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Senior Titus earns college Rugby opportunity

Evan Titus commits to St. Bonaventure Rugby

Pictured with Evan Titus '17 from left: Athletic Director Tom Curran '05; Principal Dr. Robert Perrotta; Jeffrey Titus; Head Coach Frank Decker; Christine Titus; and Pres. Rev. Tom Simisky, S.J. 

Fairfield Prep senior Evan Titus has committed to St. Bonaventure University to play Division I Rugby as he begins his college career in the fall of 2017. Titus will study Business and Marketing as well as participating in the Pacioli Scholars Program at St. Bonaventure, a program that focuses on community service and one which will allow him to elaborate on his service work at Prep. Titus has devoted his service energies to assisting special needs children at the New Canaan YMCA for the past two years, and has earned an additional scholarship for his willingness to participate in the service program at St. Bonaventure. During his time as an athlete a Prep, Titus has played four years of rugby and wrestling as well as three years of football. In rugby he is a senior captain as well as the 2017 Northeast Jesuit Rugby Tournament MVP. On the wrestling mat Titus also captained the team along with achieving All State and All-SCC honors. A consistent hard worker in the classroom as well, Evan has managed Prep’s strong college preparatory course of studies very well while pursuing his talent in choral music by his participation in Prep’s Men’s Select Choir for four years.  

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Seniors recognized by Prep Football!

Fairfield Prep recognizes Scholar Athletes committed to play College Football

Pictured in front row from left: John Thorme (Gettysburg College); Anthony Petrosinelli (Middlebury College); Nate Miller (Trinity-Pawling School PG); Mike Piroli (Bentley University); Dillon Mirabile (Salve Regina University football and lacrosse). Back row from left: Head Coach Keith Hellstern; Drew McAvey (Endicott College); Connor Byrne (University of Rochester); Bobby Haskins: (Hun School PG); Patrick Conte (Yale University); Ayinde Johnson (Endicott College); and Pres. Rev. Tom Simisky, S.J. 

The Fairfield Prep Football team will be sending off 10 of their seniors to play college or post-grad football. Head Coach Keith Hellstern expressed pride in the talent, growth and motivation of these athletes. Hellstern acknowledged the role of these athletes in guiding the program this year and expressed optimism for continued success for Prep in the upcoming season. 

Drew McAvey and Ayinde Johnson have both committed to Endicott College. McAvey, who was a key wide receiver for the Jesuits his senior season, has volunteered his time this past year at the Urban Impact program in Bridgeport. Johnson, finished his senior season with ALL-SCC and 2nd Team Walter Camp All-State honors. The senior defensive lineman volunteered his time at the Norwalk Senior Center for the past year.

Mike Piroli, also a wide receiver for the Jesuits, will be playing football next year at Bentley University. Piroli, a Magna Cum Laude student and National Honor Society member, spent his senior year volunteering at the Cardinal Shehan Center in Bridgeport. Connor Byrne is another wide receiver for the Jesuits who will be committing to play college football. Byrne will be attending University of Rochester next year. A Cum Laude student, Byrne volunteered his service this year at the Cardinal Shehan Center and the Jewish Community Center.

Dillon Mirable has committed to Salve Regina University to play both football and lacrosse. Mirable, who plays running back for the football team and attack for the lacrosse team, completed his senior service at the Jewish Community Center.

Continuing the multi-sport trend, Anthony Petrosinelli, a key contributor on the Jesuit football and rugby teams, has committed to Middlebury College to play football. Petrosinelli is a National Honor Society Member and a Magna Cum Laude student. He completed his senior service at the Waveny Life Care Center and participated in the Westport Challenger and the Assumption Church food drive.

Rounding out the college commitments, John Thorme, a cornerback for the Jesuits, will be attending Gettysburg College to play football. Thorme, who also is a key member of the rugby team, volunteered his time at the St. Matthew Youth Ministry his senior year.

Nathan Miller and Robert Haskins will both be attending post grad years next season, where they will be playing football. Miller, an All-SCC football player and key contributor on the rugby team, will be attending Trinity-Pawling. Miller completed his senior service at the Cardinal Shehan Center. Haskins will be attending the Hun School next year to play football. He was also an All-SCC pick as well as a News 12 Scholar Athlete. Haskins volunteered service at the Cardinal Shehan Center, while also being a standout player on the Fairfield Prep basketball team. Patrick Conte, quarterback for the Jesuits, committed to Yale University to play football. Conte, a Summa Cum Laude student and National Honor Society member, completed his senior service at the Cardinal Shehan Center in Bridgeport. 

