Congratulations to two of our students who have won Scholastic Art Awards! Robert Grasso won a Gold Key for his photograph entitled "Covered in Diamonds" and Brandon Franks won several awards for his outstanding pottery: Gold Key awards for both "Golden Rays" and "Black Stroke Red", plus 2 Silver Keys and 2 Honorable Mentions. The Gold key masterpieces will be on virtual display at the Montclair Art Museum starting in February. Scholastic Art and Writing awards have recognized some of America’s most celebrated artists while they were teenagers: Andy Warhol, Zac Posen, Robert Indiana, & Ken Burns. A jury of professional artists and curators reviewed over 3000 works of art and the pieces awarded were at the top amongst their peers.
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The Mock Trial team advanced to the Union County Finals last week with a win over Kent Place. The Championship is scheduled for Thursday evening. OP's Defense Team is made up of attorneys Will Sanyour and Logan Drone, and witnesses Steve Rotolo, Chris Rieman and Will Dondero, and the Prosecution team is made up of attorneys Joe Marchese and Aidan Philbrick, as well as witnesses Will Heffernan, Max Terraciano, and Brendan Kleinle.
Congratulations to seniors Lucas Pavlounis and Aidan Philbrick on being awarded the Archdiocese Parish Youth Discipleship Award. The award is presented to outstanding high school teenagers who have responded to the call of discipleship through service or ministry to their parish or school community. Mr. Van Hoven was also awarded, being selected for the Parish Adult Light of the World Recognition Award, which goes to an adult who has demonstrated a commitment to young people and youth ministry in their parish or school. Well done!
Oratory Prep At a Glance
- 1:9 Teacher/Student Ratio
- 80 Sending Districts
- $11.6m College Scholarships
- 100% Students Attending a 4 Year College
- 13 Varsity Teams
- 80% Students Participating in Clubs
- 85% Students Participating in Athletics
"OP has pushed me to excel in the classroom as well as mature as a young adult. The environment at OP ensures that students not only develop communication and critical thinking skills but also become better all around people. We are taught to value respect, which many high schools fail to do."
"The thing I enjoy most about Oratory is the community and the staff. The staff always takes time to get to know each student and they make the learning experience enjoyable for everyone. Everyone at Oratory is very welcoming and nice and that is unique to Oratory. With how small the school is, you can get to know everybody and really feel at home with your brothers."
"The staff at OP is definitely unique and the word that jumps to my mind is personality. There are many different personalities on staff which assures that all students have a faculty member they can connect with during the year."