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End of the Year Message from Fr. Pilarz

Dear Prep Community,

Today marks the last day of the 2016-17 academic year. Georgetown Prep's 228th year, was, indeed, a great year.

On May 21, we celebrated the Class of 2017 at the School's 218th Commencement Exercises. This was truly a special class. As you can see from the Class of 2017's matriculation list, our newest alumni will attend the best colleges and universities in the world this fall. From the first day of the school year, the Class of 2017 displayed a welcomed enthusiasm that was contagious to the rest of the student body and faculty and staff alike.

Our faculty and staff were ever committed to Prep's mission. This year, we made the Ignatian Examen part of our weekly schedule. I am grateful to all those who contributed to our efforts and to the entire school community for implementing our theme with open minds and hearts. While we will continue to practice the Examen in the coming year, we will make reconciliation the theme for the next academic year. Reconciliation is central to our work as a Catholic and Jesuit school. In the fall, I will outline the School's plan for incorporating reconciliation into our schedule.

This year is an important year in the life of Georgetown Prep. Next Friday, June 9, marks the 100th anniversary of the laying of the cornerstone of the Georgetown Prep's main building, now Boland Hall. This centennial celebration can help us inspire to cherish all that is happening at Prep today and provide well for our School's great future.

Today, as we conclude another school year, I ask that you pray for Georgetown Prep, especially our recent graduates.

God Bless and Hoya Saxa,

Scott R. Pilarz, S.J.