Reunion for Classes Ending in 2 & 7
"A Weekend to Remember!"
Join classmates and return to campus June 2-3, 2017.
Friday, June 2, 2017
Morning: Golf Outing - Great River Golf Club (optional)
9:00am Registration; 10:00am Shotgun Start - $265 per player
6:00pm: Athletic Hall of Fame Dinner - Prep Quad
Cocktails and dinner/awards ceremony 7:00 p.m. - $40
Saturday, June 3, 2017
10:00am - Breakfast in the Quad (incl in $75 registration fee)
- State of the School address by Prep President, Fr. Tom Simisky, S.J.
- Tours of the school
Saturday afternoon - Alumni sports games - Play or watch!
5:00pm - Mass
6:00 pm - Reception/Dinner - Prep Quad (for classes '72, '77, '82, '87, '92, '97, '02, '07, '12)- $75 - morning breakfast included in registration fee
6:00 pm - Reception/Dinner - Student Life Center (for classes '47, '52, '57, '62) - $75 - morning breakfast included in registration fee
You're invited to Prep's Annual Golf Outing!
Alumni, Parents, and Friends of Prep are invited to play in the annual golf outing. Please join us for a great day on the links! Men and women alike enjoy this event every year! The net proceeds from the golf outing are allocated to a financial aid award in honor of Roger Ratchford, former Prep teacher and golf coach. Sponsorship opportunities are also available.
Friday, June 2, 2017
NEW DATE AND TIME
10:00 Shotgun start- Shamble format
Apps, prizes & raffle prizes
Cost: $265 per Golfer or Become a Sponsor
Any questions please contact Prep Development at 203-254-4237.
Spring Auction is May 6, 2017! You're invited!
May 6, 2017, 7 PM
Student Life Center, Fairfield Prep
Join us for cocktails and gourmet food offerings, followed by live and silent auctions, music, and the $25,000 Tuition Raffle.
Please Register Today - this event is sure to be a sellout
If you would like to donate an auction package or item, or have any questions please contact the Prep Development office at 203-254-4237. Please see our Wish List .
Thank you to Emcor Group for sponsoring our Event
Tickets & Sponsorship information - Please call the Development Office 203-254-4237
Prep offers 35 Athletic Teams, 17 Varsity Sports & 60 Coaches
Prep offers top athletic teams, with many opportunities for young men to participate and have a team experience, most in the highly competitive Southern Connecticut Conference (SCC). Our results speak for themselves! In the 2015-16 school year, Prep teams achieved excellence:
- Football: 5-5 SCC Record
- Soccer: SCC Semi Finalists, CIAC Quarterfinalists
- Cross Country: SCC Runner Up
- Hockey: SCC Champions, CIAC Runner Up
- Basketball: SCC Champions, CIAC Semi-Finalists
- Swimming: SCC Champions
- Skiing: CISL State Champions
- Wrestling: SCC Group B Champions
- Baseball: SCC Semifinalists
- Rugby: CT Team State Runner-Up
- Lacrosse: SCC Champions, CIAC SemiFinalists
- Tennis: SCC Semifinalists
- Crew: Top 3 Prep boats all finished in top 10 of NEIRA
- Golf: CIAC 7th Place
- Track: Top 20 CIAC Team finish
- Sailing: Silver Cup Champions
Some top individual awards:
- SCC Cross Country Runner of Year: Andrew Thompson
- SCC Basketball Player of the Year: Rich Kelly
- SCC Lacrosse Player of the Year: Nick Franchuk
- SCC Golf Player of the Year: Andrew Sciarretta
Kevin Gallagher '17 & Brendan Flynn '17 are SCC Scholar Leaders
The SCC (Southern Connecticut Conference) hosted its 23rd Annual Scholar Leader Banquet on March 27 at Anthony's Ocean View in New Haven. Forty-six scholar leaders, chosen by their respective school principals, were recognized for outstanding scholarship and leadership in their respective schools and external communities.
