Tom Heston ’12 moves over one chair on the bench to replace his mentor Tony Chapman ’71, who retired after 45 years of coaching Holy Ghost Prep basketball with a mind-boggling 928-351 record. Heston will build his first Firebirds squad around two returning starting guards, 6-2 junior Adrien “Ace” Varella (pictured) and 6-foot senior Gavin McLaughlin.
Holy Ghost Prep senior Tim Devine has been the starting varsity soccer goalie for the Firebirds for the past four years. And like anyone who has played the game, Devine has dreamt of playing collegiately at the Division One level. On Nov. 15, Devine saw his Division One dream become a reality as he signed a national letter of intent to attend the University of South Florida (USF). (photo courtesy of Catalano Studio)
For a fifth straight year, English department chair Justin Goulet ’99 and a group of students delivered nonperishable food items to Preston & Steve’s annual “Campout for Hunger,” benefiting Philabundance. The group blew their goal of delivering 5,000 pounds of food out of the water—ultimately collecting 8,620.5 pounds.
HGP’s College Guidance Office expanded on its tradition of offering a college bus tour trips with a Spiritan Immersion college tour from Nov. 8-11. The bus tour took 42 HGP students (21 sophomores, 21 juniors) on visits to Denison University, the University of Dayton, University of Cincinnati, Xavier University, Duquesne University, and the University of Pittsburgh.
Holy Ghost Prep senior Brendan DiEnna was named a commended student in the 2024 National Merit® Scholarship program. A letter of commendation from the school and the National Merit® Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) was recently presented to him.
The Holy Ghost Prep cross-country team captured a fourth straight PIAA District One Class 2A cross-country team title on October 27 at Lehigh University. The Firebirds had four top-10 finishers in the District One race and all four were district medalists: senior Papakojo Danquah (fourth place), junior Daniel Perez (fifth place), senior Maurece Jean-Brian (ninth place), senior Brendan DiEnna (10th place).
At Holy Ghost Prep, a premier all-boys high school, classes are small, so interaction is a given. With a 9-to-1 student-to-faculty ratio, our unmatched faculty will get to personally know each student, as well as his hopes and dreams. All of our graduates go to college, so students leave Ghost perfectly equipped to make those dreams come true.
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Our forensics program, led by Pat McGhee, is a national power that has produced over 100 individual state champions and 27 individual national champions.
One of Holy Ghost Prep’s undeniable strengths is our success in finding the right fit college for each student. One hundred percent of our students go onto college—many of them to the finest colleges and universities in the country.
Holy Ghost Prep’s Robotics students use the Engineering Design Process to design and build VEX robots for competition.
Our one-of-a-kind Leadership Externship Advantage Program (LEAP) partners Holy Ghost Prep juniors with alumni who have succeeded in the professional world.
HGP students learn to serve others on school-sponsored mission trips to the Dominican Republic, Tanzania, and West Virginia.