This past Monday, May 23, was the 2016 Cathedral Prep Awards Ceremony. A large number of students were recognized for their achievements in academics, athletics, and extracurricular activities. A Prep record-high 80 seniors earned the President’s Education Award for finishing high school with an A average. Each award had a signature from President Obama and the acting U.S. Secretary of Education.
Seniors Mitchell Slubowski and Grayson Hill were recognized for their appointment for the United States Military Academy at West Point, and senior Daniel Anthony was recognized for his appointment to the Naval Academy.
Daniel and fellow senior Brendan Jubulis both earned awards in the Edinboro Journalism Competition. Dan won first place in the opinion category and Brendan placed fifth in the sports category. These are the first two members of The Rambler to win individual awards.
Brendan Flanagan was recognized for his full-tuition-and-housing caddying scholarship that he will use at Penn State University. Wegmans, Erie Bank, and other organizations presented scholarships as well.
Ten students earned the Monsignor John Hagerty Triathlete Award for getting a varsity letter in three different sports. Additionally, memorial awards were presented to the most valuable players of each varsity sport. Senior TaNauz Gregory won the football award, senior Carter Cross won the basketball and baseball awards, senior Rex Riley won the swimming award, sophomore Calvin Behm won the water polo award, and seniors John Orlando and Dominic Frisina shared the track award. Senior Joseph Kelly earned the hockey award, brother Patrick Kelly won the golf award, and brothers Joseph and Matt Demarco shared the tennis award. Senior Blaise Konzel won the lacrosse award, sophomore Matthew Zupan won the soccer award, senior Phil Selker won the wrestling award, and senior Evan Fritzke won the cross country award. TaNauz also took the honor of the Ma Kaiser Award, given to the most outstanding athlete of the year for athletic achievement and sportsmanship. Rex Riley and Pat Kelly won the Edward Milhohl Memorial award for outstanding sportsmanship.
This celebration of so many achievements of Cathedral Prep students made for a wonderful ceremony. As Fr. Jabo mentioned, even though not every good thing that students have done this year was recognized, nothing goes unnoticed. The ceremony was a perfect display in how this school can develop men of vision in spirit, mind, and body. All memorial award winners will go down in history, and every achievement of students continues to make Prep a greater institution.