Seton Hall Prep is incredibly grateful and thankful to Matt Cannizzo ’90 for 25 years of service to The Prep, and wishes him blessings and success as he takes on a new role at the University of Notre Dame.
Matt served as the Director of Institutional Advancement at The Prep for the last seven years and was pivotal in reaching and exceeding fundraising goals during his tenure. Prior to his role in Institutional Advancement, he helped bolster enrollment as Director of Admissions upon returning to his alma mater in 1997, where he also established the Ambassadors Organization and International Program.
On a sunny Monday, June 21, Seton Hall Prep renewed The Prep’s Annual Golf Outing, this year at Rock Spring Golf Club in West Orange. The great day included 130 golfers comprised of Prep alumni, parents and staff. Capital Partners/Jim Burke ’69 served as the Tournament Sponsor. Major sponsors included Acorn Financial/Joe Oakes ’90 and Billy Oakes ’94, Apparel Sponsor; VMT Distributors/Viken Manoukian ’91, Golf Cart Sponsor; Air Group LLC/John Conforti P’22, Cocktail Hour Sponsor; The Cannon Family Foundation LLC/Tom Cannon P’13’1, Lunch Sponsor; Lincoln-Mercury/Mary Beth Childs P’07’09, Hole-in-One & SHP Hat Sponsor; and Belair Transport/Anthony Trapasso, Bag Tag Sponsor. Seton Hall Prep is also incredibly grateful for all of the on-course sponsors and the hole sponsors who contributed to the record success of this annual event. [view the photos]
Seton Hall Prep honored its five newly appointed Eagle Scouts throughout the 2020-2021 school year. Lead by SHP Eagles Club Co-Presidents, Mark Bisig '21 (Troop 17, Short Hills) himself a new Eagle Scout, and Nathaniel Tabora '21, Andrew Bisig '22 (Troop 17, Short Hills), Albert Bonardi '22 (Troop 2, West Orange), Vincent Wong '23 (Troop 17, Short Hills), and Anthony Bottino '22 (Troop 80, Cranford), were all appointed Eagle Scouts by their local Troops.
Following Covid's postponement of the annual first-week-of-school Field Day, the members of the Freshman Class of 2024, joined by their just graduated senior peer leaders, finally got their chance, and used the day, instead, to celebrate the conclusion of their first year at The Prep. Chaplains Frs. James White and Bogumil Misiuk celebrated Mass with the class prior to lunch and the beginning of the games. The day concluded with a freshman family bar-b-que, hosted by volunteers from the SHP Fathers Club. [view the photos]
Seton Hall Prep English teacher, Mr. John Pascal, had two articles published in the Spring 2021 edition of the Mark Twain Journal, the oldest American academic journal devoted to a single author. Mr. Pascal, who teaches freshman and junior English Honors and his Honors elective course, The Writings of Mark Twain, at The Prep , wrote “Mark Twain and Thomas Nast: The Friendship and Correspondence of the Writer and the Cartoonist” and “Teaching Mark Twain with Hal Holbrook: An Appreciation,” for the journal.