Prep Players Deliver Great Performance of 'Godspell,' Earn Halo Nominations
The Prep Players inspired the audience with a great performance of Godspell on May 10, 11 and 12 at the Quick Center for the Arts. The musical is a series of parables about the life of Jesus, based on the Gospel. The story is about the building of a community. The members of that community are able to trust one another, play, share, and risk, and therefore, spread timeless messages of kindness and tolerance and hope. Director Megan Hoover complimented her cast and crew: "All this has, in so many ways, captured everything that this amazing group of students is all about."
Additionally, the Prep Players have been recognized by Seven Angels Theatre with 14 Halo nominations for the fall production of Peter and the Starcatcher and Godspell. Mrs. Hoover added: "I am truly proud, and I hope you will join me in congratulating them on this amazing achievement. We will be celebrating our amazing year at the awards presentation on May 30 at the Palace Theatre in Waterbury. The cast of Godspell will be performing 'All for the Best' at the ceremony that evening."
See nominations below, as well as video highlights from the show
Prep Players 2018 Halo Award Nominations
BEST COMIC MALE PERFORMANCE IN A PLAY:
- Fairfield College Preparatory School: Teddy Whiteman as Smee in Peter And The Starcatcher
BEST COMIC FEMALE PEFORMANCE IN A PLAY:
- Fairfield College Preparatory School: Mackenzie Wenzel as The Fighting Prawn in Peter And The Starcatcher
BEST ORIGINAL PROGRAM COVER DESIGN OR ARTWORK:
- Fairfield College Preparatory School: Jack Wheeler for Godspell
BEST PROPS DESIGN AND/OR MANAGEMENT:
- Fairfield College Preparatory School: Cast of Peter And The Starcatcher
BEST FEATURED DANCER
- Fairfield College Preparatory School: Taylor McCuaig in Godspell
- Fairfield College Preparatory School: Mackenzie Wenzel, Sydney Middleton, Taylor McCuaig for Peter And The Starcatcher
BEST SPECIALTY ENSEMBLE:
- Fairfield College Preparatory School: On The Willows in Godspell
BEST PERFORMANCE BY A COUPLE OR DYNAMIC DUO OR MORE IN A PLAY:
- Fairfield College Preparatory School: Thomas Rudden & Teddy Whiteman as Black Stache & Smee in Peter And The Starcatcher
BEST PERFORMANCE BY A CAST IN AN ENSEMBLE PLAY OR MUSICAL:
- Fairfield College Preparatory School: Peter And The Starcatcher
BEST MALE STANDOUT PERFORMANCE IN AN ENSEMBLE PLAY OR MUSICAL:
- Fairfield College Preparatory School: Thomas Rudden as Black Stache in Peter And The Starcatcher
BEST FEMALE STANDOUT PERFORMANCE IN AN ENSEMBLE PLAY OR MUSICAL:
- Fairfield College Preparatory School: Audrey Burns as Molly Aster in Peter And The Starcatcher
- Fairfield College Preparatory School: Audrey Burns as Judas in Godspell
BEST CONTEMPORARY PLAY:
- Fairfield College Preparatory School: Peter And The Starcatcher
BEST CLASSICAL MUSICAL:
- Fairfield College Preparatory School: Godspell
Fairfield Prep announces College Acceptances for the Class of 2018
Mr. John Hanrahan, Dean of Guidance & College Advising, is pleased to release a list of college acceptances for the Class of 2018. The Prep Community is proud of the impressive college opportunities for our seniors!
Ryan Eckert and Jack Kovaleski receive Fairfield Police Union Scholarships, named for the late Judge Dan Caruso
From left: Lt Keith Broderick, Ryan Eckert '18, Jack Kovaleski '18, Police Chief Gary McNamara and benefactor Charles Chiusano
Prep seniors Ryan Eckert and Jack Kovaleski were awarded Daniel Caruso Memorial Scholarship Awards from the Fairfield Police Union Scholarship Fund. The fund was created to honor the life work of Judge Daniel Caruso who passed away unexpectedly in February 2018. Judge Caruso, who served as Fairfield Probate Judge, was an advocate for anyone and everyone who needed help in the community. Caruso embodied the spirit of community and civic duty, always putting service above self. He was a man of strong faith and believed in always helping those in need. Eckert and Kovaleski were both nominated based on how they emulate these qualities.
