Congratulations to senior Jessica Ruddy who last week was one of three
finalists in the NYC "Poetry Out Loud" National Recitation
Competition. This is quite an accomplishment because Jessica competed
against thirty other students from the New York-Metropolitan area. St. Francis Prep was the only Catholic school with a qualifier in the competition
a result of her fine performance, Jessica will participate next week in
the New York State competition in Albany. We wish her well. We also
wish to thank English teacher (and SFP alumnus) Eric Hafker, who serves
at the moderator of the Prep's literary magazine, The Little Portion
for organizing the successful competition on behalf of the SFP English Department.
Again, congratulations to Jessica, Mr. Hafker and the English Department.