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.

This Weekend: Prep Dramatics Presents "All in the Timing"

This Friday through Sunday (May 25-27), close out the school year with Prep Dramatics as they present David Ives' All in the Timing, a series of one-act comedies that explore questions of vital importance – such as "What did Trotsky do with an axe in his head for one full day?" "What if who we think we are isn't who we really are?" and "Could a bunch of animals randomly type out Hamlet?" 

Magis Awards for 17 Freshmen

On Tuesday, underclassmen returned to Prep for one last time before their early start to summer vacation. They reviewed exams, collected yearbooks, and attended class-level assemblies. For the Class of 2021, the highlight of the day was the opportunity to celebrate a successful first year at Prep, and to honor 17 outstanding classmates who were presented with Freshman Magis Awards.

Passing the Torch: Ascension Thursday Mass

Submitted by mjiran on Wed, 05/16/2018 - 3:15pm

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.