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See Photos! Special thanks to all of our benefactors!

Building the Hallways to Success! Spring Auction raises funds to benefit Prep!

What an amazing night for Prep! Over 250 people attended the Annual Spring Auction held on May 6 in the Student Life Center. In addition to delicious food, friends and a great performance from the Prep Men’s Chorus, we raised $313,000 to help advance Prep and to support Financial Aid opportunities.

Special thanks to our Sponsors, Benefactors, the Committee and all the volunteers who made this event possible. Thank you to everyone in the Prep Community for your generosity!

Additionally, the winning ticket of the $25,000 Tuition Raffle was pulled at 10:15 PM. The Prep Community thanks Co-Chairmen Beth Kelly and Nancy Lyons, the Auction chairs Eileen Blees, Mary Ellen Connelly and Jane Pompa, plus the many committee members and volunteers who worked to make this event possible. We also offer special gratitude to all of our generous sponsors and donors (listed below) who helped to underwrite the evening. 

VIEW SLIDESHOW!

Special Thanks to our Volunteer Committee

Jen Alexander, Trudy Anderson, Eileen Baird, Rosemary Barry, Alison Barry, Deidre Bennett, Pasqualina Berkowitz, Eileen Blees, Regina Bobroske, Ellen Boyle, Mary Ellen Brennan-Connelly, Cathleen Caione, Barbara Carr, Krista Carroll, Donna Casablanca, Cathy Chelstowski, Susan Cipollaro, Angela Colarossi, Sue Connelly, Tara Cowles, Stephanie Cullimore, Mary DeRosa, Linda DeSilva, Kathy Dilks, Meredith Donahue, Maureen Doyle, Christie Eden, Donna Fallacaro, Ellen Finnigan, Kathy Flynn, Mimi Flynn, Maria Fuligni, Jeannine Gallagher, Victoria Garfield, MaryEllen Guere, Cecilia Hatton, Wendy Held, Laura Imrie, Jennie Julio, Dana Kery, Lynn Kocis, Mary Kroll, Beverly Lauren, Lara Linsenmeyer, Dawn Llewellyn, Claudia Lydon, Gretchen Magel, Lisy Martinez, Nancy Masone, Ambi Moore, Connie Murljacic, Kim Murphy, Jodi Murray Gregg, Dorie Neary, Mary Alice Noone, Shannon Nordlinger, Katie O’Grady, Sage Osa, Sima Patel, Julie Pollard, Jane Pompa, Lana Quincy, Heather Reilly, Terri Roberts, Maureen Sawyer, Jessica Selden, Kathleen Sweeney, Laura Trautz, Andrea Urban, Tiffany Vlandis, Linda Wales, Nancy Wiig, Jeanne Wingate

Thank you to our sponsors, special benefactors and gift donors

Diamond Sponsor - EMCOR Group, Inc.
Table Sponsors - Anonymous

Special Benefactors

Mr. & Mrs. Donald Auray
Mr. & Mrs. Emerson Becker
Fairfield Prep Bellarmine Guild
Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Burris
Dash N Drizzle LLC
Mr. & Mrs. Stephen Dineley
Dr. & Mrs. Joseph Fickes
Mr. & Mrs. Michael Fox
Garden Catering
Mr. & Mrs. Peter Gavey
Mr. & Mrs. Ralph Giacobbe
Mr. & Mrs. Christopher Gough
Mr. & Mrs. Robert Guere
Mrs. Elizabeth Halpin
Mr. & Mrs. Paul Hatton
Island Outfitters
Mr. & Mrs. Paul Jacobi
Mr. & Mrs. Casey Jannott
Mr. & Mrs. Kyle Keehan
Mr. & Mrs. Jeffrey Keith ’80
Mr. & Mrs. William Kelleher
Mr. & Mrs. Daniel Kovaleski
Mr. & Mrs. Mario Loya
Mr. & Mrs. John Lucas ’87
Mr. & Mrs. Robert Lyons ’73
Mr. & Mrs. Nunzio Masone
Mr. & Mrs. Thomas McCauley
Mr. & Mrs. Robert McHugh
Mr. & Mrs. Timothy Murphy
Mr. & Mrs. Michael Noone
Mr. & Mrs. John O’Hara
Mr. & Mrs. Sean Oleary
Mr. & Mrs. Rocco Pacelli
Mr. & Mrs. Jeffrey Palladino
Mr. & Mrs. John Reale
Mr. Jose Rodriguez
Mr. & Mrs. Kevin Stone
Mr. & Mrs. Robert Stone
Vineyard Vines Retail, LLC
Vintage Garden, LLC
Mr. & Mrs. Harry Vlandis
Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Watson
Mr. & Mrs. Christian Whamond
Mr. & Mrs. Mark Wisniewski

