named Distinguished Alumnus at CBHSGeorge J. Pratt, Jr., Dean of Students at Christian Brothers High School, has received the 2006 Distinguished Alumnus Award from the CBHS Alumni Association.
The award was conferred November 9 as part of the schools National Honor Society induction assembly.Instituted in 1993, the Distinguished Alumnus Award recognizes one graduate each year for his
"outstanding and significant accomplishments in his
business or professional life."
"When you think of Christian Brothers High School
, you think of Dean Pratt
," said Fik.
"While there are literally thousands of successful businessmen, professionals, athletes, and the like who have walked the halls of CBHS
, George Pratt
stands shoulder to shoulder with any graduate from this fine institution." Pratt, who graduated from CBHS in 1965, graduated from Memphis State University in 1970 and began teaching at the high school.He later received a Master of Education degree from Memphis.
During the first half of his
tenure at CBHS
taught Math and also coached football, baseball, and basketball.Since the `87-`88 school year, he has served as Dean of Students.
"I am truly humbled to receive this honor, to be put in the same company as these distinguished men who have come before me in receiving this award," said Pratt
in accepting the award.
...Pratt and his wife Anne have been married for more than 35 years have three children, Chris, CBHS class of 91, Michael, CBHS class of 93, and Dana, who graduated in 1999 from St. Agnes Academy.