Join us Wednesday, Oct. 25 for the annual Financial Aid Luncheon to support scholarships and Fair Share, programs that provide the opportunity for 6 out of every 10 students to access a Gonzaga Prep education.
You’ll hear from three generations of the Watkins family including Pastor Emeritus HAPPY WATKINS, current parent and Board member Pastor JAMES WATKINS, and alumnus EPHRAIM WATKINS `22 who will share their Gonzaga Prep stories. The Watkins family will be joined by President Michael Dougherty in asking for your support.
11:30 a.m. social, 12 p.m. lunch, Scarpelli Gymnasium, Gonzaga Prep campus
The Fair Share program provides the essential financial support that helps to ensure the affordability of tuition for every student. Gonzaga Prep is deeply committed to the accessibility of its life-changing educational program. Currently more than 6 out of 10 students receive financial assistance.
She showed a photo of her 3-year-old self smiling on her first day of preschool. “That was about the same time I started telling my mom I wanted to be an astronaut.” The 3-year-old smiling in that picture, she said, is the same as the one smiling in another: one taken when she’d just reached orbit.
In that photo, “for the first time, nothing stood in the way of me and my dream,” she said.
Students who spoke at the luncheon shared their own aspirations and thanked those in attendance for their support of Fair Share.
Khaleia Assih credits her Prep education for her goal of becoming a nurse practitioner, inspired in part by teacher and athletic trainer Chris Hawley.
Tony Rupp reflected on his gratitude for the Prep community for believing in him when enrolling was an opportunity he didn’t think he deserved.