The first quarter is always one of the toughest quarters of the year. Making the adjustment from summer living with no worries to what assignments are due the next day to the stress of tests is never an easy task. Luckily, the first quarter has ended, and with it the first quarter sessions of the year took place on Friday, Nov. 14.
The honors cards always spark a heated competition to see which class is tops academically. As usual, the freshman pulled away from the rest of the school with the highest honor card percentage, followed by juniors, seniors, and lastly sophomores. No class was able to break the 50 percent barrier however, leaving room for improvement.
The guest speaker was Jack Freeman who graduated from Prep in 1972. Freeman credits much of his out success after high school to the education that he received at Prep. He has three children, two sons that graduated from Prep and a daughter that graduated from Villa. Three major aspects that Prep taught him were integrity, competitiveness, and faith.
He didn’t play many sports when he went to Prep, but still could see the academic competitiveness that came with the brotherhood. He shared with us a story of how he was in a golf tournament and his son was tied on the last hole then he added a stroke that the others missed when he was in the rough and mishit the ball. At first he was disappointed in his son for giving up the chance to win, but he quickly realized the choice he had made was one of honesty and integrity, and he was proud of him.
The first quarter sessions of the year was a huge success for the school. Hopefully the next three quarters will be even better with more honor cards than before.
Check out the gallery of photos from Quarter Sessions below: