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Team tackles tough ethical dilemmas in competition

Fairfield Prep’s Ethics Bowl Team Competes at Manhattanville College

Pictured: Ms. Jackson, Owen Gannon '19, Ian Greenawalt '18, Eric Ochsner '19, Fin Mangan '19, Will Richards '19, Jack Lieder '18, Zach Youngs '19 and Mr. Kery.

In an effort to create a willingness to solve some of the toughest ethical dilemmas that permeate society, Ms. Jackson and Mr. Kery unified members of the Philosophy Club to form the inaugural Prep Ethics Bowl Team, Hūmebaya! The team competed in a 'Regional Ethics Bowl' at Manhattanville College on February 4. The National High School Ethics Bowl website writes that the winners are determined through proper demonstration that the team has thought “rigorously and systematically about each case and engaged respectfully and supportively with all participants.”

With only one month to prepare analyses for 16 cases, Hūmebaya! held their own as they battled it out against 14 teams representing seven high schools, including Jonathan Law, John S. Burke Catholic, North Rockland, Sacred Heart Academy, and Thornton-Donovan High School. The Prep team is young consisting of mostly sophomores and juniors competing against teams dominated by seniors. Fairfield Prep lost in the Semi-Finals by only a few points. Hūmebaya! has been invited back to Manhattanville College at the end of April to participate in the Manhattanville Invitational.

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Prep standout recognized among top students in country

Jonathan Siveyer '17 is National Merit Finalist

Jonathan Siveyer '17 pictured with Principal Dr. Robert Perrotta and Pres. Rev. Tom Simisky, S.J.

Fairfield Prep is proud to announce Jonathan Siveyer has been named as a National Merit Finalist for the 2016–17 academic year. Of the 1.5 million entrants in the nation, Jonathan was initially recognized among the top 16,000 semifinalists, and continuing on in the competition he has now been recognized as one of 15,000 finalists. This outstanding achievement is highly consistent with Jonathan’s academic journey at Prep during which time he has taken the strongest course of study available in each academic year, and is currently enrolled in AP Biology, AP English Language, AP European History, AP Physics and AP Calculus BC. Jonathan is a member of the National Honor Society having achieved Summa Cum Laude honors each year; he received the Xerox Book Award sponsored by the University of Rochester. Jonathan is also an AP Scholar.

Jonathan is highly skilled and extremely passionate about science and has competed in the Connecticut State Science Fair each year. Although Jonathan’s passion is science, his broadness and openness to growth are fully demonstrated by his involvement in a variety of extracurricular activities at Prep. Jonathan is co-president of Prep’s Science Fair Club, he holds a leadership position in the Business Club, is active in both Debate and Model United Nations as well as contributing to the success of Prep’s Math Team. Jonathan is also a member of the Spanish Honor Society and active in Prep’s Astronomy Club. He has made a solid contribution to the Prep community by his involvement in the Peer Tutor program and to the local community through service at the McGivney Center in Bridgeport, CT, where he serves as a volunteer mentor and tutor in their after school program. Jonathan is also committed to service through the Boy Scouts of America and has achieved the rank of Eagle Scout. An outstanding student and young man, Jonathan’s recognition as National Merit Finalist is a powerful validation of his outstanding achievements and desire for excellence in all areas of his life.
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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 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.


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Scholar athletes commit to Wesleyan and Penn State

Seniors Kasim Khan and Anthony Adamcheck commit to College Athletics

Pictured from left: Principal Dr. Robert Perrotta; Athletic Director Tom Curran '05; Head Wrestling Coach Ned Dwelle; Kasim Khan (Wesleyan University); parents Uswah and Ayub Khan; and Pres. Rev. Tom Simisky, S.J.

Kasim Khan

Senior Kasim Khan has committed to the Wesleyan University Wrestling team. Khan is a captain for the Fairfield Prep wrestling team and has been a member of the team since his freshman year. He was a major contributor as the team finished as the SCC B Division Champions in the 2014-15 and 2015-16 season. Khan also finished in 6th place in last year’s Class LL Championships which earned him a berth in the prestigious State Open. In addition to his Prep wrestling accomplishments Khan is a CT Wrestling National Team member and finished in second place at the Freestyle State Championships. In the classroom Kasim is a Magna Cum Laude student and volunteers at the St Joseph’s Health Center in Trumbull for his service work.

Pictured from left: Principal Dr. Robert Perrotta; Athletic Director Tom Curran '05; Asst.Rugby Coach Mark Stepsis; Anthony Adamcheck (Penn State University); parents Lucy and Dan Adamcheck; and Pres. Rev. Tom Simisky, S.J.

Anthony Adamcheck

Senior Anthony Adamcheck has committed to continue his strong Prep Rugby career at Penn State where he will begin college in the fall of 2017. Anthony is an accomplished varsity athlete in both football and rugby and has been recognized among his coaches and teammates in Prep’s rugby program for his dedication and leadership, being named as a captain of this year’s varsity team. In his academic life Anthony is a dedicated student who has grown well, having achieved a solid B average over his past three and a half years while achieving at his best in junior and senior years. As he has risen in his academic and athletic life Anthony has engaged growth opportunities at Prep. He has been a member of Prep’s Debate Club and has embraced the ideal of service by his commitment to the Jewish Community Center as well as through his participation in Prep’s Squires service organization. 

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Kornutik, Brown and Savoca earn college opportunities

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 '05, 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.

Jack Kornutik

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.

Chris Brown

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.

Mitch Savoca

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.

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Standout seniors led with 120 wins this season

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.


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Senior Duffy is fastest Prep oarsman ever!

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.

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Thank you to our generous benefactors

Fairfield Prep Annual Report is Online!

Dear Alumni, Parents and Friends,

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.

Please take a look at the report: 

Again…THANK YOU, for all of your support. Everything we strive to achieve cannot be accomplished without you.

With heartfelt gratitude,

Rick Henderson
Vice President for Advancement

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Football Scholar Athlete chooses Yale Bulldogs

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.

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Congratulations to our students!

2016-17 First Semester Honors announced

Fairfield Prep is pleased to release the First Semester Honors list. Congratulations to all students recognized for their excellent academic performance and high achievement.

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Fairfield Prep will have an early dismissal today at noon.
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Nominations close January 31!

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.


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