Following the Ash Wednesday prayer service, six seniors were presented with Prep Spirit Awards.
The Prep community gathered Wednesday morning in the gym to take the first steps together in a Lenten journey of reflection. Fr. Matt Cassidy, S.J. presided at the Ash Wednesday prayer service, and invited the community to celebrate a time of renewal, to be open to spiritual growth, and to accept the mark of ashes "as an outward sign of this inward journey."
Prep Fencing completed an undefeated season Wednesday night, topping perennial powerhouse Columbia High School 16-11 to secure the program's first ever state championship. Although Prep had a fencing team in the 1950s and '60s, the current iteration began as a club offering in the 2005-06 school year, making this rapid rise through the state rankings all the more impressive.
With Ash Wednesday on the horizon, Prep is getting a head start on a longtime Lenten tradition – the Mission Drive. Members of Prep Rowing (along with other hardy volunteers) are striving to log one million total meters on four rowing machines in the Moriarty Science Center Lobby by the end of school Friday.