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DeMatha Express- October 24th
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Here is the latest from DeMatha:
  • has ranked DeMatha as the No. 1 All-Boys High School in Prince George's County! Link.
  • The Hall of Fame Ceremony will be held on Sunday at 2:30pm in The ANTLER ROOM. Please note location. Highlights next week!
  • Our Open House will be held on Sun., Nov. 3 starting at 10:30am. This is a great chance for prospective students and their families to come visit the campus, meet the faculty/staff and current students and get an idea of what it means to be a part of DeMatha and a part of this One Strong Brotherhood. Please contact for any questions about this event.
  • There will also be an Admissions Information Session for prospective students on Tues., Oct. 29 at 7pm in the Kilby Alumni Lounge. Again, contact the Admissions Office for any questions.
  • Interested in having your son get the DeMatha experience? Sign up for our Stag-for-a-Day program! Link.
  • Senior Anthony Kazzi had his Eagle Court of Honor last weekend to celebrate his earning the rank of Eagle Scout, with members of the DeMatha community also present. Anthony and his brother Dominic, a sophomore at DM, are members of BSA Troop 2016. Anthony is the grandson of Tony Fotos, longtime former faculty member.
  • The 4th Annual DeMatha Way Poetry Final Throwdown will be taking place on Tues., Oct. 29 in the Old Gym.
In Memoriam:
  • John P. "Jack" Spicer, godfather of Brian Sheehan '80, cousin of Dr. Tim Sheehan '82, and uncle of James Spicer '65 (dec.) Obituary.
  • Harold Jackson Isbell, Jr. '79: Obituary.
  • Kiya Marcus Stewart '88: Obituary.
  • Kevin Zell, son of Frank '64: Obituary.
  • The varsity football team rallied late against Gonzaga, but fell 28-26 to bring their record to 5-2 on the season. The Stags will look to rebound as the squad hosts Good Counsel tomorrow at 7pm at Catholic University. If you can't make it in person, the game will be streamed live via our Facebook page and Monumental Sports.
  • The varsity soccer team won its third straight contest by defeating Carroll earlier this week to improve to 5-6-3 on the season. The Stags will close out the regular season by hosting Gonzaga tomorrow at 3pm at The Fields at RFK as part of Senior Day. Playoffs are next week. Check the website and social media for updates.
  • The cross country team will finish its campaign on Saturday as the Stags race in the WCAC Championships at Bull Run Regional Park. Go Stags!
  • Junior Ben McKevly and the US Lacrosse U-17 Team defeated Team Canada last weekend at the Brogden Cup Fall Classic. Ben wore No. 40 in honor of Brendan Looney '99.
Alumni News:
  • Dave Slomkowski '86 was honored earlier this week by MD Governor Larry Hogan for his work with Athletes Serving Athletes. Dave told Gov. Hogan that he was also a DM grad and Dave said the governor looked at him, smiled, and said, "ONE DEMATHA!"
  • Chase Young '17 was featured in The Columbus Dispatch on his excellent start season as defensive end for Ohio State Football: Link.
  • The next DeMatha Red and Blue Meetup will be TOMORROW at Brookland Pint in Washington, DC from 4-6:30pm, right before the DM Football game vs Good Counsel at Catholic University! This is a Free DeMatha Alumni event. RSVP today and hope to see you there! Link.
  • Stag Nite will be held on Wed., Nov. 27.
    • Purchase tickets early as this event could sell out! Purchase Tickets
    • Purchase tickets by check: make check out to DeMatha and mail to 4313 Madison Street, Hyattsville, MD 20781 attn: Stag Nite or stop by the Advancement Office
    • $40 per person; tickets must be presented at the event for admission.
    • 5pm doors open; 6pm food is served; 7:15pm guest speaker; 10pm event ends
    • Guest Speaker: Dexter Manley, Former Washington Redskins Standout
    • Location: DeMatha Catholic High School Antler Room
    • Adults Only: Must be 21 to attend! No Exceptions.
    • Admission includes food, beverage, speaker.
    • Notes: There will be NO cigar smoking in the hall; an area will be set up outside for smokers.
    • At 4pm, the varsity basketball team will be scrimmaging in the (LT) SEAL Brendan Looney '99 Convocation Center (Opponent TBA).
    • Questions: email
Spirit Wear Item of the Week:
Check out the newest hoodie at the DeMatha Stag Store! This microstripe hoodie is 50/50 cotton/polyester pre-shrunk microfiber fleece for a comfortable fit. Kangaroo pocket with added media pocket. Priced right at $35. Pay Online.
That is all.

Thomas Ponton '78
Director of Advancement
From the Office of Advancement:
Tomorrow will mark the ninth anniversary of the death of Dr. Charles "Buck" Offutt, who was quite a memorable figure at DeMatha for over 50 years. We still have a card from the time of his death. On the back is the poem 'Crossing the Bar' by Alfred Lord Tennyson. It was a poem Buck taught for years in his classes. Seems apropos to include it here:
Sunset and evening star,
And one clear call for me!
And may there be no moaning of the bar,
When I put out to sea!
But such a tide as moving seems asleep,
Too full for sound and foam,
When that which drew from out the boundless deep
Turns against home
Twilight and evening bell,
And after that the dark!
And may there be no sadness or farewell,
When I embark;
For tho' from out our bourne of Time and Place
The flood may bear me far,
I hope to see my Pilot face to face
When I have crost the bar.
God Bless. Go Nats!

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