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The House System

A crucible for leadership. A family of students. A platform for intrascholastic competition and collaboration. Students are “tied” into a House in 6th grade, which they will call their House for the rest of their lives. Our alumni love to return to campus and check up on their house. 

Elizabeth
Head Girl
Conner
Head Boy
Annaleena
President, House of Trent
Haben
President, House of Nicaea
Nnaemeka
President, House of Lyon
Olivia
President, House of Chalcedon
Elizabeth
Head Girl

My name is Elizabeth Pérez and I am honored to serve Holy Spirit Prep as Head Girl for the 2018-19 school year. This is my 13th year at HSP and I am incredibly fortunate to be part of such a special community. As an HSP “lifer,” I grew up walking the halls of the liberal arts building alongside my four older siblings, all of whom have graduated from HSP. 

One of my favorite things about Holy Spirit Prep is the unique community. Growing up in such a supportive environment allowed me to flourish not only academically,  but spiritually and socially as well. The amazing faculty provided me with the encouragement I needed to face challenges. The rigorous courses allowed me to push myself and taught me how to conquer goals. With Mass every Wednesday and the chapel door always open, I discovered the value of my faith. Through the House system, I connected with people from every grade and learned what it means to be a true leader. This is why I believe HSP has shaped me into the person I am today, with qualities and values that I am proud of. Holy Spirit Prep taught me so many valuable lessons and I hope to show my gratitude through my work as Head Girl.

I am confident that alongside our Head Boy, Conner McKittrick, and our incredible House Leadership team, we can make the 2018-19 school year memorable.

Conner
Head Boy

My name is Conner McKittrick and I have the honor of serving this community as the Head Boy for the 2018-2019 school year. As a member of this school since second grade, this school has presented so many amazing opportunities to me over the years including academic, physical, and spiritual. I have been an active member in football, swimming, chess, and community service offered here at HSP. All of these opportunities have developed me into the person I am today and has developed my leadership capabilities through the many roles I have been able to earn and I hope to carry the lessons I learned at this school into my career in the military.  

With the Head Girl, Elizabeth Perez, we are excited to hit the ground running for this year and be a leadership team that will make this school feel even more like a home to all of the students.  We are looking forward to carrying on the unique traditions of the school and of our previous leadership and implementing some of our own.

Annaleena
President, House of Trent

My name is Annaleena Hansen, and I have the great honor of leading the House of Trent this school year! I came to Holy Spirit Prep halfway through ninth grade, and I knew right when I walked into my first house meeting that I would one day want to lead this glorious House. My junior year, I was one of the House Captains and through this experience I learned the “ins and outs” of the House system. With this valuable knowledge, my strong leadership team, and awesome House-members, there is no doubt in my mind that Trent can end the year on top!

Alongside me this year, I have a committed leadership team that will help the House of  Trent reach her goal of first place. At my right hand, I have Kaylea Focia as my Vice President. We worked well together as the House Captains last year, and I am excited to continue this partnership. Kaylea will be in charge of the special projects of the house, like t-shirts.

Our House Captains are Sophia John and William Arnold. They are responsible for the day-to-day activities of the house, like fundraisers and various other tasks. Our two Prefects this year are Sofia Oliver and Ainsley Hillman. Their job is the assist in any way that they can, whether it be helping get participants for flex periods, or getting posters up for Trent related activities.

Our Junior High Representative this year is Analise Oliver. Her job is to be the voice of this year’s eighth graders. Morgan Delaney is the House Sacristan, who is in charge of planning Trent masses and gathering people to serve. Guiding us through this whole journey, we have our dedicated Housemaster, Mr. Reger.

Together, we promote the House motto: “Sapientia Vitam Dat”, or “Wisdom gives life”. Through our actions and decisions, we are the leaders that give life and show the true greatness of the Blue house. With this trustworthy and hardworking leadership team, I cannot wait to see the future accomplishments of Trent!
 

Haben
President, House of Nicaea

My name is Haben Tijar and I am humbled to have been selected to be the 2018-2019 President of Nicaea. Since joining Holy Spirit Preparatory School, my House has been a crucial part of my success. Having such a close relationship with the upperclassmen and having them as role models truly made a difference in my academic & spiritual experience.  One of the main reasons I value the House system so much is the way that it helped me to develop not only close relationships but also a service based style of leadership. 

The people that served my House instilled in me the desire to be a part of the House system, so that I could give back and help, mentor, and guide the next generation of students as I have been. To do this, I have gained valuable experience through various positions such as Junior High Representative, Prefect, and Captain.  I pray that this experience will help me be an exemplary house president. 

The path to victory and domination over the other Houses is inevitable! Our triumph will be facilitated by the comfortable and engaging atmosphere that my team and I will strive to create. We are here to help! So let me introduce you to the rest of the team that will help make this the most successful year possible.
 
