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3 Alumni Rowing for the U.S. National Team this Summer

Paul Verni '13 makes his second National Team appearance with the 2019 Pan Am Games. Three young alumni have been named to the USRowing national team at the Pan Am Games, currently underway, as well as the World Championships later this month in Austria. Paul Verni '13 and Danny Madden '14 will be representing the United States for a second and third time, respectively, while Jonathan Zagroba '11 is making his National Team debut.
Iona Prep’s “College Essay Boot Camp” Cracks the Code on the College Essay

Asma Malik, Associate Director of Admissions at Syracuse University, left, works with Iona Preparatory rising senior David Pereira, 16, of White Plains, during the “College Essay Boot Camp.” It might be the most common part of the Common Application, but it’s also arguably the most difficult – the college essay. Confronting the challenge head-on, rising seniors at Iona Preparatory School have shipped off to “Essay Boot Camp” to complete the college essay before the school year even begins.
New 'Substantial Equivalency' Rules Threaten Private School Autonomy

New 'Substantial Equivalency' Rules Threaten Private School Autonomy The New York State Education Department (NYSED) has proposed updated legislation which would transfer oversight of nonpublic schools to public districts and school boards. In response, Iona Prep is asking its more than 20,000 alumni, current parents and friends to write to the NYSED and voting state regents, letting them know why oversight of religious and private schools should remain the purview of their respective boards.
Ty Jerome '16 Becomes First Iona Prep Player Drafted Into NBA

Ty Jerome '16 Becomes First Iona Prep Player Drafted Into NBA The Class of 2016's Ty Jerome has broken a lot of records. As a junior, he helped bring Iona Preparatory basketball its first Class AA Archdiocesan title. This past April, as a junior at the University of Virginia, he became the first Gael to win a collegiate national title. And on June 20, he became the first alumnus selected in the NBA Draft, going in the first round, no less.
Upper School Celebrates Major Milestone With 100th Commencement Exercises

Valedictorian Matthew Hono, 18, of White Plains, and Brother Thomas R. Leto, President. Iona Preparatory Upper School celebrated its 100th Commencement Exercises on May 23 at Iona College, marking a major milestone in the history of the all-boys Pre-K-12 Catholic school located in New Rochelle. Raymond Bartoszek, a graduate of both Iona Preparatory Lower and Upper Schools, and who became the youngest limited partner of the New York Yankees in 2011, was the keynote speaker and winner of the Alumni Award.
The Best Offense is a Good Defense as Coaches Quirolo, Petrillo Reunite

The Best Offense is a Good Defense as Coaches Quirolo, Petrillo Reunite If the old adage that "the best offense is a good defense" holds any water, then the varsity football offense just got a whole lot more prolific as former longtime coaches Victor Quirolo and Felix Petrillo LS'85, US'89 are returning to the Gridiron Gaels sideline as defensive coordinator and defensive tackles coach, respectively. The move gives Iona Preparatory one of the most experienced and decorated coaching staffs in the Catholic High School Football League (CHSFL) and greater metropolitan area.
Upper School to Host Blood Drive on Tuesday, Feb. 5

Upper School to Host Blood Drive on Tuesday, Feb. 5 Iona Preparatory School will once again host the New York Blood Center on Tuesday, Feb. 5, for its annual blood drive from 8:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. in the Heffernan Gymnasium. The drive is open to all students and faculty; alumni and parents are most welcome, as well. Click this post for the under 17 parental permission form.
Gridiron Gaels Fleming, Panker Make College Commitments; Bring Total Signees to 12 This Year

Seniors Sean Fleming and Matthew Panker with Assistant Dean for Scholar-Athlete Success Michael Moffitt and football coach Joseph Spagnolo '98. Iona Preparatory School’s Sean Fleming LS'15, US'19 and Matt Panker '19 signed Letters of Intent to play collegiate football as part of National Signing Day on Dec. 19, 2018. This was the first event at which high school football players could commit to college teams, bringing Iona Preparatory’s total commitments to 12 so far this year, including nine Division I programs.
Human Rights Club Hosting Ethical Trade Market Dec. 10-11

Human Rights Club Hosting Ethical Trade Market Dec. 10-11 Iona Preparatory’s Human Rights Club will be selling various ethical trade items from around the globe in support of Catholic Relief Services (CRS) during lunch periods on Dec. 10-11.
Iona Preparatory Lower School Celebrates Ribbon-Cutting for newly-updated Devlin Library & Center for Excellence

Iona Preparatory Lower School Celebrates Ribbon-Cutting for newly-updated Devlin Library & Center for Excellence Iona Preparatory Lower School celebrated the official opening of the Devlin Library & Center for Excellence on Monday, hosting a ribbon cutting with educators, parents and supporters to usher in a new chapter for its boys in grades Pre-Kindergarten through 8th grade.
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