It goes by fast. We're talking the-blink-of-an-eye kind of fast.
As members of the Class of 2023 lined up for graduation, you could hear many of them asking, "Where did all the time go?"
In the big picture, four years is not a long stretch. But here at Saint Ignatius College Prep, it's a formative one. We prepare young men and women for lifetimes of faith, love, service and leadership.
When he spoke at the 153rd Annual Commencement, Prefect of Studies Dr. Sterling Brown said, "We are proud of the young men and women you have become, and we know that our world is better with each and every one of you leading our future...I can confidently say that members of the Class of 2023 have shown us how to live out the Grad at Grad on a daily basis. Over the last four years, this graduating class put these values into action, and showed us how to live a life of service for the greater glory of God."
After each student received a diploma, faculty and staff recognized graduates for outstanding achievement.
Giuseppe Castiglione, S.J., Art Award/Studio Art - Annika Christie Geiersbach
Giuseppe Castiglione, S.J., Art Award/Photography - Krista Smith
Bernard A. Foote, S.J., Award for English Achievement - Katherine Grace Partee
Daniel A. Lord, S.J., Formation and Ministry Awards - John Patrick Hughes and Hannah Marie Gerwing
Athanasius Kircher, S.J., Award for Computer Science Achievement - Elliott Douglass Rodgers Jr.
Ignatius H. Whitehead, S.J., Award for Latin Language Achievement - Mikaela Xiao Zhuan Colagrossi
Matteo Ricci, S.J., Award for Achievement in French - G. Nurnberg
Matteo Ricci, S.J., Award for Achievement in Spanish - Natalie Aranda-Rivas
Matteo Ricci, S.J., Award for Achievement in Chinese - Mang Ngai Niang
Ernest A. Schmidt Award for Achievement in Math - Katherine Grace Partee
Michael J. Sullivan Academic Excellence Award in Mathematics - Duncan DeProfio
Domenico Zipoli, S.J., Music Award for Achievement in Band - Ana Raymon Moller
Domenico Zipoli, S.J., Music Award for Achievement in Percussion - Katherine Grace Partee
Domenico Zipoli, S.J., Music Award for Achievement in Orchestra - Matthew Connor Jordan
Domenico Zipoli, S.J., Music Award for Achievement in Choir - Lucia Jean Haymaker
Karl Rahner, S.J., Theology Award - Mercedes Clara Curran
John B. Esmaker, S.J. - Edward L. Fergus, S.J., Award for Achievement in Science - Ella Rae Yates
Hilaire Belloc Award for Achievement in Social Studies - Katherine Amanda Anderson
James and Genevieve McLaughlin Award for Achievement in Theater - Gemma Ann Cascarano
Athlete of the Year Awards - Vincent Robert Rugai and Julieta Tracy
Senior Scholar Award - Duncan DeProfio
Ignatian of the Year Award - Brigid Eileen Kennedy
Jesuit Schools Network Award - Patrick Mossman Crilly and Brigid Eileen Kennedy
Raymond T. Grant, S.J. Educator of the Year Award - Ms. Carmen Wale
Congratulations to Ms. Wale and all the student award winners! Congratulatiuons to the Class of 2023! Ite Inflammate Omnia!