On Friday, October 6, Princeton Academy of the Sacred Heart celebrated Founders Day. There are profound historic visionaries from the past who have shaped the mission and philosophy by which our school was founded, and we are blessed to have visionaries who walk among us. When Princeton Academy opened its doors to welcome students in 1999, the first 34 families took a leap of faith forward to build something special. We welcomed our Founders to campus to celebrate the past, present and future of Princeton Academy of the Sacred Heart.
Headmaster Rik Dugan said, "Today we honor those whose vision built our mission, which drives our purpose today more than ever before. We stand on the shoulders of courageous giants, allowing us to see well beyond the horizon and inspiring us to soar with heart. Dugan continued, "We are blessed to be among those whose courageous ideals brought about a school devoted to developing creative, compassionate and courageous young men to be leaders of a just society; one that is today committed to forming a generation of enlightened men."
Founding families, trustees and teachers joined Headmaster Rik Dugan for lunch proceeded by a moving conversation with eighth grade students. Founders were then led on a walk around campus with Student Tour Guides and finished with a special One School Friday Thank Yous in the MACC. Sister Maureen Glavin, RSCJ, former head of school at Academy of the Sacred Heart in St. Charles, MO, joined our community for the day's activities. Earlier in the day, Sr. Maureen was the keynote speaker at Stuart's First Friday Gathering, which all eighth grade students attended with Director of Community Liturgy Lorna Cole Durish and other members of our community.
It was a great day full of Princeton Academy Spirit... Go HAWKS!