June 28, 2013 The 1,468 seniors who graduated from the 9 Catholic secondary schools in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Louisville received a record $115.3 million in scholarships to colleges, universities, vocational, or business schools. This figure does not include grants or Kentucky Educational Excellence (KEES) scholarship money; these seniors received more than $7 million in KEES grants. Scholarships were given to 928 students or 63% of the graduating class for a total of 2,973 scholarships. Ninety-nine percent of these seniors will continue their education at college, universities, vocational, or business schools.
The class included 33 National Merit Semi-Finalists; 31 National Merit Finalists; and 28 National Merit Commended Students. Six students received National Merit Special Scholarships. Forty-nine of this year’s seniors participated in the 2012 Governor’s Scholars Program and ten participated in the 2012 Governor’s School for the Arts.
These seniors also amassed more than 83,650 hours of community service during the 2012-2013 school year.
Eight of the 9 schools (Assumption High School, St. Francis DeSales High School, Holy Cross High School, Mercy Academy, Presentation Academy, Sacred Heart Academy, Trinity High School, and St. Xavier High School) are located in Jefferson County; 1 school (Bethlehem High School) is located in Bardstown, Kentucky.
For more information, call: Cecelia Price, (502) 585-3291
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