This summer marked the formal transition into high school for 115 boys and girls in the five Catholic Partnership Schools. St. Cecilia’s and Sacred Heart had the largest contingent of graduates with 32 and 29 respectively, with the remaining three – Holy Name, St. Joseph Pro-Cathedral, and St. Anthony of Padua each graduating just under 20 students each.
There were five separate celebrations of accomplishment to formally mark this important milestone in our students’ educational lives. Flowers, balloons, camera flashes and the sounds of excited siblings were matched by a wide range of emotions – running the gamut from joyful to wistful. Looking at a selection of photographs chronicling these very special events, you’ll see the beautiful faces of Camden’s future. Earnestness, pride in accomplishment, sadness at leaving old friends, gratitude for all that their families, teachers, and principals gave them in preparation for the next big step, and happiness in just savoring the moment are all reflected here.
High school acceptances include 53 students to Camden Catholic HS; 33 to Paul VI HS; 6 students to Gloucester Catholic; and 5 to the new Cristo Rey School in Philadelphia. Students were also accepted and will be attending St. Joseph’s Prep and Hallahan HS in Philadelphia. Scholarships totaling more than $500,000 over four years were awarded to 33 students from the class of 2012. Congratulations to everyone!