Reunions for classes 2002, 1992, 1987, 1982, 1977, 1972, 1967, 1962, 1957 and 1952 are July 20 and 21, 2012.  The schedule is as follows:

Friday, July 20th at 6PM:
Back to School Event at Prep - Includes a casual buffet dinner, beverages, t-shirts, tours of the school, and a class photo.  $35 per alum, $15 per guest.

Saturday, July 21st at 4PM:
Family Mass at Prep - Mass will be in the new Chapel of the Three Companions on Prep's beautiful campus.  All classes and their families are invited.     

If you would still like to register click HERE, otherwise you MUST pay at the door.  Contact Alumni Relations Coordinator Adriana Berndt with any questions.

See you this weekend!


Prep's Alumni Association's 7th Annual Crab Feed will be at 6pm on Saturday, September 8th in the Barbieri Student Center on Prep's campus.  Alumni, current parents, and friends of Prep are all welcome to attend this fun tradition of good fun and good fun (21 and older only please).  Click HERE to register online now.  For information, or with any questions, please feel free to contact Alumni Relations Coordinator Adriana Berndt at or 509-489-6302.

Make sure you get your tickets soon.  This event sells out quickly!  We look forward to seeing you in September!

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Alum Gives Speech at Hall of Fame Ceremony
Former New Orleans Saints safety and Gonzaga Prep alum Steve Gleason ('95) gave a speech during the 2012 New Orleans Saints Hall of fame inductees announcement.  A wing in the New Orleans Saints Hall of Fame room in the Super Dome is named after Gleason.  Click HERE to view the speech.

Prep Alums in Sunday's New York Times Op-Ed Pages
Prep alumni Timothy Egan`73 and Bill Hayes`79 each published pieces in last Sunday's New York Times' "Sunday Review" section.  Timothy Egan mused on the varying degrees of effectiveness demonstrated by US Presidents who have "imbibed" and those who have not.  Bill Hayes discussed Plato as a model of the successful balance of educating the body as well as the mind.
     Timothy Egan:  "The Wrath of Grapes"
Bill Hayes:   "Plato's Body, and Mine"

Alum Honored
Newport High School in Bellevue, WA honored longtime baseball coach and Prep Alum Bob Albo '61 on March 24th, by dedicating its baseball field in his name.  To read the article in The Seattle Times, click HERE.  Congratulations, Bob, and GO PUPS!!

Prep Alum & Dickens Scholar Honored by the Queen
Prep alum Dr. Paul Schlicke(`61) has been invited to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the birth of  Charles Dickens at a reception given by Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace. Dr. Schlicke, who has served as Chair of the Dickens Museum in London, is the author of Dickens & Popular Entertainment and editor of The Oxford Companion to Charles Dickens. Schlicke retired in 2010 from the University of Aberdeen.  "Goes to show what an education at Prep can lead to," says Dr. Schlicke. Click to read the press release from the University of Aberdeen.

Alum & Prep Teacher Highlighted

Prep Alum Kolleen (Driscoll) Murray`79 and Prep Choir Director Sean Kane and his wife Andi are profiled in the January 29th issue of OSV, Our Sunday Visitor. This issue highlights faith-filled educators during Catholic Schools week.
Click here to view OSV.

Alums in Government
Congratulations to Spokane's new mayor, David Condon`92 and newly appointed interim Police Chief Major Scott Stephens`79. Thank you for your years of service to outgoing president of Spokane's City Council, Joe Shogan`66. Thank you for your continued service on the Spokane City Council to Amber Waldref`95. Congratulations to Matt Elsaesser`99 for his re-election as a City Commissioner in Helena, Montana and to Dennis Higgins`89 for his continued work on the Kent (Washington) City Council. In the Jesuit tradition, Prep alums are making a difference everyday in the world.

Alum Recognized for LPGA Goal
 Prep alum Annie Brophy`06 is reaching for the stars!  The former Gonzaga Prep standout is in her second year on the Symetra Tour, with her sights set on on the LPGA.  Click HERE to read the full article.  Congratulations, Annie, and GO PUPS!

