Please join our community as we gather in support of the Fair Share tuition program and its impact on the lives of our students, their families, and our community.
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 12
Guest Speaker, Bethany Cummings `19
11:30am Social, 12pm 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.
At the luncheon, you will hear about the impact of the Fair Share program from current students and our keynote speaker, Bethany Cummings `19, Notre Dame class of 2023
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.