Ryan Eckert is an excellent example of a student, athlete and school leader who fully embraces Fairfield Prep's Jesuit mission of service to others. As Captain of the ice hockey team, Ryan's athletic ability and leadership skills were on full display this past season as he led Prep to the Division I State Championship. Within the school Ryan is known as an active and enthusiastic member of the community who students, faculty and staff search out for leadership positions. He was selected to serve as a student leader on Kairos, a four day spiritual retreat, as well as Urban Plunge, a three day service immersion project in Bridgeport. Ryan contributes to the surrounding community as well, serving as a Junior Deacon at Greenfield Congregational Church and attending its Appalachian Service project in Virginia for three years. And for the past two years, Ryan has performed Christian service work teaching ice hockey through Connecticut Storm and tutoring at-risk students at the Urban Impact Center in Bridgeport. Ryan will be attending Syracuse University in the fall.
Jack Kovaleski is a valued and integral member of the Fairfield Prep community. He has been a member of the football team for four years and played on the golf team as well. Jack is a dedicated and supportive community member at Prep, serving as a Freshman Retreat Leader, a Kairos Retreat leader, a Peer Ministry leader and a participant in Prep's Appalachian Service Immersion trip to Fries, Virginia. He has volunteered at the Connecticut Food Bank, Operation Hope and at the Bridgeport Rescue Mission and has committed to serving at the Jewish Home for the Elderly. Jack caddies at the Patterson Club, and works part-time at Athletic Shoe Factory. Further demonstrating his work ethic, he has his own business—Jack's Lawn and Snow Removal. Jack is well known as the kind of person who is always willing to step up and go the extra mile for those in need and will bring his desire to serve and learn to the University of Dayton where he will begin study in the fall.
Spring Auction Breaks Record!
With 260 people in attendance the Annual Spring Auction held on May 5 focused on financial aid, the Beyond the Classroom Fund and honoring retiring principal, Dr. Bob Perrotta. The event raised $375,000 which is the most in Prep auction history! 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!
At the Auction, Jordan Wingate '18 gave an inspiring speech about his Prep experience, how it was made possible through financial aid, and the importance of his ability to participate in Christian Service trips.
We wish to thank our sponsors and special benefactors for contributing to this event to make the evening a very special one.
The Guzzi Family P'11, '19
Mr. & Mrs. James Brady
Mr. & Mrs. Michael Connelly '78
Mr. & Mrs. Colin Coolidge
Mr. Bradley Cosgrove & Mrs. Kristin Wait
Mr. & Mrs. Eric Hoerdemann Sr.
Mr. & Mrs. Robert Hyland
Mr. & Mrs. Gareth John
Mr. & Mrs. Ralph Martucci
Mr. & Mrs. Timothy Murphy
Prep Basketball Team
Prep Bellarmine Guild
Prep Fathers Club
Prep Football Team
Prep Swimming & Diving Team
Mr & Mrs James Shannon
Mr. & Mrs. James Smith
Mr. & Mrs. Shea Wallon
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 1, 2018
Great River Golf Club, Milford, CT
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.
Fairfield Prep is very proud to announce the inductees to the 2018 Athletic Hall of Fame!
Biographies of the Inductees
BOB SKORONSKI '51
The Ansonia native and former Derby resident became the first Prep graduate to play in the NFL. The left tackle and offensive captain of the Packers under legendary coach Vince Lombardi played 11 seasons, all with Green Bay, and was a member of the first two Super Bowl winners in 1967 and 1968, respectively.
