Junior Patrick Heffernan was selected by USA Swimming to participate as an Athlete Representative at the annual USA Swimming Convention in Atlanta, Georgia from September 20 – 25, 2016. The convention consisted of business meetings and educational workshops conducted by USA Swimming, the National Governing Body of amateur swimming in the United States, as recognized by the United States Olympic Committee under the Amateur Sports Act. USA Swimming has over 340,000 athlete members and Patrick has been recognized as a leader by his peers.
The Associate Head of School, Owen McGowan, of Oratory Preparatory High School yesterday that Matthew Falcone of Florham Park, Brendan Mooney of Basking Ridge, Daniel Thek of Scotch Plains, and Xavier Warganz of Maplewood, have been named Commended Students in the 2017 National Merit Scholarship Program.
Stop by Oratory on Sunday, October 2nd from 1pm - 3pm or on Thursday, October 20th from 6:45pm - 8:15pm for our Open Houses.
The 24th Annual Golf Classic is on Monday, October 3rd at Canoe Brook Country Club. This is the largest fund-raiser for our school. We are sold out for golfers! For those of you who have raffle tickets, please hand in ticket stubs & money by September 28th. If you would still like to be a hole or corporate sponsor you may still do so online. We hope to see you on Mon. Oct. 3rd! For details and registration information click this news article.
We are proud to announce that OP senior Chris Rose has been recognized as a Semifinalist in the 2017 National Merit Scholarship Program. Approximately 16,000 high scorers on the PSAT/NMSQT are chosen, representing less than 1 percent of the nation's high school graduating seniors. To put it in perspective, in the state of New Jersey, we have 499 semifinalists representing 122 high schools. Chris now has the opportunity to advance in the competition to Finalist standing and will then be eligible for some 7,500 Merit Scholarship awards. Congratulations Chris, and best of luck throughout the competition!