Many thanks to our Donors

Abbey Tent & Party Rentals
Adam Broderick Salon
Aspetuck Brew Lab
Barcelona Restaurant
Mr. & Mrs. Jack A. Berkowitz, P’20
Mr. & Mrs. George Blees, P’15
Blue Star Bazaar
Senator Richard Blumenthal
BMW of Bridgeport
Boston Red Sox
Mr. & Mrs. Edward A. Boyle ’83, P’19
Brennan/Connelly Families
Brennan’s Shebeen ’92
Dr. Jill Debiasi Caridi, P’18
Cinch Food
The Circle Inn
Mrs. Elaine J. Clark, P’14
Mr. & Mrs. Glenn V. Colarossi, P’17
Columbus Park Trattoria
Mr. & Mrs. J. Christopher Connelly, P’15, ’21
Ms. Susan P. Connelly, P’15
Mr. & Mrs. Michael Connelly, ’78
Country Cow
Mr. & Ms. Peter P. Cowles, P’20
Dash ’N Drizzle
Mr. & Mrs. Russell F. DeRosa, P’18
Dineley Painting LLC
Mr. Michael P. Donahue ’98
Dooney & Bourke
Ms. Patricia Doyle
Mr. & Mrs. James Dunn, P’10
Mr. & Mrs. Brian J. Edmonds, P’13, ’15
Mr. Kevin M. Donohue ’80 & Ms. Eva Katcher
Fairfield Prep
Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Fallacaro, P’18, ’21
Mr. Christian Felner ’13
Garden Catering
Mr. Edward Z. Gormbley ’95 & Mrs. Catherine O’Donnell
Mr. & Mrs. Douglas Grabe, P’18
Mr. Elliott J. Gualtiere
Mr. & Mrs. Robert Guere, P’17
Guiliana’s Boutique
Mr. & Mrs. Peter M. Harding ’87
Mr. & Mrs. Paul Hatton, P’13, ’18
Ms. Leone Hinzman
Hot Spot Glass Studio
Hotel Hi-Ho
The Families of ICR
Island Outfitters
Mr. & Mrs. Jeffrey S. Imrie, P’18
Mr. & Mrs. Paul M. Jacobi, P’18
Jet Blue Airways
Joy Ride Cycling
Mr. & Mrs. Traugott F. Keller ’78, P’11,’17
Mr. & Mrs. John F. Kelly, P’13, ’16, ’18
Mr. & Mrs. Ronald R. King, P’18
Kleps/Roach/O’Connor Families
Mr. & Mrs. Peter Koulogianis
Mrs. Kate Larson
The Latin Scholars
Mr. & Mrs. Kevin F. Leary, P’17
Ms. Lara Linsenmeyer, P’18
Little Pub Restaurant
Mr. Angelo Lopiano, P’20
Mr. & Mrs. A. John P. Mancini ’82, P’18, ’20
Mr. & Mrs. Michael J. Marchetti ’88
MasterCard Incorporated
Mr. & Mrs. Mitchell McManus, P’19
Mr. Corey Milazzo
Millie Rae’s
Mrs. Diane Mirabile, P’17
Ms. Kathleen S. O’Grady, P’17
Painting with a Twist
Dr. Robert A. Perrotta
Project Repat
Mr. & Mrs. Scott A. Quincy ’87, P’17
Red Mountain Resort & Spa
Mrs. Ann Marie Riffice, P’18
Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Rog Jr., P’12
Mr. & Mrs. Brian Rolapp, P’16
Russell/Santa Families
Mr. & Mrs. Scott D. Sawyer, P’17, ’21
Shubert Organization
Rev. Thomas M. Simisky, S.J.
Splash of Pink
Mr. & Mrs. James P Starrett, P’06, ’18
Fr. Bret Stockdale S.J.
Mr. & Mrs. George P. Szondy ’72, P’06
Mr. & Mrs. Matthew P. Terry ’82, P’11,’12, ’15, ’17
Tiffany & Company
Mr. & Mrs. John J. Vazzano, P’12
Vineyard Vines
Vintage Gardens
Dr. & Mrs. Lawrence A Vitulano ’68
Mrs. Carrie Wilcox, P’20
Mr. & Mrs. Mark L. Wisniewski, P’18
Mr. & Mrs. Christian B. Wymbs, P’20

