DEVON PREPARATORY SCHOOL
The Piarist Fathers
Volume 1, Issue 7 Spring / Summer 2010
Congratulations Class of 2010
Devon Prep’s Class of 2010 graduated on Saturday, June 5 in the school’s athletic facility. Rev. Mario Vizcaino, Sch.P., Provincial of the Piarist Fathers USA Province, presided over the ceremony. The 56 seniors received over $7.6 million in college scholarships and more than 250 acceptances to nearly 100 schools, including Princeton, Cornell, Dartmouth, the University of Pennsylvania, Johns Hopkins, the US Military Academy at West Point, Georgetown, Notre Dame, Vanderbilt, Lehigh, Bucknell, and Carnegie Mellon, among others. Among the graduates were 26 AP Scholars, 18 with Distinction, two National AP scholars, 12 National Merit Scholars, nine National Merit Scholarship Winners, and six Eagle Scouts.
“A school can spend millions on new buildings and expensive upgrades, but there is no substitute for good people... Devon is rich where it matters most.” Ted Lawrence ‘10
In addition, this senior class performed over 1800 hours of community service doing everything from collecting medical supplies for earthquake victims in Haiti to raising over $35,000 for Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). The commencement ceremony began with a Salutatory Address by Robert M. Smith who told his fellow graduates, “Change will come, but it is important to keep our memories of this place alive, to keep the friendships we made here for times both good and bad, and to always retain the moral values this school has taught us. Use the talents given to you, not for your own benefit, but for the good of others. To whom much is given, much is expected. “ In his address, Class Valedictorian Theodore J. Lawrence chose to thank those who influenced him most, his parents, fellow classmates, and the Devon Prep faculty. “The teachers make the school what it is. They dedicate their time, their knowledge, and their undivided attention to educating us and giving us the tools we need to be leaders in the future, “he said.
“When it comes right down to it, Devon is not about its exterior. At the heart of Devon Prep are its people,“ Lawrence explained. “A school can spend millions on new buildings and expensive upgrades, but there is no substitute for good people…. Devon is rich where it matters most.” “My message for all of you today, “ he concluded, “is to not lose sight of what really matters. It’s easy in today’s society to get wrapped up in materialism…. But, ultimately, material things are trivial and insignificant. There is more to life than frivolous pursuits. It is the people in our lives who really matter. I pray that we never lose sight of this. May Devon serve as our example of this lesson. We are truly blessed to be part of such an incredible community.”
For more about the Class of 2010 and to see more photos go to: http://devonprep.com/academics/seniors2010.html.
EIGHTH GRADERS MOVE UP Devon Prep graduated 22 Eighth Graders from its Middle School during an Advancement Ceremony held in the gym on June 9. The Ceremony began with a Mass concelebrated by Headmaster Rev. James J. Shea, Sch.P., Rev. Richard Wyzykiewicz, Sch.P., Rev. Nelson Henao, Sch.P., and Rev. Geza Pazmany, Sch. P. Middle School Director Mr. Barry Brazunus presided over an Awards Ceremony which followed the Mass. For more photos go to: http://devonprep.com/studentlife/events0910/8th-gr-grad2010/.html
FATHER NELSON ORDAINED TO THE PRIESTHOOD Celebrates His First Mass at Devon Prep Father Nelson Henao, Sch. P. was ordained to the priesthood in St. Norbert’s Church by Cardinal Justin Rigali, Archbishop of Philadelphia on March 27. He fulfilled his dream of joining the Piarist Fathers, the religious order of priests that conducts Devon Prep, with over 300 guests as witnesses, including Rev. Mario Vizcaino, Sch.P. the Provincial Superior of the Piarist Father’s USA Province, as well as priests, students, parents, alumni, and friends. Several of his immediate family members also traveled from South America and Germany to attend this special event. Father Henao’s journey began 55 years ago in Bogota, Columbia where he was born the oldest of five children. He studied in Catholic schools throughout his childhood and as a young man he pursued studies in the Hotel and Restaurant Management field. In the late 1990’s, after many years of secular life, he went through a long process of rediscovering his faith and felt the call of God to serve His people. In 2002 he decided to enter religious life by joining the Piarist Fathers. For more on the ordination go to: http://devonprep.com/fr nelson ordination.html For information and photos of Fr. Nelson’s first Mass go to: http://devonprep.com/fr nelson first mass.html See videos of the ordination at: www.youtube.com/user/devonprep1