Pictured from left: Dean of Guidance & College Advising John Hanrahan, Kevin Gallagher '17, Brendan Flynn '17 and Principal Dr. Robert Perrotta.
Kevin is a summa cum laude honor student, an AP Scholar and a member of the National Honor Society. Student Government President in his senior year and also an Eagle Scout, Kevin’s leadership is evident both in school and in the greater community. His service experience is extensive including participation on an Appalachian Service Trip, the White Ribbon Campaign, Relay for Life and founding “A Shirt off My Back,” an organization that provides clothing to those living in poverty. In school he is a member of the ice hockey and rugby teams as well as the Business Club, Stock Market Club, Symphonic Orchestra, Campus Ministry and serves as an editor for the Bellarmine Review literary magazine. Recently, Kevin competed in the Fairfield University "StartUp" competition for new business ideas. His top placing team's "Trees of Life" is a nonprofit organization that seeks to bring clean, potable water to millions who currently do not have access. Kevin will attend Yale University.
Brendan is a summa cum laude student, an AP Scholar and a member of the National Honor Society. He is involved in a wide-variety of activities including Prep’s baseball program, Symphonic Orchestra, Junior Classical League and Astronomy Club. Brendan has been a key student leader in Prep's Retreat programs, having served the community as a Freshman Retreat leader for junior and senior years, as well as serving as Rector of Prep’s Kairos 60 this year. His passion for sports had led Brendan to leadership as commissioner of Prep’s Fantasy Sports Club and he is has been a four year member of the organization "Scholars and Athletes Serving Others." Outstanding in service, Brendan took part in the Appalachian Service trip, and for his volunteer work in the community he was recently recognized as Kennedy Center Volunteer of the Year. Notably, since his freshman year, Brendan has volunteered hundreds of hours at the Kennedy Center’s Autism Project. Brendan will attend Georgia Institute of Technology.
Fairfield Prep sponsors White Ribbon Assembly
Fairfield Prep sponsored an assembly on April 4 to learn about the consequences of violence against women and girls. During this assembly students were led to take a pledge to support the White Ribbon Campaign initiative. This Campaign is a global campaign that began in 1991. More information can be found here: http://www.whiteribbon.ca/who-we-are/. Locally, the Center for Family Justice takes an active role in helping women who are victims of domestic abuse or sexual assault. The Center brought information, wristbands, and White Ribbon pins to share with the students.
Special thanks to the speakers who presented to the student body, as well as guests who attended to support the event.
Dr. Robert Perrotta, Principal
Charlie Hoover '17
Todd Pelazza, Director of Public Safety, Fairfield University
Chief Gary MacNamara, Chief, Fairfield Police Department
Mark Antonini, COO, Center for Family Justice
Sean Lynch '18
Graham Niemi, Asst. Athletic Director, Head Varsity Lacrosse Coach
Bobby Haskins '17
Other guests: Amanda Posila, Director of Programs for the Center for Family Justice; Tom Dubrosky, Chief of Staff representing Fairfield First Selectman Mike Tetreau; and Tom Gallo, a Board Member of the Center for Family Justice.
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Prep launches new Athletics Website: JESUITPRIDE.COM
Fairfield Prep is pleased to announce the launch of a new athletics website JESUITPRIDE.com, which can be accessed independently or via the Athletics button on www.fairfieldprep.org. Athetic Director Tom Curran '05 stated: "This new website will allow us to recognize the achievements of our student/athletes while also keeping parents, alumni and friends informed about all the latest happenings with Fairfield Prep Athletics. JESUITPRIDE.com will feature up to date schedules, rosters, game recaps, coaches information, statistics and more. The website will also offer our parents and alumni the chance to financially support our individual teams with our new "Friends Of Program," as well as our overall athletic department with the newly created "Bomb Squad Club." The excitement generated by Prep athletics is outstanding, and we now have a website that matches that excitement."