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Students participate in 34 Clubs and Activities


Whatever your interest, as a Prep student you have many great clubs and organizations to join. These available opportunities complement your personal interests and expand your Prep Experience. Ranging from Robotics to Debate to Fine Arts to Fencing, there's something for everybody. If you have a particular interest you can start your own club, too!

Last year's Intramural Program season was filled with hundreds of student participants who had opportunities to compete in a fun and organized manner at Fairfield Prep. Whether it be on The Hill, in The Quad, or Brissette Gym, the sports of the Intramural Program draw large numbers of participants and spectators. During the fall students participate in Ultimate Frisbee or Wiffle Ball. In the winter the courts are dominated by Basketball. Flag Football continues to produce intense competitions worthy of audiences in the spring.

Enjoy these extracurricular clubs and organizations: 

Art Club
• French Honor Society
• Astronomy Club
• Gaelic Football Club
• Audio/Video Club
Historians Clubs
• Bowling Team
• Hearthstone Club
• Business Club
• Irish Cultural Club
Card Game Club
• Jazzuits
• Cardinal Key Society
• Law Club
• Chess Club
• Liturgical Music
• Classics Club/Latin Honor Society
• Math Team
• Conspiracies Club
• Media Club
• Creative Writing Club
• Mock Trial
• Cross Culture Club
• Model U.N.
• CT Science Fair Club
• Political Awareness Club
• Cycling Club
• Philosophy Club
• Debate Club
• Prep Players
• Diplomacy Club
• Robotics Team
• Encords
• SEED Cultural Clubs
• Engineering Club
• Ski Club
• Environmental Club
• Soundings
• Fairfield Connection
• Squires
• Fantasy Sports Club
• Stock Market Club
• Fencing Club
• Student Government
• TrigStar

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Top swimmers earn college opportunities

Kealy and Stolarski commit to College Swimming

Pictured front from left: John "Jake" Kealy (College of William & Mary); Athletic Director Tom Curran '05; and Sean Paul Stolarski (United States Military Academy at West Point). 

Fairfield Prep proudly announces that by their strong character, academic success, and athletic efforts, seniors Jake Kealy and Sean Paul Stolarski have earned the opportunity to compete in the sport of Swimming while achieving their college degrees.

John "Jake" Kealy - College of William & Mary

Jake Kealy, a Wilton native, is a nationally ranked swimmer and one of the best backstrokers in the country. He holds a Connecticut State record in the 200 yard backstroke, and was the Long Course YMCA national champion in the same event in 2016. At 2017 YMCA National Championships Jake placed 3rd in the 100 and 200 yard backstroke, and 7th place in the 200 IM. Jake has been a member of the Connecticut Swimming Top 16 since 2013, and has risen to the very top in a very competitive sport. In addition to his swimming achievements, Jake has extensive community service experience. He has been volunteering at the Waveny Lifecare Network since 2014, and has also participated in the Ecuador Immersion trip with Fairfield Prep. Jake has been “Swimming Across America” to raise funds for cancer research for the last five years. He is also a stalwart volunteer for Meals on Wheels and has raised funds for Stroke Awareness and Multiple Myeloma. Jake spends more time in the water than he does on land, and his commitment to service is truly amazing. Jake will be attending the College of William & Mary in the fall, and will undoubtedly make his presence known in the pool and in the community.