SPRING TIDE 2010 “PUTS ON THE RITZ” Devon Prep’s Parents’ Association sponsored Spring TIDE 2010 on Saturday, April 17, raising over $55,000. The theme - “Puttin’ On the Ritz - TIDE Style,” was beautifully carried out through the entire school, including the mansion and gym. The food was delicious, thanks to Devon’s own Mrs. Ruth Kalivas, and the atmosphere was fun and exciting. Guests included Devon Prep parents, alumni, faculty, staff and friends. In addition many students worked as servers throughout the evening as well. Congratulations to Mike & Teri Magnotta and all the parents who volunteered to make this event such a great success! For more photos: http://www.devonprep.com/springtide10.html
DEVON PREP PRESENTS HOT MIKADO In late March Devon Prep’s Music Program presented its spring production of HOT MIKADO. The cast included Devon Prep students as well as young ladies from Notre Dame Academy, Villa Maria Academy and Country Day School of the Sacred Heart. All four performances of this energetic, toe tapping and funny musical received rave reviews. For more photos see: http://www.devonprep.com/theater/musical.html You can also check out Hot MIkado videos at: http://www.youtube.com/user/devonprep1
STUDENTS INDUCTED INTO FOREIGN LANGUAGE HONOR SOCIETIES During Devon Prep’s World Language Honor Society Induction ceremony more than 50 sophomores and juniors were told that studying a foreign language would prepare them well for a global society. “Survival in today’s global community begins with individuals who have language abilities,” explained the evening’s speaker, Rev, Nelson Henao, Sch.P., Devon Prep faculty member and a native of Bogota, Columbia. “They can bridge the gap between cultures; contribute to international diplomacy; promote national security and world peace; and successfully engage in international trade.” Before an audience of parents and family members 32 students were inducted into the Spanish National Honor Society (SNHS), 17 into the French National Honor Society (FNHS), and four into the German Honor Society (Delta Epsilon Phi) for excellence in their language studies. The inductions included a candle lighting ceremony and distribution of honor cords for the seniors. Father Nelson also discussed the difficulties of learning a new language as well as the importance of doing so. “Learning a new language opens up opportunities, and gives you perspectives that you might never have encountered otherwise,” he said. “Learning a new language gives the learner the ability to communicate and understand a culture on its own terms,” Father Nelson continued. ” In a world where nations and people are ever more dependent upon one another to supply goods and services, resolve political disputes, and ensure international security, understanding other cultures is paramount. “ Induction into each of the societies requires at least two years of study in the language with at least a 3.5 average. Each society also requires community service. The new inductees include: SPANISH NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY
FRENCH NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY
Juniors William N. Adamiak Zachary J. Adams Matthew B. Baldassano Jeffrey R. Bevan Gregory C. Bokar Ryan C. Carson Harry G. Crimi Tristan W. Dolan Jordon T. Kelly Richard L. Kenney Daniel McFadden Douglas R. McParland Alexander M. Pachella Nicholas A. Pancerella Vincent D. Quintiliani
Juniors Austin J. Davis David N. Freiberg Andrew H. Grahn John J. Kiely Bryan C. Misialek Brendan J. O’Brien Yuri A. Piro Christophe H. Rodelli
Sophomores Matthew T. Burke John R. Damstra Richard C. Gallo Joseph F. Geiger Zachary E. Hallinan Spencer T. Latran James M. Lockard Stephen Kohlbrenner Matthew A. Kramer Matthew J. Magnotta Ryan C. O’Shea Roshan B. Patel Hugh K. Phelan Nicholas Ragsdale Patrick J. Robbins David J. Walz Chase B. Weber
Sophomores Zachary T. Bonner Conrad R. Damstra Brian D. Kropilak Daniel J. Lewis Nathan E. Stauffer Matthew D. Swatski Adam T. Swift Nicholas R. van Schaijik Connell J. White GERMAN NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY Sophomores Matthew T. Bonner Thomas E. Frawley Alexander Teplyakov Nicholas J. Weis
For more photos: http://www.devonprep.com/studentlife/events0910/languagehonorsoc/langhonorsoc.html
STUDENTS INDUCTED INTO NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY
NINE SENIORS WIN NATIONAL MERIT SCHOLARSHIPS
Thirty-nine Upper School students were inducted into the National Honor Society during a special Mass and ceremony on March 25. Three of the new inductees are Seniors, eight are Juniors and the remaining 28 are members of Devon Prep’s Sophomore Class. The new inductees are: SENIORS Stephen T. Chase Patrick T. Doherty Stephen A. Haas JUNIORS Duncan R. Becker Ryan C. Carson Patrick T. Curley C. Joseph Matthews, IV Joseph J. McLachlan Douglas R. McParland Daniel J. Monaghan Brendan M. Richter SOPHOMORES Matthew T. Bonner Zachary T. Bonner Matthew T. Burke Conrad A. Damstra John R. Damstra Richard C. Gallo, Jr.
