Colleen Adams

Leo Redgate Jr. is awarded the Phillip A. Lauria Scholarship

Leo Redgate Jr. (center) with, from left: President Rev. Tom Simisky S.J., Academic Dean Tim Dee, Phil and Elaine Lauria,
Lynne Redgate, Principal Tommy de Quesada, Leo Redgate '86, Dean of Guidance & College Planning John Hanrahan


By his enthusiastic engagement in the mission of Fairfield Prep, Leo Redgate Jr. has been recognized as the first recipient of the Phillip A. Lauria Scholarship. Through the generosity of the Lauria Family and in the name of Phillip (Phil) A. Lauria of the Prep Class of 2005, this scholarship has been established in Phil’s memory. Phil was a true “man for others" who lived and learned with integrity, ethics, kindness, religious values and respect for others, as Leo has in his Prep years. Following Phil’s passing in 2018, his parents established the scholarship in order to recognize a Prep senior who exhibits Phil’s values and efforts. 

In his life on campus, Leo has demonstrated the same values and qualities as well as an openness to growth, which has led him to a full life in support of the mission of Fairfield Prep. Leo traveled to Appalachia to experience Prep’s mission and has been a devoted member of Prep’s Campus Ministry team. His openness to growth led Leo to participate in Kairos, and he went on to lead the Kairos retreat in his senior year. In recognition of his dedication and desire to make an impact on the lives of others, Leo was chosen as one of four co-leaders of Prep’s Freshman Retreat. At graduation, Leo was the recipient of the St. Francis Xavier, S.J. Award, which honors that student who by his choices and his actions has taken advantage of the full array of opportunities and experiences offered throughout his four years at Prep. Congratulations to Leo for being the first recipient of the Phillip A. Lauria Scholarship.

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