JACK RINGEL '54
Ringel was talented enough to play four seasons of varsity football and baseball at Prep. A bruising 6-foot-1, 185-pound fullback, Ringel was co-captain of the Jesuits' first undefeated and untied team (8-0) in 1953. He set a Prep and regional scoring record that season with 128 points and was an honorable mention All-American.
JIM LYDDY '63
The 6-foot, 170-pound guard has the distinction of being the school's first All-State selection in basketball. At the time of his graduation, Lyddy was Prep's all-time leading scorer with 1,308 points and was named to a pair of All-MBIAC first teams. He was also a two-time All-MBIAC selection in baseball.
Lyddy played college basketball at Georgetown, where he captained the Hoyas his senior season.
TOM LYDDY '67 (posthumous)
Another multi-sport standout, Lyddy played football, basketball and baseball at Prep, but his prowess on the gridiron made him stand out. The late end/defensive lineman was named All-MBIAC, All-State and Catholic All-American his senior season.
ROGER RATCHFORD '51
In a stellar career that spanned 40 seasons (1966-2005), the venerable golf coach racked up an astounding 690 victories, presided over five state championship teams and was named CHSCA Coach of the Year in 1983.
|ED ROWE '59
It was Sylvester's only title, but for 16 seasons at the helm, he was overwhelmingly successful. From 1961-62 until his retirement following the 1976-77 season, the 2006 New England Basketball Hall of Fame inductee compiled a 286-114 record, a 71 percent winning percentage. From 1966-67 through the title season of 1968-69, Sylvester's Jesuits went a phenomenal 64-6, winning three MBIAC titles and reaching the state championship game each season.
We hope you will join us for a special dinner on Friday, June 1, 2018, in Fairfield Prep's Quad beginning at 6 PM. All alumni, family and friends are invited!
Thank you to everyone who sent in nominations.
Reunion for Classes Ending in 3 & 8
"A Weekend to Remember!"
Join classmates and return to campus June 1-2, 2018.
Friday, June 1, 2018
Morning: Golf Outing - Great River Golf Club (optional)
9:00 am Registration; 10:00 a.m. Shotgun Start - $265 per player (includes Athletic Hall of Fame Dinner in evening)
6:00 pm: Athletic Hall of Fame Dinner - Prep Quad
Cocktails and dinner/awards ceremony 7:00 p.m. - $50
Saturday, June 2, 2018
5K Fun Run/Walk - $20
8:30 Registration Begins
9:00 Walk/Run begins
10:00 Breakfast (included) under the tent in Prep's Quad
10:00am - Breakfast in the Quad (incl in reunion registration fee)
- Address by Prep President Fr. Tom Simisky, S.J.
- Tours of the school
Saturday afternoon - Alumni sports games - Play or watch!
12:00 p.m. - Baseball, Lacrosse and Rugby
5:00pm - Mass
6:00 pm - Reception/Dinner - Prep Quad (for classes ending 3 and 8)- $95 - (morning breakfast included in registration fee)
Class of 1968 50th Reunion - June 1-3 Weekend of Activities - REGISTER SEPARATELY - $95 (includes all events)
Math Team takes 3rd in State Competition
Math Team takes 3rd in State Competition
Front row, from left: Math Teacher/Moderator Amy Ardito, Albert Jia '19, Matthew Torres '19 , Bowen Chen '18, Haoxiang Zhang '18, Junzhao Jang '20, Matthew Howard '18 and Principal Dr. Robert Perrotta. Back row from left: Andy Yang '19, Ziyuan Guo '20, Jeremy Wang '21, Barry Li '19, Haochen He '19, Michael Lin '18.
The Fairfield Prep Math Team won 3rd place in the state competition held recently at Bristol Eastern School. They also qualified for and competed in the Regional Competition in Canton, Massachusetts, on April 27.
The Math Team participates in the Fairfield County Math League. They compete against 26 other schools in the league. The top 13 schools advanced to compete in the state competition where there were 40 other schools from the entire state. The state competition included three divisions: small, medium and large. In the medium division, Prep took 3rd place. Since the team finished in the top three, they qualified for the regional competition in Canton, Massachusetts.
