Catholic high school graduates in Central Jersey receive $89.5 million in scholarships, awards

June 15, 2016

CENTRAL JERSEY – With diplomas in hand, the future looks bright for graduates of the Class of 2016 at the four Catholic high schools in the Diocese of Metuchen, who together amassed more than $89.5 million in scholarships and awards.

Overview of Catholic High Graduates
Diocese of Metuchen
Class of 2016 

Bishop Ahr High School, Edison
www.bgahs.org

198
Graduates (Class of 2016)
$28 million in Scholarships and Awards
99% College Acceptance
College Acceptances Include: Drexel University,
Fordham University, Clemson University, Northeastern University, University of Delaware, University of Massachusetts, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Immaculata High School, Somerville www.immaculatahighschool.org
122 Graduates (Class of 2016)
$13.5 million in Scholarships and Awards
98% College Acceptance
College Acceptances Include: Carnegie Mellon University, Fordham University, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Clemson University, Baylor University, Duquesne University, Purdue University, Catholic University of America, Loyola University, St. Joseph’s University, and University of Scranton

Saint Joseph High School, Metuchen
www.stjoes.org

176 Graduates (Class of 2016)
$31 million in Scholarships and Awards
100% College Acceptance
College Acceptances Include: Harvard College, Johns Hopkins University, Tufts University, Vanderbilt University, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Bucknell University, College of the Holy Cross, Boston College, and Fordham University

Mount Saint Mary Academy, Watchung
www.mountsaintmary.org

100 Graduates (Class of 2016)
$17 million in Scholarships and Awards
100% College Acceptance
College Acceptances Include: Boston College, Carnegie Mellon University, Catholic University of America, College of the Holy Cross, Fordham University, Georgetown University, Hamilton College, Johns Hopkins University, Lehigh University, New York University, Northeastern University, Princeton University, Providence College, Saint Joseph’s University, University of St. Andrews (Scotland), Villanova University, and Wake Forest University

Bishop Ahr High School, Edison ▪ www.bgahs.org 198 Graduates (Class of 2016)$28 million in Scholarships and Awards 99% College Acceptance College Acceptances Include: Drexel University, Fordham University, Clemson University, Northeastern University, University of Delaware, University of Massachusetts, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Immaculata High School, Somerville ▪ www.immaculatahighschool.org 122 Graduates (Class of 2016) $13.5 million in Scholarships and Awards 98% College Acceptance College Acceptances Include: Carnegie Mellon University, Fordham University, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Clemson University, Baylor University, Duquesne University, Purdue University, Catholic University of America, Loyola University, St. Joseph’s University, and University of Scranton Saint Joseph High School, Metuchen ▪ www.stjoes.org 176 Graduates (Class of 2016) $31 million in Scholarships and Awards 100% College Acceptance College Acceptances Include:  Harvard College, Johns Hopkins University, Tufts University, Vanderbilt University, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Bucknell University, College of the Holy Cross, Boston College, and Fordham University Mount Saint Mary Academy, Watchung ▪ www.mountsaintmary.org 100 Graduates (Class of 2016) $17 million in Scholarships and Awards 100% College Acceptance College Acceptances Include: Boston College, Carnegie Mellon University, Catholic University of America, College of the Holy Cross, Fordham University, Georgetown University, Hamilton College, Johns Hopkins University, Lehigh University, New York University, Northeastern University, Princeton University, Providence College, Saint Joseph’s University, University of St. Andrews (Scotland), Villanova University, and Wake Forest Universit

Among the 198 graduating seniors at Bishop George Ahr High School, Edison, more than $28 million in scholarships and grants were awarded this year. The diocese’s co-educational college preparatory school was founded in 1969 and is staffed by the Franciscan Felician Sisters. Over four years, the Class of 2016 contributed nearly 39,000 hours of service to the school and greater community. The class valedictorian will attend the Honors College at Rutgers University, and the salutatorian will attend Northeastern University.

At Immaculata High School, Somerville, 73 percent of 122 graduates received $13.5 million in scholarships this year, with 67 percent receiving more in scholarship money than the total cost of four-year tuition at the parochial high school staffed by the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (IHM). The Class of 2016 completed nearly 6,700 hours of service to the school and greater community over four years. The valedictorian will attend the Honors College of Western Connecticut State University, and the salutatorian will attend Carnegie Mellon University.

At St. Joseph High School, Metuchen, 82 percent of 176 seniors were awarded $31 million in scholarships this year; and 71 percent received more in scholarship money than the total cost of tuition during four years at the private Catholic all-boys college preparatory school run by the Brothers of the Sacred Heart. Both co-valedictorians of the Class of 2016 will attend Harvard College.

At Mount Saint Mary Academy, Watchung, $17 million in scholarships and awards was received among the 100 graduates of the Catholic, private all-girls high school owned and operated by Sisters of Mercy of the Mid-Atlantic. The Class of 2016 valedictorian will move on to the Boston College Honors Program this Fall, and the salutatorian will attend Princeton University.

The graduating seniors who received the 2016 Bishop James F. Checchio Award for Religion are: Lauren Machalany of Bishop George Ahr High School; Jamie M. Slomka of Immaculata High School; Christine Rosato of Mount St. Mary Academy; Jacob A. Lunn of St. Joseph High School.

“Our Catholic high schools have well prepared these young men and women for the next chapter of their lives,” said Ellen Ayoub, diocesan superintendent of schools. “Along with an excellent academic foundation based in Catholic teachings and traditions, they have demonstrated a deep care and concern for people in their communities and a desire to continue to make a positive difference in the world.”

“We are so proud of the combined efforts of our graduates and their families, as well as the many dedicated faculty and staff members, which have yielded such tremendous results,” Ayoub said.

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