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Class of 2017 Celebrates Achievements at Annual Commencement
Posted 06/06/2017 09:54AM


On Sunday, May 28, Central Catholic welcomed 220 students into the Central Catholic alumni brotherhood. The 87th annual commencement ceremony, held at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall, celebrated the accomplishments of the Class of 2017.

Here is a snapshot of the Class of 2017, by the numbers: 

  • 93% of students plan to attend a 4-year college or university
  • 3% of students plan to attend a 2-year or community college
  • 1% of students are pursuing athletics
  • 2% of students are enlisting in military service 
  • 1% of students are joining the work force 
  • Over $25 million - the amount of scholarship dollars earned by the Class of 2017 

Of the students who will be attending a 4-year college or university: 

  • 61 students will attend a Catholic college or university
  • 86 students will attend a public university
  • 97 students will attend a college or university that is out-of-state

The Class of 2017 also celebrated many accomplishments during their time at Central Catholic: 

  • 49 seniors were inducted into the Saint John Baptist de La Salle Chapter of the National Honor Society of Secondary Schools
  • 10 seniors achieved the highest rank attainable in the Boy Scouts of America through earning their Eagle Scout Award
  • 8 seniors were named Trib Total Media Oustanding Young Citizen for his contributions inside and outside of the classroom
  • 7 seniors were recognized as AP Scholars with Honors by the College Board for their performance on the Advanced Placement Exams
  • 5 seniors were recognized as AP Scholars
  • 5 seniors were named National Merit Scholarship semi-finalists
  • 3 seniors were recognized as nominees for the Saint Timothy Award for their contributions to youth ministry within the Diocese of Pittsburgh
  • 1 senior was recognized with the National School Choral Award for his dedication to and achievement in the Central Catholic vocal music program
  • 1 senior was recognized for his strong leadership and embodiment of the mission of the Crossroads Foundation by his receipt of the Crossroads Foundation Staff Award
  • 1 senior was named a Gold Medal Trib Total Media Outstanding Young Citizen for his contributions inside and outside of the classroom
  • 1 senior competed at both the FBLA Regional and State competitions and won first place for FBLA Interview Skills at both levels
  • 1 senior  competed with the Forensics Society at the PHSSL State Tournament and was awarded 2017 Champions in Lincoln-Douglas Debate

"The Class of 2017 was a pleasure to work with," said Loren Morgan, Director of College Counseling. "I admire their passion and drive, as well as their appreciation of the value of community and brotherhood. I look forward to checking in with them in the coming years and seeing their intellectual, personal, and spiritual growth. I have no doubt that the Class of 2017 will do great things for our community and our world!"  

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