Page 6 THE VILLADOM TIMES I • January 21, 2009 Don Bosco Prep in Ramsey has earned a reputation as of being a sports powerhouse, but this 93-year-old college prep school for boys is also an academic powerhouse. With a student body of 894 students, the school has already amassed numerous achievements during the current academic year. Two seniors have been named semifinalists in the 2009 National Merit Scholarship Program. They are Kevin Stangl of Montebello, New York, and Michael Carapezza of Mahwah. In addition, 16 students have received recognition as National Merit Commended Students. They are Joseph Altura, Goshen, New York; German Chabur, Lodi; Brian Schools Now Registering Don Bosco Prep is academic powerhouse Collins, Mahwah; Ryan Donohue, Stony Point, New York; Michael Dudas, Wyckoff; Hugh Garvey, Ho-Ho-Kus; Brendan Gleason, Park Ridge; Kevin Horan, Chester, New York; Robert Molke, Westwood; Stephen Montalto, Woodcliff Lake; Michael Nowicki, Nanuet, New York; Thomas Mulligan, Pearl River, New York; Ryan Muldoon, Pearl River, New York; Mark O’Dea, Washington Township; Peter Schmitt, Glen Rock; and Stephen Shami, Totowa. “The excellent academic achievements of our students on a yearly basis are emblematic of the dedication and academic strength of our educational faculty at Don Bosco Prep,” explained Rev. Louis J. Molinelli, SDB, director/ president. “It is our mission to educate young men so that through self-discovery, each student will come to recognize and acknowledge his talents and limitations in pursuing academic, athletic, artistic and personal excellence. Our schools athletic achievements are well known, but our strength in academics, extracurricular activities and spiritual training is not as widely recognized. Thirty-two Don Bosco students qualified in 2008 as Advanced Placement Scholars, including two students qualified for the AP Scholar with Distinction Award by earning an average grade of at least 3.5 on all AP exams (continued on page 19) First Step Preschool, Inc. 454 Pulis Avenue • Franklin Lakes “Going Green” We are now enrolling for September 2009 Small Class Sizes with an Academic Curriculum Ages 2½ - 6 Years PM K-Enrichment Class 201-847-8198 Please visit our website: