Matthew Williams '20 received the inaugural Gregory F. Gannon '68 Award at the Mass of the Holy Spirit on August 30.
Gregory F. Gannon, a member of the Class of 1968, demonstrated a commitment to Christian Service throughout his time at Georgetown Prep, and took that spirit of service to his life at the University of Notre Dame, and his subsequent professional life as a teacher, as the founder of the Washington Higher Achievement Program, his work for Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington, and his commitment to his parish and his family.
In honor of their 50th Jubilee this past fall, the Class of 1968 has created the Gregory F. Gannon '68 Award, in memory of their classmate, to be bestowed on that rising senior, who through his dedication to our service program and whose growth as a man for and with others reflects the spirit with which Greg Gannon lived his life.
Rev. James R. Van Dyke, S.J., Prep's president, announced the award at the end of Mass: "In recognition to his commitment to the Georgetown Preparatory School Christian Service Program and to the Growth that it asks of our Students, the first Gregory F. Gannon '68 Award is bestowed on Matthew Williams '20."