Joseph F. Geiger, III Zachary E. Hallinan Stephen H. Kohlbrenner Matthew A. Kramer Daniel J. Lewis James M. Lockard Matthew J. Magnotta Patrick M. McCann Daniel J. McGarry Benjamin O. Olivas Ryan C. O'Shea Roshan B. Patel Nicholas A. Ragsdale Patrick J. Robbins Justin C. Smith Nathan E. Stauffer Matthew D. Swatski Adam T. Swift Alexander Teplyakov Nicholas R. van Schaijik Chase B. Weber Nicholas J. Weis
Nine Devon Prep seniors, nearly 20% of the Class of 2010, were named National Merit Scholarship Winners. They are: Shane Howard - Northeastern University Theodore Lawrence - National Merit Scholarship Samuel Parkinson - Auburn University. Andrew Robie - SAP America, Inc. Christopher Smith – Lockheed Martin Corporation Foundation Robert Smith - Lockheed Martin Corporation Daniel Stack – Rochester Institute of Technology Joseph Stucynski - National Merit Scholarship Felipe Suero - Drexel University
The National Honor Society (NHS) is the nation's premier organization established to recognize outstanding high school students. More than just an honor roll, NHS serves to honor those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of Scholarship, Leadership, Service, and Character. These characteristics have been associated with membership in the organization since its beginning.
Approximately 8,200 winners of National Merit Scholarship Awards are chosen from the 15,000 Finalists, based on their abilities, skills, and accomplishments. A variety of information is available for selectors to evaluate–the Finalist's academic record, information about the school's curricula and grading system, two sets of test scores, school official's written recommendation, information about the student's activities and leadership, and the Finalist's own essay.
Today, it is estimated that more than one million students participate in activities of the NHS. NHS chapters are found in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, many U.S. Territories, and Canada.
Several types of National Merit Scholarship Awards are available, including:
NATIONAL FRENCH CONTEST WINNERS Congratulations to the following Devon Prep students who earned awards in the National French Contest this year. Junior Christophe Rodelli was named a National Winner Sophomore Adam Swift was named a Local Winner. Senior Brendan Coyne, Junior John Kiely, Freshmen Cole Hassett, Ryan Mattox, Jacob Riedel, and Thomas Seykora earned Honorable Mentions Le Grand Concours, the National French Contest, is an annual competition sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of French in the form of a 60 minute national test. Its purpose is to help stimulate further interest in the teaching and learning of French and help identify and reward achievement on the part of both students and teachers.
National Merit® $2500 Scholarships Every Finalist competes for these single payment scholarships, which are awarded on a state representational basis. Winners are selected without consideration of family financial circumstances, college choice, or major and career plans. Corporate-sponsored Merit Scholarship Awards Corporate sponsors designate their awards for children of their employees or members, for residents of a community where a company has operations, or for Finalists with career plans the sponsor wishes to encourage. College-sponsored Merit Scholarship Awards Officials of each sponsor college select winners of their awards from Finalists who have been accepted for admission and have informed NMSC by the published deadlines that the sponsor college or university is their first choice. Special Scholarships Every year some 1,500 National Merit® Program participants, who are outstanding but not Finalists, are awarded Special Scholarships provided by corporations and business organizations. Twelve Devon Prep seniors were recognized by the National Merit Scholarship Program (NMSP) this year, three as Commended Students and nine as Finalists.
