Graduating Class Earns Four Bellarmine Scholarships!

The Wilmette Beacon, August 6, 2015

Staff Report

St. Joseph School Wilmette announced that for the ninth consecutive year each of its 8th grade graduates will be attending their first-choice of high school, including New Trier, Loyola Academy, St. Ignatius, Regina Dominican, Notre Dame, Woodlands and Fenwick High Schools.

The 2015 graduating class also includes a school-record 4 recipients of the Bellarmine Scholarhip to Loyola Academy. The Bellarmine Scholarship is awarded to incoming freshman who score in the 99th local percentile on the Loyola Academy entrance exam. As a recipient of the Bellarmine Scholar Award, the students will receive a monetary award toward freshman year tuition, which is renewable each year based on academic achievement.

“We are very proud of all of our graduates and their accomplishments” said Principal Laszlo Katona. “We strive to prepare our children for continued academic success, and this St. Joe’s class will no doubt continue that tradition in high school and beyond”.

St. Joseph Wilmette School students have a strong history of continued academic accomplishments, including 6 National Merit Finalists since the school’s reopening, an award that is bestowed on the top 2% of high school graduates in their senior year of high school. The most recent St. Joseph school class of high school graduates announced their college choices, which include Boston College; Colorado College; DePaul University; Haverford College; Lawrence University; Louisiana State University; Marquette University; Northwestern University; Quinnipiac University; St. Norbert’s College; Tarrant County College; Tulane University; University of Illinois; and Villanova University.

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