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  • May 18

    Class valedictorian: 2017 grads leave large shadows

    Posted on May 18 by Jill · Filed in Academics & Programs, Events

    For those of you who couldn’t attend Seton Catholic Prep’s graduation ceremony Tuesday evening, we are sharing Valedictorian Ben Leach’s words of wisdom. During his commencement speech, he spoke about his sister, Jordan, a Seton graduate who passed away in 2014 after a courageous battle with cancer. Here is his speech:

    To begin, I want to say that it is an honor to be here before you tonight. It is truly a once in a lifetime experience, not just for me, but for all of us.

    As I look back on my own high school career, there is one event that comes to mind that I think encompasses not only my four-year experience at Seton, but the experience of most of us as well.

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  • Apr 25

    A Valentine to our volunteers

    Posted on Apr 25 by Jill · Filed in Events

    Seton Catholic Prep recently held a Mass and breakfast to honor our parent volunteers, who in the words of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. possess “a heart full of grace and a soul generated by love.”

    Formally honoring volunteers is a challenge because they tend to avoid the limelight. They prefer to perform their good works behind the scenes, but there is no denying their importance to Seton. Everywhere you look, there they are: tidying up the cafeteria, building sets for plays, helping out at the Spirit Store/SCRIP Office, organizing fundraisers and special events, taking tickets at athletic events…the list of tasks they perform goes on and on.

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  • Feb 09

    Fiddling around with the role of Tevye

    Posted on Feb 09 by Jill · Filed in Events, Fine Arts

    How does an American teen (who is Catholic no less) prepare for the iconic role of Tevye in “Fiddler on the Roof”? Ben Leach, this week’s student guest blogger, tells us how. Seton Catholic Prep will perform the enduring musical Feb. 10-12 and Feb. 17-18. Ticket information at

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  • Feb 02

    Seton students sadly aware of cancer’s toll

    Posted on Feb 02 by Jill · Filed in Academics & Programs, Events, Religious Life

    February is Cancer Prevention Month. Sadly, cancer is an all-too-familiar topic for the Seton Catholic Prep family. Many of us have lost parents, spouses, siblings, aunts, uncles, teachers and classmates to the disease. Fighting cancer, either as a patient or the loved one of a patient, is an experience no one should have to endure. 

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  • Jan 26

    Let’s Celebrate Catholic Education!

    Posted on Jan 26 by Jill · Filed in Events, Religious Life, Announcements

    Next to graduation week, National Catholic Schools Week is the most exciting time of the year at Seton Catholic Prep. The annual observance starts the last Sunday in January and runs all week−Jan. 29 through Feb. 4 this year.

    Seton will join 6,525 Catholic schools across the U.S. to celebrate Catholic education and the positive impact it has on students, the Church, communities and the nation.

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  • Nov 17

    Fr. Leo’s recipe for happiness

    Posted on Nov 17 by Jill · Filed in Events, Religious Life

    Many of you probably remember when Seton Catholic Prep brought celebrity chef Fr. Leo to Chandler as part of its Seton Speakers Series.

    Hard to believe it was three years ago this month! Since then, Father Leo Patalinghug’s popularity has risen among Catholic foodies (yeah, that’s a thing). Non-Catholic foodies adore him as well.

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  • Nov 10

    Thank you for your service!

    Posted on Nov 10 by Jill · Filed in Alumni, Events

    From business people to elected officials to civic leaders, Seton Catholic Prep is very fortunate to have many friends and supporters in the community. We value all those relationships, but one group of friends, in particular, stands out: veterans.

    Among us Sentinels, veterans hold a place of honor: Many teachers, staff, parents and alumni have served in the military and a number of recent graduates have been appointed to military academies.  Seton proudly acknowledges their service every year with a Veterans Day ceremony that doubles as an educational opportunity for students. The 2016 Tribute to Veterans will begin at 8:15 a.m. Friday, Nov. 11 (Veterans Day). All veterans and their families are invited even if they don’t have a student at Seton.

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