Catholic high school graduates excel


In May and June, a total of 1,306 students graduated from Catholic high schools in the Diocese of Camden, with over $112 million in scholarships and grants awarded to students.

A total of 1,290 of the graduates (99 percent) will attend college in the fall. Some others will go on to serve in the U.S. military.

The schools boasted several National Merit Award recipients including two National Merit Finalists and 10 National Merit Scholarship Commended students, as well as many other scholarship awards and special recognitions.

One thousand and sixty-two graduates came from high schools connected to the diocese: Gloucester Catholic (Gloucester), St. Joseph (Hammonton), Sacred Heart (Vineland), Wildwood Catholic (Wildwood), Camden Catholic (Cherry Hill), Paul VI (Haddon Township) and Holy Spirit (Absecon).

Also, 244 graduates were enrolled in two private Catholic schools: Bishop Eustace Preparatory School (Pennsauken) 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.