Kevin Lawlor (Parent of Brendan OP '16) chaired the annual coat drive for St Ann's Soup Kitchen in Newark and called on the OP Varsity Basketball team to help those less fortunate find some warmth this winter. Over 550 coats were handed out along with gloves, scarves and other winter necessities.
Four OP students were honored Sunday as Scout Scholar Athletes by the Boy Scouts of America Patriot's Path Council, they include: Sophomore James Crapser, and Seniors Joseph Nowacki, Anton Kral & Aidan Windorf. All were asked to select a mentor in scouts, sports &/or academics. Mr. William McCrystal attended as Joseph Nowacki's mentor. The awards breakfast was held at the Hanover Marriott in Whippany. Eric LeGrand, Inspirational Speaker and former Rutgers football player who sustained a spinal cord injury during a game in October 2010, was the Key Note Speaker.
Due to hazardous weather conditions on Monday, December 12, Oratory Prep will be on a two hour Delayed Opening. All buses and shuttles will run on a two hour delayed schedule. Please drive carefully.
On November 16 Mrs. Donna Stelmach, mother to Andrew '20, delivered an enlightening after-school presentation centered on Ukraine's current struggle with Russia to nearly 30 Model UN students. Born in Communist Poland to Ukrainian parents, Mrs. Stelmach is a practicing US attorney and has served as president of the Ukrainian American Bar Association.
On Friday, November 11th, Oratory Trustee Steven Macri and his wife Theresa were invested as Knight and Dame of the Order of Malta. The investiture took place at Saint Patrick's Cathedral in New York City. Father Sal concelebrated the mass with Cardinal Dolan and other Order of Malta chaplains from the American Association.