Prep Alum leads NW non-profit Health Plan
Click HERE to view the article on Prep alum Mark Ganz`79, CEO of the Pacific Northwest's BlueCross BlueShield network and CEO of Cambia Health Services.

Alum Inducted into Hall of Fame
Prep alum Jason Francis `97 has been inducted into the University of Montana's Sports Hall of Fame as a defensive tackle on the 2001 National Championship team.  Way to go, Jason!  Click HERE to read the full article.

Young Son of Alum Authors Notre Dame Book
Jake Keyes, future Bullpup (Class of 2020) and son of Prep alums Mike `89 and Theresa `87 (LaLone) Keyes, who wrote a book about the University of Notre Dame's Fighting Irish, has been busy.  Jake made the front page of the South Bend Tribune this last Friday after holding a book signing at Notre Dame before the football game!!  Click HERE to view the article online.  You can also click HERE to view the original segment shown on KREM2.  Way to go, Jake!!

Prep Alum Receives Cambia Health Award
Congratulations to Prep Alumna Kathy Perko `79 for being a recipient of The Cambia Health Foundation's Sojourns Award!  Click HERE to read about Kathy and all she has accomplished.  Way to go, Kathy! 

Baseball Coach Inducted into Hall of Fame
(Spokane, WA) Gonzaga Preparatory School is pleased to announce that Brian Munhall, Varsity Baseball Coach, will be inducted to the Washington State American Legion Baseball Hall of Fame on November 3, 2012. Brian has been coaching baseball for years and at Gonzaga Prep for the past 4 years.

American Legion Baseball has a rich history in Washington State stretching back to 1928. Over those 85 years thousands of young men have competed in summer baseball and many of them learned skills that propelled them into becoming leaders in professional sports, business, education, government and the private sector. The fundamental goal of the American Legion Baseball program is to teach all involved about the importance of becoming good citizens and to develop life skills.

The ceremony and induction will take place in Seattle on Saturday, November 3, 2012. The first class to be inducted into the Washington State American Legion Baseball Hall includes: Earl Averill, Ron Santo, Fred Hutchinson, John Olerud, Mark Hendrickson, Bryan “Busher” Lewis, Spedo Southas, Mal Walton, Jim Clem, Lyle Overbay, Bud Black, Bob Coluccio, Curt Daniels, Steve Kline, Verne Hayertz, Ryne Sandberg, Brian Munhall, Mel Stottlemyre, Sr., Dave Heaverlo, Dave Elder, Mike Trout, and the Yakima Legion Team (1953 World Series Champs).

Alum Hired as Marlins Manager
Prep alum Mike Redmond `89 was just hired as the new Manager for the Miami Marlins.  Click HERE for the Spokesman Review article; Click HERE to read the story on  Congratulations, Mike, and GO PUPS!!!

Alum Honored with NNSA Award
Prep alum Kirsten (Shafer) McNeil `99, Foreign Affairs Specialist, U.S. Export Enforcement Support, Office of Nonproliferation and International Security, has been selected as the recipient of the 2012 Linton Brooks Medal for Dedication to Public Service for the National Nuclear Security Agency (NNSA).  Click HERE for the full article.  Congratulations, Kirsten, on this amazing accomplishment!!

Alum to Pilot New Jet
Prep alum Mike Kingen `99 is the newest pilot for America's next generation jet, the F-35 Lightening II.  Capt. Kingen is the 54th person in the world to pilot a F-35.  Way to go, Mike!  For the full article on Capt. Mike Kingen and the F-35, click HERE.

Alum Recognized for Volunteer Services
Prep alum Emmett Arndt `64 and his wife Marylu were recognized for their volunteer work with the Christmas Bureau.  Organized by Catholic Charities, Volunteers of America, and The Spokesman Review, and funded by donations, the Christmas Bureau brings holiday cheer to the less fortunate families in the community by distributing food vouchers, books, and toys.  Way to go, Emmett and Marylu!  Thank you for being a great example of what it means to be persons for others!

For the full article, click HERE.

Alum Among Top Rushers
Prep alum Bishop Sankey `11 just finished the third best rushing season in Washington Husky Football HISTORY!  The UW Sophomore Running Back finished 2012 with 1,439 rushing yards, trailing only #1: Corey Dillon (1,695 in '96) and #2: Chris Polk (1,488 in '11)!   Way to go, Bishop!

Alum's Moving Speech Leads to Grant
Prep alum Steve Gleason`95 and Team Gleason announced they have received a $350,000 grant for the Team Gleason House of Innovative Living. Click HERE to read the story.

`83 Alums in Wall Street Journal
G-Prep alums from the class of 1983 are featured in The Wall Street Journal.  Brian Dennehy, Joe Tombari, Mike Konesky, Pat Schultheis, Sean Raftis, and Chis Ammann tell the story of their 23-year game of "Tag".  Click HERE to read this fun article!

Gleason Featured in USA Today
Prep alum Steve Gleason `95 is featured in the USA Today.  With the Superbowl in New Orleans, Steve continues to be an inspiration to many, and build his movement against ALS.  You can read the whole article HERE

No White Flags!!!

Gleason Makes Country-Wide Headlines
With the Superbowl this Sunday in New Orleans, Prep alum Steve Gleason `95, and his Team Gleason Foundation, are making headlines all over the country.  From the USA Today, to The New York Post, to a local NoLa paper, Steve continues to spread awareness and hope for ALS. 

Alum Named Seattle Prep Football Coach
Garret Cook`97, the manager of Event Services for the Seattle Mariners, has been named Head Football Coach at Seattle Prep. Congrats Garret!

Father and Son Basketball Stars
Nice spot about two Prep alums and college basketball, Terry`76 and Parker`11 Kelly.

Alums Team Up to Coach Nationally Ranked Team
Prep alums Andy Johnson `03 and Michael Smalley `03 are the assistant coaches for Findlay College Prep in Henderson, Nevada.  Last night, Findlay won its 53rd straight win to finish a 34-0 undefeated season (with 82 straight wins at home!!)!   They are ranked as the #1 team in the USA Today High School Super Sports Boys Basketball Rankings.  Way to go, Andy, Michael, and the Pilots!!!

`83 Alums Featured on ESPN
The alums from the class of 1983 who have been participating in a 30 year game of Tag were featured on ESPN.  Click HERE to see the story of how these friends will stop at nothing to stay in touch...and not be 'it'!

Chase Youth Awards
Chase Youth Awards 2013:

G-Prep Senior, Andrew Sauve was a nominee in the category of "The Arts" for his involvement in Band and for playing in the band at mass as well.

Prep Junior, Kathleen Sessions was a Chase Youth Award winner as part of a group award for the Spokane Guild School's High School Board - the board won the highest honor for a group, they received the "Judge's Choice" for the most outstanding of any of the groups nominated.

Sophomore, Katelyn Jentges was awarded the highest individual award for her involvement in the community. She was recognized with the "Judges Choice" for any individual nominated in any category.

Prep Junior, JJ Brown served as a co-MC and presenter at the event as she was selected to be the 2013 Chase Youth Commission's Vice Chair.

Congratulations to all for representing their school so well.

University of Limerick Awards Prep Alum Scholarship

Lauren Carroll`12 has been awarded a University of Limerick Foundation Entrance Scholarship, which is presented to students based on their academic excellence.

Alum Retires to Become an Artist
Prep alum Joe Adams `42 was featured in the King City, OR newspaper last week!  Joe, after decades in the corporate world, retired so he could pursue is true passion - art.  Way to go, Joe!!  Click HERE for full online article.

DI Team places 2nd in State
The 2012-2013 Destination Imagination Team, a wonderfully creative and hard-working group, placed 2nd at the State competition and won the Da Vinci Award for outstanding creativity. Here is the link for the youtube video of the performance:

Gonzaga Prep Destination Imagination WindVisible Team Perpa X Chrom State Performance 2013

Make sure to hit "Show More" for the complete description of the challenge.