Students interested in the Math Team should contact Mrs. Amy Ardito.
$25,000 Tuition Raffle Announced!
Pictured: Prep VP for Advancement Rick Henderson announces the raffle winner, pictured with Dir. of Alumni Relations Kathy Norell and Pres. Fr. Tom Simisky, S.J.
The winner of the $25,000 Tuition Raffle is Javier Gil '21, brother of Santiago '19, and son of Victor Gil and Carmen Penaranda. The Prep family lives in Riverside, CT. The winning ticket number was 0215, and was pulled at the Fairfield Prep Spring Auction on May 5, 2018, in the Student Life Center. Congratulations to the Gil Family!
We are pleased to announce that in an effort to help parents find alternative transportation options, be environmentally responsible, and help cut down on morning drop-off traffic, we've joined the CarpooltoSchool.com network.
Parents who wish to start or join a carpool can connect online at an exclusive Fairfield Prep carpool webpage. This site gives parents a safe, easy way to form or join a carpool for the school year or summer school, and its intuitive interface makes planning easy and convenient.
Features include a secure matching service integrated with Google maps, scheduling, and built-in text messaging to remind parents when it's their turn to drive.
After signing up at https://fairfieldprep.carpooltoschool.com, you will receive approval from Fairfield Prep within 48 hours and be able to start connecting with other parents.
Wellness Fair teaches Healthy Habits
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On April 23, Prep's Guidance Department presented Fairfield Prep's fourth annual Wellness Fair. Presenters from Fairfield University's School of Nursing and Counseling and Psychological Services Center, as well as representatives from the Norma Pfriem Breast Center, helped to raise awareness on crucial issues in areas of health and wellness in an interactive format. Additionally, Mrs. Lisa Sheehan P'19 presented about the development of mindfulness.
The annual Wellness Fair was open to the entire community and served hundreds of Prep students of all classes as they learned in an interactive format about skin cancer, breast and testicular cancer, vaping, stress reduction, mindfulness, texting and driving, and the effects of drugs and alcohol.
Many thanks to our presenters for their dedication to wellness and for their willingness to share their knowledge Thanks also to Prep's faculty for accompanying and encouraging their students to participate in promoting experiences in wellness in support of the positive growth of the young men of Fairfield Prep.
Spring Auction is May 5, 2018! You're invited!
The Guzzi Family P'11, '19
Student Life Center, Fairfield Prep
Please plan to join us for cocktails and gourmet food offerings, followed by live and silent auctions, music, and the $25,000 Tuition Raffle.
Thank you to Vineyard Vines for our Event in November, Garden Catering and Little Pub.
If you have any donations you would like to give, please call the Development Office at 203-254-4237 - Here is our Wish List for 2018.
Questions? Please call the Development Office 203-254-4237
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 Arbolito in Ecuador. Prep's continued partnership with Rostro de Cristo continues to introduces students to wonderful neighbors in the community as well various organizations that support the community. This year, 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 Semillas de Mostaza (an after-school program for children in the community). The group was 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.
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Prep's $25,000 Tuition Raffle is back!
The Special Tuition Raffle 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 5, 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.
You could be a winner like the Keresey family pictured below! Buy your raffle ticket today!
Stephen Gniadek '18 named 2018 Boy of the Year by Wakeman Boys and Girls Club
Stephen Gniadek '18 was recently named 2018 Boy of the Year by Wakeman Boys and Girls Club. A member of the Southport Clubhouse for twelve years, he has served as the Keystone Club co-president and a member of Junior Staff.
At Prep, Stephen has received Magna Cum Laude honors throughout his tenure at the school, and is a member of the National Honor Society. He is a valued participant in Campus Ministry, and has led and participated in both Urban Plunge service immersion programs and Kairos Retreats. Stephen has also been an editor of the yearbook since 2016, and is an integral member of the staff. He has volunteered at the Prospect House in Bridgeport where he cooks and serves meals for the homeless.
Stephen will attend Boston College in the fall, and plans to study business.