Curran also shared updated information on the spring season: "Our spring season at Prep is well under way and despite the tough weather conditions, our tremendous coaching staffs have prepared our students for competition. Spring is the busiest season at Prep as we feature Lacrosse, Baseball, Tennis, Golf, Crew, Rugby, Track and Sailing. Through the generosity of alumni, the new addition of Barlow Field turf has served tremendously as a practice field for our Football, Lacrosse and Rugby teams as well as for sub-varsity games. In addition to Barlow Field, Rafferty Stadium (previously Alumni Field) serves as the home location for our Football, Soccer and Lacrosse programs. This spring our Baseball team will compete on the newly renovated Alumni Diamond, that now boasts a press box as well as stadium seating. Rugby will continue to play their games on Grauert Field and on the April 22nd weekend we will host our second annual Northeast Jesuit Rugby Tournament featuring six Jesuit schools in the area. Our Crew program has recently moved its operation from Beacon Point Marina in Shelton to Captain's Cove in Bridgeport. The Cove allows our students to have a much closer commute to practice each day as well as much improved viewing for our spectators. Our Track team will continue to practice on the Lessing Field Track and our Sailing team remains at the beautiful Pequot Yacht Club."
There are many great things happening with our athletic programs and none of it is possible without the support of our coaches, parents, alumni and administration at Fairfield Prep. Check out JESUITPRIDE.com and come see an event for yourself! GO PREP!
Christian Service & Campus Ministry
In the first principle and foundation prayer, St. Ignatius says, “The goal of our life is to live with God forever. God, who loves us, gave us life. Our own response of love allows God’s life to flow into us without limit.” At Fairfield Prep our students achieve this goal by participating in our Campus Ministry and Christian Service programs. Last year, our student retreats and
service program, including our service immersion trips, saw great participation. The Kairos Retreats had 163 sophomores, juniors and seniors participate; and three Urban Plunge Retreats which had 50 juniors partake in service.
Once again, Prep offered immersion trips in Los Angeles and Ecuador, as well as summer trips to Appalachia and Jamaica. A total of 60 students participated in these trips. In 2015-2016 Fairfield Prep students completed an amazing 23,435 hours of service.
Fairfield Prep is very proud to announce the inductees to the inaugural Athletic Hall of Fame:
Christopher E. Drury '94
James J. Fitzsimmons Jr. '69
Paul J. Halas '74
Coach James Earl Lavery Jr. '50
The 1960 Championship Football Team
We hope you will join us for this special dinner on Friday, June 2, 2017, in Fairfield Prep's Quad beginning at 6 PM. All alumni, family and friends are invited!
Thank you to everyone who sent in nominations.
Seniors Siveyer and Mo awarded CT Science Fair honors
Fairfield Prep congratulates seniors Jonathan Siveyer (left) and Hanson Mo (right) who achieved honors at the recent Connecticut Science & Engineering Fair held at Quinnipiac University.
This year was another successful year for Prep students who attended the CT Science & Engineering Fair held March 14-18 at Quinnipiac University. Two seniors made the finals: Jonathan Siveyer and Hanson (Hanxuan) Mo
Jonathan Siveyer '17 for his project titled "An investigation into the use of fruit peel filters to reduce the level of water contamination"
* 1st honors
* Pfizer Life Sciences Awards --- Finalist - Life Science Senior High - CSF Medallion
* Environmental Sciences Awards with CACIWC --- HS Finalist - CACIWC gifts, CSF Medallion
* Energize CT/eesmarts Future Sustainability Awards --- 2nd Place High School - $300 Cash and Plaque
* GENIUS Olympiad --- GENIUS Olympiad Competition for 2nd Place HS Future Sustainability
* 6 year recognition award
Hanson (Hanxuan) Mo '17 for his project on "The Application of Object Tracking in Surgery Robotics"
* 2nd honors
* Barnes Aerospace Applied Technology Awards --- Senior High Finalist - Medallion
* U.S. Metric Association --- Certificate & $25 Amazon gift card given by CSEF
Other participants from the school included:
Haochen He '19, Shu Guo '19, Daqin Lin '18 and Haoxiang Zhang '18 who were all awarded 3rd honors
Jonathan is a co-president of the Science Fair Club which runs from the fall to the commencement of the competition. The moderator is Science Department Chair Mrs. Deborah Kiel. All interested students are welcome.