Two Seniors Honored as Student Athletes

Yesterday two of our senior student athletes were honored at the 30th annual GSL Scholar Athlete Award Luncheon: Clare Cozza`13 and Jacob Groh`13. Congrats! Here are two links to learn more:
Spokesman Review article
GSL link

Prep's Spokane Scholars
At The Spokane Scholars Foundation 21st Annual Awards Banquet on Monday, April 22, 2013, all these Spokane Scholars were recognized. Additionally, two Prep scholars were also named scholarship recipients. They are: Fine Arts: Onew Angela Lee: $2000; and English: Sally Whalen: $2000.

English - Sally Whalen
Fine Arts - Onew Angela Lee
Mathematics - Maxwell Graves
Science - Benjamin Wright
Social Studies - Hailey Schemmel
World Language - Miriam Weeks

Quoting The Spokesman, "since 1993, the Spokane Scholars Foundation has awarded $1 million in scholarships to more than 2,000 top students in Spokane County high schools. The all-volunteer organization is supported by individual and business donations."

Perfect Latin Score By Sophomore
Sophomore Phillip Thompson achieved a perfect score on the 2013 National Latin Exam. Only one half of one percent, .005, achieved this score. Worldwide 140,000 students participated from the United States, Australia, Canada, Guam, England, Italy, New Zealand, Poland, Taiwan, Indonesia, China, Philippines, Turkey, Japan, Germany, Iran, Zimbabwe and the Neterlands. Only 792 students out of the 140,000 attained this distinction. Congratulations to Phillip and to his teacher Jennifer Judge`89!

Senior Pianist Places 2nd in State
Senior Angela Lee competed in the State Solo & Ensemble Competition, a WIAA competition, (April 27th). She was playing a Piano Solo, one of the most competitive events, and came in 2nd place. That is 2nd out of all piano solos in the state of Washington! Congratulations to Angela!

Alum & Administrator Rocks Bloomsday
Prep alum and Admissions Director, Corrina O'Brien Kelsey `06, had a great Bloomsday weekend!  She finished 27th out of the 27,959 females that ran Bloomsday!!  She also finished 29th out of the 17,864 people from Spokane, and 62nd out of the 36.930 people from Washington state!  Way to go, Corrina!!

Senior Receives Appointment to West Point
"Formal and final" announcement that senior Ayrton Nelson received an appointment to the United States Military Academy at West Point. Congratulations Ayrton!

Achievements and Awards for 2012-2013

Achievements and Awards



Advanced Placement passing rate in 2012 was 75%

Philip Thompson received a perfect score on the National Latin Exam

Knowledge Bowl placed 1st in the GSL 4A Division and 3rd in the State Competition

Destination Imagination Team won 1st place at Regionals and the Renaissance Award for their Rube Goldberg and their musical.  The team placed 2nd in State and earned the DaVinci Award for technical and mechanical aspects of their Rube Goldberg.

Debate Team placed 1st in GSL & in Eastern Washington

Maloney Foster & Robert Smoot were Co-Champions of Lincoln-Douglas Debate

Mitchell Kilyako placed 4th in Lincoln-Douglas Debate

Heather Rogers placed 5th in Lincoln-Douglas Debate

Yae-Rang Schumacher & Luis Perez placed 2nd in Policy Debate

Michael Waitt, Derek Meenach, and Skyler Chastek finished among the top five


Olivia Schimmels was awarded the 2013 Carl M. Hansen Scholarship sponsored by the Spokane Chapter of Washington Society of Professional Engineers


Sally Whalen earned 1st Place in the Nazareth Guild’s Celebration of Light essay contest


Ayrton Nelson accepted appointment to the United States Military Academy at West Point


Spokane Scholars

Maxwell Graves (Math)

Hailey Schemmel (Social Studies)

Miriam Weeks (Foreign Languages)

Benjamin Wright (Science)

Sally Whalen (English) 3rd place $2,000

Onew Angela Lee (Fine Arts) 3rd place $2,000


Fine Arts

Jazz Choir - 1st place on Chamber Choir day and 3rd place on Jazz Choir day at the

Jazz Unlimited Festival in Pasco, WA

Jazz Choir - 1st place overall, Outstanding Department Award, Division 1 at the

Jazz Unlimited in Pasco, WA

Mitchell Davey, Jared Young, Marc Malek were selected for the Washington All State Choir

