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Youth Ministry Recognition Award Recipients

Congrats to Ty Cross '20 (not pictured), Robert Grasso '22 and Benedict Martinez '22 for being awarded the Archdiocesan Youth Award for sharing their talents, time and service to their parishes and school. It was this past Sunday at the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart. Msgr. Tom Nydegger, our Vicar General, was the Main Celebrant and Homilist for the ceremony. Peter Ainsworth '20 was Altar Server. Congratulations on your achievement.
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School Closed Mon. Dec. 2nd.

Due to the hazardous weather and winter storm warning, Oratory Prep will be closed on Monday, December 2. All after-school activities and sports are canceled. Students should check Netclass for assignments
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Chacon '23 Advocates on Capitol Hill

Freshman Jack Chacon spent the day on Capitol Hill yesterday advocating for Hereditary Angioedema, a rare and life threatening blood disorder he suffers from. He met with seven House & Senate representative offices sharing his story and asking for their support on bills that greatly affect the patient community, including Access to Marketplace Insurance and the Safe Step Act as well as an increase in funding for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for additional research.
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Memory Project Fundraiser

The Digital Art & Photography Club has teamed up with the non-profit organization The Memory Project to create portraits of children in the country of Pakistan. The Memory Project is a unique initiative in which art students create portraits (drawings, paintings, digital art) for children around the world who have been orphaned, abandoned, neglected, or otherwise disadvantaged. To do this, student artists receive pictures of children who are waiting for portraits. The artists then create the portraits, & we coordinate the delivery of the portraits to the children.
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Middle School Students Participate in Chess Consortium Event

A few of our Middle School students enjoyed the Chess Consortium Event yesterday at Central Middle School in Stirling. Other participating middle schools included Delbarton, Oratory Prep, Central Middle School, Newark Academy, The Peck School, and Ridgedale Middle School. Other schools in the Consortium include: Oak Knoll School, St. Virgil’s, and Frelinghuysen School. Throughout the year, this Consortium regularly participates in a variety of activities and competitions.
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Open House October 24th!

Mark your calendars for our Open House on October 24th from 6:45pm - 8:15pm. Stop by to see our campus and meet with administrators, teachers, coaches and current students and to tour our campus. No registration required.
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National Merit Scholars

We are pleased to announce that as participants in the 2020 National Merit Scholarship Program, we have three commended students: Sebastian Gould, James Kim and Sudyut Sinha. Over 1.5 million students took the 2018 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test last October, and only about 34,000 are recognized for their exceptional academic promise as commended students. We congratulate these three talented young men, recognize their accomplishments, and applaud their outstanding potential for academic success in the future.
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Holy Week Pilgrimage to Portugal

Oratory Prep is offering a Holy Week Pilgrimage to Portugal for students from April 7, 2020 to April 14, 2020. The pilgrimage is open to all students in grades 7-12. All students in 7-11 must have a chaperone, but seniors have the privilege of going with Fr. Scott as their chaperone. Click the headline for the itinerary and details. Email Fr. Scott Pontes with any questions at spontes@oratoryprep.org.
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