COUGAR COURIER 06-02-2017
Anniversary Golf Tournament Raises $65,000
Photos from the 2017 tournament taken by volunteer photographers Alicia Green '17 and CFO John Weber P'18, P'20, P'22.
The 30th Annual Austin Open Golf Tournament was an overwhelming success, raising $65,000 - the highest in a number of years. Thank you to all our golfers, sponsors, auction item donors, and raffle prize donors!
The chilly weather did not keep golfers away - after checking in, enjoying lunch and hitting a few practice balls, the sold-out afternoon flight kicked off at 12:00 noon at Indian Ridge Country Club in Andover, MA.
Our dinner-only guests joined the festivities at 5:00 pm for the cocktail hour, followed by a buffet dinner, and everyone took part in our raffles, silent and live auctions.
Proceeds from the event are supporting the transformation of the David Nelson '81 Weight Room into the David Nelson '81 Fitness Center (located in Meelia Hall). Michael Joyce ’18 thanked participants for their support and explained how important the renovated fitness center will be not only to student-athletes, but to the entire Austin Prep community when it comes to achieving health and fitness goals.
The day would not have been a success without the efforts of Austin Open Golf Committee Chair Becky McKie P’16, P’17, and committee members Steve Reddy P’16, P’18 and Andy Tucker P’19 and the support of the Austin Prep administration and staff. We are also grateful to our volunteers, including students Joshua Bartnicki ’18, Logan Bravo ’18, Will Hamilton ’18, Nick Hampoian ’18, Michael Joyce ’18, Mitchell Kennedy ’18, Shane McKie ’17, and Liam O’Donnell ’18; parents Julie Bonavita P’21, Mike and Carol Ciccarelli P’15, P’18, Karen Goscinak P’20, Jessica Hampoian P’18, P’20, Pamela Jenks ’20, and Maria Mangano P’17, P’20; and alumni Drew Gerety ’16, and Alicia Green ’17.
Click the image for our program and a list of sponsors.
Congratulations to the following students for their high academic achievements on the National Latin Exam:
Latin II: From left to right are Payton Ditchfield ’19, Michael Kamelle ’21, Kelsey Roy ’19, Ben Donnelly ’21, Isabella Erickson ’19, Ethan Luongo ’21, Annika Reddivari ’21, Mary Hueston ’21, Catherine Urick ’19, Joe Lyons ’19
Latin III: From left to right are Elizabeth Hoffman ’18, Elizabeth Pasquale ’20, Kayley Ellis ’20, Lauren Sablone ’20, Andrea LaMonica ’18, Jenna Albanese ’20, Caitlyn Leonard ’18, Niamh Green ’20
Latin IV: Poppy Simmonds ’17, Catherine Ferri ’17 (not pictured)
Latin V: From left to right are Tom Burnham ’18, Kayla Bayusik ’18, Dom Caturello ’18, Cara Bancroft ’18, Mackenzie Barrall ’18, Jeremy Francoeur ’18 (not pictured)
Robotics Teams Compete At Nationals, Tour College
Two Austin Prep robotics teams competed at the national competition on May 20th at Georgia Tech in Atlanta, GA. Congratulations to the team Quad Pisces, consisting of Jenna Denker ’20, Joshua Kazmer ’20, Mitchell Paige ’20 and Khoa Le ’20 who came in 2nd place in the Obstacle Course. Team Quad Pisces had an excellent performance, just missing 1st place by four seconds (3rd place was more than a minute behind). The team also did extremely well in the Challenge Course coming in 4th place.
The team of Andrew Kazmer ’18 and Bryan Snow ’18 changed from the “high school stock class” to the “open class.” Being in the open class removed most of the building constraints, and allowed Andrew and Bryan to design and build a general purpose wireless underwater Remotely Operated Vehicle explorer with live video (very cool). Both teams made extensive improvements to their robots between their qualifying matches and the national competition, and spent hours practicing. Coach Michael Baccari ’03, Mathematics Faculty, and Coach Jim Kazmer P’18, P’20 said they are very proud of their efforts.
Sea Perch Nationals was attended by 188 teams from across the Unites States, including Hawaii and Puerto Rico. It was hosted by Georgia Tech and took place in the same aquatic center used in the 1996 Olympics. While in Atlanta, students stayed in the college dormitories, toured the Atlanta Aquarium, World of Coca-Cola, and juniors Bryan and Andrew made a college visit of Georgia Tech.
Performance And Language Art
Students in Ms. Celia Barletta’s Spanish IV classes performed plays for one another as the capstone project of the year - in Spanish, of course. Each class chose a story they all knew, wrote a script for it and then presented it complete with costumes and props.
New Community Service Deadline For Upper School Next Year
As a graduation requirement, all Upper School students are required to perform 40 hours of Community Service over four years. After the 40 hours are completed, students are also required to write a Service Paper.
The new deadline to complete all service hours and submit the accompanying paper work is December 1st of senior year.
For a full list of Upper School Community Service requirements, directions, recommendations and the accompanying forms, please click the box. Questions about Upper School service may be directed to Fr. Patrick Armano, School Chaplain, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or Ms. Laurene Costello, Campus Ministry Administrative Assistant, at email@example.com.
Middle School students are also required to perform Community Service. For a full list of requirements, please click the button. Questions about Middle School service may be directed to Mr. Michael McLaughlin, Head of Middle School, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Grade 8 Final Assembly Is Thursday
We look forward to seeing everyone at the Eighth Grade Final Assembly on Thursday, June 8th at 6:00 pm in Meelia Hall.
The event is for members of the Class of 2021 and their families - all are welcome. Questions may be directed to Mr. Michael McLaughlin, Head of Middle School, at email@example.com.