REV. GERRY OLINGER ’97 SPEAKS TO SENIORS Class of ’97 Alumnus Rev. Gerard J. Olinger returned to Devon Prep on May 24 to speak to the senior class. Father Gerry, who had been ordained to the Congregation of the Holy Cross in April, also celebrated Mass in St. Mary’s Chapel that morning. Following his graduation from Devon Prep Father Gerry earned both a bachelor’s degree in history and government and a J.D. from the University of Notre Dame. He is a member of the bar in both Pennsylvania and Indiana. Gerry entered the candidate program at Moreau Seminary in 2004. Prior to his profession of perpetual vows with the Congregation of Holy Cross and his ordination to the diaconate in August 2009, he was awarded a master of divinity degree from the University of Notre Dame. During the past year, he was assigned to the University of Portland where he has served as a transitional deacon in the Offices of Campus Ministry and Residence Life. Fr. Gerry spoke about his experience at Devon Prep and how well prepared he was for his college years at the University of Notre Dame. He also talked about his vocation, telling seniors that the idea of being a priest first came to him in elementary school and “was always there” in the back of his mind all through high school, college and graduate school. When he graduated from college he wasn’t sure what to do next. He knew he needed to do something he was passionate about. He went onto law school, and although he enjoyed it, it was not his passion. That came with his religious life. When he decided to join the Congregation of the Holy Cross, he found what he had been searching for. “I found a lot of joy and a lot of passion,” he said. “If you do what God is calling you to do, you’ll find the joy, passion and peace you are looking for in your life.”
THE JUGGLING PRIEST
NINTH GRADE FIELD TRIP
Rev. Francis Peffley, a native of Norristown and brother in law of German Teacher Mr. Steven Lukens, came to Devon to discuss the apostolic organization the Legion of Mary with the senior class. However, due to laryngitis he was unable to actually speak to the class. That didn’t stop him from demonstrating his favorite hobby, though. Fr. Peffley, who serves as Pastor of Holy Trinity Church in the Diocese of Arlington, Virginia, is an accomplished juggler. He juggles fire torches, machetes, soccer balls, bowling pins and various other items. He did all of this for the seniors as well as give several students a lesson in juggling as well. See more photos: JugglingPriest
Devon Prep ninth graders traveled to Gettysburg for their field trip this year. They visited Gettysburg College, took a guided tour of historic sites with Mr. Paul Sanborn, took in a ball game, went bowling, and even played a little pool among other things. Thanks to Mrs. Iacobucci for the photos. See more photos at: Ninth Grade Trip
MIDDLE SCHOOL NEWS MIDDLE SCHOOL “UP FOR A CAUSE” Forty Devon Prep middle school students spent a Friday night in April not using cell phones, MP3 players, computers, playing video games, or watching TV, and they raised over $6,000 for Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). The sixth, seventh and eighth graders participated in “Up for a Cause” an evening of fun and games in Devon’s gym to raise money for CHOP’s Creative Art Therapy Department. This department strives to ease the stress of hospitalization for the children being treated at CHOP as well as their families. Devon Prep’s Christian Action Program (CAP) sponsored this event which included activities such as basketball, dodge ball, a moon bounce, and board games, donated food and drinks and several prizes. See more photos at: http://www.devonprep.com/MS up for a cause.html
SIXTH GRADERS LEARN ABOUT NUTRITION Public Health Educator Danielle Borden of the Chester County Public Health Department visited Devon Prep’s sixth grade Health class to discuss nutrition. Ms. Borden talked about maintaining a healthy lifestyle, having a balanced diet, and the four food groups. She also discussed the amounts of sugar and fat found in foods such as soda and milk. See more photos at: http://www.devonprep.com/6th grade-health.html
SPRING SPIRIT DAY The Middle School Spring Spirit Day was held on Friday, May 28. The day’s event included donut eating contests, arm wrestling, three legged races, three point shoot-outs, a distance run, and ping pong games, to name few. As always, the day ended with a tug of war, and 8B emerged the winners. They then challenged several faculty members, including Fr. Shea, to a tug of war. You can see more photos at http://www.facebook.com/devonprep spring spirit day Check out Middle School Spirit Day videos on Devon Prep's Youtube channel at http://www.youtube.com/user/devonprep1
SIXTH GRADE FIELD TRIP TO NYC Devon Prep sixth graders went to New York City for their field studies trip this year. Their many adventures included a visit to the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, the Bronx Zoo, and the Statue of Liberty. They took a boat ride on the Beast, and they walked over the Brooklyn Bridge. They even attended Mass concelebrated by Fr. Nelson Henao at St. Patrickâ€™s Cathedral . Thanks to Mrs. Gavin and Ms. Bosma for these photos. See more at: http://www. 6thgradetrip.html
SIXTH GRADERS VISIT HISTORIC PHILADELPHIA As Ms. Bosma and the sixth graders completed the pre-Revolutionary War unit in history class they decided an end of the year field trip to historic Philadelphia was in order. Their day included a private tour called "In the Footsteps of Benjamin Franklin" and lunch at the City Tavern. Thanks to sixth grader Lorenzo Giannandrea for some of the photos.
