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The 2019 Commencement Challenge

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Another remarkable school year will soon conclude at St. Francis Prep with every one of our 581 seniors graduating tomorrow. With this in mind, I want to take this opportunity to write to you personally once again, and invite you to participate in The 2019 Commencement Challenge! (You may have recently received my letter in the mail as well.)
Join us as we honor the Class of 2019 and celebrate their incredible achievements by being one of at least 581 donors (one for each graduating senior) who will help us meet this year’s challenge and support the Prep in this special way.
Not only will 100% of our seniors graduate in June but 99.3% will attend college this fall. Members of the Class of 2019 have been accepted to more than 300 colleges and universities including Cornell, Villanova, Georgetown, Johns Hopkins, Barnard, Brown, Boston College, St. John’s University, Fordham University, Cooper Union, Macaulay Honors at CUNY and many other prestigious institutions. They have been offered over $150 million (and counting) in college merit scholarships over the next four years.
Among this year’s graduates are two outstanding students who attended St. Francis Prep on academic scholarships: Lorian Chester and David Murtha.
Lorian has excelled within a rigorous curriculum and she will graduate from Prep having completed 19 honors and AP courses. Lorian has maintained an overall GPA of 100% and scored a 1470 on her SAT. Lorian is a member of the National Honor Society for Math and English. Outside of school, Lorian volunteers at one of our partner schools, PS 4, where she serves as a teacher’s aide with developmentally challenged children. Lorian will attend Georgetown this fall where she will study accounting as well as the classics.
David has taken on the Prep’s most challenging curriculum and will graduate having completed a total of 24 honors and AP classes including two years String Orchestra Honors and two years Chamber Orchestra Honors. He has completed each year of high school with a better than 100% GPA and scored 1560 on his SAT with an 800 in math. He is this year’s Class Valedictorian. David has been a member of our Model UN Team, the National Honor Society and is a National Merit Finalist. He has also dedicated countless hours of hard work to our nationally recognized Science Research Program. Outside of school, David teaches CCD Sunday school at his local parish. David will attend SUNY Stony Brook Honors Program in the fall as a pre-med student.
The accomplishments of Lorian and David and all our fine students remind me once again that we could never provide all the resources we do without your generosity. Your support has helped us fund special projects and programs, maintain affordable tuition levels, and provide financial assistance and scholarships for deserving students like Lorian and David. 
With this in mind, I am asking you to make a gift to Prep and help us meet The Commencement Challenge goal of at least 581 new gifts by June 28th. A gift at any level would be very much appreciated. Click here to donate now!
All St. Francis Prep alumni, parents, faculty, staff, and friends who make a gift in response to this special initiative will be recognized as Commencement Challenge participants in our e-mail communications and in the 2019 Annual Report of Contributions. We hope you rise to the challenge and show your Prep pride by honoring the Class of 2019 as they join our family of alumni.
In the meantime, on behalf of everyone at St. Francis Prep, please accept my best wishes for a truly enjoyable summer! I hope to hear from you soon. Thank you again and God bless!
Yours in St. Francis,
Brother Leonard Conway, O.S.F.
P.S. Your gift could be worth twice or even three times as much for the Prep. Check with your Human Resources Department to see if your employer ‘matches’ your contributions. Thanks again!