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HGP senior Tomas Vallejo receives full QuestBridge scholarship
William Doherty

Tomas Vallejo will be heading to the University of Chicago to study political science on a full four-year scholarship worth over $200,000 granted by QuestBridge National College Match, a national program that connects high-achieving high school seniors with financial need with full four-year scholarships to the nation’s top colleges. (photo courtesy of Catalano Studio)

Leaving a legacy  
William Doherty

After spending four decades teaching math at Holy Ghost Prep, Jerry Colapinto has decided to retire at the end of the 2020-21 academic year. A fixture at HGP since 1980, Colapinto has taught almost every math class the school offers—including three math courses he created. (photo courtesy of Douglas Benedict/Academic Image)

Holy Ghost Prep enjoys another successful Giving Tuesday 
William Doherty

Holy Ghost Prep enjoyed another remarkable Giving Tuesday, raising $33,084.93 from 161 donors on December 1. This year’s one-day Giving Tuesday campaign set HGP records for total number of donors (161) and total dollars raised for the Holy Ghost Fund ($11,845.93).

Holy Ghost Prep inducts 56 new NHS members
William Doherty

Fifty-six Holy Ghost Prep seniors were inducted into the Venerable F. Libermann Chapter of the National Honor Society (NHS) of Secondary Schools in the Firebird Fieldhouse on November 19. The night was a wonderful opportunity to recognize and celebrate the academic achievements of our seniors.

Two HGP student-athletes sign up to play college sports
William Doherty

Holy Ghost Prep seniors Matt Long (baseball) and Luke Slavin (lacrosse, pictured with his parents) recently signed their letters of intent to continue their academic and athletic careers in the fall at Immaculata University and St. Andrews (N.C.) College, respectively. (photo courtesy of Catalano Studio)

HGP’s can-do spirit
William Doherty

Holy Ghost Prep donated 1,687 pounds of non-perishable food items to this year’s Preston & Steve’s “Campout for Hunger,” benefitting Philabudance. HGP students Jared Mohammed, Adam Verga, and Tom Palermo are pictured here, packing the food and loading the van.

The keys to success   
William Doherty

Holy Ghost Prep senior Brandon Dorsey won first place in the Philadelphia Music Teachers Association’s Regional Dorothy Sutton Performance Festival on October 11. A Downey Scholar, Dorsey will represent the Philadelphia Region in the State Showcase Recital which will be held on November 7.