2009-10 SECOND SEMESTER HONOR ROLL SENIORS DISTINGUISHED HONORS Michael G. Bevilacqua Robert F. Bildner Jacob R. Boehmer Andrew E. Callahan Andrew E. Carroll Brendan M. Coyne Peter A. DeLong Joseph G. Donatoni Brendan P. Fulmer Matthew C. Gruchacz Stephen A. Haas Mark L. Hillegass Shane J. Howard Rahul J. Joyce Zachary A. Koehler Theodore J. Lawrence Alex Lee Carl B. Luchetti Ryan P. Luffey Kevin R. Maloney Samuel P. Parkinson Andrew L. Robie Brian R. Silvestri Christopher F. Smith Robert M. Smith Daniel H. Stack Joseph A. Stucynski Francisco F. Suero John P. Thomas Brendan R. Tomoschuk Matthew L. Toukatly Edward L. Welsh F. Quinn White John W. Wujcik HONORS Maxwell J. Bowie Stephen T. Chase Justin P. Chiccarine Zachary M. Chunglo Raymond H. Derrickson Matthew C. DiMaio Patrick T. Doherty Daniel B. Gaeto Thomas R. Hallinan Patrick W. Henry Jeffrey M. Hughes Michael J. Magnotta Jordan R. McDevitt James P. Meyer Philip J. Nowlan Patrick F. O'Brien Matthew L. Purcell Kevin T. Raftery Anthony M. Raymundo Griffith A. Roberts Ian R. Smith
JUNIORS DISTINGUISHED HONORS William N. Adamiak Zachary J. Adams Gregory S. Angiolillo Matthew B. Baldassano Duncan R. Becker
Jeffrey R. Bevan Gregory C. Bokar Douglas A. Cichowicz Harry Crimi Austin J. Davis Tristan W. Dolan Albert J. Emhof Andrew J. Fletcher Samuel S. Gillin Jordan T. Kelly Richard L. Kenney John J. Kiely Albert A. Marciano Brendan J. O'Brien Alexander M. Pachella Nicholas A. Pancerella Yuri A. Piro Vincent D. Quintiliani Alexander B. Reinhart Alexander M. Sidor Stephen R. Sloto Alexander J. Smith Clement A. Stormes Justin S. Wickersham HONORS Michael J. Bentley Patrick T. Curley Alexander M. DiMarzio Timothy L. Doney Kyle M. Engel Colin M. Feeney David N. Freiberg Richard J. Glikes Andrew H. Grahn Joseph J. Kozak Ryan M. Litchert Matthew J. Maloney C. Joseph Matthews Robert E. McCarron Joseph J. McLachlan John R. McManus Douglas R. McParland Bryan C. Misialek Daniel J. Monaghan Brendan M. Richter Christophe H. Rodelli William F. Rovinski Daniel P. Speers Basilius C. Wangemann
SOPHOMORES DISTINGUISHED HONORS Matthew T. Burke Conrad A. Damstra John R. Damstra Joseph F. Geiger Zachary E. Hallinan Stephen H. Kohlbrenner Matthew A. Kramer Daniel J. Lewis James M. Lockard Patrick M. McCann Ryan C. O'Shea Roshan B. Patel Hugh Phelan Patrick J. Robbins
Nathan E. Stauffer Matthew D. Swatski Adam T. Swift Alexander Teplyakov Nicholas R. van Schaijik Chase B. Weber Nicholas J. Weis Connell J. White HONORS Matthew Bonner Zachary T. Bonner Richard A. DiColli Thomas E. Frawley Richard C. Gallo Sean P. Gillin Brian D. Kropilak Paul R. Kubat John D. LaPrise Spencer T. Latran Daniel F. Liotta Eric D. Lundberg Matthew J. Magnotta Daniel J. McGarry Samuel S. Nardi Nicholas A. Ragsdale Benjamin F. Senss Justin C. Smith David J. Walz
FRESHMEN DISTINGUISHED HONORS Justin W. Barker Christopher J. Clayton Timothy P. Crowe Matthew J. DiDonato Kevin D. Fulmer Michael A. Giampietro Benjamin A. Jonik Michael P. LaBella Antonio D. Muscarella Thomas F. Seykora Ryan T. Shannon Rafael Suero Michael A. Tolvaisa HONORS Maguire L Bowie Jack D. Christiansen Rigel W. Deming Joseph D. Haruch Cole S. Hassett Justin F. Hayden John R. Kane Michael A. Knaus Brian J. Koskinen Brian E. Kozak Ryan M. Mattox Sean J. Melvin Dominic N. Nguyen Jacob E. Riedel Zachary S. Schaefer Luka D. Zacharczuk
