On November 10, 2017, we received a special visit from a member of the Connelly Foundation! While here, they spoke to our sixth, seventh, and eighth grade students about what exactly the Connelly Foundation is and does to change the lives of their fellow archdiocesan students.
The Connelly Foundation believes that “any good fortune we have, we must share with others,” which is shown each year through their signature programs, including the Neumann Scholar Program.
Today, a St. Mary Interparochial School student was recognized as one of those Neumann Scholars! Congratulations to Joseph Holahan for receiving this prestigious scholarship awarded by the Connelly Foundation.
Initiated in 1995, this scholarship program identifies academically talented eighth grade students through an independently administered competitive examination and provides four-year scholarships, totaling approximately $40,000, to attend one of seventeen Archdiocesan high schools. Nearly 1,000 eligible eighth grade students, on average, compete for this scholarship each year, and 35 of those eighth grade students will be awarded four-year scholarships to the Archdiocesan high school of their choice.
Joseph has worked diligently throughout his years at St. Mary Interparochial School and continues to shine his light, which is now evident through this wonderful opportunity he has been presented. We thank the Connelly Foundation for continuing to provide these opportunities to hard-working students throughout the Archdiocese. Congratulations, Joseph!