Sean Paul Stolarski - United States Military Academy at West Point

Determination and drive are two qualities which characterize Sean Paul Stolarski well, made clear in his life as a student, as a young man and as an athlete. Sean Paul is a striver; a young man, achieving academic honors each year and qualifying for the National Honor Society. Sean Paul’s career as a swimming athlete parallels his academic rise as he has improved with each year. As a sophomore he was All State in the 4 X 100 relay and helped the Prep team qualify at the State Open. During sophomore year Sean Paul swam full time for the Westport Water Rats where he is a member of the national team. At the Connecticut Senior Championships he was a three-time A finalist and achieved a 3rd place finish in the 100 yard free style. Sean Paul has also found time in his life to exercise care for others through a variety of service commitments. He assists classmates through the Peer Tutor program and reaches out to the local community in serving at an inner city after-school program and at a local nursing home. He has also participated in Swim Across the Sound, which raises funds to support cancer patients. Sean Paul lives and achieves with great desire for personal excellence, and will continue to do so at the United States Military Academy at West Point. He is a Weston resident.

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Annual dinner honors success!

SEED Dinner celebrates Diversity

The annual SEED Diversity Dinner was held on April 26 in the Student Life Center. Approximately 450 guests attended, honoring the graduating seniors and welcoming the incoming freshmen. Families were asked to bring dishes that represented their culture or ethnic background, and with over 100 families, the food was plentiful! Speakers included seniors and freshmen, as well as parents, who gave testimony to the success of the SEED program.

SEED (Students for Educational Excellence through Diversity) celebrated its anniversary this year as an integral and important program in the Prep Community, promoting racial, academic, socio-economic, and cultural diversity at Fairfield Prep. The theme for this year’s event was “Colors of the Rainbow” in honor of our rich cultural differences. Dr. Donna Andrade, the founder of the SEED program was honored for her vision and the rich legacy of the program.

Special thanks to Mrs. Alecia Thomas, Director of Diversity & Academic Support Services, her committee, Prep families, and Prep staff members for making this evening possible.

ENJOY SLIDESHOW!

 

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Prep family has winning ticket!

Elizabeth Keresey P '18, '20 wins $25,000 Tuition Raffle

Winner Mrs. Elizabeth Keresey (center) with daughters (front from left) Caroline and Amelia; and (back row from left) Pres. Rev. Tom Simisky, S.J., Sam '18, Will Keresey and Jed '20.

Congratulations to Mrs. Elizabeth Keresey who won the $25,000 Tuition Raffle! The winning ticket was pulled at 10:15 PM at the Fairfield Prep Spring Auction, held on Saturday, May 6, 2017, at the Student Life Center. Elizabeth and husband Will are parents of Sam '18, Jed '20, William, Caroline and Amelia. 

Fairfield Prep sold 613 tickets for the annual raffle, and the winning ticket was #0329. The prize may be used at any K-12 school, college or university in the U.S. or for payment of college loans. Proceeds from the raffle will benefit the scholarship fund at Fairfield Prep.

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Original prose and poetry - Volume 75

The Bellarmine Review Literary Magazine published


Fairfield Prep's Literary Magazine The Bellarmine Review was recently published and is available online. As Volume 75, this compilation follows a longstanding Prep tradition of English writing excellence.

READ/DOWNLOAD THE BELLARMINE REVIEW.

The Mission Statement reads:

We desire to publish poetry and prose that is clear, concise, and evokes the senses, taking the reader to the writer’s imagined place through strong writing and a good sense of rhythm. It is believed in Jesuit education that an academic endeavor may be an encounter with the divine, and we strive to live by the motto Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam. That is to say that in the authenticity of our written thoughts, we may unknowingly stumble on truth. Our intent is to give our students’ words a place to land, serving as an accomplished venue to acknowledge their living truth.

Congratulations to the staff:

President..........................................................Patrick Godino ‘17
Vice President..................................................George Seyfried ‘18
Editors-in-Chief ...................Kevin Gallagher '17, Obumneme Nkwo ‘17
Assistant Editor-in-Chief.....................................George Seyfried ‘18
Technology Editor .............................................Alex Capozziello ‘17
Artistic Director ..................................................Patrick Godino ‘17
Layout Editor ..................................................Alex Capozziello ‘17
Artists ..................Ryan Davis ‘20, Jack Fallar ‘20, Gavin Neumeyer ‘20,
Pablo Zarama ‘19 Christopher Vivas-Nava ‘19, Juvaughn Lee ‘19, and Kevin Gallagher ‘17
Faculty Editor .............................................Mr. Matthew Sather ‘93 

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Duffy, Guinee and Pacelli earn college opportunities

Prep Seniors commit to College Rowing

Pictured front from left: Martin "M.J." Duffy (U.S. Naval Academy); Matthew Guinee (Union College); and John Pacelli (Syracuse University). Back row from left: Athletic Director Tom Curran '05, Head Crew Coach Ed Feldheim and Principal Dr. Robert Perrotta.