The Connecticut Science & Engineering Fair is a yearly, statewide science and engineering fair open to all 7th through 12th grade students residing, or enrolled, in Connecticut schools. An important objective of the program is to attract young people to careers in science and engineering while developing skills essential to critical thinking. Through science fair participation, students are encouraged to pursue independent work using proper research methods.
Becoming Men for Others
Students and parents rank Fairfield Prep at the top for academic excellence, athletics, music and arts, campus ministry and service to others. Prep annually awards $2.4 million in financial aid, helping families achieve the dream of a transformational Jesuit education for their sons.
Make the choice today!
Swimming & Diving achieves record-breaking success, earns All-American Awards
Streaks are difficult to maintain, records are hard to break and beating the most successful high school swimming team in the state does not happen often. Yet, through a combination of talent, grit and teamwork the Fairfield Prep Swimming & Diving team was successful in achieving all of those goals.
The season began well as the Jesuits got off to a 7-0 record rolling through the early portion of their SCC schedule. During those initial weeks, the core of the team emerged with strong contributions made by swimmers and divers across all four class years. The dual meet versus longtime rival and perennial State Champion, Greenwich High School, proved to be a milestone event. A bout of illness, that would plague Prep throughout the season, hit the week before the meet, leaving some questions entering the showdown at Greenwich High School. Liam Colleran '19, Oliver Rus '18, Stan Yarmoussik '18 and M.J. Duffy '17 opened with a win in the 200 medley relay, a great start to the meet (and the beginning of what would be a historic relay for the remainder of the season.) Freshman Richard Nolan won the 200 IM, but the Cardinals would then roll straight through to the 100 Fly taking a 14 point lead at the halfway mark. At this point the Jesuits would win 5 of the remaining 6 events, including a 1-2-3 sweep in the 500 freestyle led by Nolan, Michael Riina ’17 and Brody Biebel ‘19. When the 400 freestyle relay finished first, sealing a 98-88 victory, Prep had mounted one of their greatest comebacks and against one of their biggest rivals. It was just the 5th dual meet victory over Greenwich in program history.
A tough dual meet schedule awaited the Jesuits. Just five days after defeating Greenwich, a fired up Glastonbury team would storm into the RecPlex and push Prep before falling in the final relay. Highlighting the importance of team depth, Prep would only win 5 of 12 events against Glastonbury. Next were victories over rising SCC powers Notre Dame- West Haven and Hand (2nd & 3rd respectively at the Class M State Championships). With a win over Cheshire High School, Prep avenged a crushing loss to the Rams from last year and ended the dual meet season with a perfect 13-0 record.
Throughout the season various other team members took turns rising up and playing major roles on relays or scratching out key points in ways that do not get recognized in meet summaries. Andres Narvaez ’17 was the top diver and a steady presence as he faced some of the best divers in state history. And Ben Fox ’18, Andrew Magel ‘17, Kevin Lydon ’17, Andrew Lydon ’19, Jerome Larracuente ’17, Ethan Keyes ’19, Jack Rogers ’20, Alvin Gay ’19, Anthony Daccache ’20, Matthew Torres ’19, Roman Leito ’19, Jack Howard ’19, Flynn Coffey ’19, Ben Short ’20 and Alec Keblish ’19 competed at the LL Championships and/or made important contributions at various times during the dual meet season.
The SCC Championship is where Prep's depth shines. Team members who are not always in the starting line up at dual meets not only have a chance to score, but are often the deciding factor in the meet. In a complete team effort, 34 swimmers and divers would score helping Prep claim a commanding victory over second place Cheshire. It was the 13th consecutive SCC Championship for the Jesuits.
