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Outdoor Honors Convocation celebrates some of HGP’s best and brightest
William Doherty

Holy Ghost Prep’s top students in the Classes of 2021, 2022, and 2023 were recognized at a socially distanced Honors Convocation on September 24, including: (back row from left to right): Dominic DiFrancesco ’22, Anthony Padula '21, Jake Marek '21; (front row) Brandon Dorsey and Connor M. Gallagher. (photo courtesy of Catalano Studio)

Soccer teammates suddenly become rivals
William Doherty

Philadelphia Inquirer sportswriter Phil Anastasia wrote about how the soccer alliance formed among Holy Ghost Prep, La Salle College High School, Devon Prep, and Saint Joseph's has resulted in Radnor Premier club soccer teammates Tony Colon and Joey Reteneller from HGP and Sam McShane from La Salle (all pictured together) becoming rivals in high school games this year. 

Another year, another successful HGP Golf Classic  
William Doherty

On September 21 at the Spring Mill Country Club, 100 golfers and companies participated in the school’s 2020 HGP Golf Classic. Thanks to the generosity of the golfers and the tournament sponsors, the event raised $37,000 for Holy Ghost Prep athletics. 

In Remembrance: Tom Kaczor
William Doherty

Tom Kaczor, a man who coached Holy Ghost Prep to two state championships in the 1970s, passed away peacefully last week at his daughter’s house at the age of 77. Kaczor (right) is pictured here with his then-assistant coach Tony Chapman '71. 

HGP held its annual Mass of the Holy Spirit on Sept. 13
William Doherty

The Holy Ghost Prep community officially kicked off the 2020-21 academic year on Sunday, September 13 at 10 a.m. with an outdoor Mass of the Holy Spirit in the school’s courtyard. Due to COVID-19 restrictions on crowd sizes, the Mass was live-streamed.

HGP soccer team to compete for first-ever President’s Cup
William Doherty

The varsity soccer teams of four Philadelphia area independent Catholic schools—Holy Ghost Prep, Devon Prep, La Salle College High School, and Saint Joseph’s Prep—will compete for the first-ever President’s Cup.

Six HGP faculty members participate in University of Notre Dame Summer Seminar
William Doherty

Over the summer, an interdisciplinary team of Holy Ghost Prep science teachers Beth Bruno, Mike Seminack, and Tom Heston ’12, religion teachers Ted Nunez and John Fitzpatrick ’89 (pictured), along with Dean of Academics Patrick Hoelzle ’01, participated virtually in the two-week “Foundations Faith and Science” seminar sponsored by the McGrath Institute for Church Life at the University of Notre Dame. (photo by Douglas Benedict/Academic Image)

An impressive honor for Gump Whiteside
William Doherty

USA Hockey recently honored Holy Ghost Prep coach Gump Whiteside with the 2020 Bob O’Connor Award for Excellence in Coaching Education. At Holy Ghost Prep, Whiteside has compiled an impressive 206-61-10 record with one state championship (2015) and two Flyers Cup titles (2015, 2017).