And the celebrity prep school grad of the week is…

…Mitt Romney of the Cranbrook School in Michigan, and graduated in 1965. Many of his classmates were from more wealthy backgrounds, and Romney was the only Mormon at Cranbrook. Despite this, Mitt won an award for those “whose contributions to school life are often not fully recognized through already existing channels”.

According to Wikipedia, Romney wasn’t a standout student nor a star athlete. He must have been a late bloomer, because he went from Stanford to BYU, and then to Harvard School of Business and Harvard Law.

Of course, we all know him as the former Governor of Massachusetts, and current Republican candidate for US President.

True story: all five of his boy’s attended Belmont Hill School, an all-boy’s prep school in MA.

Belmont Hill grad scoring goals for good

By Marvin Pave/Boston.com

12/18/2011

Kevin McNamara takes his role as senior captain of the men’s hockey team at Colgate University very seriously, on and off the ice. But his vision, and leadership qualities, extend far beyond lacing up the skates for the Raiders.

A 5-foot-11, 180-pound defenseman who skates in all situations for coach Don Vaughan, the Belmont Hill School grad is reaching out to those in need through Goals For Good, a program he founded prior to this season.

The charitable endeavor involves all 12 men’s and women’s Division 1 programs in the ECAC; every program receives pledges from fans based on goals scored or games won through www.goalsforgood.org, a website designed and promoted by McNamara.

Everywhere you turn on the web, there are stories of prep school students or grads involved in charity. Maybe it’s just because it’s the season of giving.