to Grand & Warren last weekend for the annual Milestone Reunion. Whether they were celebrating 10 years or 55 years as Prep alumni, everyone in attendance enjoyed good food and drink among good friends, catching up over a beefsteak dinner and taking a class photo to mark the occasion.
As Prep's junior Class of 2019 prepares to assume a leading role in the life of the school next year, the class gathered, along with their families and members of the Prep family, for Mass on Wednesday morning. It was a moment to give thanks for the gifts of three years at Prep, and to celebrate the promise of senior year and its many opportunities.
During a ceremony held in conjunction with Wednesday's Junior Class Mass, 72 members of the Class of 2019 were inducted to Prep's McNally-Sinnott Chapter of the National Honor Society, for their excellence in the areas of scholarship, leadership, service and character.
In the course of two different DC-area Prep events last weekend, alumni demonstrated yet again that the bonds formed at Grand & Warren extend far beyond. On Thursday, Ken von Schaumburg, '86 hosted Prep's annual DC Alumni Happy Hour, welcoming fellow alumni and members of Prep's administration at the offices of Clark Hill PLC on the National Mall. On Friday, Theo Holloway, '81 welcomed a group of current students to the nation's capital as part of an Ebony Club weekend trip.