Montgomery Catholic Preparatory School’s junior class hosted the annual Mardi Gras Prayer Breakfast for the entire high school student body and many special guests on Fat Tuesday, March 4, 2014. The keynote speaker for the event was Col. Cameron Gilbert, a parent of four current MCPS students and two MCPS Alumni. The day begins before dawn with members of the junior class transforming the Dolly Barranco Activity Center into a Mardi Gras themed restaurant while cooking and serving a delicious pancake breakfast for nearly 400 guests. Paige Barranco, Junior Class President welcomed guests. Father Linn Harbour from Holy Family Catholic Community at Maxwell AFB opened with prayer. Class sponsor, Mrs. Kerri Moore sang the National Anthem. Junior Class Vice-President Ashley Kim and Class Secretary Mary McLaughlin gave closing remarks thanking all of the Prayer Breakfast sponsors, including: Anne Ceasar, MCPS President; Chad Barwick, MCPS Principal, Madonna Kimbrough, High School Administrative Assistant; Kerri Moore, MCPS Junior Class Sponsor; Chappy’s Deli, Classic Printing, Costco, Derk’s Filet & Vine; Sam’s Club, Whitfield Foods and the Junior Class parents.
This is the fourteenth year the junior class at Montgomery Catholic has hosted the Prayer Breakfast as a class retreat and service project for the school.
Haely McBeal, a Sophomore, Honor student and President’s List Recipient