Prep's 2017 Arrupe Week – marking the 20th year of the Arrupe Lecture Series – began with a Monday morning assembly, featuring the keynote address by Dr. Khalil Gibran Muhammad, Ph.D., professor of history, race, and public policy at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government. Dr. Muhammad – the first Prep parent ever featured as an Arrupe keynote speaker – opened the weeklong examination of mass incarceration in the United States. He offered a historical overview of policies and conditions that have contributed to the U.S. accounting for 5% of the world's total population, but 25% of its prison population.
Seven upperclassmen represented Prep at the Italian Language and Culture Day Competition last week at Montclair State University, placing first among the ten participating schools! This was the 9th annual competition sponsored by the Italian Teachers´ Association of New Jersey, and Prep has participated since the event began in 2009.
Over the past two weeks, Prep hosted the inaugural Women's History Month Speaker Series, with author Eileen Markey discussing the life and death of Sister Maura Clarke, and women's basketball pioneer (and Prep parent) Carol Blazejowski, P'17 sharing lessons learned as a woman in the world of sports.
More than 700 Prep students and moms celebrated the annual Mother-Son Dance last weekend, at the Venetian in Garfield. Now in its 19th year, the "Mom Prom" has grown into the PPA's largest single event of the year! If you joined us on Sunday, you can now find your portraits – and order prints and gifts – in our online gallery.
Join your fellow Washington-area alumni – plus special guests Fr. Ken Boller, S.J., Mr. Jack Campion, and Mr. Jim Horan, '70 – for a rite of spring in the nation's capital: Prep's annual D.C. Alumni Happy Hour!