Congratulations to our two 8th grade Neumann Scholarship winners!
This morning, we received a special visit from a member of the Connelly Foundation! While here, she 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.
Nearly 1,000 eligible eighth grade students, on average, compete for this scholarship each year, and 40 of those eighth grade students will be awarded four-year scholarships to the Archdiocesan high school of their choice. Today, TWO St. Mary Interparochial School students were recognized as a Neumann Scholars! Congratulations to Francesca E. and Grace K. 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.
Grace shared this special moment with her brother. When she saw her brother, Grace exclaimed "Look what I did!" He hopes to follow in her footsteps when he's in 8th grade.
Both girls called their loved ones to share their good news, and also shared how proud they were of each other's spectacular accomplishment!
Both Francesca and Grace have worked diligently throughout their years at St. Mary Interparochial School and continue to shine their light, pushing each other to do their best as both classmates and good friends! This is now evident through this wonderful opportunity they have been presented. We thank the Connelly Foundation for continuing to provide these opportunities to hard-working students throughout the Archdiocese.
Congratulations, Francesca and Grace!