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Students - Summer Assignments and Required Reading Posted Jun. 26, 2015
The required summer assignments for all students, including incoming freshmen, are now available by clicking the "More Information" link below. There are assignments in all subjects, including English, Mathematics, Social Studies, Science, Foreign Language and Art. Each student is responsible for completing all of their assignments prior to the first day of school in September.
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Info - 2015-2016 School Calendar Available Posted Jul. 7, 2015
The 2015-2016 school calendar is now available. Click the "More Information" link below to download the calendar in PDF format or click here to access the calendar on our SEP website.
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Info - Celebrating the Class of 2015 Posted Jun. 30, 2015
St. Edmund Prep celebrated our eighty-first commencement exercises on Saturday, June 13 in front of a crowd of proud family and friends at Brooklyn College. 175 young men and women walked across the stage, received their diplomas, and took on themselves the title of St. Edmund Prep Alumni.

The afternoon’s ceremonies began with the Class of 2015’s Salutatorian Alex Blair. He challenged his classmates to reflect on all those people who had accompanied them along their high school journey and the challenges and lessons they had encountered.

"Think about the difficult classes that we've passed and the new techniques as well as lessons that we can take from them like the ability to think critically, a new appreciation for language or art, or an understanding of the world around us. The passion that our teachers have placed into their classes has for many of us, myself included, brought to light the importance of comprehending the world that surrounds us.”

"So I ask you, my fellow graduates, to consider how your own individual lessons have gone beyond the classroom, and when you can look back on your past self and find that today you are a superior individual from what you've learned, then the value of your lessons can truly be seen.”

Click here to read Alex's Salutatory Address in its entirety

After the diplomas had been conferred and the awards presented, the podium was turned over to the final speaker of the afternoon, the Class of 2015 Valedictorian, Regina Locicero. In her remarks, Regina described three truths that her and her classmates will take with them as they leave the halls of St. Edmund; The importance of perseverance even in the face of challenging and difficult times, the importance of laughter, and the benefits of not taking the easy road.

“Everything and anything will be thrown in our way but it is important to persevere through these obstacles and make the best of a bad situation. To always get back up and try again. We will work through whatever paper our professors will throw at as and any problem our bosses tell us to fix. We will persevere through the challenges ahead of us.”

“I'd much rather laugh than cry sometimes. Laughter is really the best medicine; it can often turn a bad day into a good one. It's important not to take yourself too seriously… It helps us not only to get through mistakes but through some of the most difficult times of our lives.”

“In life doing the things you love isn't easy, but that doesn't mean you stop doing them just because it gets too hard. Taking the more difficult path in one way or another taught us a lot, even when we didn't succeed.”

Click here to read Regina's Valedictory Address in its entirety

St. Edmund Prep is very proud of the Class of 2015 for all that they have accomplished and grateful for all that they brought to our St. Edmund Prep Family. May The Lord continue to bless them today and always. Congratulations!

A selection of pictures from graduation and all of the senior week activities can be found on St. Edmund Prep's Flickr Page.
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Info - Bus Campaign Reaches the End of the Line Posted Jun. 22, 2015
Thank you! Thank you! Thank You!

St. Edmund Prep is pleased to announce that we are the proud new owner of a yellow school bus! Thank you to all our SEP families and friends who contributed to this transportation drive! The bus had its inaugural run on graduation day, driving our band members and equipment to Brooklyn College as we bade farewell to the class of 2015! We are excited to hit the road in September and keep our Eagles on track! Thank you for your generosity - when we all give a little we can certainly accomplish quite a lot! Happy summer and happy trails!
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Athletics - Crew Team Featured on Currents Posted Jun. 17, 2015
The Crew program at St. Edmund Prep was featured on the June 15th edition of Currents on NET TV. SEP's rowing program is the only one of its kind in the Diocese of Brooklyn. Click the link below to see Currents sports correspondent Jim Mancari's visit to one of the group’s practices.
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Athletics - Athletics Year in Review Posted Jun. 11, 2015
The 2014-2015 athletic year featured tremendous success for the teams and student-athletes of St. Edmund Prep. The Eagles advanced into postseason competition in more than a dozen sports, taking home one diocesan and two city championship crowns. In the classroom, over 175 individual student-athletes were on the honor roll at some point during the school year.

During the fall season, the SEP Girls Soccer, JV Volleyball, and Varsity Volleyball teams all advanced to the CHSAA Championship games for Brooklyn-Queens while the Boys Soccer team played in the CHSAA Intersectional quarterfinals. The Girls Tennis team reached the CHSAA semifinals and participated in the NYS CHSAA tournament. Senior midfielder Maura Bellone '15 represented the Eagles in the 2014 Mayor’s Cup All-Star soccer game. The Girls Soccer team also took home the first-ever Athletic Directors’ Cup for Academic Excellence after boasting the highest overall grade point average among the Fall sports teams.

In a very busy winter, the SEP Cheerleaders took third place in the CHSAA Cheer Competition while the Boys Varsity Basketball Team advanced to quarterfinals of the CHSAA Intersectional playoffs. Sophomore guard Jordan Williams '17 was selected as a first-team CHSAA All-Star. The Girls Basketball program had a banner year, as the JV team advanced to the diocesan championship game. The Varsity girls won the Diocesan title, their first since 2002, and competed in the New York State CHSAA tournament. Senior forward Alexandra Jacques '15 scored her 1000th career point and represented the Eagles in the 2015 Mayor’s Cup All-Star girls basketball game. On the track, sprinter Cameren Pike '15 paced the SEP squad to numerous medals in meets throughout the season and earned himself a berth on the Mayor’s Cup Track and Field Team. Swimmer Danny O’Keefe '15 was the first Eagle to qualify for the CHSAA “A” Boys Championships since 2010. The SEP Girls Swim Team, who competed in the CHSAA “B” finals, earned the distinction of posting the highest overall GPA among Winter teams to win the Athletic Directors’ Cup for Academic Excellence.

As the weather warmed up, the spring sports continued the Eagles pattern of success. The Boys Handball team captured a CHSAA “B” City Championship, their first since 2005. The Girls Varsity Softball Team earned their third consecutive CHSAA Brooklyn-Queens title with their second straight undefeated season. The Eagles softball team also won its second consecutive NYC CHSAA championship. Nicole Quintana '15 and Stephanie Samir '15 represented the school in the 2015 Mayor’s Cup All-Star Softball game. The SEP Crew team continued to grow, and spent more time on the water this season. Will Dantone '16 became the first SEP golfer to participate in the NYS CHSAA Championship Meet. The JV Baseball team reached the post season for the first time in several seasons, participating in the CHSAA Intersectional qualifiers. The Varsity Baseball Team posted the highest overall GPA among Spring teams to win the Athletic Directors’ Cup for Academic Excellence.

During the course of the year, several individual student-athletes were recognized for their commitment, dedication, and performance. The second annual Jose Rodriguez Memorial Scholarship was presented at our Fall Athletic Awards Dinner to Michael John '16, a member of the Soccer and Baseball teams. At our Winter Athletic Awards Dinner, the inaugural Joe Romano, Sr. Memorial Scholarship was awarded to Alicea Hernandez '16 , who competes on the volleyball, basketball, and softball teams. Softball player Nicole Quintana '15 was selected as the recipient of the Lou Esposito Award winner at our Spring Athletic Awards Dinner. Also at that dinner, AJ Adamita '15 was selected as the Male Athlete of the Year based on his performance as a member of the hockey and baseball teams. Kellie O’Neill '15 who excelled on the soccer, basketball, and softball teams was chosen as Female Athlete of the Year.

Beyond athletic prowess, the Athletic Department also recognized its scholar student-athletes. Chris DeCapua '15 (baseball and basketball) and Melissa Tiphaine '15 (Cheerleading) were selected as the US Army Reserve Scholar Athletes, while soccer player Dana Scherer '15 was recognized for having the highest overall GPA among graduating student-athletes with the Sister Denise Award. Outstanding examples in character, leadership, dedication, and spirit were recognized by awarding the Donny Duval Memorial Spirit Trophy to baseball player Peter Vitella '15 and the Peggy Boyle Memorial Spirit Trophy to Nina DiCioccio '15, who participated in volleyball, basketball, and softball.

The Athletic Department also inducted the second class into the St. Edmund Prep Athletic Hall of Fame. These pioneers of athletics at the Prep include Math teacher Chris Wright, who was honored for his contributions to the school as a softball coach and athletic director. Other inductees included Robert Wiatre ‘00 (Basketball), Maryanne Marshall Marsaggi ’89 (Basketball, Volleyball, and Softball), Jeanne Sullivan Toomey ’78 (Basketball player and coach), Sr. Denise McCarthy, OP (supporter of athletics), the 1977-78 Girls Basketball Team and the 1997 Boys Baseball Team.

In addition to their athletic and academic success, the Eagles also were very involved in the school’s effort to live the Gospel values by putting our faith in action. The girls volleyball program participated in a Fundraising tournament to support breast cancer research. The softball program joined with numerous other Catholic high schools to support Autism Speaks. Over 150 student-athletes participated in the school’s Street Corner Gourmet Program, as the SEP family made over 350 pounds of “Stuffing From Heaven” to share with those less fortunate. Ten student-athletes were part of the Emmaus Team, leading their peers on retreats throughout the year. Two of these individuals, AJ Adamita '15 and Mike Pasquarello '15 (hockey) were featured on NetTV’s Active Catholics. The SEP Pep Rally, EagleFest III, and Senior-Faculty Basketball Game all helped to increase school spirit and raise over $800 towards the Jose Rodriguez Memorial Scholarship.

The St. Edmund Prep Athletic Department is proud of the accomplishments of our student-athletes and teams during the 2014-2015 school year and excited to see just how high the Eagles can soar next season.
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