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Jesuit Father Philip G. Judge
Regis High School Rings In Centennial Year at New York Stock Exchange

February 12, 2014 — Students, alumni and the president of Regis High School in New York all celebrated the school’s 2014 centennial by ringing the closing bell at the New York Stock Exchange on Jan. 17. The clanging of the bell and the cheers and applause of students, alumni and friends who were also invited to watch, added to the cacophony of sounds on the busy trading floor.

“Regis is going to be 100. You only get to be 100 once, and we want to celebrate that as many ways as we can,” said Jesuit Father Philip G. Judge, Regis’ president, in a video for the school’s Second Century Campaign. "What better place to do that in New York, than right in the heart of New York, the Stock Exchange."

Regis High School, which offers tuition-free Jesuit college preparatory education to promising young men from the New York metropolitan area, is located in the Upper East Side neighborhood of Manhattan. In the admissions process, special consideration is given to students whose families could not otherwise afford a Catholic education. The school is currently the only all-scholarship Catholic secondary school in the country.

In addition to the bell ringing, students were given an insider's tour of the Stock Exchange and heard from a Goldman Sachs official about the inner workings of floor trading. Fr. Judge was presented with an official NYSE gavel and medallion engraved with a message commemorating the occasion.

The ringing of the closing bell was the first of many unique events that will be held to celebrate Regis’ 100thanniversary.

Other events planned include a presentation and book signing by faculty member Father Anthony D. Andreassi, C.O., on his book “Teach Me to Be Generous: The First Century of Regis High School in New York City,” as well as a centennial film series and an appearance in the Saint Patrick's Day Parade. Celebrations will culminate in October 2014 with a Centennial Gala at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City, followed by a Centennial Mass celebrated in St. Ignatius Loyola Church by Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Archbishop of New York.

For more details about Regis’s history and a complete list of all upcoming Regis Centennial events, visit regis.org/2014. [Sources: Regis High School, New York 1 News]


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