#TBT: Best Halloween Costumes

With the spookiest of holidays right around the corner, we thought it’d be fun to dig into the SPP archives and find some of the scariest, funniest, and all-around amazing costumes we’ve seen at St. Paul Prep over the years. Enjoy!


St. Paul Prep Class of 2017

It has been one amazing year at St. Paul Prep! If you missed our live stream of the graduation ceremony, you can watch a video of the entire event right here.

Below are some photos from the ceremony. If you have any pictures you’d like to share, email them to skoob@nacelopendoor.org or tag us on Facebook or Instagram.

Thank you seniors. You made 2016-17 an epic year at SPP!


A German New Year’s Eve

“Happy New Year! My favorite New Year’s Eve tradition here in Germany is to light a sugar cone that is soaked in a beverage made with sugarcane, which then melts and drops into a winter punch called “Glühwein.” It is a perfect drink that keeps your hands warm and is fun to watch.”

 – Frank Diekmann, SPP Alumnus

Frank Diekmann German Tradition - cropped

Alumni Update: Duy Ha, Vietnam

Class of 2010 alumnus, Duy Ha, was awarded a $10,000 Davis Scholar for Peace Grant to do a peace project about rainforest education in Vietnam in the summer of 2013. He is pictured below with former Social Studies teacher, Ms. Spurgeon.

Duy and Ms. Spurgeon

Students competing for the grant submit project proposals that “promote peace and address the root causes of conflict.” Duy received funding for his project which attempts to correct the market failures of inefficient use of natural resources, specifically the rainforest, in Vietnam. The project will educate around 1,000 youths in Vietnam about the importance of the rainforest and appreciation for nature. Click here to read Duy’s project proposal.

Duy is currently a junior at St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota.