Catholic school graduates excel


In May and June, a total of 1,299 students graduated from Catholic secondary schools in the Diocese of Camden, with more than $139 million in scholarships and grants awarded to students.
A total of 1,242 of the graduates (96 percent) will attend college in the fall. Some others will go on to serve in the U.S. military.
The schools boasted 14 National Merit Scholarship Commended students, as well as many other scholarship awards and special recognitions including seven U.S. military academy appointments.
A total of 914 graduates came from diocesan high schools: 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, 385 graduates were enrolled in three private Catholic schools: Bishop Eustace Preparatory School (Pennsauken) and Our Lady of Mercy Academy (Newfield), and St. Augustine Preparatory School (Richland).