Prep Seniors commit to play College Lacrosse
Pictured front from left: Jack Kornutik (Manhattan College); Chris Brown (Princeton); and Mitch Savoca (University of Richmond). Back row from left: Principal Dr. Robert Perrotta, Athletic Director Tom Curran, Varsity Lacrosse Coach Graham Niemi and Pres. Rev. Tom Simisky, S.J.
Fairfield Prep proudly announces that by their strong character, academic success, and athletic efforts, seniors Jack Kornituk, Chris Brown and Mitch Savoca have earned the opportunity to compete in the sport of lacrosse while achieving their college degrees.
Fairfield Prep senior Jack Kornutik has signed a National Letter of Intent to play lacrosse at Manhattan College. Kornutik was a defender on Fairfield Prep’s lacrosse team in 2016 that were SCC Champions and Class L semifinalists. Kornutik has been a two-year starter at Prep and helped lead a Jesuit defense that gave up 6.57 GAA in 2016. For his career Jack has 63 groundballs, 43 caused turnovers and 2 assists. Jack also was a member of Team Stars and Stripes that defeated Team Canada and Team Iroquois in exhibition games. Off the field Jack has performed service at the Kennedy Center in Trumbull aiding special needs and disabled adults. He also participated in “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” with the 2016 Prep Lacrosse team and coaches youth players for the Connecticut Chargers.
Fairfield Prep senior Chris Brown has committed and been accepted to Princeton University to play lacrosse. Brown has been a four-year varsity player for Prep and a key member of the SCC Championship teams in 2014 and 2016. Brown, an attackman, was named 2nd Team All SCC in 2015 and 2016. He also is a three-year varsity ice hockey player and is one of the captains for the 2016-17 Jesuit team. In the classroom Chris has been Summa Cum Laude, Magna Cum Laude and a National Honor Society Member. Brown has done service work for Wakeman Boys and Girls Club, Storm Hockey and Kennedy Bowling.
Fairfield Prep senior Mitch Savoca has signed a National Letter of Intent to play lacrosse at University of Richmond. Savoca was a key member of Fairfield Prep’s lacrosse team in 2016 that were SCC Champions and Class L semifinalists. Savoca, an attackman, registered 56 goals and 30 assists for the season in addition to being named Class L First Team All-State, SCC First Team All-Conference and New Haven Register All-Area. Mitch is also a member of Fairfield Prep’s Varsity Basketball team. In the classroom Mitch is a Summa Cum Laude student and does service work at the Kennedy Center Bowling Program. Savoca has also done work with the Newtown Youth Lacrosse camps and volunteers at the Fairfield Prep open house.
Prep's Zentner and Titus are SCC champions, Zentner reaches 100 wins, seniors honored
These past two weeks have been filled with milestones for the Fairfield Prep wrestling program. Senior Kevin Zentner reached 100 wins for his career after winning his match against Amity; and then Zentner and senior Evan Titus both won their individual SCC tournaments in the 120 and 170 pound weight classes. This marks the first time that Prep has had two SCC champions on the same team in program history. (Prep has been a member of the SCC since 1994). The team now readies for the Class LL championships this week, after the SCC championship last weekend and senior night the week before. During senior night Zentner and Titus were honored along with Khasim Khan, Grant Ballesteros and Mike Shea. The five seniors have been staples of the Prep wrestling program, all having success early in their careers and sticking together these past four years to maintain a strong core for the wrestling program. Between the five of them they have registered 120 wins this season.
Read great article about Kevin Zentner.
MJ Duffy '17 takes 9th in International Rowing competition
On Sunday February 12, MJ Duffy '17, Billy Duffy '18, Will Short '18 and Erik Spinka '19 traveled to Boston to compete in the world's largest indoor rowing regatta, the Crash B's. Competitors from the USA, Europe and Latin America converged on BU's Agganis Arena for a 2000 meter erg sprint and the chance to be crowned champion.
Competing as a lightweight in the junior men's category, Billy Duffy pulled a time of 6:50.9 and took 43rd out of 190 lightweight competitors. The other three Prep athletes all took on the heavyweight designation with Short going 6:53.2 (82/156), Spinka pulled 6:47.1 (62/156) and Senior Captain MJ Duffy went an impressive 6:20.0 to take 9th place overall. Duffy's time and placement make him the fastest Prep oarsman ever! Congratulations to all four Prep rowers on a fantastic effort.
Fairfield Prep Annual Report is Online!
We are proud to present the 2015-2016 Annual Report. This redesigned format allows you, our loyal investors a closer look at the success, inter-workings and continuous growth happening every day here at the school. In addition, as Prep moves forward as a leader in secondary education, including operating with a focus on being environmentally friendly, we are distributing the annual report in digital format. We truly hope you enjoy this inside look at the tremendous academic year 2016 was for the entire Prep community and a preview of the wonderful things to come. There are many exciting things happening at Prep. The future is very bright and with your help in achieving our goals, nothing is impossible.
Again…THANK YOU, for all of your support. Everything we strive to achieve cannot be accomplished without you.
