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)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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)
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).
HGP golfer Calen Sanderson, a University of Notre Dame recruit, will test his skills against fellow Philadelphia area independent Catholic schools Devon Prep, La Salle College High School, and Saint Joseph’s Prep in the coming weeks. (photo by Douglas Benedict/Academic Image)
Holy Ghost Prep's Class of 2020 is an accomplished group of 110 students who will continue their academic careers at 52 different schools in 16 different states, plus Scotland. (photo courtesy of Donald Otto/Catalano Studio)