The second quarter sessions of the 2016-2017 school year took place on Feb. 1. Quarter sessions is the time of the year when the students are recognized and rewarded for their acts in the classroom. The opportunity to get a first honors card or a second honors card is a great deal because this is a college preparatory school. It prepares students for the future of their lives. Students are called up by their class (freshmen through seniors) based on whether they earned first honors or second honors.
Freshmen were awarded a total of 29 first honor cards (11 more than last quarter) and 45 second honor cards (6 more than last quarter) for a total of 74 and a class percentage of 53.26 percent.
The sophomores were awarded a total of 18 first honor cards (5 more than last quarter) and 64 second honor cards (3 more than last quarter) for a total of 82 and a class percentage of 58.57 percent. Once again the sophomore class achieved the highest percentage of students with honor cards this past quarter.
The juniors were awarded a total of 12 first honor cards (5 more than last quarter) and 59 second honor cards (6 less than last quarter) for a total of 61 and a class percentage of 51.45 percent.
Now for the senior class. They were awarded a total of 6 first honor cards (the same as last quarter) and 37 second honor cards (2 less than last quarter) for a total of 43 honor cards and a class percentage of 36.44 percent.
Every quarter sessions, there is an award given to one student of each class that best describes the realization of being a Man of Prep. The second quarter sessions Man of Prep awards went to:
- Freshman – Jack Oedekoven
- Sophomore – Evan Selker
- Junior – Ethan Rys
- Senior – Lucian Cuzzola
As always, there are a list of students from each class that are recognized for the highest QPA. For the second quarter sessions, the highest QPA awards go to:
- Freshmen – Jacob Clark, Roman Miksa, Mark Miller, Luke Misko, Michael Oblich, Quentin Santillan, Tyler Wiseman
- Sophomores – Jared Heidt, Alex Kolodychak, Conor McEnery, Ryan Sweny
- Juniors – John Hagerty, Chris Parks
- Senior – Doug Spirzany
The guest speakers for the second quarter sessions were Aaron Hertel (’97) and Michael Brown (’95). Aaron Hertel graduated from Cathedral Prep in 1997 while getting his Master of Physical Therapy from Gannon University in 2003. After working as a facility director in outpatient physical therapy for three years, he co-founded Hertel & Brown Physical Therapy.
Michael Brown graduated from Cathedral Prep in 1995. He earned a Master of Physical Therapy from Gannon University in 2003. He began his career as a therapist in an inpatient physical therapy facility and then spent two and a half years as an outpatient facility center manager before founding Hertel & Brown Physical & Aquatic Therapy in 2007.
Besides the laughter and jokes that Hertel and Brown entertained the Cathedral Prep crowd with, they often spoke of continuing our future and following our dreams. They had an admirable amount of inspiration to add to their speeches from what happened in their life. Cathedral Prep thanks them for providing their time for this event.