Mitchell Davey was awarded 2nd place in the Regional Tenor Solo Competition and earned Outstanding Musicianship Award at the Jazz Unlimited Festival in Pasco, WA

Angela Lee was awarded 2nd place for her piano solo in the WIAA State Solo & Ensemble Competition



Girls Cross Country 2nd place in GSL

Football 1st place in GSL

Girls Basketball 2nd place in GSL, 4th in State

Boys Basketball 2nd place in GSL

Boys Tennis District Champions & GSL Champions

Baseball District Champions & GSL Champions

Boys Soccer 3rd place in GSL

Trevor Cote & Bianna Nikdel: Fall NECA/IBEW Scholar-Athletes

Shannon Metzger & Mitchell Pratt: Winter NECA/IBEW Scholar-Athletes

Vanessa Santorsola & Ryley Sullivan: Spring NECA/IBEW Scholar- Athletes

Clare Cozza & Jacob Groh: GSL Scholar- Athletes

Jacob Groh, Maxwell Graves, and Sarina McKee: KXLY Shining Star Award



Ignatian Service Award Recipients

Olivia Burns

Maxwell Eugenio

Jordan Huizinga-Goebel

Tobi Korth

Conrad Kurrle

Keum Lee

Abigail Lombardo

Kendall McKinley

Vanessa Santorsola

Tess Weaver

Miriam Weeks

Mark Weigand

David Yake


Each year the Food Drive collects 100,000 pounds of food, which is delivered to 200 needy families in addition to Second Harvest Food Bank, the Spokane and Colville Native American Tribes, Morning Star Baptist Church, local parishes (Mary Queen Parish, St. Francis Xavier Parish and St. Thomas More Parish), Women and Children’s Free Restaurant, Our Place, and Guse Summit View Apartments.  These members of the Class of 2013 have served on the Food Drive Committee for three years:

Abigail Lombardo

Bianna Nikdel

Robert Smoot

Miriam Weeks


During the summer of 2012, two of our students traveled to another country to serve.  Onew Angela Lee went to Cambodia to teach English to small children at the Hosanna School in Phnom Phen.  Miriam Weeks volunteered at Familias de Esperanza, an organization that rescues families of Maestria, Mexico; a community that is built on a dump.  Miriam worked in a daycare and in the water distribution center.


In January 2013, eight members of St. Aloysius Parish and two Gonzaga Prep students, Luis Perez and Josue Torres, traveled to El Salvador as part of the parish’s Sister Relationship with the Christian Base Communities, located in the Bajo Lempa region.


Eagle Scouts

Alex Barry

Riley Colliton

Jacob Groh

Keum Lee

Nathaniel Kirlin

Bryce Orth

Mark Romano

Andrew Sauve

Mark Weigand


Girl Scout Ambassadors

Brooke Norris

Shailee Woodard



Campfire Wohelo Award

Julia Jean Brown


Lilac Court

Emily Staker

Tweet for Teachers Contest Winner
Congratulations to freshman Hannah Woods for her 3rd place win last Friday in the Nazareth Guild's "Tweets for Teachers" contest!

Alum Caddies for Tour Professional

Georgetown University's Head Women's Golf coach and Prep alum Katie Brophy `02 spent the weekend at TPC Potomac caddying for PGA Tour pro Andres Gonzalez   Click HERE to read the entire article.

Way to go, Katie!

Alum Chosen as 2013 Astronaut Trainee
Prep alum Anne McClain `97 was chosen as a candidate in NASA's 2013 Astronaut Candidate Class.  Anne, Major, U.S. Army, is a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y.; the University of Bath and the University of Bristol, both in the United Kingdom. She is an OH-58 helicopter pilot, and a recent graduate of U.S. Naval Test Pilot School at Naval Air Station, Patuxent River.   Click here to read the article in the Spokesman Review or to read the full article from

Congratulations, Anne!!  Proof that our alums truly reach for the stars!!!

Alum Places 2nd in Local Tournament
Congratulations to Prep alum Rob Seibly `09 who placed 2nd in Spokane's 26th Annual Rosauer's Open Golf Invitational! Click HERE to read the article.

