Catholic secondary school students excel

In May and June, a total of 1,344 students graduated from private, parish and diocesan-run Catholic high schools in the Diocese of Camden, with over $108 million in scholarships and grants awarded to students.

A total of 1,299 of the graduates (97 percent) will attend college in the fall. More than 71 percent will attend a four-year college.

The schools boasted three National Merit Scholarship Finalists and one Semi-Finalist, as well as 22 National Merit Scholarship Commended Students. In addition, 69 students were recognized as N.J. State Edward J. Bloustein Distinguished Scholars.

A total of 1,109 graduates came from parish-run high schools: Gloucester Catholic (Gloucester), St. Joseph (Hammonton), Sacred Heart (Vineland), and Wildwood Catholic (Wildwood), and three diocesan-run schools: Camden Catholic (Cherry Hill), Paul VI (Haddon Township), and Holy Spirit (Absecon).

Also, 235 graduates were enrolled in two private Catholic schools: Bishop Eustace Preparatory School (Pennsuaken), and Our Lady of Mercy Academy (Newfield). Data from St. Augustine Preparatory School, a private Catholic high school in Richland, is not included in these figures.

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Correction

In last week’s Catholic Star Herald (June 11, 2010), a Wildwood Catholic graduate was incorrectly identified. Leading the graduates in turning their tussles, was Caroline Botto.

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