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DeVita-Paulson Earns Rank of Eagle Scout

Zachary DeVita-Paulson, a senior at Oratory Prep, has passed his Eagle Board of Review and earned the rank of Eagle Scout. Zach has been a Boy Scout in Troop 2, West Orange, since he was in second grade. His Eagle project included making sign posts, mini maps, and clearing trails in the South Mountain Reservation. A formal Eagle Court of Honor will be scheduled in June.
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De Guzman '22 advocates for FARE Courage at Congress

Sophomore Jake De Guzman was on Capitol Hill from March 2 to March 4 to advocate for Food Allergy Research and Education (FARE) Courage at Congress. Jake having multiple food allergies shared his story on how potentially life-threatening food allergies affects him as a student and an athlete. This disease does not have a cure yet and there are 32 million Americans living with food allergies.
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Summer Academy Registration Now Open!

The Oratory Prep Summer Academy offers educational, athletic, and recreational programs for boys and girls, grades 5-12. All camps and courses run weekdays throughout July. Both Oratory staff and local, reputable organizations will team up to present athletic camps. The program also offers academic courses for every type of learner and interest. Click the headline to go to the course catalog and registration. For further information, call the school at 908-273-1084 x 135 or email us at:
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OP Senior Serves as Firefighter

James Simon '20 was sworn in as a full member of the Morris Township Volunteer Fire Department on February 4th. James graduated from the Morris County Public Safety Academy in the summer of 2018 and has been working as a volunteer firefighter out of the Woodland Hook and Ladder Company since the spring of 2018. He encourages all the boys from Oratory to consider their local volunteer fire department as a great way to serve the community, learn how to handle serious situations, and work with some great men and women.
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Father Jomon Brings a Saint’s Relic to OP

Recently, Oratory Prep got a special visit from Father Jomon Kalladanthiyil, CSC (Congregation of Holy Cross). With him, he brought a first-class relic of Saint Brother André Bessette. For those who do not know, a first-class relic means it was an original part of the saint (their bones, blood, or organs). While some can find this mildly disturbing, these relics are very honored as they contain the body of one of God’s Chosen people. With him, Father Jomon brought a medallion containing the blood of Saint Brother André.
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Consortium Victory

Congratulations to our JV 7th grade team on winning 1st place at today’s Consortium General Knowledge tournament held at Newark Academy and our to our Varsity 8th grade team which placed 4th.
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Middle School Faith & Service Awards

Yesterday, we celebrated Mass with the Middle School families and recognized two young men for their joyful witness to the Gospel and service to the community. Oliver Cullinan from the 7th Grade received the St. Philip Neri Joyful Disciple Award and Luke Evangelista received the St. Philip Neri Arms of God Award. Overall, it was a lovely time with about ninety participants.
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Gun '24 & De Guzman '22 Returning to World Poomsae Championships

OP students & current USA Poomsae National Team members, Eric Gun (8th grade) & Jake De Guzman (10th grade) finished on top of their divisions at the USA Taekwondo’s Poomsae Grand Slam Finals & Team Trials. Held at the National Center of Excellence in Colorado Springs last January 18-20, the Grand Slam Finals was Phase 3 of the qualification system to determine spots for the 2020 US National Poomsae Team that will compete at the World Taekwondo Poomsae Championships in Herning, Denmark, May 21 to 24, 2020.
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