Fairfield Prep proudly announces that by their strong character, academic success, and athletic efforts, seniors M.J. Duffy, Matt Guinee and John Pacelli have earned the opportunity to compete in the sport of Crew while achieving their college degrees.

Martin "M.J." Duffy

Fairfield Prep senior, Martin "M.J." Duffy has committed to the United States Naval Academy to row Crew. A two sport student-athlete and Fairfield native, Duffy has medaled twice in the Varsity 1 crew boat in 2015 and 2016 at the NEIRA Championships. He has additionally participated in the Indoor Rowing World Championships for Junior Men and finished 9th in the event. Duffy is also a member of the Varsity Swimming & Diving team where he is an All-State swimmer and anchored the State Open Champion and All-American 200 Medley Relay. Duffy was elected Captain of both the Crew and Swimming & Diving teams in his senior year. In the classroom, he is a Cum Laude honor student, a member of the National Honor Society and was named the 2017 SCC Winter Scholar-Athlete for Prep. When he is out of the water Duffy has embraced the Jesuit mission of service to others. Over the past two summers, he attended a Christian Service trip at an orphanage for handicapped children in Jamaica. On the second trip he served as a student leader. During senior year he has volunteered weekly at the Carolton Chronic and Convalescent Hospital in Fairfield.

Matthew Guinee

Matthew Guinee has committed to Union College to row Crew. Guinee, a Newtown native, was a member of the first school boat to race on international water at the Royal Canadian Henley Regatta. Guinee began his rowing career during his freshman year and quickly rose through the ranks. The past three years he has been a member of the Prep Varsity 2nd boat. His boat finished 3rd at the fall NEIRA championships and 2nd both his junior and senior years. During the junior spring season the 2V boat finished 3rd at NEIRA spring championships. This year the 2V boat currently has a 4-1 record. Guinee has managed Prep's rigorous college preparatory curriculum well. Outside the classroom, he is active in the youth group at St. Rose of Lima Church in Newtown and volunteers at St Joseph's Manor Care and Rehabilitation Center in Trumbull where he assists the elderly.

John Pacelli

John Pacelli found the sport of Crew at Fairfield Prep and has advanced well in the position of coxswain. His dedication and growth have led to his commitment to rowing Crew at Syracuse University where he will begin his college career in the fall of 2017. Pacelli, a Fairfield native, has been a member of the Varsity 1 crew boat since his sophomore year, finishing in second place at the NEIRA championships in both 2014 and 2015, and finishing in third place in 2016. He competed in the National Schools Regatta in 2016 as well as in the Canadian Henley. Pacelli captains the Crew team while contributing to Prep’s Basketball program as team manager for the past four years. In the classroom, he has improved academically each year and has achieved Cum Laude honors in senior year. In his community service life, John has supported the efforts of the Cardinal Shehan Center in Bridgeport, assisting with after-school recreational programs, and has contributed to fund raising efforts through the Catwalk for a Cure program.

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Tickets available: 203-254-4010

Prep Players present Into the Woods on May 11 & 12

The Prep Players will present the popular Broadway musical Into the Woods on May 11 and 12, featuring the music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. The musical intertwines the plots of several Brothers Grimm and Charles Perrault fairy tales, exploring the consequences of the characters' wishes and quests. The main characters are taken from "Little Red Riding Hood," "Jack and the Beanstalk," "Rapunzel," and "Cinderella," as well as several others. The musical is tied together by a story involving a childless baker and his wife and their quest to begin a family (the original beginning of The Grimm Brothers' Rapunzel), their interaction with a witch who has placed a curse on them, and their interaction with other storybook characters during their journey.

Director Megan Hoover comments on the actors' dedication and talents: "Every time I have raised the bar on the Players, they have met it. I am proud of the work that they have done and the powerful piece of theatre they are creating."

The cast includes Fairfield Prep students and young women from area schools. The music director is Christine Evans.