With heartfelt gratitude,
Vice President for Advancement
Patrick Conte '17 commits to Yale Football
Patrick pictured with, from left: Athletic Director Tom Curran '05, Mark Cirilli P'19 (quarterback coach), Head Varsity Football Coach Keith Hellstern and Principal Dr. Robert Perrotta
Fairfield Prep senior Patrick Conte has made his commitment to attend and play football at Yale University. Conte has been a leader on the gridiron and within the school community, all while embracing the Jesuit mission of service to others. As the starting quarterback on the football team for the past two seasons, Conte led the Jesuits to a 5-5 record in 2015 and a 6-4 record in 2016. He finished his Prep career with 14 touchdown passes and 1,648 passing yards. He also rushed for 277 yards and seven touchdowns in his career. Conte was a captain in his senior year for head coach Keith Hellstern and was a year round leader for the team in the weight room and during off-season training.
In the classroom, Patrick is a Summa Cum Laude honor student and a member of the National Honor Society, where he serves as a peer tutor to underclassmen. He gives back to the community through his volunteer work in the afterschool program at the Cardinal Shehan Center in Bridgeport. Conte has also volunteered with the Newtown Youth Flag Football program, and was a lead camp counselor at the Fairfield Prep Football Camp last summer. Patrick has attended a Kairos spiritual retreat with the Fairfield Prep Campus Ministry program, and has also volunteered at Fairfield Prep Open Houses. Patrick plans on studying Economics at Yale.
Prep announces Athletic Hall of Fame - Nominations NOW OPEN!
After 75 historic years of athletics at Fairfield Prep, the inaugural Athletic Hall of Fame class will be inducted on Friday evening, June 2, 2017, in the Prep Quad. Here’s your chance to be a part of history and nominate your favorite coach, player or championship team.
Submit a nomination: Eligibility rules and nomination form
NOMINATIONS ARE OPEN THROUGH JANUARY 31, 2017. The 2017 Athletic Hall of Fame class of inductees will be announced in February.
LET’S GO PREP!
Prep's $25,000 Tuition Raffle is back!
The Special Tuition is up and running again! The $25,000 Tuition Raffle prize can be used for any K-12 schools, colleges or universities, located and accredited in the U.S. Additionally, it can be used to pay back college loans! Only 1,000 tickets are available for sale at $100 per ticket. (500 tickets must be sold, or buyers will receive a full refund.) Proceeds from the raffle will benefit the scholarship and student enrichment programs at Fairfield Prep. The drawing will be held at the Spring Auction on Saturday, May 6, promptly at 10:15 p.m. in our own Student Life Center. Winning ticket holder does not need to be present to win. To purchase tickets for the raffle stop by Fairfield Prep's Development Office Monday-Friday 8:30-4:30 p.m., call (203) 254-4237 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. More info available: www.fairfieldprep.org/raffle.
Join the Corcorans (winners of the 2015 raffle) and buy your raffle ticket today!
Prep celebrates diversity at Martin Luther King Jr. Assembly
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Pictured are presenters and performers at the MLK Assembly
The Prep SEED Program (Students for Educational Excellence through Diversity) sponsored a student assembly commemorating Martin Luther King Jr. on January 18 at Alumni Hall. The theme of the program was "Diversity within Us." Through presentations of song, speech, and a "Unity Procession" with posters, the students, faculty, administrators and guests delivered a message about respect for diversity and love for humankind. Prep's Men's Chorus sang the U.S. national anthem, the Republic of China national anthem, and closed with "Up to the Mountain" (MLK Song) to a rousing ovation. Musical guests Mr. Malek Simpson and Ms. Gina Levon Simpson performed Spoken Word poetry, an oral art of African traditions with African drumming, which inspires social consciousness and teaches history.
Director of Diversity & Academic Support Services Alecia Thomas commented, "Embedded in one of the six characteristics of Ignatian Spirituality is the notion that we, “seek to find God in all things - in all peoples and cultures, in all areas of learning, in all human experience, and especially (for the Christian) in the person of Jesus” (St. Ignatius Loyola). The assembly strives to promote unity within our own community."
Watch Prep YouTube video highlights of the full assembly.
Winter Music Concert showcases Prep talent!
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The Prep Music Department’s annual Winter Concert was presented on January 11 in the Kelley Theatre at the Quick Center for the Performing Arts. The concert included selections played by all of the performing music groups that represent the music department at Prep: Symphonic Orchestra, Symphonic Band, and Wind Ensemble (featuring freshmen); Men's Chorus; and Jazzuits and Encords. The students performed a broad variety of genres.
Music Director Christine Evans expressed pride with her students' performances, and wrote: "Every year the music continues to get more and more challenging, and with those challenges, these young men continue to grow and grow in their journey as musicians. Every moment we spend as an ensemble cultivates a higher level of understanding of the world around them. It is my hope that their commitment to their music and to each other helps them connect to being more human; being more open to the beauty that surrounds them. It is my hope that this connection helps them develop more love, more compassion, and more gentleness. In other words, more good in a world where those things aren’t often emphasized. It is our hope that those qualities are shared with you to bring you peace and happiness during such a cold and dreary season."
The Soundings student newspaper releases latest issue
The Soundings student newspaper has released its latest issue. Under the moderation of Mrs. Elaine Clark, the goal is to deliver a newspaper written and produced by student contributors. Co-Editor Evan Bean '19 stated, "We all hope you enjoy it! Hopefully this will give a louder voice to all of our amazing organizations and events at Prep." Students interested in joining the club staff should contact Mrs. Clark, or Co-Editors in Chief Evan Bean '19 or Jamie Paul '19. Learn more about The Soundings extracurricular club.