At the LL Championships, the Jesuits would face a rebounding Greenwich team that was ready to display its team depth and powerful diving line up. The Jesuits reclaimed their Runner-Up plaque after placing third last season. There were some impressive performances. Prep won 5 LL State Championships. The 200 Medley Relay (1:33.28) continued its amazing season holding off a powerful Ridgefield squad for the win. And the 200 Freestyle team of Rus, Yarmoussik, Duffy and Billy Duffy '18 (1:26. 48) would pull off a surprise upset over Cheshire and Greenwich. Oliver Rus was victorious in the 100 Freestyle (45.73) and 100 Breaststroke (55.27) and Liam Colleran won the 100 Backstroke (51. 85).
The State Open was always going to be the most challenging format as top end talent and diving often wins out over depth. Nevertheless, Prep had nine swimmers competing (Colleran, Rus, Yarmoussik, MJ Duffy, Billy Duffy, Fox, Riina, Keyes, Nolan) ultimately pulling out a hard fought 4th place. Ironically, Prep achieved a rare feat at the Open winning 3 events: the 200 Medley Relay (1:33.30) and Oliver Rus matched his LL victories in the 100 Freestyle (45.53) and 100 Breaststroke (55.78, State Open record).
No season as successful as this one can happen without the commitment of the entire team to months of pool and dryland training. And a special thank you to the coaching staff of Jeanine Oburchay, Rob Urban and Vin Massey for their tireless dedication.
End of Season accolades:
Oliver Rus ’18, 100 Breaststroke (55.72), 200 Medley Relay (1:33.28)
Liam Colleran ‘19, 200 Medley Relay (1:33.28)
Stan Yarmoussik ‘18, 200 Medley Relay (1:33.28)
MJ Duffy ‘17, 200 Medley Relay (1:33.28)
Consideration All – American
Oliver Rus, 100 Freestyle (45.53)
Oliver Rus, (100 Freestyle, 100 Breaststroke, 200 Medley Relay, 200 Freestyle Relay)
Liam Colleran, (100 Backstroke, 200 Medley Relay, 200 Freestyle Relay )
MJ Duffy, (200 Medley Relay, 200 freestyle Relay)
Stan Yarmoussik, (200 Medley Relay, 200 Freestyle Relay)
Billy Duffy ‘18, (200 Freestyle Relay)
Oliver Rus (50 freestyle, 100 Breaststroke, 200 Medley Relay)
Liam Colleran (100 Backstroke, 200 Medley Relay)
Stan Yarmoussik, (100 Butterfly, 200 Medley Relay )
MJ Duffy, (200 Medley Relay)
Brody Biebel ‘19, (200 Freestyle)
Ben Fox ‘18, (200 Freestyle)
Prep students serve on Immokalee Immersion Trip
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Over February break this year, nine Prep juniors and three senior leaders traveled to Immokalee, Florida, for a week-long immersion experience. Immokalee is the center of the region's agriculture industry and home to many immigrant and migrant families who work the vast fields which produce a large amount of the United States' fresh produce. Also, the federally recognized Seminole Tribe of Florida has one of its six reservations in the area.
During their time in Florida, the group worked with agencies like Habitat for Humanity, Saint Matthew’s House and the Immokalee Soccer School. The group also met with speakers to learn about topics like education, food justice and immigration, and how various social structures impact the community of Immokalee. On their last full day in Florida, the group drove to Miami to meet with Belen Jesuit Preparatory School where they shadowed students and learned about our brother Jesuit school.
99% of Prep Graduates go to College
Just as it has for 75 years, Prep offers just one curriculum: college preparatory. The academics consist of hands-on education where boys read and write; calculate and draw;form opinions and then defend them. Rigorous course of studies including English, mathematics, science, social studies, foreign language, theology and the arts continue to be a part of the great tradition of learning here at Prep.
Equipped with the latest in instructional technology, such as 1:1 iPad learning, interactive smartboards and electronic podiums, Prep classrooms are offering a modern learning environment. Our results speak for themselves: 100 percent of our graduates are accepted every year at four-year colleges. Not only do our graduates find acceptance at the country’s top colleges and universities, but just as important, they leave Prep well prepared to succeed and excel throughout their college years.