Compassion Matters... Pass It On! 10-5-22
The Compassion Connection Club is back! The biggest club in Preston kicked off their first meeting of the school year with 140 sandwiches for the hungry ministered to by Lamp Ministries and 40 candy bags and 40 cards for senior citizens from the Preston Center of Compassion! We are so happy to be back and have a strong start! Exactly 100 students were in attendance. Let's go Compassion Panthers!
Compassion Matters... Pass It On! 10-4-22
On September 16th, the Preston High School community gathered in the gym to root for the Junior Varsity and Varsity volleyball panthers. Our volleyball players took on Maria Regina High School, in tribute to Amanda Tamburrino, Preston senior, who passed away on September 13th after her difficult battle with Hodgkin's Lymphoma. Our Panthers ran a bake sale and collected entrance fees at the door. $3,411 were raised! In Amanda's memory, all of these proceeds will be donated to the Westchester Medical Center for Hodgkin's Lymphoma research. As students, faculty, family, and guests sported their best purple attire for Hodgkin's Lymphoma awareness, there was not a dry eye in the gym and there has never been a bigger sense of Panther pride in these hallways!
It is a Preston tradition for every junior to "adopt" a Freshman. The Juniors imitate "big sisters" to the Freshmen class in our Preston Community. To many, it may appear admirable how the Juniors are so willing to intercede for the Freshmen, but it's a "norm" at Preston High School, where compassion is in the air. Also, certain girls volunteer to be "Junior Ambassadors". These girls are devoted to positively impacting the Freshmen class.
Junior Ambassadors attend Freshmen orientation over summer vacation to answer questions and give tours of the Preston grounds. Junior Ambassadors also meet regularly with the Freshmen during homeroom to discuss upcoming events and traditions. The Junior class does everything in their power to integrate the Freshmen into the Preston family.