EIGHTH GRADE DISTINGUISHED HONORS Andrew A. Bright Marco DiLeonardo
William H. Dokas Michael T. Horbowy Graham D. Kerrigan John V. McCarthy Jackson R. Misko Kevin S. Sheng HONORS Sean J. Bevan P. Joseph Bilotti William R. Culbertson Jonathan Z. Liu Timothy J. McClatchy Matthew D. McSurdy J. Maxwell Quinn Zachary T. Schellenger Matthew M. Sidor Robert L. Watters
SEVENTH GRADE DISTINGUISHED HONORS James D. Cashel Daniel J. Crowe Russell T. Emery John K. Hegarty James P. Lucas Angelo A. Luchetti Albert-Emanuel Milani William J. Moreno Jack T. Murphy Michael L. Pauciulo Andrew M. Shannon Joseph G. Teti HONORS James E. Colleran Nicholas G. Giampietro Andrew R. Hayden Max Lee Andrew J. Loper Nicholas G. Mara Nathanael C. McLachlan J. Bailey Pollack David T. Randall
SIXTH GRADE DISTINGUISHED HONORS Alexandru Damian Sean A. Fulmer Joshua Y. Lee Shyamal B. Patel Robert P. Pickell Maximilian H. van Schaijik HONORS Andrew R. Betts Robert L. Boland Alexander S. Bygrave Scott O. Clancy Lorezno T. Giannandrea Timothy A. Gruchacz Enoch S. Lee Stefan P. MacLachlan Sean P. McGeehan Matthew J. McLaughlin John F. Parkinson August J. Piro
ATHLETICS BASEBALL TEAM WINS DISTRICT CHAMPIONSHIP
Devon Prep’s Varsity Baseball team, under coach Mark Aquilante, won the PIAA Class AA District 1 Championship against New Hope-Solebury in early June. According to the Philadelphia Inquirer: Senior Ian Smith, backed by solid defense, pitched out of a bases-loaded jam in the first inning and guided the Tide to the championship with the 11-5 win. He entered the game in relief with the bases loaded, no outs and a 2-0 count. He got two infield pop-ups and a fly ball to center field to end the threat. Devon's victory ended New Hope's three-year reign as District 1 champion and avenged an 11-7 regular-season loss suffered on May 11. This is the first baseball championship for us since 1996," coach Aquilante said. "We lost to New Hope the past couple of years, so this is a great win for our kids. They deserve a ton of credit." Sophomore John LaPrise had two doubles, two RBIs and scored two runs, while senior Joe Donatoni drove in three runs and scored three times and Smith went 2 for 4 with two RBIs. After winning the district title, the TIDE moved on to the PIAA Class AA state playoffs. Unfortunately, their season ended with a 10-2 loss to District 11 champions, Catasauqua, in the opening round. Congratulations to the team on a great season (18-5). To see more photos: http://www.devonprep.com/baseballchamps2010.html
VARSITY PLAYERS HONORED Congratulations to the following varsity baseball players who made the All Bicentennial League list. FIRST TEAM: Seniors Andrew Carroll, Ian Smith and Sophomore John LaPrise. SECOND TEAM: Juniors Alex Pachella and Nick Pancerella and Senior Kevin Maloney. HONORABLE MENTION: Seniors Kevin Raftery and Joe Donatoni. Also several of our varsity players were named among the top HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL PLAYERS IN SOUTHEASTERN PA by the Philadelphia Inquirer. Congratulations to: Junior Nick Pancerella, named one of the Top 12 catchers. Nick was ranked as # 9. Senior Kevin Maloney, named one of the best 15 first basemen. Kevin was ranked #15. Listed as “Others to Watch” were: Senior Ian Smith, shortstop; Sophomore John LaPrise, second basemen; and Senior Andrew Carroll, outfielder .