Prep alum completes the 500th vertical landing

Prep alum Capt. Michael Kingen `99, a U.S. Marine Corps test pilot, completes the 500th vertical landing for the F-35B Lightning II Aug. 3 at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md. Kingen was in BF-1, the first short takeoff and vertical landing test aircraft. Prep alumni really take their dreams to new heights!

Humble Former Bullpup

Coach Bob Cassano`82 and UW's Bishop Sankey`11. Sankey is featured in this Seattle Times article, click HERE for the article.

Gleason Jersey Retired


Tuesday, August 20th was an emotional day at Gonzaga Prep. We were visited by a world leader in the crusade to bring awareness and research money to patients battling ALS, Prep alumnus Steve Gleason`95. "More than any other organization, Gonzaga Prep has molded me into the man I am today," said Gleason.

Watch and read his story as reported by every daily news outlet in Spokane:
"Steve Gleason honored as Gonzaga Prep alum" - Author: Melissa Luck, KXLY4 Executive Producer ,
"Gonzaga Prep retires Steve Gleason’s jersey" - by DARNAY TRIPP &
"Former Bullpup Great Gleason Honored by Gonzaga Prep" - by Sam Adams, SWX Anchor/Reporter
"Former G-Prep standout Gleason’s jersey retired" - John Blanchette The Spokesman-Review

Steve, through the Gleason Golf Classic, has established a fund in Prep's Fr. Hurley Foundation to help provide tuition support for families with neurological and/or physical challenges. If you would like to donate to this scholarship fund click HERE.

Local Artist and Prep Alum Featured
Great article about Gonzaga Prep alumna, Megan Holden`88, and her show at the Cat's Eye Gallery. Click HERE to view the Spokesman Review article.

Alum Makes Military Commitment
On 9/11/13, Prep alum MIDSHIPMEN 2nd Class Enrique Ferrez `11, USNA signs his 2/7 - he will serve two years at the Academy and then five years in the Marines.  In honor of those who served and perished, a new generation steps up.  Thank you for your service, Riko!  GO PUPS!!

Alum Carries on Local Family Tradition
Prep alum Gary Redding `83 is featured on the front page of the sports section in The Spokesman Review today.  Gary was named Head Coach of the Spokane Braves hockey team - a team his father founded in 1972.  Click HERE to read the article.  Congratulations, Gary!!

Prep alum in Starring Role
Great article in the Spokesman Review about Gonzaga Prep alumnus Jim Swoboda`80 as Jean Valjean, in the Civic Theater’s production of “Les Miserable.” Click HERE for the article.

NFL Films visit Prep
NFL Films came to film at Gonzaga Prep today for a documentary on Steve Gleason`95 called "A Football Life". Here's the link to the KREM2 story.

Prep & GU President's Sign St. Francis Pledge
Monday, October 7th Gonzaga Prep and Gonzaga University Presidents Al Falkner and Thayne McCulloh signed the St. Francis Pledge to Care for Creation and the Poor. Click HERE to read the press release from Gonzaga University. Gonzaga Prep Student Body President, Nick Bahr`14 and Principal Cindy Reopelle were also in attendance for the ceremony.

1979 Alum Receives Oregon Governor's Gold Award
Mark Ganz`79 received Oregon’s Governors' Gold Award which pays tribute to the individuals, companies, organizations, and communities that have contributed to the greatness of Oregon. Congratulations Mark! Bullpups continue to make a difference!

Click HERE to see more about the award.

1963 Football Team Best Ever in Spokane
From the November 1st front page article in the Spokesman-Review, "Some of the stories have been told so many times over beers that the yardages tend to get a bit longer, the runs a bit more dramatic and the plays more outstanding.

But a half-century has done nothing to diminish what was arguably the best high school football team ever to take a field in Spokane."

Click HERE to read the full article.

Humble Alum Setting Records
Congrats to Bishop Sankey`11 on another great game. Bishop is shown here visiting with Coach Casano earlier this fall.
Click HERE to read about another great game in his record setting junior year at University of Washington.

