Michael Fickes '19 named Barnum Festival Prince
Photo: Michael Fickes '19 (far right), shown with Barnum Festival Court
Michael Fickes '19 has been named Barnum Festival Prince for 2018. The annual Barnum Festival is a seasonal celebration of the City of Bridgeport and its surrounding towns, including Monroe, Trumbull, Easton, Shelton, Stratford, and Fairfield. Dating back to 1948, the festival originated to help support local businesses and honor P.T. Barnum—a world-renowned showman and city leader.
Members of the Court were chosen based on their scholastic achievement (top 20% of their class), their leadership ability, and their extracurricular activities. They also must be community spirited and must support fellow students in their academic, non-academic, and/or social endeavors. Michael was nominated by Prep.
Congratulations to Michael, who will represent Prep through the many festival events and programs over the coming months.