UPPER SCHOOL SPRING SPORTS BANQUET Devon Prep athletes in Basketball, Indoor Track & Field, Baseball, Tennis, Lacrosse, and Spring Track were recognized during the Upper School Spring Sports Banquet held in the school’s athletic facility. The varsity team coaches presented MVP awards and Spirit awards. Congratulations to the following awardees:
BASKETBALL MVP - Jeffrey Hughes SPIRIT - Joe Donatoni, F. Quinn White
INDOOR TRACK & FIELD MVP - Richard Glikes SPIRIT - Griffith Roberts
BASEBALL MVP- Ian Smith, Andrew Carroll, Kevin Maloney SPIRIT - Kevin Raftery, Joe Donatoni BARRY M. HENLEY MEMORIAL AWARD FOR BASEBALL Michael Bevilacqua
TENNIS MVP- Greg Angiolillo SPIRIT - Hugh Phelan
LACROSSE MVP - Zach Chunglo SPIRIT - Quinn White
TRACK & FIELD MVP - Christopher Smith SPIRIT - Theodore Lawrence, Brendan Tomoschuk WADE STALLARD MEMORIAL AWARD FOR TRACK & FIELD Griffith Roberts KEVIN FLATELY MEMORIAL AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN FIELD EVENTS - Richard Glikes
ALUMNI ASSOCIATION OUTSTANDING ATHLETE - Jeffery Hughes, Christopher Smith To see more photos from the banquet go to: http://devonprep.com/athletics/hs-springbanquet.html
MIDDLE SCHOOL SPORTS BANQUET Several Devon Prep middle school students were recognized with athletic awards during the annual Middle School Sports Banquet held in the school’s athletic facility. Students were honored with Most Valuable Player (MVP), Spirit and Sportsmanship Awards for Basketball, Baseball, and Soccer. Congratulations to the following awardees:
BASKETBALL: MVP - Zachary Schellenger, Matthew McSurdy SPIRIT AWARD - Timothy McClatchy SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD James Cashel, John Hegarty, Robert Boland
BASEBALL MVP - Robert Watters SPIRIT AWARD - William Dokas SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD - Joseph Bilotti
SOCCER MVP - Matthew Sidor SPIRIT AWARD - Andrew Shannon SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD - John McCarthy, Sean Fulmer
For more photos go to: http://devonprep.com/athletics/ms-springbanquet.html
NEW OUTFIELD FENCE DEDICATED A 588 foot portable outfield fence was installed this spring on Devon Prep's baseball field. The fence, which was dedicated by Fr. Shea and Coach Mark Aquilante, was financed with funds raised by Devon Prepâ€™s baseball program. For more photos go to: http://www.devonprep.com/athletics/outfieldfence.html
LACROSSE AND BASEBALL TEAMS HONOR SENIORS As their regular season came to a close, both the varsity Lacrosse team and the varsity Baseball team recognized their graduating seniors.
The Lacrosse team did it on May 11 before their last home game against Octorara High School. The seniors and their parents were introduced, and the moms received flowers. Devon Prep defeated Octorara 5 to 2.
