Oratory Prep Teens Inducted into Quill and Scroll Society for Journalists

Lighting his candle of integrity from the candle of truth, Summit resident Joe Koomar, a junior at Oratory Prep School in Summit, reads his notes about the importance of integrity in the life of a journalist. Koomar writes a sports column—Rambling On—for the Independent Press newspaper and is the sports editor of the all-boys, Roman Catholic school's award-winning newspaper, The Omega
After lighting their candles from the candle of truth at the Oratory Prep School Quill and Scroll International Honorary Society of High School Journalists, seven o of the ten inductees gather for a picture. From left: Brandon Deger, Christopher Kraft, Nick Luther, Malcolm Bare, Rampreet Singh, Tobi Kraft and Joseph Koomar. Missing from the photo are: Wyatt Craig, Kevin McGovern and Matt Pigott

Frank Kearns, adviser to the award-winning newspaper The Omega at Oratory Prep School in Summit, announced the names of the teens at the all-boys, Roman Catholic school who were recently inducted into the Quill and Scroll International Honorary Society for High School Journalists. At a recent breakfast for the students and their parents, ten students were selected for inclusion for the prestigious society based on their expertise and service to school publications.

Honored were: Omega editor in chief H. Nicholas Luther of Mt. Tabor and Aries editor in chief Malcolm Bare of Denville, sports editor Joe Koomar of Summit, news editor Kevin McGovern of New Providence, business editor Matt Pigott of Chester, photography editor Rampreet Singh of Bridgewater, news editor Chris Kraft of Bridgewater, features editor Tobi Kraft of Bridgewater, entertainment editor Wyatt Craig of Chatham and opinion editor Brandon Deger of Upper Montclair.

At the candle lighting ceremony that was presided over by Steve Fava, adviser to The Aries, the school's yearbook and journalism teacher, the boys lit their candles from the candle of truth and pledged to "work to the advancement of my community, to be loyal to my superiors, to live up to the ideals of true journalism and to be impartial in my interpretation of Truth."

Seniors who were inducted to the society will wear blue and gold cords at the June 5 graduation atop their graduation gowns indicating this honor.

Head of School Bob Costello and Dean of Academics Owen McGowan congratulated the teens and distributed their Quill and Scroll pins and membership cards.

For more information about the school that is open to boys in grades 7 - 12, visit the website at

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