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Check here frequently for announcements, events, and other alumni news for graduates of our prestigious academy. 

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Homecoming: October 2, 2020

We are extending an invite for you to spend Homecoming with us this fall, scheduled for Friday, October 2nd. For those who ordered a brick paver, a ceremony will be held on that Friday. There is a silver lining through this all, as we can now extend our #JoinThe100 campaign through the summer and into fall. Brick campaign information can be found here. We hope to have 100 bricks placed in the ceremony as well as 100 alumni and 100 families in attendance.

Military/Alumni Day 2021

This message is to inform you that this year’s Military/Alumni Day, scheduled to be held on Saturday, April 25th, has been cancelled, due to the threat of COVID-19 and the state-mandated shelter-in-place policy. The safety of our attendees, cadets, and staff will always come first.

We are extending an invite for you to spend Homecoming with us this fall, scheduled for Friday, October 2nd. For those who ordered a brick paver, a ceremony will be held on that Friday. There is a silver lining through this all, as we can now extend our #JoinThe100 campaign through the summer and into fall. Brick campaign information can be found here. We hope to have 100 bricks placed in the ceremony as well as 100 alumni and 100 families in attendance.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and look forward to seeing you all in October.

Here’s to a fantastic Military Day in 2021!

Leave Your Legacy with our Brick Campaign!

Southern Prep’s “Pave the Way” Brick Campaign is a way to recognize and honor the men and women who have made an impact throughout the world. These personalized brick pavers can be ordered for alumni, parents, grandparents, teachers, mentors, community members, friends, and businesses. The sale and purchase of these bricks will forever preserve your contribution to the traditions of Southern Preparatory Academy, Lyman Ward Military Academy, and Southern Industrial Institute, and is tax deductible as allowed by law. All proceeds will go to the Annual Fund for special projects and cadet scholarships.  

To order, please visit this webpage or contact our Director of Development, Cole Leonard, at cole.leonard@southernprepacademy.org or calling 256-675-6281.

Update Your Contact Information!

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Meet Lily Kowtko, Outreach & Engagement Officer

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John F. Kennedy once stated, “I think the success of any school can be measured by the contribution the alumni make to our national life.” And here at Southern Prep, we are proud to boast of the achievements of our alumni.

We are grateful for our alumni’s continued support of the academy. Your support has taken many forms: words of encouragement, financial contributions, and being engaged with our mission. Without alumni support, it would be impossible for the academy to continue providing young men with opportunities for personal growth.

To all of our beloved alumni, please feel free to reach out to me at 256-675-6269 or lily.kowtko@southernprepacademy.org. I would love to hear your stories and answer any questions you may have.