Congratulations to the newest members of the St. Charles fraternity of graduates!The school held its 96th Commencement Exercises in the Walter Student Commons, including the Baccalaureate Mass and granting of diplomas to 132 seniors.
The Class of 2022 is distinguished from many previous classes in several areas:First, the Class of 2022 earned the highest scholarship total (32.5 million dollars) of any class in my seven years at St. Charles by nearly three million dollars. In fact, the per capita, first-year scholarship money earned is $12,980. This means that the typical 2022 graduate will receive nearly thirteen thousand dollars towards their first year of college.
Students have been admitted to colleges all over the country and will attend schools from the East (Boston College, Villanova, Howard) to California (Stanford, Santa Clara U, and California Lutheran) to Florida (U of Miami, Rollins, and the U of Tampa) and nearly everywhere in-between. One student will even attend college in the United Kingdom this year. In fact, 42% of the Class of 2022 will attend college outside of Ohio (another record).
❖ Our students will attend 62 different colleges all over the country (a record) and admitted to 180 others.
❖ 42% of our students will attend college outside of Ohio (a record)
❖ 39% of our students will attend private colleges and universities
❖ 81 % of our students received an offer of admission to their top choice college
❖ 95 % of our students received admission offers to their first or second choice colleges
❖ 99% of our students received admission to one of their top three choice colleges
❖ 10% of our students applied as Early Decision candidates
❖ 92% of our students applied as Early Action candidates
❖ One student was selected to attend West Point, three students were admitted to ROTC, one student will join the Air National Guard, and one will enroll directly in the United States Marine Corps.
❖ The Class of 2022 has seen many students decide to pursue their passion for their sport at the next level. We will have two students swimming, one playing lacrosse, and one golf at the Division 1 level. We will have another 9 students playing athletics at the Division 2 and 3 levels.
❖ St. Charles has entered into agreements with two Catholic colleges where students may attend tuition free if qualified (Walsh University and St. Francis-Fort Wayne. Three students will take advantage of these opportunities this year.
❖ One student will attend the Seminary.
❖ Several students this year received have received full scholarships (tuition+ room and board+ additional expenses like study abroad and books) from several universities. Students have won the Joyce Scholarship at Notre Dame, The Morrill Scholarship to The Ohio State University, and National Merit Scholarships to attend the University of Oklahoma and the University of Texas at Dallas.
St. Charles Graduates will be attending these schools next year: The United State Military Academy West Point, The University of Akron, The University of Alabama, Auburn University, Boston College, Butler University, California Lutheran University, Case Western Reserve University, University of Cincinnati, Clemson University, Cleveland State University, University of Colorado at Boulder, Columbus State Community College, Dartmouth College, University of Dayton, DePauw University, University of Findlay, George Washington University, Gonzaga University, Howard University, Indiana University-Bloomington, John Carroll University, Kansas State University, University of Kentucky, Loyola University Chicago, Miami University-Oxford, University of Minnesota, University of Mississippi, University of Nebraska, Northumbria University – UK, Northwestern University, University of Notre Dame, Ohio Dominican University, Ohio Northern University, Ohio University, Ohio Wesleyan University, University of Oklahoma, Pennsylvania State University, Pontifical College Josephinum, Purdue University, University of Saint Francis -FW, Saint Joseph’s University, Saint Louis University, Santa Clara University, School of Art Institute of Chicago, Shenandoah University, Texas A&M University, University of Texas Austin, University of Texas Dallas, The Ohio State University, The Ohio State University at Newark, Thomas More University, Tiffin University, University of Toledo, Villanova University, University of Wisconsin, Wittenberg University and Xavier University.
They were also accepted to these schools: Appalachian State, Arizona State University, University of Arizona, Ashland University, Baldwin Wallace University, Baylor University, Belmont University, Benedictine College, Bluffton College, Boston University, Bowling Green State University, Bradley University, University at Buffalo, U of California Davis, Centre College, Clarkson University, Columbus College of Art & Design, Creighton University, Davidson College. Denison University, University of Denver, DePaul University, University of Detroit Mercy, Drexel University, Duke University, Duquesne University, Eastern Michigan University, Elon University, Embry-Riddle University, Florida Gulf Coast University, Florida Institute of Technology, Fordham University, Franciscan U of Steubenville, Furman University, Gannon University, Georgia Institute of Technology, Gettysburg College, Hartwick College, Hendrix College, High Point University, Hofstra University, Hood College, IUPUI, James Madison University, Kalamazoo College, University of Kansas, Kent State University, Kettering College, Lafayette College, Lewis and Clark College, Louisiana State U (LSU), U. of Louisville, Loyola University Maryland , Marietta College, Marquette University, Maryland Institute of Art, University of Miami, Michigan State University, Michigan Technological Univ., University of Michigan, University of Mississippi, Morehouse College, Muskingum, University, New Jersey Institute of Tech., North Carolina A&T, U of North Carolina Chapel Hill, U of North Carolina, Charlotte, North Carolina State, Northern Kentucky University, University of Oregon, Oregon State University, Otis College of Art & Design, Otterbein University, Pepperdine University, University of Pittsburgh, Point Park University, Providence College, University of Puget Sound, Purdue University – Fort Wayne, Rensselaer Polytechnic University, University of Richmond, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rollins College, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, St. Francis University, Salve Regina University, San Diego State University, University of San Francisco, University of South Carolina, University of South Florida, St. Bonaventure University, Stanford University, Stevens Institute of Technology, Syracuse University, University of Tampa, University of Tennessee, Texas Christian University (TCU), University of Toronto, Tulane University, Ursinus College, University of Utah, Valparaiso University, University of Vermont, Virginia Tech, Wake Forest University, West Virginia University, William and Mary College, Wilmington College, Wofford College, Worcester Polytechnic University, College of Wooster, Wright State University, and Youngstown State University
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