Following is an overview of the awards presented at Prep’s 145th Commencement on June 6, 2023.
John McGovern, ’80 Award
A graduate who embodies leadership and
dedication to the spirit of teamwork
Jeff Kachel, ’89 Memorial
A graduate whose perseverance, commitment,
and leadership are the marks of a true Prep student-athlete
Rev. John E.
Browning, S.J., ’46 Award
A graduate modeling the virtues Fr. Browning lived with such distinction: courage, wisdom, and humble service in pursuit of justice
Jerome Pedersen, ’92 Award
A graduate who models the virtues Jerome Pedersen lived
with such distinction – a gentle manner, good humor, faith,
and generous service to Prep
A graduate whose perseverance, commitment, and leadership are the marks of a true Prep student-athlete
Jesuit Schools Network Award
A graduate who exhibits the characteristics of Jesuit education: Intellectually Competent, Open to Growth, Religious, Loving, and Committed to Doing Justice.
Jesuit Veterans Service Award
A graduate whose selfless service to others exemplifies our
mission to instill the courage to advance the common good.
Rev. Francis J. Shalloe Award
A graduate who best exemplifies loyalty to the ideals of
Saint Peter’s, an outstanding spirit of service to the Prep
community, and personal development characterized
in the phrase “A Man for Others.”
Vincent J. Kennedy, ’39 Award
Presented to the Student Speaker
Charley Rooney, P’67,’69 Award
Presented to the Faculty Speaker
Mr. Salvatore Veniero, ’05
Conferred occasionally, at the discretion of the president or the principal, this is Prep’s highest honor for members of our board, faculty, and staff.
Mr. Philip F. McGovern, ’76, P’11
Bene Merenti Award
Presented in recognition of 20 years of service to Prep
Hansen III, ’03
Gold and Silver Awards
Prep’s academic departments recognized graduates for their performance in specific subject areas during senior year.
Robert Leon Jr.
Fine & Performing Arts
Gold: Visual Art
Silver: Visual Art
Gold: Instrumental Music
Silver: Instrumental Music
Gold: Vocal Music
Silver: Vocal Music
Gold: Creative Writing