SFP Walk-a-thon Program Raises $1,000,000 for Prep's Capital Improvement and Modernization Program
Monday, September 29, 2014
Posted by: Michael Graziano
Click here to view the photo gallery from the 2014 Walk-a-thon!
Over the past four years, St. Francis Prep students have enthusiastically supported the annual Walk-a-thon. More than 2,500 students participated in this year's event which was held on Friday, September 26, 2014.
School President, Brother Leonard Conway, O.S.F. was excited to announce, "This year's Walk-a-thon proceeds, when added to the three previous years, brings the cumulative total raised to over $1 million!" He added, "Thank you to everyone in the Prep community--particularly the students who have been so enthusiastic about this program." Proceeds will support the Prep's Capital Improvement & Modernization Program.
A Brief Summary of Our Progress
Over the past few months there have been some exciting new developments with regard to the upcoming Phase III of the Prep’s Capital Improvement and Modernization Program.
Phase I of the program resulted in a completely upgraded infrastructure and Phase II resulted in our wonderful Physical Fitness and Art Education facilities. As you probably know, Phase III will involve the creation of new, state-of-the-art science and music facilities along with new student athletic lockers and a dance studio.
Early this past summer, Phase III of the Modernization Program officially began with the complete dismantling, re-designing and re-construction of the science labs and related facilities on the east side of the school complex. These new facilities were just completed in time for the Fall semester. Work on the labs and the other science related areas on the west side of the complex will follow in the hope that they too can be utilized by our students during this current Fall semester.
Construction of the new music facilities (and other components of the Phase III plan) will follow in 2015 with the end result being a spectacular series of highly advanced learning, practice and performance spaces for two award-winning programs (science and music) that deserve only the best. As these plans unfold in the weeks ahead we will be sure to keep you informed.
And, The Campaign for St. Francis Prep: The Next 150 (Stage Two of our Capital Campaign that benefits this Modernization Program) will continue through 2015, turning soon to the entire Prep community (alumni, parents, friends) to achieve our goals. With your help we will succeed!
Walk-a-thon Prizes and Incentives
To generate some spirited competition, a contest was held among all of the Cors with the prize going to one on each level that raised the greatest amount. Every student in each of four CORs won a $15 gift certificate to the School Bookstore. This year's winners are:
- The students in Mr. Espinal's Cor 105
- The students in Ms. Lepore's Core 211
- The students in Mr. Patrick T. McLaughlin's Cor 318
- The students in Ms. Haussermann's Cor 413
Three of the overall lead student fundraisers won prizes as well: Anne Sementilli (Cor 415) won a 21" iMac. Nicholas Provenza (Cor 114) won an iPad. Christopher Mecir (Cor 111) won a laptop.