Learning Legacy: Christopher Ruggieri '21

This week’s Learning Legacy post spotlights Christopher Ruggieri, son of Debra Eggles Ruggieri ‘89, who will join the Class of 2025 as a Saint Augustine Academic Scholarship Recipient. Both Debra, and her sister, Susan Eggles Eagar, graduated from Prendie in 1992; and now Christopher will continue the family tradition of legacy on our campus!

“I’ve always considered tradition to be a very important and viable part of family and life,” says Christopher. “I find it as one of the strongest ways to connect and bond with family. With my Mother having attended Archbishop Prendergast, I feel that her experience and connection to the school could benefit me with a feeling of more comfort and connection than any other High School. Although much has changed since my mother attended, I believe that I will grow a similar bond with Bonner & Prendie as my Mother has.” 

Prior to attending Prendie, Debra attended Blessed Virgin Mary School. Debra tells us, “I’ve always anticipated my son’s attendance at my Alma Mater and I’m both grateful and elated that he’ll follow in my footsteps. Knowing that my son will receive the same level of quality education that I did is reassuring.”

Christopher will arrive at B&P with a handful of accomplishments already achieved, including winning the Dr. Nicholas Spennato Young Authors’ Project (2020)  for his short story "The 29th of January."  This is an annual contest sponsored by the Delaware County Reading Council and the Delaware County Intermediate Unit and Christopher’s story will be published in a book.

“Bonner & Prendie is a community full of compassion and spirit and I wouldn’t want to see him anywhere else.”