Graduating Seniors From The Archdiocesan Class of 2018 Make Record Breaking Scholarship Announcement

Thursday, June 28th

Members of the Archdiocesan Class of 2018 earned an astounding $394,909,545 in scholarships to attend colleges and universities across the country.

Graduating seniors representing each of the 17 Archdiocesan high schools located throughout the five-county metropolitan region recently came together to film a record-breaking announcement regarding scholarship dollars earned cumulatively by the Class of 2018. They were joined by Sister Maureen Lawrence McDermott, I.H.M. Ph.D., Chief Academic Officer and Superintendent of Secondary Schools.

Students contributed to the video by sharing their name, their hometown, the name of their high school, and the name of the college or university where they will matriculate in the fall semester.

In the video Sister Maureen remarked, “I’m honored to announce that the Archdiocesan Class of 2018 earned a remarkable, and record-breaking, $394,909,545 in scholarships to attend colleges and universities across the country.”

Sister Maureen went on to say, “On behalf of Bishop Michael Fitzgerald who oversees Catholic Education in the Archdiocese we offer prayer and best wishes to our Class of 2018 as you prepare to embark on the next chapter in your educational journey….wherever that may be and may you continue to blaze a trail destined for sainthood in this life and the next.”

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