Cougar Courier

May 18, 2024 

Class of 2028 Middle School Journey Concludes with Final Assembly

Class of 2028 members (l to r) Gideon Barnes, Zachary Oliver, David Robertson, Ella Gill, Elijah Janco, Sydney Klein, Henry Seabury, Alexandra Martinelli, and Patrick Prideaux were among the speakers at Tuesday's 8th Grade Final Assembly.

 

On Wednesday, Austin Prep eighth graders celebrated the conclusion of their Middle School Journey with the Class of 2028 Final Middle School Assembly. Head of School, James Hickey, Ph.D. and Head of Middle School Mr. Michael McLaughlin offered remarks, and those in attendance had an opportunity to enjoy the musical talents of Mark Tokarev '28 on piano, view a reflective slideshow created by Griffin Betts '28, Angela Barletta '28, and Nolan Pitta '28, and hear reflections on our core values of veritas, unitas, and caritas.

Theo Goldsmith '28, whose Middle School journey began this year as an 8th grader, offered appreciation for parents as he transitions from one phase of education to the next. "People don't often think of the middle as a very good place to be. Life in The Middle Ages was tough in many ways. Nobody wants to be in the middle seat on a long flight. And according to books and movies, middle school is stressful and unpleasant," Theo said. "But I'm here today, as someone with one older sister and one younger brother, to tell you that in reality, the middle can be great. Anyone who knows the school school at Austin Prep would have to agree, and a big reason for that is our supportive parents and families."

A full program from the ceremony can be found here, and photos can be viewed here.


 

Seventh Graders Welcome Guests to Campus for May Tea

Morgan Greene '29 at Wednesday's May Crowning Prayer Service.

 

On Wednesday Austin Prep seventh graders participated in the May Crowning Prayer Service and May Tea. This annual event is an opportunity for students to invite one special guest - a mother, grandmother, aunt, or neighbor - to join them in the Chapel of Saint Augustine for prayers followed by a small reception in the Dining Hall to celebrate Mary and motherhood in all its forms. Students and their guest are invited to bring flowers or a small plant to place around the Statue of Mary as a part of the celebration. Photos from the event can be viewed here.


Austin Open Golf Tournament is Monday

 

We look forward to hosting our 36th Annual Austin Open Golf Tournament Monday morning at Indian Ridge Country Club! This event could not be possible without the generosity of our sponsors. We appreciate your support! View all our Title, Lunch, Breakfast, Player Gift and Cart Sponsors here.


 

Bayusik '24 Commits to Run Track at Connecticut College

Cam Bayusik '24 with parents Joseph and Tracey.

 

Congratulations to Cam Bayusik '24 who made his commitment to continue his track and field career at NCAA Division III Connecticut College.  Conn College is a member of the New England Small College Athletic Conference.

Want to learn more about college commitments for the Class of 2024? Be sure to follow the Office of College Counseling Instagram page here.


 

Latest Group of Lifers Complete Their Journey

The Class of 2024 Lifers.

 

Being an Austin Prep "Lifer" is a special recognition within our School community. Lifers are individuals who have been students at Austin Prep from 6th through 12th grade. We would like to recognize the 37 students from the Class of 2024 who are part of this unique group. #AustinAlways


 

#AustinAlways

 
 

It is always meaningful when graduating seniors are part of Austin Prep legacy families. Check out this Class of 2024 graduate and his father who is an Austin Prep Alum. We are excited to have welcomed the Class of 2024 to the ranks of Austin Prep Alumni, and congratulations to the Hodgin family!


 

Baccalaureate Liturgy and Commencement for the Class of 2024

 

 

Friday was a beautiful day on the campus of Austin Prep as the community came together to celebrate the  Baccalaureate Liturgy and Commencement for the Class of 2024. In case you missed it, all the details from the day can be found here.