Faithful Christmas Bureau Volunteer
From the Spokesman-Review front-page article (12/5/2013): "Don Kelly was a quiet man. Whether driving an elderly woman to the doctor, spending time with his family or helping an impoverished mom at the Christmas Bureau, Kelly didn’t need many words to show he cared." Click HERE to read the full article.

Future Bullpups Inspiring Others
Alums' children start youth movement

Alum Named Boise State Interim Football Coach
Bob Gregory`82 has been named the Boise State interim football coach. Read the Spokesman-Review article: CLICK HERE.

Gregory Moves to UW
After taking Boise State to the Hawaii Bowl as interim Head Coach, alum Bob Gregory`82, has been named assistant head coach and linebackers coach at the University of Washington. CLICK HERE to read the UW Press Release.

Sankey to Enter NFL Draft
GSL and Pac12 standout Bishop Sankey`11 will enter the NFL draft this spring. CLICK HERE to read the Spokesman-Review article.

NorthEast Washington Educational Service District Visits Prep
Gonzaga Prep is featured in the February newsletter for NorthEast Washington Educational Service District 101 (ESD101) after a representatives visited Prep classrooms. Click HERE to read the article.

Prep Parent Building Community Outreach

Great article on Prep parent, Steve Tammaro, President and CEO of Inland Northwest YMCA.

Click HERE to read the article.

Prep Senior Featured in USA Today

Prep senior Sam Dowd has been sharing his inspirational story. February 26th he was featured locally on KREM2 in a ongoing series, Project Inspire, based on the inspirational life story of Prep alum Steve Gleason`95.

Sam's life story is so inspirational that USA Today has picked it up and is sharing the story nationally.

Click HERE for the USA Today piece 

or Click HERE for the KREM2 piece

Sam was also featured in a video shown this fall about the 6 in 10 Prep students that receive tuition assistance through the Fair Share tuition program.

Click HERE to view the "6 in 10" video

Girls Basketball Wins First State Title!
Coach Mike Arte and the Gonzaga Prep girls basketball team overcame a 12-point deficit in the WIAA Hardwood Classic State Championship game to win the first in school history state title!

Here is the Spokesman Review article from Sunday, March 9th.

Senior Student Shines
Kayla Leland helped Gonzaga Prep win a state basketball title. Now she sets her sites on a track title, and honors in the classroom. Click HERE to view the Shining Star piece from KXLY.

Alum Receives Military Honor
Prep alum Capt. Brian Hutton `03 received the Army Commendation Medal for Valor for his action in Afghanistan during Operation Enduring Freedom.  Truly, a person for others!  Way to go, Brian, and thank you for your service!  Click HERE to read the full article.

Destination Imagination Wins State, on to Global Finals

A hearty congratulations and applause for our Gonzaga Prep Destination Imagination team which won first place at the State tournament this weekend.

They will be representing Washington State at the Global Finals in Knoxville, Tennessee at the end of May.

Bravo to Kassy Schrader`14, Bailey Osborne`14, Mitch Kilayko`15, Marina Marsalis`15, Drake Zielske`16, and Ashley Castleman`17!

The team needs to raise $13,000 this month to compete in Knoxville! If you are interested in helping, contact coach Mike Carroll at, or visit their fundraising website page when you CLICK HERE.

Gleason Scholarship Recipient on Project Inspire

The first Steve Gleason`95 Scholarship recipient is featured on a segment of Project Inspire. Click HERE to view the Project Inspire segment.

Alumna highlighted in Parade Magazine

Kindle Shaw`85, assistant to Mayor of Seattle, was featured in Parade Magazine's pictoral gallery on "What People Earn". "Candy", asshe was know at Prep says she's a "political junkie" and "there's no place I'd rather be."

To view the gallery, CLICK HERE.

Alum's local shop is winning awards
Prep alum Aly Avey `05 and her mom Debbie are winning awards for their shop "Against the Grain in Cheney, WA, which works with other businesses to promote the uniqueness of local shops, restaurants and artisans in the area.  They were just awarded Small Business of the Year and Most Uniquely West Plains by the West Plains Chamber of Commerce!  Congrats, Aly & Debbie!  Make sure to visit their shop the next time you're in Cheney, or visit their website

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