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Four HGP students qualify for NCFL Grand Nationals
William Doherty

Four Holy Ghost Prep students qualified to compete in the National Catholic Forensics League Grand Nationals this May in Chicago, Illinois: Justin Gabriele and Daniel Chiolan (pictured, duo interpretation); Kyle Stone (dramatic performance); and Kevin Landers (dramatic performance). 

Making sweet music
William Doherty

March is Music in Our Schools Month, and Holy Ghost Prep's music department has much to celebrate. For instance, sophomore Vyn Le (pictured) placed first in the Golden Key Music Festival 2020 and will travel to Vienna, Austria this coming August to receive his winner’s diploma and medal at Ehrbar Hall.

Testing their mettle 
William Doherty

As part of the school’s move to athletic independence, the Holy Ghost Prep soccer team, a traditional PIAA District One power, will face a top-shelf schedule next fall—including four games vs. Inter-Ac teams, four against Philadelphia Catholic League teams, and three vs. Central League teams. 

Six HGP teachers will participate in Notre Dame summer seminars
William Doherty

Six Holy Ghost educators, including Dean of Studies Pat Hoelzle, will participate this summer in the 2020 Science and Faith Foundations Seminars sponsored by the McGrath Institute for Church Life at the University of Notre Dame. 

Retiring after decades of excellence at HGP
William Doherty

Cindy McDonald and Karen Iuliano have both decided to retire at the end of the school year after enjoying distinguished careers in Holy Ghost Prep’s Admissions and College Guidance offices, respectively. (photo courtesy of Catalano Studio)

Getting his Hall pass
William Doherty

In April, Holy Ghost Prep athletic director Craig Conlin will become one of 12 new inductees into the City of Philadelphia chapter of the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame. (photo courtesy of Catalano Studio)

Holy Ghost Prep hosts Bensalem business leaders
William Doherty

Holy Ghost Prep hosted the Bensalem Business Directory, a group of local business people, and the group was wowed by the maturity, confidence, and smarts of our seniors. A pair of Holy Ghost Prep seniors, Joseph Tufo and Charles Mshomba (pictured), presented to the group in the Holt Center. 

Four HGP students become Eagle Scouts
William Doherty

Four current Holy Ghost Prep students— Danny Featherstone, Bryce Pannone, Ryan Henry, and Jack Keating—recently earned the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest rank anyone can receive in the Boys Scouts of America.

Peyton’s place
William Doherty

For a second straight year, Penn State University’s star goalie Peyton Jones, a 2014 HGP alum, has been nominated for the Hobey Baker Memorial Award, which is given annually to the top college ice hockey player in the nation.

Maguire Scholar: Philip Lee ’21
William Doherty

Holy Ghost Prep junior Philip Lee’s plate is full between an AP-laden course load, a time and energy-consuming varsity sport in swimming, and his involvement in mock trial and Tests of Engineering Aptitude, Mathematics, and Science (TEAMS) competitions. But despite the many demands on his time, Lee excels at everything he attempts.