In May and June, a total of 1,386 students graduated from private, parish and diocesan run high schools in the Diocese of Camden, with over $92 million in scholarships and grants awarded to students.
A total of 1,331 of the graduates (96 percent) will attend college in the fall. Nearly 70 percent will attend a four year college.
The schools boasted two National Merit Scholarship Finalists, as well as 12 National Merit Scholarship Commended Students. In addition, 55 students were recognized as N.J. State Edward J. Bloustein Distinguished Scholars.
1,138 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, 248 graduates were enrolled in two private Catholic schools: Bishop Eustace Preparatory School (Pennsauken) and Our Lady of Mercy Academy (Newfield).
St. Augustine Preparatory School, a private Catholic high school in Richland, did not provide data on its graduates.