Scott Jackson, the Vice President, is very energetic and really enthusiastic in every way he serves the House. In addition to being my right hand, he manages special projects. I also have the aid of my dynamic duo, the twins, Camila and Julia Del Bosque. They are our exuberant House captains, so they ensure that the day-to-day aspects of the House system run smoothly and that we have enough money for the truly important things... like donuts! Our prefects, William Shulman and Jenny Li, are as dependable as they are friendly, so I know we will not have a bumpy ride. Last but not least, our legacy, Eric Winkler, is our Junior High Representative. He plays a crucial role in bridging the gap to ensure the eighth grade students are successfully integrated with the high school.  With this team I know we are ready to tackle this upcoming school year.
 

Nnaemeka
President, House of Lyon

My name is Nnaemeka Adibe, and I am privileged to be the president House of Lyons. I am truly excited to have a chance to lead the House of Lyons to become House Champion for 2018-2019 school year. My most recent position in the House system was a Junior High Representative, nevertheless for many years, I still participated in the house system as if I was part of leadership. The House System has given me a lot of enjoyment when as I matriculated into the Upper School. As president, I hope to share this enjoyment of the House System with the members of my house and to bring my house to victory. 

I am not alone in this process. I am assisted with an astounding leadership team willing to use their best abilities to fulfill our goals. Our Vice President is Regina Munoz has vast knowledge in House Leadership. Our Captains are Rosie Stagliano and Pamela Flores, who are in charge in day-to-day operations of the House. Our Prefects are Alex Plati and Max Bendig who will assist our Captains in their operations. Our Junior High Representatives are Mariana Munoz and Jacob Wilhelm who will be tasked with events pertaining to Junior High School. Lastly, we have our veteran House Master, Mrs. Reger, 

We have a fantastic group individuals leading our house. I am enthusiastic to see our achievements this year as the House of Lyons. We will truly show HSP the meaning of our motto, Semper Melius, which states that “we are always better”.
 

Olivia
President, House of Chalcedon

My name is Olivia Ford and I am the President of the House of Chalcedon for the 2018-2019 school year. After I joined Purple house, I knew I wanted to be like the other fearless presidents that came before me. This House has not only strengthened my friendship with many people but, it also strengthened my ability to be a leader. Last year I served as a Captain running public relations for Chalcedon. I learned a lot from the other members of our team. This year, I hope to guide the members of this house to another victory!

I cannot wait to work with my sidekick, Vice President Deacon Broda and my Captains Jack Bohling and Ashley Postell. Alongside them are Prefects Patrick Radosta and Hector Padilla, and my 8th grade representative Emil Sacco. It will truly be an incredible year. Each of the members of Chalcedon leadership is very talented and hardworking. I am honored to work with our Vice President Deacon Broda as he is in charge of overseeing special projects as well as being our public relations chair. Along with him, Jack Bohling will be the chair of lost and found assisted by Patrick Radosta. Patrick and Hector recruit members of the House for flex periods while Ashley Postell will be our treasurer. She will also head up our fundraising activities with the assistance of Emil Sacco. 

I am excited to bond with all the members of Chalcedon during the upcoming year.  I hope this school year is exciting for everyone!
 

House Motto
Semper Melius ("Always better")

House Saint
St. Jude

Council of Lyons
March 31,1272

 

House Motto
Veni vidi vici ("I came, I saw, I conquered")

House Saint 
St. Thomas Aquinas

Chalcedon Council 
October 8 - November 1, 451

 

House Motto 
Veritas, Virtus, Triumphus (“Truth, Virtue, Triumph”)

House Saint
St. Peter, Holy Apostle, First Pope, and Martyr

Council of Nicaea
325 AD

 

House Motto
Sapientia Vitam Dat ("Wisdom gives life")

House Saint
St. Anthony

Council of Trent
1545-1563

 

Key aspects of the House System include:

•Service Projects
•Fundraisers
•Sponsoring School Events, i.e., Homecoming, Spring Dance, Junior High Night (coming 2016/17), and House Days
•House Feast Days
•Hosting School Athletic and non-Athletic Contests
•Sharing Meals Together
•Academic and Peer Mentoring

Leadership Opportunities include:

Head Boy and Head Girl are responsible for being the “faces” of HSP.  They are the leaders of the student body and partake in all aspects of our community, including being members of the Honor Council and Leadership Council.

President and Vice President (1 of each per house, Seniors): Presidents lead their respective house with the guidance of the faculty House Master/Mistress.  Presidents are members of the Leadership Council.

Captains (2 per house, Juniors)
Prefects (2 per house, Freshmen or Sophomores)
Junior High Reps (2 per house, 8th graders)