The Cast

Narrator -Teddy Whiteman
Cinderella - Jennifer Veith
Jack - Junlin Mo
Milky White - Kenneth Geisert
Baker - Brendan Sawyer
Baker's Wife - Annamarie Fama
Cinderella's Stepmother - Katie Rooney
Florinda - Freddy Rio
Lucinda - Thomas Rudden
Jack's Mother - Sydney Middleton
Little Red Ridinghood - Taylor McGuaig
Birds - JP Queenan
Witch - Audrey Burns
Cinderella's Father - Calvin Wright
Cinderella's Mother - Emily Hoffman
Mysterious Man - Al Kelly
Wolf - Kenneth Moales
Rapunzel - Colleen Callahan
Rapunzel's Prince - Greg Torigian
Grandmother - JP Queenan
Cinderella's Prince - Francis Ohe
Prince's Steward - Zach Simonetti
Giant - Ms. Koren Mumma

The production runs May 11 and 12 in the Kelley Theatre at the Quick Center for the Arts. The show begins at 8pm. Tickets can be ordered by calling the box office at 254-4010: Adults $10, Students $5.

See rehearsal photos below!

 


 

 

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Students help serve Ecuador communities

Prep students experience Rostro de Cristo in Ecuador

A group of Fairfield Prep students had the privilege of spending April break with the community of Monte Sinai in Guayaquil, Ecuador. Prep partnered with an organization called Rostro de Cristo where year-long volunteers in Ecuador graciously host immersion groups and introduce them to wonderful neighbors in the community as well various organizations that support the community. Prep’s group visited organizations such as Padre Damien House (a home for people living with Hansen’s disease – more commonly known as leprosy) and Refuerzo (an after-school program for children in the community). The group was also warmly welcomed into many homes of families in the area for meaningful conversation about diverse topics. Rostro’s program focuses strongly on building relationships and deepening the faith and commitment to issues of justice of their retreatants, and we believe that their intention was met by many of the students who shared in this immersion experience. Attendees included: Jorge Aguilar '17; Aidan Cahill '18; Michael Cardona '18; Bowen Chen '18; Sean Hurley '18; George Seyfried '18; Jack Solway '18; Ethan Yu '18; Chris Zhang '18; and Dongxu Zhang '18. The trip was led by seniors Patrick Godino and Patrick Guere and accompanied by Ms. Sarah Stanley and Mr. Joe Tremblay.

CLICK ON PHOTO TO VIEW SLIDESHOW

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Students take pledge to help end violence against women

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 MacNamaraChief, 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.

Watch Prep You Tube highlights!

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Prep joins violence awareness campaign

Walk a Mile in her Shoes on April 29

On Saturday, April 29, Fairfield Prep will participate in Walk a Mile her in Her Shoes—an awareness walk that takes place in Fairfield from 8:30-10. Violence in any capacity is never acceptable and we are joining with:

• Fairfield University
• Sacred Heart University
• Fairfield’s Police Chief Gary McNamara
• Prep Administrators and Teachers
• Prep Athletic Teams
• Student Government

to raise awareness for the White Ribbon Campaign. High heels are optional!

White Ribbon is the world’s largest movement of men and boys working to end violence against women and girls, promote gender equity, healthy relationships and a new vision of masculinity.

Starting in 1991, men were asked to wear white ribbons as a pledge to never commit, condone or remain silent about violence against women and girls. Since then the White Ribbon Campaign has spread to over 60 countries around the world.

Please join us! To register for the walk, please follow this link: http://cfj.kintera.org/faf/home/default.asp?ievent=1171358 Click Register and the team name is Fairfield Prep. There is no charge for this event and we encourage you to wear Fairfield Prep Spirit Wear. Families are welcome! We will meet on the green next to the Mill Plain Starbucks in Fairfield around 8:30. The walk will end at the Town Green around 10am.

Last year's Fairfield Prep group pictured below! Join us this year!

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Join your classmates! Classes ending in 2 and 7!

Reunion for Classes Ending in 2 & 7
"A Weekend to Remember!"

Join classmates and return to campus June 2-3, 2017. 

REGISTER ONLINE!

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 

 

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All invited to play - Alumni, Parents & Friends!

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

Great River Golf Club, Milford, CT

9:00 Registration 
10:00 Shotgun start- Shamble format
Apps, prizes & raffle prizes

Cost: $265 per Golfer or Become a Sponsor

REGISTER ONLINE!

Any questions please contact Prep Development at 203-254-4237. 

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