The Baseball team honored their seniors in a similar way before their game against Harriton High School on May 1. Devon also won that game. To see more photos of Lacrosse Senior Day: http://www.devonprep.com/athletics//laxsrday.html For more photos of Baseball Senior Day: http://www.devonprep.com/athletics/baseballsr.html
DEVON PREP IN THE NEWS Below are links to online news articles about Devon Prep. HOT MIKADO
UPPER SCHOOL GRADUATION
http://www.philly.com/philly/sports/highschool/20100603 Thurs Pa boys roundup Devon Prep _wins_AA_tourney.html#axzz0ptZ0yYra
http://www.mainlinemedianews.com/ articles/2010/06/09/main_line_suburban_life/life/ doc4c0fafbe11185136316626.txt
http://www.mainlinemedianews.com/ articles/2010/03/17/main_line_suburban_life/life/ doc4ba0084fcc57a072606576.txt
http://www.dailylocal.com/articles/2010/06/18/life/ graduation/doc4c1b771f0 67ec446489981.txt
http://www.philly.com/philly/sports/high_school/ pennsylvania/20100607_ Downingtown_East_shocks_Cedar_Crest_in_state_baseball_tou rney.html?page= 3&c= y#axzz0r ELPagYF
UPPER SCHOOL SPORTS AWARDS
BASKETBALL http://www.philly.com/dailynews/breaking/ sports/87183407.html http://dailylocal.com/articles/2010/03/10/sports/local/ srv0000007787863.txt http://dailylocal.com/articles/2010/03/12/sports/ srv0000007797277.txt
FR. NELSON’S ORDINATION http://www.mainlinemedianews.com/ articles/2010/04/06/main_line_suburban_life/life/ doc4bbbaa41c6482664969373.txt http://www.phoenixvillenews.com/articles/2010/04/10/ life/srv0000008004139.txt
http://www.engleonline.com/AdDesk/Htmlfiles/Readers/ article.epc?id=35225 http://www.engleonline.com/AdDesk/Htmlfiles/Readers/ article.epc?id=35806
MIDDLE SCHOOL SPORTS AWARDS http://pottstownherald.com/devon-prep-middle-schoolstudents-receive-athletic-awards/3039/ http://www.thebulletin.us/articles/2010/06/13/news/ local_state/doc4c1475cdd 16ba324195981.txt
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DEVON PREP OPEN HOUSE Sunday, October 10, 2010
1- 4 PM
SCHOLARSHIP / ENTRANCE EXAM Saturday, October 16 or Sunday, October 17 at 8 :30 AM For more information contact Devon Prep Admissions, 610-688-7337 or firstname.lastname@example.org
SUPPORT THE DEVON PREP ANNUAL FUND The Devon Prep Annual Fund is a yearly appeal for contributions to support the current operations of the school, and it is a critical part of Devon Prep's fundraising efforts. It is money donated by trustees, parents, alumni, alumni parents, grandparents, and friends to provide additional resources to enrich the educational experiences of our students. Tuition alone does not cover the cost of providing a Devon Prep education. Tax-deductible Annual Fund gifts are a vital source of revenue. A strong Annual Fund helps to keep tuition affordable. Gifts to the Annual Fund are powerful, because they go to work immediately and benefit every student, every day. Your gifts support scholarships and financial aid, professional development for our faculty, technology, athletics and classroom materials. For more information about the Annual Fund or to make a donation contact Jean Emhof, Director of Development at 610-688-7337, email@example.com, or visit http://www.devonprep.com/support/giving.html.
Thursday, July 15 Used Book Sale 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM In St. Anthony Hall
All necessary forms for the 2010-2011 school year can be found on the Summer Checklist page of Devon Prep’s website: http://www.devonprep.com/parents/ summercheck.html
Tuesday, August 17 Middle School Parent Orientation 7:00 PM Wednesday, August 25 Middle School Orientation 10:00 AM -12:00 PM Thursday, August 26 Ninth Grade Orientation 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Devon Family Picnic 5:30 PM Wednesday, September 1 First Day of School Middle School 8:30 AM - 11:00 AM Upper School 9:45 AM - 11:30 AM Parents Association Meeting
Thursday, September 2 Full Day of Classes 8:15 AM - 2:40 PM Monday, September 6 Labor Day - No Classes Thursday - Friday September 16-17 Middle School Camping Trip Sunday, September 19 Headmaster’s Reception 1:00 PM Tuesday, September 21 Ninth Grade Adventure Education Day Friday, September 24 Faculty Retreat - No Classes Mother’s Covered Dish 7:30 PM Thursday, September 30 T/E Vision and Hearing Screening for all Students
Please download the forms, fill them out, and return them to the School Office by AUGUST 2. The updated Summer Reading list is also available on the same page of the website.
SUMMER OFFICE HOURS Summer hours for Devon Prep’s Main Office are:
Monday through Thursday 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM Friday 9:00 AM to 3:00PM The office is closed for lunch from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM The phone number is 610-688-7337
Questions or comments? e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.