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Prep Reunion 2006

Prep Reunion 2006 photo album

More than 200 alumni and friends of Assumption Preparatory School returned to the Assumption campus for its annual reunion in September. The highlight of the weekend was the dedication of the technology-rich Assumption Prep Auditorium in Kennedy Memorial Hall.

Alumni from as far away as Trinidad returned to campus for the celebration. Approximately 80 visitors enjoyed a tour of the site of the former Prep School in Worcester’s Greendale neighborhood. Fr. Claude Grenache, A.A. AP’55 presided over Mass in the Chapel of the Holy Spirit, followed by the dedication of the Assumption Prep Auditorium, located in room 119 of Kennedy Memorial Hall.

Peter Deckers, M.D. AP’58, chair of the Assumption Prep Campaign, and honorary chair Charlie Bibaud AP’51, ran the ceremony. Attendees packed the new multimedia classroom, adorned with six large Prep photographs in the room and a memorabilia display case outside of it. Guests witnessed the room’s capabilities first-hand as a live video feed of the proceedings was watched by the overflow crowd in the new Alden Trust Auditorium, located down the hall. Peter shared that more than $420,000 had been raised toward the $500,000 goal set to construct and endow the facility.

Guest speakers at the dinner were Gerard Brault AP’46, professor emeritus at Pennsylvania State University, and former Prep teacher and headmaster Fr. Oliver Blanchette, A.A. AP’35.

Notable guests included Charles Reimer AP’36 and Fr. Alexis Babineau, A.A. AP’36, who celebrated their 70 th reunion. Fr. Richard Rousseau, S.J. AP’41 and Bernard Champion AP’41 attended their 65 th reunion. Champion has 15 children, 55 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and flies his own plane at the age of 84.

As of October 20, more than $445,000 has been raised toward the $500,000 goal.

For more info, contact Melanie Demarais at 508-767-7146


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